Vacation Bible School 2020

VBS 2020 Update

Event details

  • Sunday | July 12, 2020 to Thursday | July 16, 2020
  • 6:00 pm
  • New Joy Lutheran Church
  • (317) 896-1402

On-site VBS Canceled Due to Covid-19

With sadness and disappointment, we announce that Vacation Bible School at New Joy has been canceled for the first time in our congregation's history. The health and safety of the multi-generational community that is our VBS family is our biggest concern. With uncertainty about our public health situation over the next few months, planning for VBS — let alone being able to host our exciting week of VBS — simply cannot happen. With current stay at home orders in place, we have been unable to meet to plan and would not be able to even begin thinking about these meetings until at least mid-May. This would not give us the time we need to be prepared for running a full program in July.

Options being considered:

We are actively considering different options for VBS this summer, depending on the protocols that exist around social distancing and the ability to gather. Should guidelines allow, it may be possible for us to offer virtual activities, fireside or pavilion chats and sing-a-longs, or properly distanced Bible storytelling and fellowship. We look forward to continuing to think and pray and imagine what might be possible.

Please check back on this page to be kept up-to-date on VBS-related activities we may hold the week of July 12-16. We'll post our plans for any summer fellowships with our VBS children and families.