After much discussion, and with sincere sadness, Shallowford’s Children’s ministry team has come to the decision to cancel Vacation Bible School this summer. Just as much thought and detail go into the planning of VBS, so, too, did that level of attention and care go into this decision, keeping first in our minds the health and safety of our children and dedicated volunteers.

While we are disappointed we cannot be together for VBS this summer, we recognize that there will be a deep need for community and social activity once it is safe to be together in large group gatherings again. Once that becomes reality, we will offer some fun community events for families/your children that we hope you will be able to attend. Stay tuned! We also look forward to VBS 2021!

We know this may be a difficult time financially for families. If you are willing and able, we ask you to consider your paid VBS registration fee to be a tax-deductible donation to Shallowford’s Children’s ministries program. These funds help us to continue to offer quality programming and materials for future VBS weeks, community events like our annual Trunk or Treat and Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday School curriculum, and other Children’s ministry events and activities throughout the year. If, however, you would like a refund, please e-mail Jill Jung ([email protected]) to make that request, and include your current mailing address and names of the registered child(ren). We will process requests as soon as possible – please know that our staff is working remotely, so there may be a delay in returning funds. Thanks for your support and understanding!

If you are not currently active in Shallowford’s ministries, and find yourself looking to engage in community at a distance, you are invited to join us for virtual worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. You can find the link on our website, www.shallowford.org, where you will also find information about other weekly virtual offerings. Finally, if you would like to connect further with our current online Children’s ministries, please contact Mary Ann Rutkowski ([email protected]) to get connected to our private Facebook groups.