Vacation Bible School 2017

Mark your calendar now!  Hero Central VBS is scheduled for July 24-28, 2017.  Registrations have been mailed with Faith Formation report cards and St. John's School  Yellow envelope email at the end of May 2017.  If you would like further information, please contact Lynn Fox at the Faith Formation Office (716) 937-3448 or email or register online below.

Your children are invited to join St. John's vacation bible school, "Hero Central", where kids will be "Discovering their strength in God!"  They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives with games, crafts, science, and snacks.  (Since many activities are hands-on, kids might get a little messy.  Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe footwear.)

Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us as we begin each day at 9:00am with Song and Praise and again for the Celebration daily at 11:45am - a celebration of Jesus' love you won't want to miss.  Release time is noon.

Where: St. John's Parish Center, 2028 Sandridge Road, Alden, NY 14004 (Please use Westwood Entrance)
When:  July 24-28, 2017 from 9am to Noon
Who:  Children entering Pre-K3 through 6th grade in Fall of 2017
Cost: Register by July 10, $10 per child/$20 maximum per individual family.  Registration received July 11 and after is $15 per child  Checks made payable to: St. John's Church.

Pre-order Music CDs at time of registration ($6 each).  Availability of extra CDs are not guaranteed.

Please fill out registration form that you received through Faith Formation, St. John's School, or the back of the church and return with payment to the rectory, or Faith Formation Dept, 2028 Sandridge Rd, Alden, NY 14004. 
OR REGISTER ONLINE BELOW and mail in payment or submit the first day of VBS.

  • Thank you for sharing your faith with St. John’s parish family!


2017 Hero Central Vacation Bible School Registration Form

Registration received on or before July 10 is $10 per child/
$20 maximum per individual family.
Registration received on or after July 11 is $15 per child.
Checks preferred made payable to St. John's Church mailed to
Faith Formation Dept, 2028 Sandridge Rd, Alden, NY 14004 or given to Registration Table the first day of VBS.

Thank you for joining our VBS where we will grow closer to Jesus
God bless you and your family.


St. John's 2016 VBS Campers Experience Cavequest
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What an amazing adventure!! Over 80 campers and 50 volunteers explored God's incredible power and love during the last week of July.  Just like hikers exploring dark places, we learned that we can overcome challenges in life with God's mighty power.  Through bible expeditions, Glacier games, KidVid Cinema, Imagination Station, and Mountaintop Treats, we all had a "mountaintop" experience.  Each day started at Base Camp with song and praise and ended with a Summit celebration.   We were all blessed by God's amazing power and love.