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Register for VBS 2018!

Theme: “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” Date: July 16-19, Mon.-Thurs. (NOTE: VBS is 4 days this year, not 5) Time: Monday-Thursday (9 AM- 12:15 PM) Ages: 4 yrs old- 6th grade (as of September 1, 2018)

Registration Fee: 

  • Pay BY July 1: $20 for each child (includes Tshirt), OPTIONAL additional $6 for a music download
  • Pay AFTER July 1: $25/child (includes Tshirt as inventory are available), additional $6 for a music download (We highly recommend 1 download per family so your kids can learn the songs in advance!)

Registration fee is waived for kids of ordained pastors, missionaries supported by DCBC, and full-time seminary students.

Registration Options: Register NOW!

OR in-person in the DCBC Fellowship Hall (Sundays, June 3-24, 12:30-1pm).

If you register online, please be sure to pay your registration fee by JULY 1 for the Regular Registration fee.

Payment Options: By Check/Cash or Paypal  (link also provided after you submit your registration form).

Tshirt & Music Downloads: Handed out during in-person registration OR check-in on the first day of VBS. For those who pay after July 1, items are included as inventory is available, but not guaranteed.

VBS Closing Ceremony will be held: Sunday, July 22, 10:00 AM during VBS Celebration Sunday in the Family Center.

Volunteer! Interested in helping out? Join our VBS Team! All volunteers are required to attend Basic Training (May 20 & July 8, Sunday, 1-3pm). Sign up to serve! 

Donation/Lend Items We need help with special items for our VBS props, decorations, and crafts! (List to come)

Questions? Contact stephanie.shyu(at)dcbcsite.org

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VBS 2017 Day 2

Day 2′s theme was The Relationship Broken. Our Bible Point of the day is that Sin messed everything up, but God is still in control, and our daily Bible Verse is Genesis 3.

Once again, we began with praise and dancing lead by our Praise Team.IMG_2823

Next, each camper got to know his/her peers through ice-breakers, asking and answering questions about themselves.IMG_2831

 

Game time! Elementary kids played dodgeball, hula hooping and other fun physical sports.IMG_2845

Preschool kids craft “moon rocks” using sparkly play-doh with supervision from their helpers.IMG_2907

 

We concluded like we always do, with a discussion and reflection about what we’ve learned today.IMG_2983

 

Thanks to every camper for such an exciting second day!

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See you tomorrow,

The VBS Team

All picture credit to Aubrey Wong.

 

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VBS 2017 Day 1

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything is created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been create through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:15-16.

Welcome to VBS 2017! This year, our campers are searching the visible and discovering the invisible to better understand the power of Jesus Christ.

Today was the first day of camp.

Campers began their day by listening to Teacher Camellia talk about today’s theme at VBS – The Relationship Begins. Today’s bible point was that the God who created everything wants a relationship with us. The verses of the day are Genesis 1:1-2,26-31 and John 1:1 and 14.

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Kids and helpers are guided by our Dance Crew in singing praise and dancing.IMG_2598IMG_2607 

Next, everyone moves into their Small Groups for Bible and Huddle.IMG_2628IMG_2621   

Campers participate in arts and crafts, decorating their backpacks and T-shirts.IMG_2732

Finally, we conclude by discussing God sightings and reflecting on the lessons learned today.IMG_2785

Thanks to parents and campers for a wonderful first day!

See you tomorrow,

The VBS Team.

All picture credits go to Audrey Wong.

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Register for VBS 2017!

Visit our VBS registration page for more details.

Theme: “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe!”
Date:
 July 17-21, M-F
Time: Monday-Friday (9 AM- 12:15 PM)
Ages: 4 yrs old- 6th grade (as of September 1, 2017)

Dear Parents,

This year at VBS we are going to explore the universe that God created for us! He created everything we see and still it was missing something. Galactic Starveyor VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Exploratory crafts, team-building games, cool songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life–something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot!

Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us at Closing Ceremony for each day at 11:50am!

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VBS 2016 Day 5

“Our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 Wow. What a week it’s been. Through hours of praise, Bible stories, and snacks, today you finally got to be a part of the action! We hope you had as much fun as we did at VBS Cave Quest 2016. So without further ado, let’s dive into today’s snapshots!

Today, was Family VBS where we had parents join us for the fun! Here are today’s snapshots:

Kids and parents listen intently to the Bible story.IMG_6347

KidVid Station:
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Imagination Station:
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Games!
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Crafts:
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Crew Huddles:
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 Finally, special thanks to all the teams who made this week possible!

The Games Team
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The Volunteer Lounge TeamIMG_2496

The Bible/KidVid Team
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The AV/ Large Group TeamIMG_2562

The Elementary Small Group TeamIMG_2560

The Preschool Team
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The Snacks Team
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The Check-in/Carnival TeamIMG_2548

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And finally, to our Missions Glow Worm, Sherry!

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As Winston Churchill once said, “This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. This is perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Throughout all the fun we have had this week, it is important to remember that we, and the kids, must continue our journey with God. Please continue to pray for the families whose homes are being re-built thanks to your gracious donations and, closer to home, please pray for the children that they may continue on their path to righteousness. Please remember to join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday to see the children perform a live concert! And, for the final this week, thank you for another great day at VBS Cave Quest 2016, and may God be with you. Kind regards, The DCBC VBS team

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VBS 2016 Day 4

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us.” 1 John 3:16

Welcome to day 4 of Cave Quest VBS 2016! Today’s Bible Story came from Luke 23:1-24:12: the story of Christ’s death and ultimate victory over the grave. Our Bible Point for the passage was Jesus gives us love.

Here are today’s snapshots:

Kids and helpers alike take to the stage to sing praise to the Lord! PC Audrey Wong

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Game time for preschoolers! In a variation of Freeze Tag, the frozen represents sinners that must be saved by a “Jesus”. PC Audrey Wong

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For the elementary students, two friends at a time attempt to carry a beach ball between their hips from one half of the fellowship hall to the end. PC Audrey Wong

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Elementary kids also played a second game, where they pretended to build a house with cotton balls, representing Cave Quest’s mission to help those in need of a home. PC Audrey Wong

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Teacher Sherry wears all of today’s donations as glowworms. Today, we raised an astonishing $100! Thank you for all the generous support! Tomorrow is the last day for donations in VBS, so please help us make one final push towards our goal of $400 (enough to build a home for one family)! PC Audrey Wong

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Teacher Eric gives a visual example of the corroding power of sin in our hearts, which leaves us broken in two, only to be replaced by a new heart given by Jesus. PC Audrey Wong

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Lunch time! Hot dogs for kids and small group leaders as everyone prepares for Carnival. PC Audrey Wong

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A new addition to the Carnival: a craft station! PC Bryant Passage

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Children dig for treasure hidden under packaging peanuts in the game Pit of Peanuts. PC Bryant Passage

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Kids make a splash in Water Balloon Toss. PC Bryant Passage

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A huge thanks to the man behind the Carnival: Christopher Lin! Without his guidance and dedication, this spectacle today would not have been possible. PC Bryant Passage

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Thank you all for another great success at Cave Quest VBS 2016! Don’t forget that tomorrow’s VBS starts at 6:30 pm and dinner starts at 5:30 pm. Also, don’t forget to bring the whole family for a night of singing, playing, and fellowship. Please also keep the Kid-to-Kid project in your minds and in your prayers. May God bless you.

Kind regards,

The VBS team

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VBS 2016 Day 3

“He will show you which path to take” Proverbs 3:6

Welcome to Cave Quest VBS 2016 Day 3! Today’s Bible Story came from Matthew 5-7, where Jesus shed light on how we are to live our lives (The Sermon on the Mount) – our Bible point today was that Jesus gives us direction.

Here are today’s snapshots:

Children listen intently to Bible passage, many are eager to volunteer! PC Audrey WongIMG_2109

Kids place faith in their leaders to give them directions through a watery obstacle course. PC Audrey Wong

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A glimpse into one of the more personal aspects of VBS: one-on-ones. PC Clement Setiawan

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Kids enjoy a tasty pancake and twister compass to satisfy their sweet teeth. PC Tabitha Hsu

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Final prayers and God sightings for the day. PC Audrey Wong

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A big thanks to our photographer: Audrey Wong! PC Clement Setiawan

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Just a reminder that tomorrow’s games and some carnival games require water, so please a towel and a spare change of clothes.

Thanks for another great day at VBS Cave Quest 2016! May God be with you.

 

Kind regards,

The VBS team.

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VBS 2016 Day 2

“Take courage. I am here!” Matthew 14:27

Welcome to Day 2 of Cave Quest VBS 2016! Our Bible Story for the day was Matthew 14:22-36, the story of how Jesus and Peter walk on water. Today’s Bible Point was Jesus Gives Us Courage, and that he is with us even when times may be dark and scary. Our Key Verse today was Matthew 14:27.

Here are today’s snapshots:

The day begins with a song! PC: Audrey Wong

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Kids at the “Imagination Station” today had a lot of fun making slime! PC: Audrey Wong

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The slime represented the combination of water and powder into something special, just like when we combine with Jesus to form a new self. PC: Audrey Wong

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During games, pre-school played in a stormy sea of balloons. PC: Audrey Wong

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Elementary kids enjoy bouncing beach balls and playing freeze tag. PC: Audrey Wong

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This year at Cave Quest VBS, DCBC is partnering with Operation Kid-to-Kid “to provide basic home repairs for families who don’t have a safe place to play, sleep, study, live, and grow.” Operation Kid-to-Kid focuses on enabling kids to make a difference to those in need. To accomplish this goal, we encourage children to donate money to help provide resources for those without shelter. PC: Joseph Jiang

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Yesterday, children created special “paper banks”, where they can place donated money. Please encourage your kids to bring money to donate! PC: Joseph Jiang

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All is quiet during prayer time except for one who sneaks a waffle. PC: Audrey Wong

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Final worship for the day! PC: Audrey Wong

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Thanks for another great day at VBS Cave Quest 2016! May God be with you!

Kind Regards,

The VBS Team

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VBS 2016 Day 1

“O Lord, you alone are my hope.” Psalm 71:5

Welcome to Cave Quest VBS 2016! Thanks to everyone for making this first day such a rousing success. This year’s theme is Following Jesus the Light of the World. 

Each day, we explore a different Bible Point with the children. Today’s Bible Point was that Jesus Gives Us Hope. Along with each theme is a corresponding Key Verse and Bible Story. Today’s verse was Psalm 71:5, and the stories were from John 1:1-34 and Isaiah 9:2.

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The start of Cave Quest VBS 2016!!! PC Audrey Wong

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Kids and helpers alike sing praise with motions to start the day. PC Audrey Wong

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Game time was fun as always, preschoolers raise a parachute quickly off the ground, and attempted to run under it and form a “bubble”. PC Audrey Wong

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This year, we tried something new; in place of craft time, we created an “Imagination Station”, where kids get to perform gospel centered activities. Today, kids got to break apart a rock to see the beauty underneath. PC Audrey Wong

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Kids got to freshen up with a yummy snack! PC Audrey Wong

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Near the end of the day, kids got into their closing huddle, discussing God Sightings and reflecting on the day. PC Audrey Wong

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One final round of praise songs to end off the day! PC Audrey Wong

 

What a great first day! See you again tomorrow and may God be with you.

Regards,

The VBS team