Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

You are invited to VBS!

Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 4th

The 2023 Vacation Bible School theme is water.  We will learn about Noah’s Ark, the parting of the Red Sea, water from a rock, and Jesus calming the storm. Our mission focus will be caring for the water on this planet and all those who consume it.  First Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church are co-hosting at 310 5th Street SE in Cedar Rapids.

VBS will take place evenings Monday through Thursday and will culminate with an all day Friday field trip to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque.

Please complete the registration form HERE and either return it to the church office or bring it with you to the first day of VBS.

VBS Schedule (Monday – Thursday,  6 – 7:45 p.m.)

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.   Dinner Option

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.   Registration / Check In

6:00 – 6:15 p.m.   Opening Large Group

6:20 – 6:40 p.m.    Station (Bible Story, Mission, or Craft)

6:45 – 7:05 p.m.    Station (Bible Story, Mission, or Craft)

7:10 – 7:30 p.m.    Station (Bible Story, Mission, or Craft)

7:35 – 7:45 p.m.    Large Group Reflection / Closing

VBS Schedule (Friday  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.   Meet at First Presbyterian Church

10:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Includes Lunch)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Travel Back to Cedar Rapids

Adults are welcome to join us on our trip to Dubuque!  A separate permission form will need to be completed for each child participating in this field trip. Children, youth, and adults will need to RSVP.

We welcome youth (6th grade and older) and adult volunteers. Please contact Cindy Monroe (, Val Neubauer (, or Stasia Fine ( if interested in helping.