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Vacation Bible School 2018 - July 16-19 - 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thinking of summer days…Mark your calendars to come Experience Rolling River Rampage
Vacation Bible School 2018, July 16-19
from 5:30-8 pm
Rolling River Rampage invites Rafters of all ages on a whitewater rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!  Along the river, Rafters discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything

Register your child online here.

Are you ADVENTUROUS? Experience a ride of a lifetime with God and the children/youth at VBS Rolling River Rampage. Volunteers are Needed ~ Contact Susan Fulp at or 252.393.7805 to see how YOU can be a part of VBS 2018! We still need volunteers in these areas:

  • Grade Guides (K-5th grade guides get to experience it all with the kids - No prep required)
  • Decorating Team (transform SUMC into a rolling river on July 15 starting at Noon. Clean up on Friday, July 20 at 8 a.m.)

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.”  Isaiah 43:2


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Vacation Bible School 2017 - July 10-13

With an average of 133 heroes + 60 amazing volunteers and a total of 161 registered children/youth, we POWERED~UP for Hero Central 2017!  Through the music, crafts, missions, science, recreation, and the Bible stories brought to life, the children discovered their strength in God!  The children shared their love for our Heroes, the Wounded Warriors, by making cards of encouragement and together collected $279.42 to help a local hero!                    

A special “thank you” to Harold Fulp for leading the Adult VBS Bible study.  They had an average of 25 each night attend to study the letter of Philippians.

“Do good! Seek peace and go after it!”  Psalm 34:14b

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Vacation Bible School 2016

At the Surf Shack, we had an AMAZING 150 children/youth the first night and had a total of 179 registered and 60+ AWESOME Volunteers who caught the WAVE of God’s AMAZING LOVE!  Through the music, crafts, missions, science, recreation, and the Bible stories brought to life, the children saw how God Creates-Helps-Loves-Calms-Sends! The children were a Wave of God’s Love by filling/overflowing the buckets of hygiene items for Wings of Hope home in Haiti and by bringing school supplies for the Interfaith Refugee Ministry in New Bern!!!  “Remember that the Lord is great and awesome”  Nehemiah 4:14b

A special “thank you” to Harold Fulp for leading the Adult VBS Bible study. They had an average of 20 attend to study the book of Acts.

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Vacation Bible School 2015

The G-Force Adventure Park opened with 152 children/youth and had a total of 186 registered and with 60+ AWESOME Volunteers we put God’s Love in Action! Through music, crafts, missions, science, recreation, and Bible stories brought to life, the children saw how God wants us to Move ... Care ... Follow ... Share!The children/youth put God’s Love in Action with giving 134 pairs of shoes and 15 gloves for the people of Armenia, 92 containers to fill to feed our neighbors, and 25 “knots of love” blankets made for our local women’s shelters!

As we leave the VBS 2015 G-Force Adventure Park, may we remember that it is “In God we live, move, and exist.” (Acts 17:28a.)


A special “thank you” to Harold Fulp for leading the Adult VBS Bible study. They had an average of 22 attend to hear some of the great stories from the book of Luke.

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Vacation Bible School 2014 
July 14-17

WOW! Vacation Bible School Workshop of Wonders took lots of hands and hearts working together! To ALL the volunteers that gave their time and talents in gearing up for VBS and sharing God's Wondrous Love with the children/youth---THANK YOU! You made it possible to minister to these children.

As a church, we also need to recognize and give thanks to the following businesses that donated to our VBS: Golphin' Dolphin, Mac Daddy's with our tokens to encourage them to bring a friend, Sound Ace Hardware with work aprons for each child, Lowe's Home Improvements with little red aprons for the preschoolers, Guy C Lee for carpenter pencils, Sherwin Williams for the paint sticks for the cross craft, and Walston's Do It Best Hardware with materials to build bird feeders.  WOW and THANK YOU, God is good!!!

VBS Mission Project
Every year we have trained our children to bring donations in for our projects, in an effort to teach them how to “give back” to their communities.  This year, we collected donations for two (2) mission projects so we can “Pay It Forward” not just globally, but locally as well.

Project 1: “Hands Helping Hands”
- We collected work gloves of any size and any color to help those in Haiti protect their hands while they learn how to build in our Global Community.

Project 2: Our Neighborhoods
- We collected money for the Sound District Disaster Response Team. This work force helps rebuild local communities that have been damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. They are currently working on rebuilding areas that were damaged in Hurricane Irene.

It is most important to praise God and thank Him for our many blessings. It is also important to remind our children that not everyone is as blessed as we are and that coming together to raise awareness and collect donations is something that all children can accomplish no matter how big or small.

Update on the VBS Mission Projects:  $346.00 for the District Disaster Response Team, 254 pairs of work gloves for Haiti, 14 birdfeeders made by the 6th graders for our Golden Members, and 6 aprons and 35 cards made by the 7-12th graders for the Community Homecare and Hospice~~~WOW! Kids doing extraordinary things together!

Let's continue to BUILD, IMAGINE, GROW, WORK, and WALK with GOD together each day!!!

“You are the God who works wonders.”  Psalm 77:14a

ADULT Vacation Bible School

Led by Harold Fulp, July 14-17

The Jewish people have been in captivity for almost 50 years in Babylon. Now they have been set free and allowed to return to Jerusalem. This is their story. We studied some of the least known writings of the Old Testament;Ezra, Nehemiah, and other related stories of this critical period of history for the Jewish/Christian faith.