Castile United Church of Christ

4 Washington Street, Castile, NY 14427



August 11,12 & 13, 2020

(Daily VBS links will be emailed each morning)
Backyard BOLT                                                    Towards Faith in Jesus

Backyard      BOLT     Towards Faith in Jesus

The team at GO! Curriculum has designed a 3-day “backyard” VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. They have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can easily do it at home.

With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads kids step-by-step through each day, BOLT VBS is the perfect solution for your church or family.

After months of virtual learning, many kids are already experiencing screen-fatigue. With that in mind, BOLT has struck the perfect balance between video content and in-person games and activities.

Day 1: Parable of the Sower and the Seed​ (Luke 8:4-15)

  • Big Idea: I can listen to Jesus
  • Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105

Day 2: Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-36)

  • Big Idea: I can focus on Jesus
  • Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5

Day 3: Jesus Chooses His Disciples (Luke 5:1-11, 27-32)

  • Big Idea: I can follow Jesus
  • Memory Verse: Romans 8:39

In addition to games, each video also illustrates how to do an origami craft. There’s a comic sports-casting duo who provides humorous play-by-play as the kids make the origami craft along with origami super-star, “Hans Handerson.” 

Does BOLT come with music?

Yes! BOLT VBS features music by Ben Calhoun of the chart-topping Christian band–Citizen Way. Their hit song “Bulletproof” has almost 13 million plays on YouTube alone. It’s as if Ben himself will be leading your kids in worship. If you would like to listen to the 3 featured songs (plus many more), you can stream them through this Spotify playlist.

Music for Bolt VBS at Home

We’re so excited about the music we could almost burst! Ben Calhoun, the lead singer of Citizen Way, will be performing 3 of his hit songs just for BOLT VBS. It’s as if Ben himself will be leading your kids in worship. The songs include:

We will continue to broadcast our 10:00 AM worship service on Facebook Live as well.

Currently, we do not know when Activities in church will resume, like Meals & Missions, Autism Awareness Support Group, etc.

AA has resumed on Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM.