Summer 2020 Update for Students and Children

Student and Children Camps

     The effect of changes in schedules are being felt by all of us. Lifeway informed us yesterday that Student and Children’s Camps scheduled in June have been canceled. We were registered for both Centri-Kid and Centrifuge during the month of June. The decision has also been made to cancel Camp 1031 for our K-2nd graders in July. We are saddened and disappointed that we will not be headed to camp this summer, but we are looking to God to lead us and provide ways to make this a most memorable summer for our students and children.

     We would like to offer families two options concerning camp deposits and payments. First, you may choose to have the money already paid applied to the camp balance for Summer 2021. Secondly, you may request a full refund by June 1 for the amount you have paid towards camp. Please let us know which option best meets the needs of your family. You may contact Garrett for Centrifuge Student Camp inquiries and Ms. Angela for inquiries concerning Centri-Kid and Camp 1031.


     VBS 2020 for FBC Paris is going to look different this year due to the uncertainty of social distancing requirements. First, we are postponing the week-long VBS scheduled for June 1-5. Second, there will be a format restructure for the event.

     Our desire is to have VBS but to do it differently and later in the summer. We are still trying to wrap our minds around how that might look, but most importantly, we are seeking God’s guidance has to how He wants us to best minister to the children of our community. Please join us in prayer: begin praying about your part in Vacation Bible School. There will be more needs and opportunities as plans become clear to us. Pray for your church staff. We will be communicating plans with you as they become available. We want to honor God and join Him in what He has planned. And, we believe He has great big plans.

     Isn’t it something! This summer’s VBS motto is JESUS! OUR STRONG FOUNDATION! No matter the circumstance, the cancellation, or the change in plans we can trust in our firm foundation and His love for us.