Rolling River Rampage VBS

Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School

July 23 - July 27

KIDS! Get ready for an action-packed 5-day Rolling River Rampage on a "white-water rafting" adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, you will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that you can trust God to be with you through anything. Active music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help you know that God is always with you as you ride the rapids of amazing grace!

VBS at Hopewell will be held July 23-27. Join us for dinner at 5:30 pm; the program will start at 6:00 and end at 8:00 each evening. Bring a friend and get ready to have lots of FUN!

We invite ALL children 3 years old to those who have just completed 5th grade are invited to participate; those in 6th grade and older are welcome to volunteer to assist during VBS. Children do not have to have an affiliation with our church (or any church) to attend this FREE Vacation Bible School program. We'd love to share our love of God with ALL children!

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

Click the link below to register.
Register for VBS here

You may also print out the registration form and bring it on the first night that your child attends VBS.

Registration Form

Volunteers Needed for VBS

Volunteers are needed as Hopewell UMC presents "Rolling River Rampage 2018 VBS" from July 23-27. Opportunities include helping with dinner; class leader; music; science; crafts; and recreation. Please let us know if and how you can help as we help kids 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!

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm; the program will start at 6:00 and end at 8:00 each evening. Those preparing dinner should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to help prepare dinner. Kids who have completed 6th grade and older may volunteer to serve as assistants and helpers.

Please sign up using the link below.

Volunteer Sign-up

Rolling River Rampage VBS

Bible Study

Real Followers

A new Bible Study (Real Followers by Michael Slaughter) will be on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am (at Mary Lou's house). Books are available for $11. If anyone is interested in an evening Bible Study, please let Pastor Barb know (

Many Christians, disillusioned with lives of spiritual mediocrity that have been dampened by today's rampant materialism and cafeteria spirituality, are asking the same question: "Where is the substance that can move our church beyond ho-hum Christianity?" Today's public fascination with angels, New Age spirituality, and the paranormal is likewise spurring Christ's followers to look for greater and deeper life transformation through their faith. Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity shows how an ordinary church can be transformed into a radical community - a fellowship of everyday people who began looking for meaning and searching for authenticity. Michael Slaughter describes a movement that is hooked in various generations, from buster to boomer to builder. This resource also includes discussion questions.