JULY 19 TO JULY 23, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

or 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The cost will be $50 per child for the week.

(Full refund will be given if VBS is cancelled due to COVID-19.)

Welcome to Rocky Railway

Where Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through!

We are pleased to announce that VBS will be in-person this Summer. We will offer a morning program from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon program from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with limited numbers to provide a safe and fun environment for your children to learn and grow. Children will be asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and use hand wipes. We will have awesome crafts, music, Bible stories, games, snacks, service projects, and special events throughout the week.    

This year, more than ever before, we need to remember that Jesus’ power can help us to make a difference in our communities by:

  1. Monday - Helping us to do hard things
  2. Tuesday - Helping  give us hope
  3. Wednesday - Helping  us to be bold
  4. Thursday - Reminding us that we will live forever
  5. Friday - Helping us to be good friends and look out for each other

Climb aboard for mountains of fun! On this faith-filled adventure, we will discover that trusting Jesus really does pull us through life’s ups and downs.

Your $50 fee covers: a VBS t-shirt, 5 daily crafts, a gift bag, and daily music, opening/closings, snacks, special events, and much more! If we cancel due to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.

Convenient Online Registration is now OPEN. Payment must be received at the time of registration to secure your child's spot. If you need help with the forms, call Jenny Austgen at 708-822-1047 for assistance. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis. When the slots fill up, they will automatically close. You can then call to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations. 

**PLEASE NOTE: Please complete one registration form and payment per child due to multiple session options. We apologize for any inconvenience. **

If you have questions about Vacation Bible School or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Jennifer Austgen, Director of Children Ministries via email or at 708-822-1047. 


Morning Preschool and Morning K through 5th Grade sessions are now full. 

Please contact Jennifer Austgen, Director of Children's Ministries, at jennifer.austgen@hinsdaleumc.com or 708-822-1047 to be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. 



VBS Volunteers needed! 

We will need more volunteers this Summer to help out either in the morning or the afternoon, or even do both (lunch will be provided daily for those volunteering for both groups). We will need folks to help out before VBS, during, and after. What a great way to use your gifts and talents to be a part of our community outreach! There is something for everyone. 

Please click the link below to complete the Volunteer Registration form and indicate your interest area and which orientation you can attend. We will be including a special segment of our orientation on Safe Sanctuary and COVID-19 protocols, as well as cover the differences and adjustments made in order to offer two programs during the same week. Even if you have helped in the past, we really need you to attend one of these orientations before VBS starts.  

Thanks for serving and making a difference in a child’s life,

Jennifer Austgen

Director of Children’s Ministries


Volunteer Registration