Daily, from 06/04/2018 to 06/08/2018, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
A Sherwood Kids! VBX Block Party is an opportunity for neighbors to grow and share together! This summer, we'll talk about how Jesus chose a team to show us what TEAM Spirit is all about. The kids will learn that team means we, that everyone deserves respect, that all of us make mistakes, and that our attitudes and actions matter. It's going to be an awesome week of discovering how God designed us to have TEAM Spirit!
Days - June 4-8
Time - Varies depending on site location.
Ages - Anyone can attend. However, the program is designed for kids who will be in elementary school this upcoming academic year. For kids younger than this, a parent would need to stay with them.
Location - The location of each block party depends on the hosts. Some hosts might have it at their home, while others might have it at a park or another location. Check out the map below to see who's hosting a block party.
This year, shirts will be provided for volunteers only.
Daily Collections for Mission Projects
Each day of the VBX Block Party, the kids will get the opportunity to learn about and support a mission. The following is the donation collection schedule:
Monday - No donations.
Tuesday - Small toys to give to children at the Mexico Family Camp
Wednesday - Clothing to give to adults and children at the Wind River Rez Camp
Thursday - School supplies for the Salvation Army Backpack Giveaway
Friday - Various supplies to fill care packages (A "care package" is a gallon size zip-lock bag filled with items that would help a homeless person, e.g., water bottle, granola bar, band-aid, hand sanitizer, etc. Each child will make a care package for his/her family to give to a homeless person.)
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and all other persons associated with Sherwood Oaks are released and forever discharged from any and all actions, causes of action, claims and demands, known or unknown, which those adults or children participating in activities sponsored by Sherwood Oaks may now have or may have in the future on account of or arising out of participating in activities sponsored by Sherwood Oaks. There is no worker's compensation or accident insurance furnished by Sherwood Oaks.
By submitting the registration form, you give permission for your children to participate in activities sponsored by Sherwood Oaks. You authorized an adult, in whose care the minor has been entrusted, to consent to any X-Ray examination or medical or dental treatment to be rendered to the minor on the advice of any physician or dentist licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act, whether such diagnosis or treatment is rendered at the office of said physician or at said hospital. You agree to pay all costs and expenses incurred in connection with such medical and dental services rendered to your child pursuant to this authorization.
(*Children not entering elementary school this fall can attend a VBX Block Party only if their parent/guardian stays with them.*)
VBX Block Party Celebration
On June 8, VBX Block Party participants and volunteers and their families will celebrate a week of growing and sharing together! We'll meet at Bloomington East to enjoy a Yancy concert. To learn more about Yancy, visit her website at http://yancyministries.com/.
Questions and Answers
1. Are VBX Block Parties replacing VBX?
2. What is a VBX Block Party?
It's a smaller version of VBX that people can use to have a block party in their neighborhood.
3. Why are we doing VBX Block Parties instead of VBX?
Sherwood Oaks is a church on a mission to help people in our community grow in their relationship with Jesus. The VBX Block Party is a tool that will help us accomplish this mission. It will better equip us to build relationships and have spiritual conversations with our neighbors that will continue even after the event is over. It's also a great way for groups of friends, Life Groups, etc. to connect with and serve unchurched families in their neighborhoods and communities.
4. What if I don't feel comfortable leaving my child at someone's home?
That's okay! Parents can choose to register their kids at a block party where they know the site leader and/or some of the volunteers. In general, though, the block parties will take place in neighborhoods/ communities--where people already know each other. Also, all the site leaders and volunteers will be required to complete background checks and a training.