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    a world where kids become hands-on inventors and discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.




Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 27, 6pm- 8:30pm


Children ages 3 (must be potty trained) through rising 6th graders



 North Liberty Recreation Center


 $20 per child with a $40 family limit.  There are limited scholarships are available upon request. Payments need to be dropped off at First United Methodist Church office.

Make checks payable to North Liberty FUMC.



Registration will remain open until July 9. Spaces are limited due to the maximum capacity of the rooms at the Rec Center

Children and Volunteers can register HERE .

Have questions?  No worries.

Contact: Dani Gryp at (319) 626-2762 or



Catch The VBS Wave



Join us this year for VBS


Catch a wave to First United Methodist Church North Liberty

85 N Jones Blvd., North Liberty, IA 52317.

Surfin’ available 7/24/16 – 7/27/16  6-830pm.

Boards optional, friends encouraged (bring a friend).


The Food Hut is Closed: There will not be a family meal this year.


 Get stoked for far out music. Surf Shack tunes available for preview HERESurf_Shack

Dudes and dudettes can register HERE . The cost is $20 per surfer with a family max of $40. Payments need to be dropped off at church office. Checks payable to North Liberty FUMC.

Cowabunga! Scholarships are available to receive or donate.

Surfer_Female The Surf camp is in need of volunteers.

Join us for a gnarly week by registering HERE.

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Contact Dani Gryp at (319) 626-2762 or

Join the major party wave surging through North Liberty July 24th to 27th.


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Everest VBS Coming Next Week

Vacation Bible School 2015

July 19—22

6:00—8:30 pm

Family Meal at 5:30 pm

Free will donation

Registrations available at Church Office or at

Interested in being an EVEREST volunteer?

Please contact Mandy at

Calling All Volunteers

Peacemakers Overnight

The Peacemakers overnight is on Friday, July 10 and they are in need.  They need someone to flip pancakes and clean up on Saturday morning. Pancakes need to be ready by 7:15 am and clean-up done by 8:00 am.  They are also in need of donations of fruit and juice for breakfast.   Please contact Constance Wagner at 430-8266 or the church office at 626-2762 if you are able to help.

Turkey Trot

The Pantry’s Turkey Trot is this Saturday and they are still in need of 10-15 volunteers. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Please sign-up if you are able to help: click here

We also need additional treats for the runners when they are finished. Treats can be dropped off on Friday at the Pantry or Saturday at Centennial Park: click here

To participate in the run/walk: click here.

Please contact Tina DuBois with any questions or 319-626-2711.


July 19 is the start of VBS. Volunteers are needed to help set up a large tent for VBS.  The group will meet after church on the 19th. Please let the church office know if you are able to help at 626-2762.

Volunteers are still needed for Crew leaders, kitchen helpers, craft leaders, set up and tear down.  Contact Mandy or Dani Gryp for more information and to volunteer. Information can also be obtained through the church office at 626-2762.

Expedition Everest


Join us as a God-filled snowstorm hits the church in July.  Come and visit our base camp as we “Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.”- Enjoy Mountain top treats, Bible Expeditions, Glacier Games and soar to new heights with inspirational music.   Everest VBS 2015

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First United Methodist Church of North Liberty

85 N Jones Blvd


When and How Much:

July 19th-22nd, 2015 6:00-8:30pm, $20

Family Meal 5:30 Free will donation

Peacemakers VBS Overnight July 10th-11th. 7pm- 8am. Open to grades 4-6, $5

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Scholarships are Available


Children ages ages 3 – incoming 6th grade

Volunteers for group leaders/assistants out-going 6th graders to adults

Volunteers to help with the Family Meal

Food Donations for the Family Meal and Snacks


Forecast for the week at Everest

Mission for the week: Collect money for ELL workbooks

Night 1:

Bible Point: God has the power to provide.
Bible Story: God provides for Elijah. (1 Kings 17)
Key Verse: “And God will generously provide all you need.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Night 2:

Bible Point: God has the power to comfort.
Bible Story: God speaks to Elijah. (1 Kings 19)
Key Verse: “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.”
(2 Corinthians 1:4)

Night 3:

Bible Point: God has the power to heal.
Bible Story: God heals Naaman. (2 Kings 5)
Key Verse: “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)

Night 4:

Bible Point: God has the power to love us forever.
Bible Story: Jesus promises us an eternal home.
(John 14:1-3)
Key Verse: “Everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.” (John 3:15)

Peacemakers Overnight:

Bible Point: God has the power to forgive.
Bible Story: Jesus dies on a cross to take away our sins, then comes back to life.
(Luke 22:31–24:12)
Key Verse: “You are a God of forgiveness.” (Nehemiah 9:17)

See you at the top!


Everest, Conquering ChallengesWith God’s Mighty Power

It’s time to start thinking about Vacation Bible School.

July is right around the corner.

Would you like to teach or help with Everest VBS 2015?

 Contact Dani Gryp at or

Mandy Moellering at or

the church office at 626-2762.

Save The Dates for VBS- Ahorre la fecha para VBS

Plans are under way for VBS 2015! Mark your calendars- July 19—22 as we head to EVEREST for a VBS Expedition! Right now our plan is to host VBS at our cooperative parish- New Horizons in Coralville, due to the construction. We thank New Horizons for their hospitality and look forward to shared ministry with them this summer.

Hay planes en marcha para la EBV 2015! Marque su calendars- julio 19 a 22 mientras nos dirigimos al Everest por un VBS Expedición! Ahora nuestro plan es el anfitrión de la EBV en nuestra cooperativa parroquias New Horizons en Coralville, debido a la construcción. Damos las gracias a New Horizons por su hospitalidad y esperamos ministerio compartido con ellos este verano.

Vacation Bible School

Our VBS this year is Jungle Safari—where kids explore the nature of God!!!  Join us July 13-16. Get ready for a life changing adventure that leads kids in search of a priceless treasure! At Jungle Safari, kids will participate in the large-group excitement of Toucan Jam, experience God’s Word at Zip Line Bible Time, enjoy snacks at Slug-a-Bug Snacks, create fun filled, musical crafts at Jaguar Junction Crafts and games at Lizard’s Leap Games. There’s even a place for the littlest explorers at Lily Pond Play Land!. Along the way, kids will encounter clever clues, mysterious symbols, and cunning creatures. Through Jungle Safari, they will walk away with solid truth—knowing they can always count on God . . .the greatest treasure of all!!! Your kids won’t want to miss this adventure, so mark your calendar today! Family meal will begin at 5:00 pm—a good will donation is welcome. VBS starts at 6:00—8:30 pm. Registration forms are available here.