A free dinner is part of our VBS program and will be served after the opening ceremony to each VBS participant and the rest of their family if they choose to stay.  We ask that you indicate in the "comments" section of the registration form how many adults & children in your family (including your VBS kids) will be eating with us on Monday evening; sign-up for meals for the rest of the week at the Registration Table.  Each meal will include a juice box or water, and a fruit cup or applesauce.  The dinner to be served each day (subject to change) is:

  • Monday - Chicken Nuggets & Mac-n-Cheese
  • Tuesday - Walking Tacos
  • Wednesday - Hot Dogs & Baked Beans
  • Thursday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Friday - Pizza & Pudding

If your child has a food allergy to any of the above, please send with your child something that he or she can eat that evening. We will also need to know about food allergies for the nightly snack that will be served. Please indicate that information on the Registration Form.

VBS Mission

VBS is a time of learning more about God through Bible stories, songs, and games. It is also a time for the children to learn about giving back. Our missions provide a way for children to learn the value of investing in Kingdom work using their own gifts and talents. 

Our VBS mission this year is helping the children at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. At the Children’s Home, donated funds play a huge role in the purchase of items the children need and want. Our VBS kids are encouraged to make a donation of any size each evening for the Children's Home. As in previous years, there will be a challenge to see who can donate more money – the boys or the girls!


There are three ways to register. You can register online using this website.

Second, you can complete the VBS Registration Form in the information packet which is available on our church’s website at https://GulfCoveChurch.com. Information packets are also available in the three brochure racks located at the entrances to the church. The Registration Form should be delivered to the church by June 9 during office hours. The church office is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and on Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm.

Finally, you can register over the phone by calling Dana at 941.979.9927.

VBS Week

Remember that VBS starts at 5:30pm, so arrive early at the Registration Table which opens at 5:00. A name tag will be given to your VBS participant each dayPARENTS, BE SURE TO SIGN YOUR CHILD IN AND OUT EVERY EVENING! 

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Tozer, our Children’s Director,  at childrendirector.gcumc@gmail.com or text her at 517.260.6167.