Vacation Bible School 2024

Camp Firelight logo with Lumen mascot: A Summer Camp Adventure with God - Psalm 56:3

Camp Firelight

This year’s VBS theme is camping!

DATES: July 8-12
TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm
AGES: 4-year-olds – exiting 4th grade

Camp Firelight VBS invites children of all ages on a summer camp adventure where they learn to trust God no matter what situation life brings! Activities include Bible story, Crafts, Recreation, Snacks, Music, and Science!

Register for VBS

Online registration is now closed. If you would still like to register your child, you may do so in-person on Monday, July 8th, at 8:45am.

Children’s Sunday School 

All children ages 3 years to 4th grade are welcome upstairs of the Education Building from 9:30-10:30 am for worship, music, videos, Bible lessons, crafts, and fun! You may want to arrive 10-15 minutes before the 9:30 service to allow time to sign them in. The 9:30 Contemporary Service is held in Sanctuary. You may sign your children in when you arrive. Our electronic sign-in program ensures the children’s’ safety. Your children sit with your for the beginning of the service and then come on stage for the Children’s Moment. After that, they will be taken upstairs of the Education building, which is adjacent to the Sanctuary. Children are picked up at 10:40-10:45 in the back of the Sanctuary by the nursery.

Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers (3 years and under) during the 9:30 am praise and worship service. The nursery is just off the sanctuary. Pagers are available when you leave your child in our care.

Sunday School Times and Room Numbers:

9:30 AM-10:40 AM Classrooms vary depending on availability at this time. Once leaving the Sanctuary, children attend a short Chapel service.


Wednesday Nights 5-7pm

The famous fish and loaves from Matthew 14:17. Jesus fed crowds of 5000 people with these loaves and fish by God’s blessing.


Families are invited to eat together at our Wednesday night dinners. A different meal is freshly grilled at the Outdoor Chapel (pavilion by the playground) 4:30-6:00 pm. Adults are $10 each and children eat free.

Supper with the Savior will return Wednesday, September 4!

Supper with Our Savior is a faith filled evening of great Bible lessons, activities, games and fun! Students ages 3 years – Fourth grade are welcome to join us every Wednesday night starting at 5pm.

At 5:15pm we head to Fellowship hall to enjoy the weekly Wednesday Night supper. Sometimes, our menu is different to accommodate the tastebuds of our students.

At 5:45pm or programming begins in Doan chapel and concludes at 7pm. Pick up is in currently in Fellowship Hall

For more information please contact Beth Ann, Director of Family Ministry, at 941-474-5588

Foundations Early Childhood Education Center

Foundations Early Childhood Education Center at Englewood Methodist Church

Foundations offers toddler, preschool and VPK programs for children ages 1-5.

Englewood Methodist Church
700 East Dearborn Street
Englewood, FL 34223

Phone: 941-681-3169
Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

little girl playing on a playground at Foundations Early Education Center

How to Serve

If you would like to volunteer with Children’s ministries, please contact Beth Ann Smolinski at or 941-474-5588 ext. 258. Child Protection Training (1 hour class) and background check is required and will be provided. Youth who volunteer only have to take the training.

For More Information About Children’s Programming, please call Beth Ann Smolinski, Family Ministry Director at 941-474-5588 ext. 258.