SurfShack_Banner_2SUMMER 2016


Bible School

July 25th –July 29th, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

***Please read this Letter to Families from the Director:  Click Here***

Children who have completed kindergarten and grades 1-6 are eligible.  This year’s theme for VBS is “Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love!”  At Surf Shack, your students will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to ride the waves with God.  During Vacation Bible School at Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love, your children will become Surfers and explore how to serve God and experience God’s amazing presence in their lives.  Snacks & drinks are provided.

Parents, please bring a beach towel for each child to sit on to go along with our Surf Shack theme.

Youth going into 7th grade through 12th grade can be Junior Counselors with the consent of the VBS Director, Brenda Weikel, before the start of VBS.  They must attend a mandatory meeting on Sunday, July 24th, at 10:45 a.m.

Kids to sing in 9:30 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary on Sunday, July 31st.

Limited Scholarship assistance is available; please contact the VBS Director, Brenda Weikel,, 657-271-5627, for more information.


12741 MAIN STREET,         GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840

(714) 534-1070      FAX (714) 534-1072


***Print Registration form below and return to the Church Office no later than Thursday, July 21st, 2016***


Children & Youth Registration Form

Child/Youth Name:__________________________________ Age:____ Grade:___ Birthday:____/____/____

Address:__________________________________________City:_____________________ Zip:________

Parent/Guardian: ______________________________________________E-mail ___________________

Parent Phone Number: Day (______)________________________ Cell (______)___________________

How did you hear about us?___________________________ Where do you currently worship?______________

Medical Insurance:_______________________________________ Policy #:________________________

Food Allergies:____________________________ Medications:___________________________________

___________Child (completed K, Grades 1-6)            ___________Junior Counselor (Grades 7-12, no fee)

SUGGESTED DONATION FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL        $25 each child or $40 each family

Early drop-off   8:00-8:30 a.m.  ___yes  ___no (If alternate drop off/pick up times needed, contact director.)

Make checks payable to GGUMC (memo line VBS)                                                          Total   __________

Mail or deliver to:  Garden Grove UMC, 12741 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840            Attn: VBS



In case of emergency, I understand that every effort will be made to contact me.  If I cannot be reached, I hereby give the representative of Garden Grove United Methodist Church permission to act on my behalf to hospitalize, secure proper treatment and/or order an injection, anesthesia, or surgery for my child in the event that such treatment is deemed necessary by the physician, dentist, paramedic, EMT, or other skilled medical practitioner selected by the representatives of the Garden Grove United Methodist Church.  I give permission to those administering emergency treatment to do so using those measures deemed necessary.  I understand that I am signing for the minor listed on this form and my signature, as the parent or guardian of this minor, is consent for emergency medical treatment.


In planning and preparing for Children’s/Youth Ministry events, Garden Grove United Methodist Church has carefully and methodically planned for a safe and successful event.  However, no activity is without the possibility of hazards.  Certain activities have inherent risks.  Therefore, we want to alert parents, guardians, and individuals to these risks.  By signing this form, the parent, guardian, and/or individual agrees to assume and accept all risks and hazards associated with is activity/event.  These include, but are not limited to transportation to and from event location, transportation in and around the location of the scheduled activity/event, sports, health and safety hazards associated with sports activities and other unnamed and unspecified activities.

I hereby authorize Garden Grove United Methodist Church to take photos and videos during the event which may later be used for marketing and promotional purposes. If you would not like your child appearing in any of these materials, please request in writing: Garden Grove United Methodist Church c/o Brenda Weikel, 12741 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840.


I further understand that BY signing below I AM FULLY AND FINALLY RELEASING GARDEN GROVE UMC AND ALL ASSOICATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES FROM ANY AND ALL claims and LIABILITY, EXPRESSLY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THEIR NEGLIGENCE, for any injuries, death, damages, or other losses that participant may suffer or sustain in before, during or after (or traveling to or from) for events/ activities contemplated in this document.  This is a full and final release of any and all claims for injuries, damages and other losses of participant, expressly including claims for negligence of Garden Grove United Methodist Church agents, representatives, and employees.                                                                                  ____(initials)

The signature(s) below affirm our understanding of and agreement to abide by the statements herein.  I/We agree with all statements, terms and conditions of the consent for emergency medical treatment and release of liability and consent to participate.

Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________________________            Date Signed____/____/_____