Ministry Experience

Welcome to the 2017 Vacation Bible School at Bethel A.M.E. Church (Tallahassee). From Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8, students will experience the Word of God through Bible-based classroom instruction, song, dance, creative art, and many other ways! They will also have lunch provided – all free of charge. Children ages three and older and even adults are welcome to join in this wonderful weeklong experience!


“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 KJV

With Urban Ministries Incorporated’s Glow for Jesus VBS program, students of all ages are encouraged to let their light shine for Jesus and make an impact in the world. Please view trailer below for additional information about the curriculum:


Sunday, June 4 – 7:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Worship Services at Bethel – VBS Sunday. A perfect way to kick-off the 2017 VBS, church attendees are encouraged to show their support of VBS by wearing their VBS tee-shirts to church. VBS actually begins on Monday, June 5 but everyone is invited to attend church service on June 4.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon (except for Thursday)
Monday, June 5
“Jesus is the Light” (Matthew 5:3-16)
Tuesday, June 6
“Moses Called to be a Light” (Exodus 3:1-14)
Wednesday, June 7
“Ruth Radiates Love” (Ruth 1:16-18; 2:2-12)
* Thursday, June 8
“Paul and Silas Light Up the Prison” (Acts 16:16-34)
* The VBS Closing Service and fun-filled Carnival will be held on Thursday, June 8. Activities will conclude at 2:00 p.m.

CLASSES (all classes will have a minimum of two teachers who will follow a prescribed curriculum replete with age-appropriate activities to facilitate learning.)

  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4-5 For children who have NOT finished Kindergarten in 2016-17 school year)
  • Kindergarten For children who finished Kindergarten in 2016-17 school year
  • 1st grade For children who finished 1st grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 2nd grade For children who finished 2nd grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 3rd grade For children who finished 3rd grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 4th grade For children who finished 4th grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 5th grade For children who finished 5th grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 6th grade For children who finished 6th grade in 2016-17 school year
  • 7th/8th grades For children who finished seventh grade or eighth grade in 2016-17 school year
  • Grades 9 – 12 For youth who finished grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2016-17 school year
  • Adults

From June 5 – June 8, all students should arrive between 8:00- 8:30 a.m. and proceed to the sanctuary for devotion. (Special note to parents: Since there will not be supervision before 8:00 a.m., children may not be dropped off early. Also, all children must be picked up no later than 12:00 noon except on Thursday, June 8. Pick-up on this date is 2:00 p.m.

All students are encouraged to purchase the theme-oriented VBS Tee-shirts which will be sold at the church beginning in May. ($10 for child’s small, medium, or large size; $12 for adult small, medium, large, XL, XXL, or XXXL size) Students are encouraged to wear the shirts to VBS Sunday (June 4) and to the VBS closing service (June 8).

Register here:

We look forward to seeing YOU at VBS on June 5-8, 2017

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Service Times

Sunday Morning:
7:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Church School:
9:30 a.m.

Tuesday Bible Study:
12 Noon

Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study:
6:30 p.m.


501 West Orange Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5881
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5881