We may have space for more participants- contact Nancy McNeill

We always need volunteers, use this link to sign up.


Market Place VBS is a joyful experience that invites us to journey through the lively setting of a town in the time of Jesus’ ministry.  Children will hear Bible stories from our storytellers, participate in Bible dramas coming alive, visit the shops & make crafts, play games, dance, make music and serve others!

Especially for rising 6th Graders “The Nomads” 
A week of outreach & service learning with off site field trips in our community!


You can send a check to the church office, marked for Market Place VBS, or go online HERE to pay right now. Be sure to have your registration form completed and returned either by using the online option or mail/drop off at church.

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2018 Service Project!
Church of the Advocate’s “Soul Mate

“Soul Mate” is a ministry dedicated to collecting gently used and new shoes for homeless men & women. Church of the Advocate has created a closet solely for the purpose of collecting shoes and giving them to those in need.  How can you help? Donate gently used and new shoes. Sturdy walking shoes are most needed.

Volunteers Needed!!

Market Place cannot happen without the help of our amazing volunteers. We offer opportunities to help with craft preparation, setup and take down as well as daily volunteer roles— we have something just right for you!

Needed For ALL 4 DAYS:  Tribal Parent & Assistant
Usher a preschool or elementary group of 10 to synagogue, shops, games, the storyteller and music. Share daily rituals, activities and stories with children in your tribal tent. 

Needed for 1, 2, 3, AND/OR 4 DAYS: Shop Keeper
Host an already prepared craft activity and invite children visiting the market to sample your wares.  Market Place Overview will be available to be viewed online.

Needed for 1, 2, 3, AND/OR 4 DAYS: Middle School and High School Students
Join us for all kinds of fun roles during the week!!   
Helper– Kitchen, Hallway, Nursery:  Be an extra pair of hands and help wherever the need arises.

Set-up and/or Take-down

  • Set up: Friday morning, June 22 (9:30—1:30pm)
  • Set up: Sunday afternoon, June 24 (3—6pm)
  • Take down: Thursday afternoon, June 28 (1—3pm)
  • Take Down: Friday June 29 (10—12pm)

Participating congregations: All Souls Cathedral, Circle of Mercy, First Presbyterian Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal, St. Mary’s Episcopal & Trinity Episcopal Church