Vacation Bible School

Get on a roll with God! A parade of food trucks rolls into the neighborhood for the summer’s BIGGEST party at Galilee Church!

Through Old and New Testament stories, games, crafts, science experiments, service activities (and even snacks!) kids’ eyes will be opened to the ways God provides and cares for us and invites us to care for others.

  • Dates: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 
  • Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Place: Galilee Church – 45425 Winding Rd, Sterling, VA  20165
  • Cost:  $50 before May 1, $60 May 2nd and after 
  • Ages: Rising kindergarten – rising 5th grade
VBS has reached registration capacity. To be placed on the wait list, please contact Suzie Leftwich, Children’s Ministries Coordinator at
Bonus event! Join us in the evening of the last Friday of VBS for food trucks in our parking lot!

“Food Truck Party” is the theme of Galilee’s Vacation Bible School this year, so on Friday, July 15 we’re bringing food trucks in for a party for everyone!

  • Chow down! Food will be available for purchase from Bomburger Food Truck and Hershey’s Mobile Ice Cream Truck
  • Youth Family Kickball game starts at 6:45 (Sterling UMC Youth Group will join us for this game)
  • Celebrate with VBS-ers and their families
  • Say hi to friends new and old
  • Fun activities
  • July 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Set-up and cleanup volunteers are needed. If you’d like to volunteer to help run the event, click here.

Youth@Galilee Summer Venture

Youth@Galilee will hit the road this summer to travel to Mechanicsburg, PA to stay at the Silver Spring Retreat Center. We will do service projects at Mission Central and New Hope Ministries and spend a day at Hershey Park! 

  • Dates: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Place: Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Time: Depart Monday afternoon and return Friday afternoon
  • Ages: Rising 7th to rising 12th grade students
  • Cost: Prior to May 1 $280, After May 1 $300.


All of our spaces are now full.  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist or are an adult interested in chaperoning or providing transportation, please contact Lisa Collins, Youth Ministries Coordinator at

Galilee SummerServe

Calling all rising 4th – rising 8th graders….Galilee SummerServe is BACK and IN PERSON!

Students share God’s love through volunteer service in the community. We’ll help feed the hungry, appreciate teachers and first responders, care for our environment, and show the community that we care!  

Start each day with a devotional and discussion centering on how we can make a difference in the world. Students will engage in projects at Galilee and local off-site locations to work with community partners.

  • Dates: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Place: Galilee Church – 45425 Winding Rd, Sterling, VA  20165
  • Cost:  $50 before May 1, $60 May 2nd and after Ages: Rising 4th – rising 8th grade


Registration opens February 1 and closes: July 11. There are 30 spaces available.

Registration link:

For more information, please contact Rebecca Makowski, Director of Serve Ministries at