First Baptist O'Fallon is happy to present the Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break program!

Upcoming Buddy Break Dates:

April 5, 2019
September 6, 2019
October 4, 2019
December 6, 2019

What is Buddy Break?
Buddy Break is a FREE respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, stories, music activities, and more!  Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours.  Buddy Break is open to church members and non-church members with VIP kids.

Each VIP kid is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer "Buddy" to participate in that day's activities.

Who are VIP kids?
VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.

Who are Buddies?
Buddies are friends of VIPs.

How do I sign up to be a Buddy?
Click the 'Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break' link below to complete the Nathaniel's Hope required form.  Next, contact the KidsLife office of FBCO at 618-632-6223 to complete all necessary church requirements for volunteers working with children.

How do I sign up as a VIP?
First Baptist O'Fallon provides Buddy Break for VIP children ages 2-18 years old and their siblings ages 2 years old thru 6th grade. 

  • Click the 'Nathaniel's Hope' link below to complete the secure VIP Family Info Form online.

  • Next, click the 'FBCO Buddy Break Reservation' link below to reserve your child's spot at our next FBCO Buddy Break event.


    FIRST....  click here to complete
                      buddy and vip forms

                 YOUR SPOT AT OUR NEXT
                     BUDDY BREAK ON
               april 5 FROM 6-9PM



If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the KidsLife office at 618-632-6223.