|Vacation Bible School programs for June|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 31 May 2013 08:05|
With Memorial Day behind us and most schools having wrapped up another year, it is once again time for churches and communities to hold their Vacation Bible Schools.
The June programs which have been submitted will take the participants back in time to Athens, on a "Jungle Jaunt," on a national park theme or soaring to heights with a roller coaster theme or on a "lift off" with God.
First United Methodist Church in BG, will hold its summer family event, "Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth" from June 24-27. In this program, the entire family is invited to step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures of the Apostle Paul. There will be a Bible-times Marketplace, songs, teamwork-building games and Bible-time snacks. There will be a time to visit with "Paul," collect Bible Memory Makers to remind participants of God's Word, and go on a search for God Sightings.
Each day concludes at "Celebration," which is a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
The program runs from 6-8 p.m. daily. Volunteers and participants may register online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/hl/FUMCBG. For more information, call (419) 353-0682.
The joint Pemberville Community VBS, will also use the same "Athens" theme. It is structured in the same fashion with both kids and adults participating in the same types of activities including the marketplace right through the closing Celebration. In addition the participants will reach out to needy kids through a hands-on mission project in which families will donate nonperishable products to the Food Pantry housed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The Pemberville program will be hosted at Bethlehem Lutheran, 220 Cedar St., and will operate June 17-21 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. each day. The youth programs are designed for ages 4 through current grade 7 students. However the entire family is welcome.
In addition to the host church, the program is conducted by the Pemberville churches.
Registration is available online at BethlehemPemberville. org. For more information, call (419) 287-4182.
No matter the program, most have the similar goal of using time during the summer to enlighten youth about the faith in a way which combines fun, lessons and Bible stories together.
Additional programs have been announced, listed by scheduled beginning dates:
• Custar Community VBS program will be held beginning Monday through June 7 at Custar United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program for those age 3 through sixth grade will use the "Jungle Jaunt" theme taking participants for a rainforest adventure. Registration can be made by calling Cheryl Nagel at (419) 669-3126.
• First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg invites all children age 3 through those starting fifth grade to become "Sky Scouts" as they participate in the "Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights With God" Vacation Bible School June 10-13. The program runs daily from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner is provided at 6 p.m.
Participants will sing, create crafts and enjoy games and snacks as they learn Bible stories which lift them to God. It is held at the corner of Elm and Second Streets in Perrysburg. For information call Selinda at (419) 874-4119.
* Plain Congregational Church will use "Group's Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God" theme for its VBS program June 10-14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The program is for those in pre-school through sixth grade. It is free. Organizers call the theme an "epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong.
The program will be at the church, 16011 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. Parents can register their children online at www.plainchurch.org or call (419) 352-7919.
• Luckey Community VBS will be June 10-16 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 303 Park Drive, (Corner of Eddy) Luckey. It is open to those age 3 through those finishing sixth grade. The theme is "Sonrise Summer National Park." No advance registration is required. There will be music, stories, skits, crafts and more.
• Rudolph Christian Church will hold its "Colossal Coaster" VBS June 17-21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program is for children age 4-12 and includes games, music, Bible lessons and snacks. For more information call Polly Garzony at (419) 806-4344.
• Lemoyne Baptist Church holds its Vacation Bible School June 23-27 at Genoa Veterans Memorial Park. The free program is for those in kindergarten through sixth grade. A VBS parade was scheduled for today.
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