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Area churches host Vacation Bible Schools for children, families

Area churches host Vacation Bible Schools for children, families

Area churches host Vacation Bible Schools for children, families

Children from Connection Church's VBS...


    Local churches began gearing up for Vacation Bible School long before the last school bell sounded. Many churches have planned for months to make Vacation Bible School a memorable summer event for children and parents.
    A smattering of camps across the community invite children to learn about God with Bible stories, music and art, crafts and games, and other fun activities.
    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is partnering with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church to hold VBS at Statesboro Primitive this week through Thursday, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. Kids are invited to take part in SonWest Round Up.
    Statesboro New Covenant Church, on Gentilly Road, also is holding Vacation Bible School this week through Friday, from 6-8:30 p.m.
    Connection Church plans to hold VBS on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning today and running through July 10.
    “The theme, ‘Turn it Up,’ has children taking a journey through the Bible of God’s Big Story,” said Olivia Sandhagen,  Connection’s family and children’s coordinator. “Kids will discover how they can be a part of the story when they turn up the power of God’s love.”
    Statesboro First Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church are both holding events called, “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God.”
    First Baptist’s event began Monday and runs through Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon. Friendship’s VBS, which will begin Monday and run through June 14, starts at 5:15 p.m. with dinner for children and workers, and the sessions begin at 6 p.m.
    Statesboro First United Methodist Church, St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host VBS events called “Kingdom Rock,” with a tagline that says, “Where kids stand strong for God.”
    First Methodist’s and St. Matthew’s camps will both be held Monday through June 14, from 9 a.m. until noon, with First Presbyterian holding its camp Sunday through June 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Eastern Heights holding its Sunday through June 13, from 6-8:30 p.m.
    Brooklet United Methodist Church’s VBS, called “Turn It Up,” is scheduled for Sunday through June 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Pittman Park United Methodist Church will hold its camp Sunday through June 13, from 6-8 p.m., and is cleverly named, “There’s an APP for That.” Associate Pastor Jonathan Smith said the children will learn about applying God’s word to their lives.
    SouthBridge Church will host a family-style event next week. On the evening of June 14, and the mornings of June 15 and 16, families are invited to take part in “Family Camp.”
    New Hope United Methodist Church is calling its event, “Everywhere Fun Fair” and Pastor Stephanie Smith said kids will learn about being the friend that God has called them to be. New Hope’s VBS is June 17-21, from 5:30-8 p.m.
    Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church will sponsor a VBS event called, “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.”
    “It’s a journey back to Bible times,” VBS Director Tara Williford said. “There are costumes and a marketplace with shops. It’s a different kind of VBS and very exciting.”
    The children’s event takes place June 23-27, at 6 p.m. each day.
    Believer’s Church of Statesboro’s family-style Vacation Bible School, where the whole family travels together throughout the evening, takes place July 14-17, from 7-9 p.m.   
    Spirit and Truth Worship Center, in downtown Statesboro, will host a Worship and Creative Arts Youth Camp for kids ages 5-18, July 15-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an ending concert on July 27.
    Trinity Presbyterian Church holds its Vacation Bible School July 15-19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
    Crossroads Community Center’s VBS, called “A Kid’s Crusade – Mission: Possible,” will take place July 28-31. It starts at 6 p.m. that Sunday, and at 7 p.m. on that Monday through Wednesday.

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