Juniata River Valley churches host Vacation Bible School

Paintersville CMA

LEWISTOWN — Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, is having “The Incredible Race Vacation Bible School” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 and 14 for children from preschool to eighth grade. Information: (717) 543-5249.

Mountain View Chapel

REEDSVILLE — Mountain View Chapel, 104 Shelly Dr., Reedsville, will host VBS with the theme “Roar” 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 to 13 for ages 4 through completion of fifth grade. Register at: mountainviewchapel.org or (717) 667-3312.

Maitland COB

LEWISTOWN — Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, will host “Roar” VBS, 6:30-8:15 p.m., June 9 to 13. Get ready for an African adventure. Attendees can enjoy songs, games, crafts, lessons, snacks and fun. Information: (717) 543-6200.

Lewistown Alliance

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Alliance Church, located in Juniata Terrace, will host Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth June 9 to 13. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a free meal for families. The program is held 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to ages 3 to fifth grade. Information: lac .familyministries@gmail.com on Lewistown Alliance Church-Family Ministries’ Facebook page.

Pine Glen Alliance

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Alliance Church, 1058 SR 103 N, Lewistown, will host VBS 6-8 p.m. June 10 to 14. Ages 3 to entering sixth grade are invited to join for “Roar,” where they will learn about God’s goodness through crafts, games, lessons and snacks. Register: www.pineglencma.org, (717) 899-7740.

Allensville Mennonite

ALLENSVILLE — The churches of Allensville will host VBS with the theme, Incredible Race for ages 3 to fifth grade from 6 to 8:15 p.m. June 16 to 20 at Allensville Mennonite Church. Information: (717) 437-6149.

Stony Run Mission

McALISTERVILLE — Stony Run Mission Church, 2825 Evendale Hill Road, will host VBS 7 to 8:50 p.m. June 17 to 21.

Grace Covenant Church

LEWISTOWN — Grace Covenant Church of Lewistown, 227 Washington Ave, is hosting VBS 9 to 11 a.m. June 17 to 21. The theme is “Victory.” Information: (717) 248-4579.

Pine Glen COB

LEWISTOWN — “God is great and the story of Daniel” is the VBS theme at Pine Glen Church of Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road. Lessons are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 17 to June 19 for ages 5 to 10. Children will study Daniel (from the Old Testament) and his relationship with God. Information: (717) 250-4644.

Centre Lutheran Church

MIFFLINTOWN — A summer day camp sponsored by Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, in partnership with Camp Mount Luther will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to 21. Youth who have completed kindergarten through sixth grades are invited to experience outdoor ministries. Staff from Camp Mount Luther and volunteers from Centre Lutheran Church will bring fun, fellowship and the love of God. Camp includes games, sports, Bible study, singing, crafts and worship. Information: (717) 436-8916. Preregistration is requested by June 14. A fee of $10 is due with registration. Financial aid is available.

Calvary Bible Church

LEWISTOWN — Calvary Bible Church will host Roar VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 17 to 21 for ages 4 to fifth grade. Register: calvarybibleonline.org.

Bethel A.M.E. Church

LEWISTOWN — Bethel A.M.E. Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, will hold VBS 6 to 8 p.m. June 18 to 21. The theme is “Yee Haw: Celebrating God’s Gift.” Teen and adult class at same time taught by Pastor Barry Spencer

First UMC

LEWISTOWN — First United Methodist Church will host VBS with the theme “Roar” 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23 to 27. During the program, ages 3 to completion of fifth grade will discover that God is good even when life gets wild. They will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing, play games, enjoy treats, experience one-of-a kind Wild Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, that they can play with all summer long. Attendees will learn to look for evidence of God. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration at 8:15 p.m. that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Families and friends are encouraged to join during that time. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. There will be a special closing program on the last night.

Fairview Bible Church

LEWISTOWN — Fairview Bible Church, 103 N, Lewistown, will hold VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28. There will be games, crafts, lessons, prizes and snacks. Information: (717) 242-1098.

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran

ALFARATA — St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church presents “Roar” VBS 6 to 8 p.m. June 24 to 28. Ages toddler to sixth grade can learn of God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Information: (717) 543-5021, smlc573@gmail.com or Facebook.com/StMarkAlfarata.

Granville UMC

GRANVILLE — Granville United Methodist Church, on River Road, Granville, will host “Yee Haw” VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 27. Ages preschool to sixth grade are welcome. Information: call (717) 953-6640, or Facebook Granville United Methodist Church.

Thompsontown Baptist

THOMPSONTOWN –Thompsontown Baptist Church, Delaware Terrace development, will host VBS 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 24 to 28. The theme is “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.”

Trinity Lutheran

McCLURE — Trinity Lutheran Church, 6 West Specht St., McClure, will hold VBS, “Miraculous Mission,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to June 28. Children from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to learn about Jesus’ mission to save the world. Register: trinitymcclure.wordpress.com or at the church.

Locust Run UMC

THOMPSONTOWN — Locust Run United Methodist Church (between Thompsontown and Mifflintown on William Penn Highway) will hold VBS6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 14 to 18. The theme is “Fixer Upper: Wait till you see what God can do!” Attendees age 3 to sixth grade will learn about our Savior and King with stories, games, crafts and snacks. Information/preregistration: (717) 535-0070 or juniataministry.org/vbs

Combined program

McALISTERVILLE — Niemond’s Independent, Good News Lutheran Brethren and Bunkertown Church of the Brethren will hold a combined VBS at Bunkertown Church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville, 5:45-8:30 p.m. July 22-26 with a closing service at 4 p.m. July 28. The theme is “The Incredible Race: Come Explore God’s Love for the Nation at VBS.” Ages 3 to 12 are welcome. Preregister by July 1 for a free T-shirt at www.bunkertownchurch.org or call (717) 694-3901.


Church’s can submit information about Vacation Bible School by calling Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by emailing ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com.