Area churches host VBS

First UMC

LEWISTOWN — First United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School with the theme, “Roar,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23 to 27. During the program, youth age 3 to completion of fifth grade will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team building games, devour treats, experience one-of-a kind Wild Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love. Attendees will also learn to look for evidence of God. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join daily for this special time at 8:15 p.m. 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 Church

ALFARATA — St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata, presents “Roar” VBS 6 to 8 p.m. June 24 to 28. Kids can celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Children from toddler to grade 6 are welcome. Information: (717) 543-5021, smlc573@gmail.com or Facebook.com/StMarkAlfarata.

Granville UMC

GRANVILLE — Granville United Methodist Church, River Road, Granville, will host “Yee Haw” VBS from 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, located in the 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 Church

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 at: trinitymcclure.wordpress.com or at the church.

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. Wednesday evenings June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 and 14. Lessons are open to children from preschool to eighth grade. Information: (717) 543-5249.

Church of Christ

LEWISTOWN — Church of Christ, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, will host Three Ring Circus VBS with a world class soccer clinic. The soccer clinic will be held 1 to 6 p.m. June 27 at Rec Park, 108 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown. The senior session for grades 7 to 12 is held 3 to 5 p.m. June 26. The junior session for kindergarten to sixth grade is held 10 a.m. to noon July 27 with lunch provided. VBS will be held 1 to 3 p.m. June 27. Register at www.active.com/orgs/elite-class-soccer-camp.

Centre Union Church

YEAGERTOWN — Centre Union Church in Yeagertown will hold VBS 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 8 to 12 for children ages 4 to finishing sixth grade. The theme is Faith for when Life Gets Wild. Information: centreunion.church on Facebook at Centre Union Church.

Bannerville COB

McCLURE — Bannerville Church of the Brethren will hold VBS with the theme: Roar! Life is Wild — God is Good 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 to 12. Information: (717) 543-6482.

Locust Run UMC

THOMPSONTOWN — Locust Run United Methodist Church, between Thompsontown and Mifflintown on William Penn Highway, will hold VBS 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 14 to 18. The theme is “Fixer Upper: Wait till you see what God can do!” Attendees will learn about our Savior and King with stories, games, crafts and snacks. The program is open to children age 3 to sixth grade. Information/preregistration: (717) 535-0070 or juniataministry.org/vbs

Church Hill UMC

REEDSVILLE — Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, will host “Son Treasure Island” VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 to 25 for ages kindergarten to sixth grade.

Aldersgate UMC

MIFFLINTOWN — Aldersgate United Methodist Church will hold VBS with the theme, Roar, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 to 25 for children ages 4 to 12. Register at the church, call the church at (717) 436-6750 or register at vbspro.events/p /aldersgatevbs2019.

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.

Combined program

McCLURE — Mt. Bethel Church, First United Church of McClure and West End Grace are teaming up to create a week of Vacation Bible School held 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 to 26. A pool party will be held on July 26. Children who have just finished kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome to participate. The program is held at Mt. Bethel Church, 16 E. Specht St. in McClure. All volunteers have their Child and Youth clearances. For information: (570) 658-3563.

Watts Memorial UMC

BELLEVILLE — Watts Memorial United Methodist Church in Belleville will hold Vacation Bible School July 25 to 28 for ages 3 to fifth grade. Times are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and there will be a 9 a.m. service on Sunday. The theme is Fruits of the Spirit.


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


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