Juniata Valley churches host Vacation Bible School

Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

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

Mountain View Chapel

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

Maitland Church of the Brethren

LEWISTOWN – Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044, will host “Roar” Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:15 p.m., June 9 to 13. Get ready for an African adventure. Life is sometimes wild, but God is always good. Attendees can enjoy songs, games, crafts, lessons, snacks and fun. Information: (717) 543-6200.

Lewistown Alliance Church

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

Pine Glen Alliance Church

LEWISTOWN — Pine Glen Alliance Church, 1058 SR 103 N, Lewistown, will host Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 10 to 14. Children 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. Registrater at www.pineglencma.org. Information: (717) 899-7740.

Allensville Mennonite Church

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

Stony Run Mission Church

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

Grace Covenant Church of Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — Grace Covenant Church of Lewistown is hosting Vacation Bible School 9 to 11 a.m. June 17 to 21. The theme will be “Victory.” The church is located at 227 Washington Avenue, Lewistown. Information: (717) 248-4579.

Pine Glen Church of the Brethren

LEWISTOWN — “God is great and the story of Daniel” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Pine Glen Church of Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown. Lessons will be 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 including how “Daniel obeys God,” “Daniel and the fiery furnace,” and “Daniel in the Lions Den.” 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 through the day camp program. Day 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.

Bethel A.M.E. Church

LEWISTOWN — Bethel A.M.E. Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewstown, will hold Vacation Bible School 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 United Methodist Church

LEWISTOWN — First United Methodist Church wil host Vacation Bible School with the theme “Roar” June 23 to 27. During the program, youth age 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 catchy songs, play team building games, devour treats, experience one-of-a kind Wilkd Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, that they’ll take home and play with all summer kong. 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. The program is held 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. 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, 103N, Lewistown, will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 nightly. There will be games, crafts, lessons, prizes, and snacks. Information: (717) 242-1098.

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata

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

Granville United Methodist Church

GRANVILLE — Granville United Methodist Church, located on River Road in Granville, will host “Yee Haw” Vacation Bible School 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 Church

THOMPSONTOWN –Thompsontown Baptist Church (located in the Delaware Terrace development) will host Vacation Bible School 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 Vacation Bible School, “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.

Locust Run United Methodist Church

THOMPSONTOWN –Locust Run United Methodist Church (between Thompsontown and Mifflintown on William Penn Highway) will hold Vacation Bible School 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

Combined program

McALISTERVILLE — Niemond’s Independent, Good News Lutheran Brethren and Bunkertown Church of the Brethren will hold a combined Vacation Bible School 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. Preregisterby 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