Vacation Bible schools

July 14, 2007

St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, July 15-19 from a free supper at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., theme - Journeys to the Desert, storyteller, music and classes, call 301-733-2560 to register or for more information.

Haven Lutheran Church, July 15-19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., theme - Rescue Zone: Saved by God's Power, light supper at 6 p.m. followed by stories, games, music, crafts, snacks and special guests, call 301-733-5056.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, 10014 White Hall Road, Hagerstown, July 15-19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., ages pre-K through 6th grade, adult Bible study, theme - Avalanche Ranch: A Wild Ride through God's Word, missions, music, exciting lessons, crafts, snacks, closing program July 21 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. To register, call 301-733-5244.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., July 15-19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., for all ages, theme - Journeys in the Desert, dinner, stories, crafts, music. To register, call 301-733-2560.


Maranatha Brethren Church, 19833 Scott Hill Drive, Hagerstown, July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon, ages 4 through 11, theme - Countdown to Bodyworx.

St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran churches, 14234 National Pike, Clear Spring, July 16-20 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., ages 3 and older, theme - Take the Plunge: Make a Splash with Jesus, Bible lessons, crafts, singing, games and snacks, July 21 closing program with family cookout and water sports, call 301-790-2686 or 301-842-3462.

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, 141 N. Edgewood Drive, July 22-26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., kindergarten through sixth grade, theme - Tumbleweed Gulch: Where God's Love Changes Everything, Bible stories, crafts, music, games, skits and more, family picnic on July 27 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 301-797-4524.

Fellowship Church of the Brethren, 505 Blossom Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va., off U.S. 11 just south of Tablers Station Road, July 22-27 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., ages 3 through sixth grade, theme - WANTED!! You at Happy Trails, July 22 pizza party, lessons, music, crafts, snacks, recreation and work to save your team's cheerleader from being tarred and feathered, call Beth at 304-724-1969 for further information.

Asbury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va., July 23-27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., call 304-876-3112.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, July 23-27 from 6 to 9 p.m., ages 3 through 12th grade, theme - Son Force Kids - Special Agents, Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and food. For more information, call 301-582-6113.

Christ Community Church, Doub's Woods Park, Maryland Avenue behind South Hagerstown High School, July 23-26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., ages 2 through fifth grade, registration deadline is July 20, theme - Knowing Christ- Fun With the Son, crafts, games, music, Bible time, puppet show and snacks in a safe environment with adult supervision, call 240-329-4920.

Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., July 23-27 from 6 to 9 p.m., ages 3 through sixth grade, register July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community fun day.

Hagerstown Church of Christ, 19644 Leitersburg Pike, July 23-26 from 7 to 9 p.m., and July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., infants through eighth grade and adults, theme - Can you dig it? Discover the world's greatest hidden treasures, also fun, songs, skits, crafts and more, for more information, call 301-739-4651.

Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike - July 30-Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 3-10, theme - Water Works Park! Where the Kids Ride the Wave of God's Love. For more information, call 301-432-0707.

St. Stephen's UCC, 25445 Highfield Road, Cascade, July 30-Aug. 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., ages 2 through 15, theme - Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights with God, Bible stories, science activities, songs, crafts, refreshments, call 301-241-3354.

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, parking lot at corner of Spruce and Howard streets, Aug. 1-3, from 6:45 to 9 p.m., ages 3-13, theme - Carnival Grace, Bible story inside the church and then to the parking lot for games, barrel ride, moon bounce, pony rides, music, food and more, children 3-7 must be accompanied by an adult, registration begins at 6:15 p.m.

Shepherdstown, W.Va. Annual Community Bible School, Aug. 6-10 from 9 a.m. to noon, at three churches: St. Agnes Roman Catholic (Aug. 6 at 8:45 a.m.), New Street United Methodist, and Trinity Episcopal, all on Church Street, ages 3 through 12, preregistration may be handled by e-mail to, theme - Quest for Truth, five Bible stories, snacks, songs and a Bible-related craft.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock, Aug. 5-9, with special provision to participate in Hancock's National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 7, classes for all ages.

Christian Life Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 7-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., first through sixth grades, theme - Jumpin' Jungle Jamboree, carnival night for entire family Aug. 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 717-267-1280.

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