Vacation Bible schools

July 28, 2007

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, July 30-Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., theme - Take the Plunge!, for more information, go to, or call 301-733-8387.

Trinity United Church of Christ, on the square in State Line, Pa., July 30-Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, theme - Galilee by the Sea - A Holy Land Adventure, for more information, call 717-597-0585.

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 sts., 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.

Apostolic Church of Maryland, Blair's Valley Road, Clear Spring, Aug. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., ages 2 through 14, theme - Yo, Ho, Holy: A Pirate's Guide to Jesus, snacks, games, Bible stories and more, call 301-842-2332 for more information.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg, Aug. 5-9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 4 through sixth grade, theme - Lift Off!, lessons, music, crafts, and snacks, and a closing cookout on Thursday evening, to register, call 301-824-3521.

Mt. Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mt. Lena Road, Boonsboro, a one-day event Sunday, Aug. 5, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. for children ages 3-13, theme - Walking with Jesus, games, music, a puppet show, crafts and storytime, dinner and a cupcake walk, to register, call the church at 301-733-8108 and leave name and phone number.

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.

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 through12, preregistration may be handled by e-mail to, theme - Quest for Truth, five Bible stories, snacks, songs and a Bible-related craft.

Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Aug. 6-10 from 6 to 8 p.m., ages 3-12, theme - Make a Splash with Jesus, for more information, call Tuesday or Friday morning, 301-241-3050.

Christian Life Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 7-10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., first through sixth grade, 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.

Harmony United Methodist Church, 9455 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va., Aug. 13-17 from 6 to 8:15 p.m., ages preschool through 12 years old, theme - Take the Plunge - Make a Splash with Jesus, a week of learning about Jesus through classes, music and stories, also crafts, recreation and snack time.

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