Religion: Vacation Bible schools

July 31, 2009

Christ Community Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Hagerstown, every Sunday from 9 to 10:10 a.m. through Aug. 30, ages 2 through sixth grade. Theme is "Outrigger Island," a place where children will develop the stability to face a world of shifting sands and wavering opinions. Children will know, speak and live God's truth - Aloha style.

Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, six Wednesdays through Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., all age groups from 3 to adult. Includes Bible studies on parables of Jesus, crafts, recreation and music.

Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., Aug. 2 to 7 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., ages 3 through sixth grade. Theme is "Operation Space: A Close Encounter with God's Word." Call the church in the morning at 717-762-5826.

Smithsburg Valley Baptist Church, 12911 Bikle Road, Aug. 3 to 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Theme is "Boomerang Express." Preregistration is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 301-733-4902 or go to


St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg, Aug. 2 to 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 3 through sixth grade. Theme is "VBS Then and Now." Includes Bible stories, dramas, crafts and music. Registration is Sunday at 6 p.m. To preregister, call 301-824-3521.

Hagerstown Church of Christ, 19644 Leitersburg Pike, Aug. 3 to 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., infants through eighth grade and classes for adults. Includes fun, skits, songs, crafts and more. Call 301-739-4651.

Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Aug. 3 to 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Theme is "Rome: Paul and the Underground Church." For information or to register, call 301-733-3482.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Aug. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Theme is "Wildwood Forest." Lunch will be provided. Call 301-739-2653.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va., Aug. 11 to 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., three age groups - 5 and younger, 6 to 8, and 9 and older. Theme is "Summer Joy." Includes activities, music, prayer and snacks. For information or a registration form, call 304-263-0994 or go to

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