Vacation Bible school programs set
Vacation Bible school set at First United Methodist
First United Methodist Church is hosting vacation Bible school for all ages from 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday at the church.
This is a shared ministry of the First Lutheran, First Presbyterian and First United Methodist churches.
The vacation Bible school program will be “Wilderness Escape.” Participants will caravan with Moses and the Israelites as they escape Egypt and learn to trust God.
Children, youth and adults are welcome to participate, but children 3 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult or a high school age youth.
For information and registration, call the church at 472-4303 or visit the website www.fairfieldumc.org.
First Baptist vacation Bible school begins July 21
Children ages 3 entering preschool through fifth grade are welcome to “International Spy Academy, Agents for the One True God,” the vacation Bible school program at First Baptist Church.
The program will run from 6-8 p.m. July 21-25.
International Spy Academy will give children an opportunity to uncover counterfeit gods, crack codes and collect clues to discover the one true God as they enjoy Bible stories, songs, crafts, games, snacks and puppet skits.
A program for parents will be 8-8:30 p.m. July 25 in the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in fellowship hall.
For information, call the church office at 472-5205.
Lockridge churches plan vacation Bible school
LOCKRIDGE — The annal vacation Bible school, sponsored by all three churches in Lockridge, will be July 22-24 at the former Lockridge Elementary School gym.
The fun begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m. and it’s on to lessons, crafts and games until 8 p.m.
This year’s program is “The Incredible Race.” Children will learn: about following God’s command through the story of Jonah; that those who make mistakes can belong to God through the story of Paul; and imitating Jesus through the story of Phileman.
The mission projects will be collecting offerings to purchase animals through Heifer International for families in other countries and to being nonperishable food items to donate to The Lord’s Cupboard to help area families.
Preregistration forms are available at Lockridge Baptist, Augustana Lutheran and New Sweden United Methodist churches and the Lockridge Post Office.
For information, call the Rev. Larry Allen, pastor of New Sweden Church, at 319-696-2417 or 319-931-8553.