Religion briefs: Summer vacation Bible schools in Carroll County beginning June 23

Those who participated in a free-will offering during the 2017 Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran are shown. Faith Lutheran is one of several Carroll County churches hosting VBS this summer.
Those who participated in a free-will offering during the 2017 Vacation Bible School at Faith Lutheran are shown. Faith Lutheran is one of several Carroll County churches hosting VBS this summer. (Submitted photo)

St. Ben’s offering free VBS, June 23-27

St. Ben's (free) Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled to run June 23 through June 27. They plan to embark on an epic African adventure that engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Pre-K through fifth grade are welcome. There is a dinner each night at 5:30 p.m. (monetary donations welcome but not required). The VBS follows from 6 to 8:30 p.m. T-shirts will be available for purchase. Register online at stbenslutheran.org.

Ebenezer UMC to hold free VBS, June 23-27

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School for children in preschool through middle school from June 23 to June 27 at the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Activities are from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each day. Dinner will be provided Monday through Thursday. In this year’s theme, “To Mars and Beyond,” children will experience the wonder of God’s universe on a voyage through space. The VBS is free. Sign-up may be done at www.cokesburyvbs.com/ebenezerunitedmethodist. For information, call 410-795-6136 or eumcwinfield@gmail.com.


Faith Lutheran holding VBS, June 24-28

Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission. The program will run Monday, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and is open to children age 3 through sixth grade. Kids will learn about God's plan of salvation from creation to the cross. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register, visit www.faithlutheraneldersburg.com.

Deer Park, Calvary join forces for VBS, June 24-28

Deer Park and Calvary United Methodist Churches are combining their Vacation Bible School to present “To Mars and Beyond!” Here, children can explore where God's power can take them and discover God's mission for their lives and how to serve him. It will take place on June 24-28 at Deer Park UMC, 2205 Sykesville Road/Md. 32, Westminster, from 6 to 8 p.m. Children 3 years old through middle-school age will participate. This event is free of charge, but registration is required. To register or find out more visit www.dpumc.net, or call 410-848-2313.


Church of the Open Door Bible Time, July 7-11

Neighborhood Bible Time begins Sunday July 7 and runs through Thursday July 11 at Church of the Open Doors in Westminster. It goes from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. for Children ages 5 through sixth grade. Buses will be available to pick up for this event. Children will enjoy fun, games, treats, snacks, story times, and awards. This is a free event. For information, call 410-876-3838 or visit opendoorchurch.org.

Mayberry church hosting VBS, July 8-12

Mayberry First Church of God, at 2428 Mayberry Road in Westminster, is hosting a vacation Bible school July 8-12. The theme is: Roar! Life is wild God is good. The school is in session nightly that week, from 6:30 to 8:30 and is open to kids ages 3 to 12. For more information, email Will942@aol.com.

Westminster Baptist hosting VBS, July 8-12

A Vacation Bible School at Westminster Baptist Church will be held July 8-12, starting at 9 a.m. and running until 12:15 p.m. for ages 4 through fifth grade. Registration may be completed on line at discoverwbc.com. Learn exciting stories of Jesus’ life and miracles with fun music, crafts and games. Snacks are provided, we ask you provide any food allergies or health issues leaders need to be aware of on the registration form. Westminster Baptist Church is located at 354 Crest Lane, Westminster.

Westminster SDA hosting VBS, July 16-20

Westminster Seventh-Day Adventist Church will hold a free vacation Bible school July 16-20 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 4 to 12. Children will learn about God in Cactusville a western town, with story time, games, crafts, and snack time. The church urges little buckaroos to come out have some fun. The school will be held at 320 Crest Lane, Westminster. For more information, visit www.wadventist.org or call the church at 410-848-2599.

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