Religion briefs: 'Land of the Free' coming to Linwood Brethren

“Land of the Free” will be presented by the choir and community of Linwood Brethren Church, 575 McKinstry’s Mill Road (between New Windsor and Union Bridge) on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. All are invited and admission is free.

The Linwood community is thankful to God for the privilege of being Americans and yet, as blessed as they are to live in this nation, they believe those who are followers of Christ have tasted a much greater freedom. Call 410-635-6360 for more information.

Faith Lutheran VBS set for late June

Faith Lutheran Church, LCMS, Eldersburg announces its Vacation Bible School, “Splash Canyon.” The program will run from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to children age 3 (by Jan. 1, 2018) through 12.

The children will learn that life is full of thrills and spills, and that only God knows what is around the bend. They will discover that Jesus is God's promise on life's wild ride. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. To register, go to and click on "Vacation Bible School" under "What's Up."

The church is located at 1700 St. Andrews Way, next to the public library. For more information, contact the church office at 410-795-8082.

Westminster Baptist plans VBS for July

Westminster Baptist Church is planning its annual Vacation Bible School, July 9-13, for children age 4 through fifth grade.The theme this summer is Space Probe — Seeking out The God of the Universe. Each day begins 9:15 am and ends at 12:15 p.m. The morning is filled with air- and space-themed activities that relate to God's Word. There will be a closing ceremony Friday evening at 7 p.m. for family and friends. Children may be registered on line at The church is at 354 Crest Lane, Westminster.

Lazarus Vacation Bible School set for mid-July

Vacation Bible School (VBS) returns to Lazarus United Church of Christ, 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. It will be held Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Ship Wrecked” is the fun theme. For ages 2 to 12 years old. Contact Rita Becker at 443-375-1114 or Audrey Warren at 443-375-6951.

Stone Chapel UMC offer Family VBS

A Family Vacation Bible School will be held this year at Stone Chapel United Methodist Chuch, 1448 Stone Chapel Rd, New Windsor. Free. Call 410-635-2102.

Trinity UCC Set to hold VBS

Trinity’s VBS will be Game On! Please contact the church to register. Bible stories, crafts, mission projects, snack time and MUSIC!. 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3229 York Street, Manchester. free. Call 410-374-2727.

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