Religion briefs: Numerous vacation Bible schools on tap throughout county

Religion briefs: Numerous vacation Bible schools on tap throughout county
Children riding in the back of the Immanuel Lutheran Church float toss candy and wave to spectators during the parade leading to the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company carnival, July 2. Immanuel Lutheran is one of many churches hosting a vacation Bible school. It starts July 7. (Brian Krista /Carroll County Times)
Immanuel Lutheran to hold VBA, July 7-11

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3184 Church Street in Manchester, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 7–11, 5:30–8 p.m. Each child will receive a free VBS T-shirt.This year’s theme is “Roar!” and includes music and movement, arts and crafts, storytelling, active games and more. It is open to children age 3 through grade 6. Older youth may serve as volunteers. For information and to register call 410-374-4463 or email

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

A free Neighborhood Bible Time runs July 7-11 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. Children will enjoy fun, games, treats, snacks, story times, and awards. For information, call 410-876-3838 or visit

Shiloh United Methodist holding VBS, July 8-10

Shiloh United Methodist Church in Hampstead is holding a free Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12 from July 8-10, from 6-8:30 p.m. Register online at Shiloh United Methodist Church is at 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead. Call 410-374-4231.

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

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 Learn exciting stories of Jesus’ life and miracles with fun music, crafts and games. Westminster Baptist Church is located at 354 Crest Lane, Westminster.

Union Bridge Community VBS, July 15-19

Union Bridge Church of the Brethren at 124 S. Main St., will host a Vacation Bible School program, “Roar Life is wild, God is good.” The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. July 15-19, 2019 for children from age 4 through fifth grade. To register, email or call the church at 410-775-2717.

St. Mary’s Lutheran VBS, July 15-19

St. Mary's Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school July 15-19 from 6 to 8 p.m. All children ages 3 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend at no charge to learn, "Who is our neighbor?" through stories, crafts, games, and snacks. For more information, call 410-346-7146 or email

Lazarus Church VBS, July 15-19

Lazarus Church, 5101 S. Church Street in Lineboro, Maryland, is hosting a vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly, July 15-19. The theme is Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good. For more information contact Rita 443-375-1114, Alexis 443-375-1115 or Audrey 443-375-6951.

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 at 320 Crest Lane, Westminster. For more information, visit or call 410-848-2599.

Calvary UMC holding VBS, Aug. 1-2

Calvary United Methodist Church is inviting elementary-aged children to attend a free Noah’s Ark, Vacation Bible School on Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. each day. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Participants will experience Noah’s Ark by engaging in fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics based activities throughout the day. Register at or call 301-829-0358.