Vacation Bible School

First UMC, Weirton

WEIRTON — First United Methodist Church of Weirton will host “Shipwrecked VBS” from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

It is for children ages 3-13, who will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God’s love and test out science-fun gizmos they’ll take home to play with.

Each day concludes with the “Sail Away Sendoff” that gets everyone involved in living what they learned.

Family members and friends are invited for a special presentation on Thursday, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

Children participating in VBS will join a mission’s effort to provide seeds for families in Haiti to grow food. For information, call (304) 374-0945.

Richmond United Methodist

RICHMOND — “Rolling River Rampage” will be the theme of Vacation Bible School sponsored by the Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 22-26. For information, call (740) 765-4957.

Rush Run Community Chapel

RAYLAND — Rush Run Community Chapel, 1983 county Road 17, Rayland, will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3. The theme will be “Jungle River Adventure.”

For information, call (740) 733-6223.

Wellsburg Community VBS

WELLSBURG — Several Wellsburg churches are working together once again to offer a Vacation Bible School program, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 23-27 at the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, located on the corner of 18th and Charles streets near the town park.

Open to children ages 4 to sixth grade, the program is “Babylon, Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Through Bible stories, crafts, games, songs and visits with a character acting as Daniel, the children learn how Daniel continued to believe in God when surrounded by people who did not believe in him, a spokesperson explained.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on July 23. Registration forms also are available in advance at the following supporting churches: Wellsburg United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg Christian Church, St. John Catholic Church, Franklin United Methodist Church, Community of Christ Church and the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg.

Wintersville UMC

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Wintersville, will host its Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The theme will be “Jesus Down on the Farm.” The outreach is for children ages 4 to eighth grade. To register, call the church office at (740) 264-1676.