Vacation Bible Schools
Abundant Grace Bible Church
WEIRTON — Abundant Grace Bible Church, 3900 Brightway St., Weirton, will host Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. to noon on July 8-11.
“Roar Vacation Bible School: Life is Wild, God is Good!” is the theme of the event for children in kindgergarten through sixth grade.
To register, contact Pastor Aldo Pucci at (304) 670-9334.
Finley United Methodist Church
STEUBENVILLE — Finley United Methodist Church, located at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will hold Vacation Bible School beginning Monday and continuing through Friday.
VBS will begin each evening at 6 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. It is open to children age 4-14. A middle school VBS also will be available for those in grades six to eight.
The theme is “Roar!” A news release notes, “This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.”
To pre-register visit www.finleyumc.org/vbs or call the church office at (740) 282-9795.
First United Methodist, Weirton
WEIRTON — First United Methodist Church in Weirton will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 7-11 at the church, located at 3301 West St. in downtown Weirton.
This year’s theme is ” The Incredible Race” and will feature games, bible stories, music, crafts and a light dinner each evening. It is open to ages kindergarten through fifth grade.
For information, contact the church office at (304) 748-6680 or Holly Everhart at (304) 374-0945.
Richmond United Methodist
RICHMOND — “Farm Fresh Faith” will be the theme of Vacation Bible School to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 14-18 at Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., Richmond.
It is for preschool ages 3 and 4 through sixth grade.
Dinner will be provided. For information, call the church at (740) 765-4957.
St. Joseph the Worker
WEIRTON — Children are invited to “Roar Vacation Bible School: Life is Wild, God is Good” from July 15-18 at St. Joseph the Worker Grade School and Madonna High School.
It is open to children in pre-kindergarten through grade six and will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call (304) 723-2054.
A spokesperson explained children “will discover that God is good even when life gets wild.” The VBS will include Bible-learning activities, music, teamwork-building games, make-and-devour treats, “wild Bible adventures,” Bible memory buddies and “sciency-fun gizmos” to take home and play with all summer.
Children will learn “to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings.” Each day concludes with “the safari celebration,” with family members and friends encouraged to participate.
Children attending Roar VBS also will participate in the Connecting Kids to Justice outreach project to help provide safe and drinkable water for those in need.
Wintersville United Methodist
WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St., will be hosting Vacation Bible School 2019 to the theme “God’s Big Game Plan!”
It starts Monday and continues through Friday, running from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
VBS will focus on Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” Children ages 4 through the eighth grade are welcome to the sports-related theme “to find out what God’s plan is for them.”
Participants can register at http://wintersvilleunitedmethodistchurch1.godaddysites.com or at the church office. Registration also can be completed by the parents right before VBS starts.
The mission this year is the Cancer Dietary Initiative with canned fruit, cereal and canned meat to be collected.
“All our welcome to attend this fun-filled week and participate in missions, Bible time, arts and crafts, science, music, snack and woodworking for the upper grades,” a spokesperson noted. “There is bound to be lots of surprises and excitement and a chance to learn more about God.”