Vacation Bible School Schedules

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson

It is time for Vacation Bible School. Each year a new theme is introduced. The two most popular ones this year are Kingdom Rock and Colossal Coaster World. Regardless of the theme, Vacation Bible School is a Bible-learning experience with team building games, cool music and tasty treats with activities that help faith flow into real life. All the churches ask that registration is made now so that they will know how many children to prepare for. Ages range from kindergarten (about four years of age) through fifth grade.  The following have been announced.

Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Kingdom  Rock, Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m. or Monday through Friday, June 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon.

Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, Kingdom Rock, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon.

Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd., Colossal Coaster World, June 23-27, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave.,  Colossal Coaster World, June 17-20.

Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3310 Hixson Pike, Kingdom Rock, Sunday, June 23, 5:30 p.m.; Monday to Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, Marketplace: Christ the King, June 10-13, Monday through Thursday.

Bayside Baptist Church, 6100 Highway 58, Harrison, Colossal Coaster World, June 17-21 8:45 a.m. to noon.

Woodland Park Baptist Church, 6735 Standifer Gap Road, Incredible World, Amazing Park, Answers in Genesis, Jun 17-21.

Hixson First Baptist Church, 5800 Grubb Road, Colossal Coaster World, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to noon.

Dallas Bay Baptist, 8405 Daisy Dallas Road, Kingdom Rocks, June 10-14, 9 a.m. to noon.

Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, Jun 16-20, 6 to 8 p.m.

Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, Champions of Faith Breaking Free, June 17-21.

First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., Everywhere Farm Fair: Where God's World Comes Together, June 24-27, 6 to 8 p.m.

First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., Kingdom Rocks, June 3-7, 9 a.m. to noon. Register by Sunday, May 19, to receive Kingdom Rock T-shirt.


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