Vacation Bible Schools

First United Presbyterian, Mingo

First United Presbyterian Church of Mingo Junction is gearing up for its annual vacation Bible school program to be held at the church located at 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction.

The theme for this year is “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God,” and it will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 7-11.

Children in the following age brackets are welcome: Pre-kindergarten through kindergarten; completed grades one through three; and completed grades four through six.

Children from any community and any denomination are welcome. It will include Bible lessons, crafts, singing, science projects, games and snacks. The program concludes on Friday with a presentation for the parents and a light meal for all. To prepare for the event, the VBS committee would appreciate an RSVP, but it is not required.

For information, contact the church at (740) 535-0309.

Rayland United Methodist Church

Rayland United Methodist Church, 182 Main St., Rayland, will host a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7-11.

The theme will be “Workshop of Wonders” and involve Bible stories, working with tools, games and crafts. For information, contact Jennifer Gooch at (740) 633-1182.

Vacation Bible Schools

Family of God Christian Center

Vacation Bible school will be held at Family of God Christian Center, 4215 Wells St., Weirton, every Thursday for five weeks beginning next month.

VBS will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7. It is open to children ages pre-kindergarten through seventh grade.

To register contact the church at (304) 224-1219.

Every VBS Thursday and continuing through the summer, the church will host a community picnic beginning at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a potluck dish. Meat will be provided by the church.

Smithfield-Piney Fork churches

The Smithfield-Piney Fork Vacation Bible School will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 8-10 at the Piney Fork Presbyterian Church for children age 3 through teens from all churches in the area.

The theme for the event will be “Super Heroes,” with some of the Bible super heroes such as Moses and Noah studied. Some of the other activities will include hiking and fishing, along with animals from the Oglebay Zoo making an appearance.

There will be a tent village, with the changing of classes during the day, according to Monica Hollen, VBS director along with her sister, Rachel Peckens.

For information, visit the Piney Fork VBS Facebook page. Snacks will be served daily with lunch to be available on July 10.