I have very fond memories of Vacation Bible School as a child. I remember heading out of the Raleigh heat and into the air conditioning to participate in songs, stories and crafts. It was a peaceful time full of positive energy.
The VBS tradition is alive and well at many churches in our area. Some of the formats have changed over the years to accommodate busier-than-ever family schedules and year-round school calendars, but Vacation Bible School is still a place for youngsters to cool off and learn more about their faith in a casual and fun environment.
Here is a sampling of VBS offerings in our area this summer.
Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Avenue, Wake Forest
St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh
North Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 11905 Strickland Road, Raleigh
Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh
Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
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Friendship Baptist Church, 5510 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh.
Crabtree Valley Baptist Church, 4408 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
Bay Leaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bay Leaf Church Road, Raleigh
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh
Additional faith events this week include:
View and Do
Edenton Street United Methodist Church is hosting a “ View and Do” session on Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 in Kerr Hall at the church. In this series participants will view a documentary and then engage in a faith-based discussion about the issue. This week’s documentary is “58: The Film” and it will be followed by a panel-led discussion on global poverty.
Fish fry fundraiser
Loaves and Fishes Ministry Fundraiser: Friday, June 13. Fish Fry and Bake Sale 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fish Fry, Bake Sale, and Beach Bingo 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Eat in or carry out. Fish plates - $8 (includes fish, boiled potatoes, coleslaw rolls) Fish sandwich - $3. Loaves and Fishes is located in Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church,1950 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Proceeds from the Fish Fry, Bake Sale and Bingo Fundraiser will benefit Loaves and Fishes Ministry, Inc. For more information email email@example.com