Vacation Bible School season is in full swing. Here are some local events:
▪ New Hope Baptist Church Raleigh will host Vacation Bible School from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. June 22-25. The theme is “G-Force.”
The program is for children age 3 and older. Dinner will be provided each night.
New Hope Baptist Church is located at 4301 Louisburg Road, Raleigh.
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▪ Stony Hill Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 22-26. The theme is “Nehemiah: Building the Wall.”
Stony Hill Baptist is located at 7521 Stony Hill Road, Wake Forest.
▪ The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 22-26. The theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.”
The program is available for children in pre-K through rising fifth graders. The cost for the week is $50 per child, with a family maximum of $125.
Registration is available at stfrancisraleigh.org.
The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi is located at 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh.
▪ Bayleaf Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 22-26. The theme is “Journey off the Map.”
Organizers say children will be encouraged to listen for God’s direction in their life journey.
Bayleaf Baptist Church is located at 12200 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh.
The first screening in Raleigh of the film “Racial Taboo” will take place at Edenton Street United Methodist Church.
“Racial Taboo” was directed by North Carolina filmmaker Brian Grimm and is designed to be the stepping-off point for communities to have meaningful conversations about race.
According to Grimm, the film combines history, psychology and stand-up comedy as vehicles to promote discussions about race and race relations. “Racial Taboo” has been viewed at community events in North Carolina and several other states.
The Raleigh premiere will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the church’s Kerr Hall, located at 228 W. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Admission is free.
Grimm said the content of the film and the discussions that follow are appropriate for ages 12 and older.
Time to SHiNE
The monthly SHiNE worship service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21.
SHiNE is a service that welcomes worshippers of all abilities and their families.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at 7000 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.