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Churches get ready for Vacation Bible School

Posted May 21, 2013
Updated June 26, 2013

Summer vacation is nearly here and that means churches are gearing up for Vacation Bible School.

These are typically free or inexpensive half day, week-long programs at local churches where kids learn about Bible stories and take part in crafts and other activities. Historically these have been morning programs. But many churches are mixing things up, offering the programs on the weekend or evenings.

I've been getting emails about local VBS programs and also reached out to Go Ask Mom Facebook fans this week. Here are the programs that I know about. If you have one to add, please share it in the comments below.

A couple of things to note: The vast majority, if not all, of these programs require pre-registration. Many will fill up. Some include nominal fees. If you'd like your child to attend one, please follow the link to contact the church to learn more about the program and sign up.

Again, contact the individual churches for details and how to register.

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  • ncmum Jun 7, 10:11 a.m.

    Franklinton United Methodist Church will host the Everywhere Fun Fair VBS June 26 - 29. It is open to children aged 3 years old through 6th Grade. 6pm - 8.30pm (Wed-Fri), and 9am - noon (Saturday).
    Meal provided, crafts, outdoor games (usually water games), story time, music and dance, as well as carnival games and lots of prizes for each child!
    TOTALLY FREE!!!!

    Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required. It will just make check in much quicker on the first night.

    Sign up online at:

    http://2013.cokesburyvbs.com/FranklintonUMC

  • thompsonkirsten Jun 6, 5:07 p.m.

    EVERYWHERE FUN FAIR!!!!
    St. Francis United Methodist Church
    2965 Kildaire Farm Rd.
    Cary, North Carolina 27518
    Weekend- August 2-4th
    http://2013.cokesburyvbs.com/sfumc2013
    Meals, carnival, science presentations, performers from different countries..... And MUCH, MUCH MORE!

  • mimiunc4ever May 30, 2:43 p.m.

    Creedmoor Road Baptist Church(6001 Creedmoor Rd.) is having VBS the week of June 24-28 from 9am-12pm. SonWest will be an exciting, free adventure for boys & girls ages 4 years - 6th grade. For more info, call 919-787-3317.

  • stonewolfe74 May 30, 11:00 a.m.

    New Hope Baptist Church 4301 Louisburg Rd Raleigh NC, 27604 is having Everywhere Fun Fair, June 10th-13th from 6:00-8:30 each night. There will be a Free kick off carnival June 9th 3-5pm. Ages 3(by Aug 31 2012) to 5th grade. WWW.NHBCRNC.ORG or 919-876-5250

  • salane May 28, 11:25 a.m.

    Duncan Baptist Church 12024 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs, NC 27540, is having VBS (Colossal Coaster World) starting June 23-June 28 6:30-8:30 each night. Meal provided for the kids, lots of fun. Old fashined amusement to commence the event on the 28th

  • Whosays May 23, 3:25 p.m.

    Pearce Baptist Church 4634 Pearces Road, Zebulon, NC
    VBS June 17th-21st, Time is 5:15 - meal provided for the students,
    VBS starts 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Phone 919-269-7510

  • 007KnightRider May 22, 3:38 p.m.

    Mount Bethel Baptist Church - Roxboro will be holding VBS June 18-21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

    http://www.mtbethelbaptistroxboro.com/

  • jenpierce May 22, 2:39 p.m.

    Cary Presbyterian Church will be holding VBS on June 23rd-27th for kids ages 4- rising 5th graders. Our theme this year is "Everywhere Fun Fair"- where God's world comes together. Opening night (Sun) will start at 4:30pm with a craft workshop and potluck dinner, followed by the regular program from 6:00-8:30pm. All other nights (Mon-Thurs) will be from 6:00-8:30pm. Call the church office for registration info. 919-467-8700

  • ginacain2 May 22, 12:28 p.m.

    Fellowship Baptist Church in Willow Springs is having VBS June 16-21 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Their website is www.fbcnow.org

  • debraynor May 22, 8:27 a.m.

    Raleigh First Assembly will be holding it's annual VBS June 9-12. It runs from 6:00-8:30pm with dinner provided M-W. I've not seen another church do VBS quite like Raleigh First.

    http://www.kidzaliveraleigh.org/#!vbs/c1zml

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