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Churches get ready for Vacation Bible School

Posted May 22
Updated June 16

It's time to sign up for Vacation Bible School! The annual tradition for many families combines Bible stories, crafts, games and other activities.

The programs typically are free or very cheap. And, though they happen at local churches, they usually are open to the public. For working parents, some churches even offer programs in the evening or weekends, as well.

Here's a list of programs in the Triangle. Most - probably all of them - require pre-registration. And some can fill up. Be sure to follow the links and contact the churches or fill out the online registration form before you go.

If there's a VBS that's not listed here, feel free to share the details in the comments.

Colonial Baptist Church in Cary offers an evening VBS from July 10 to July 13.

Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Raleigh offers a morning program June 12 to June 16.

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh offers VBS in the evening from June 23 to June 25.

Wendell Baptist Church offers VBS in the evening from June 26 to June 30.

The Summit Church is holding its Kids Week in several locations around the Triangle. It's June 26 to June 29 - in the morning for preschoolers and in the evening for grade schoolers.

Hope Valley Baptist Church in Durham has an evening program July 16 to July 21.

Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham has VBS on the second Saturdays of June, July and August - June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12. It's 9 a.m. to noon with a lunch for families at noon.

Benson Memorial United Methodist Church in Raleigh has a morning program June 26 to June 30.

Shiloh Baptist Church in Garner has an evening program June 19 to June 23.

Fairview Baptist Church in Apex offers a Camp Rock program, which runs throughout the summer on Wednesdays from June 7 to Aug. 31.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh has VBS June 19 to June 22.

Apex Baptist Church has an evening VBS that runs July 16 to July 20. An morning program is July 17 to July 21.

Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary has a program for grade schoolers from June 25 to June 29. A preschool program is June 26 to June 30.

Soapstone United Methodist Church in Raleigh has VBS from July 10 to July 13 - in the evenings for grade schoolers and in the mornings for preschoolers. A kickoff is planned July 9.

Calvary Baptist Church, Raleigh, June 11 to June 15 in the evening.

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church has VBS June 25 to June 29 in the evenings and June 26 to June 30 in the mornings.

Macedonia Baptist Church in Raleigh has VBS from July 16 to July 20 in the evenings.

Grove Park Chapel, Durham, July 16 to July 20.

Faith Alliance Church, Durham, June 19 to June 23.

Salem Baptist Church, Apex, mornings, June 13 to June 17; evenings, June 12 to June 16.

Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh, July 10 to July 14.

Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, July 24 to July 27.

Green Pines Baptist Church, Knightdale, July 9 to July 12, evenings, for grade schoolers and July 10 to July 12, mornings, for preschoolers.

Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, mornings, June 19 to June 23.

First Baptist Church, Cary, evenings, July 10 to July 14.

Aversboro Road Baptist Church, Garner, evenings, July 30 to Aug. 3.

Plymouth Church, Raleigh, June 12 to June 16, evenings.

Swift Creek Baptist Church, Raleigh, June 25 to June 29, evenings.

Cary Alliance, Cary, Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, evenings.

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  • Andy Hairston Jun 8, 3:13 p.m.
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    Raleigh Church of Christ, Friday June 16 7-8:30 PM and Saturday June 17 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM. For 2 years through 5th grade.