Churches plan for summer Bible school

The Record


Now that school’s out, area churches are making plans for vacation Bible school.

Vacation Bible school offers a week of Bible-centric music, games and activities for young children home for the summer.

To share your church’s news, send details on summer Bible schools and other youth-oriented church activities to Laura Hampton at


Anastasia Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 5–9. The theme will be “Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.” Bible school will be at the church’s Island Campus, 1650 A1A South. For information, call 471-2166 or go to The church will also host “SMACK: Summer Music and Arts Camp” from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 26–30 at its Island Campus. SMACK is a week-long music and arts camp for first through sixth grade children. The cost is $85, which includes the registration fee, a camp T-shirt, a music CD, daily snacks and supplies. Lunch is not included. For information, go to

Ancient City Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 12–16. Geared toward children ages 3 to 11, the Bible school theme will be “Operation Arctic.” Participants will learn about the coolest book on the planet (the Bible!) as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. The church is at 27 Sevilla St. in downtown St. Augustine. To register, go to


Trinity Episcopal Parish will host Maker Fun Factory vacation Bible school June 12–15. From 9 a.m. to noon, children preschool age to fifth grade will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they can take home. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for the Funshop Finale at 11:30 a.m. For information, call 824-2876.


“Maker Fun Factory” will be the vacation Bible school at Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Parkway South, Palm Coast, Florida. Bible school will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 25–29 and is open to children ages 3 to 11. To register, call 386-446-2481 or go to