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Area vacation Bible schools combine fun, faith
by Christine Fonville
June 17, 2014 01:33 PM | 2297 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
School is out and with summer break also comes the beginning of many vacation Bible school programs throughout Henry County.

While programs vary from church to church, parents can expect their children to have fun and continue learning in safe environment, said Tabitha Hunsucker of Wesley Way United Methodist Church in McDonough, where Workshop of Wonders – Discovering God’s Workshop VBS ends Friday.

Hunsucker said children get the chance to be creative and fend off the boredom that often comes once school is out.

“Our program includes interactive puppet shows, DVDs, music, crafts, story-telling, snacks and recreation all while kids learn different verses and themes from the Bible each day,” she said. “I think vacation Bible school programs are a really good place for kids to be during the summer because they have fun in a positive atmosphere.”

Upcoming vacation Bible schools include:

- Community Bible Church at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge will host a jungle-themed program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The program, called Community Safari, will be July 7 through 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Families can register online at in the events section for $10 per child until July 2.

- Bible Baptist Church at 2780 Mount Carmel Road in Hampton will host its Medieval Mayhem program July 14 through 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Program Director Robert Rossiter said children can participate in games, lessons and a carnival and performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

“We have fun skits that the kids participate in each day and at the end of the week, they perform at a Friday night service,” he said.

Online registration opens June 30 at

- Salem Baptist Church at 1724 Hwy 155 N in McDonough will host a Wilderness Escape –Where God Guides and Provides program June 24 through 27.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. each day, children can learn through playing and hands-on activities how to trust and rely on God.

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