May 26, 2012
By Rosanne BowmanLIMA —There's just something about Vacation Bible School that says summer fun. Exciting themes with games, crafts and Bible lessons offer way to keep young minds engaged during the summer months. Fortunately, the Lima area has plenty from which to choose. Below is a list of possibilities that should fit in just about anyone's schedule with a variety of themes, activities and locations.To add your event to Zvents, The Lima News' calendar system, visit www.limaohio.com.June 18 to 22: “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road, Bluffton. Events start at 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Registration upon arrival. For details, call 419-358-0170.June 18 to 22: “Take Me to the Water,” Lima Mennonite Church, 1318 N. Main St., Lima. Events are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 4 to 12 years old. Registration is upon arrival. For details, call 419-979-6246.June 18 to 22: “Amazing Desert Journey — Where Jesus Leads Us Home,” Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 705 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Events are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 3 (if potty trained) through just out of grade six. For details, contact 419-238-4992 or www.emmanuelvanwert.org. June 25 to 29: “Great Global Adventure,” Delphos Christian Union Church, 470 S. Franklin St., Delphos. Events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for kids, ages 4 to 11 years old. For details call 419-695-1179.July 8 to 12: “Adventures on Promise Island,” St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5050 St. Matthews Drive, Lima. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 to 12 years old. Pre-registration and details are available by calling 419-999-5329. July 9 to 13: “A Bug Zone – Transformed by our BIG God!” Waynesfield Baptist Church, 512 N. Main St., Waynesfield. Events will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 4 years up to 12th grade. For details, call 419-568-5911July 22 to 26: “Undercover Investigation,” Bluelick Bible Church, 1138 W. Bluelick Road, Lima. Registration will begin at 6:10 p.m. with events starting at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 5 years up to 6th grade. For details, call 419-225-8822July 22 to 26: “Amazing Desert Journey,” Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2120 Lakewood Ave., Lima. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. for kids, ages 3years up to sixth grade. There will also be an adults' Bible study during this time. For details, call 419-222-2541.July 22 to 26: “High Seas Expedition,” Columbus Grove Community Vacation Bible School. Held for kids, ages 4 years up to eighth grade. Kids ages 4 years to first grade will go to Columbus Grove Christian Church, 105 S. Broad St. Kids in second grade will go to First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High St. Kids in third and fourth grade will go to St. John's United Methodist Church, 205 N. High St. Kids in fifth and sixth grade will go to Church of the Good Shepherd, 224 S. Elm St. Kids in seventh and eighth grade will go to St. Anthony's Church, 512 W. Sycamore St. Children will meet at their perspective churches at 6 p.m., and they can be picked up at Columbus Grove Christian Church at 8:45 p.m. For details, call 419-615-3281.July 23 to 27: Lima Missionary Baptist Church, 3085 Yoder Road, Lima. Events held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 419-222-2252 for details.Aug. 7 to 10: “Operation Overcomers,” Lima Baptist Temple, 982 Brower Road, Lima. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 4 years old up to sixth grade. There will be a family carnival on Friday night with food and games. For details, call 419-229-1561.If you have a story idea or an item you feel the community would like to know about for the Religion section, please contact Rosanne Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-516-6149.