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By Rosanne Bowman



Amir Pearson reads a Scripture from the Bible at a past vacation Bible school at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Amir Pearson reads a Scripture from the Bible at a past vacation Bible school at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church.
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Summer vacation is just around the corner, and that means vacation Bible school season starts in churches around the area. Exciting themes with games, crafts and Bible stories will keep young minds engaged. Fortunately, Lima has quite a few possibilities to choose from. Below is a list of area vacation Bible schools that should fit just about anybody’s schedule with a variety of themes, activities and locations.


June 9-13, “Arrow Island: Choosing God’s Way,” Marion Baptist Church, 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 years to 6th grade. For details call 419-339-6319.


June 15-19, “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind,” Lima Baptist Temple, 982 Brower Road, Lima. Events will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for kids, ages 4 years old up to fifth grade. For details, call 419-229-1561 or visit www.limabaptisttemple.org. .


June 15-19, “Around the World in One Week,” Bluelick Bible Church, 1138 W. Bluelick Road, Lima. Events will be held from 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 5 years up to 6th grade. For details, call 419-225-8822.


June 16-20, “Incrediworld Amazement Park,” Delphos Christian Union Church, 470 S. Franklin St., Delphos. Events will be held from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. for kids, ages 4 to 12 years old. For details call 419-692-9940 or email delphoscuc@gmail.com.


June 22 - 26, “Jungle Safari: Where Kids Explore the Nature of God,” Forest Park United Methodist Church, 315 S. Collins Ave., Lima. Events will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 22, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 23 – 26, for kids ages 4 years through 5th grade. For details or to register ahead of time, call 419-227-8445.


June 22-26, “Gangway to Galilee,” 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. For details, call 419-222-2541.


July 13-17, “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind,” Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren, 399 Bluelick Road, Lima. Events will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 3 through 12 years. Registration information will be sent home the first night.


July 14-18, “Bible Bootcamp,” Waynesfield Baptist Church, 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield. Events will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. for kids, ages 4 years through 12th grade. For details, call 419-568-5911.


July 20 – 23, “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is one of a Kind,” Immanuel United Methodist Church, 699 Sunnydale Ave., Elida. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. for kids ages 3 years to going into fifth grade. For details or to pre-register call 419-331-2366 or visit immanuel@bright.net.


July 20-24, “Weird Animals,” Columbus Grove Community Vacation Bible School. Events will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. for kids ages 4 years through 8th 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 through eighth grade will go to Church of the Good Shepherd, 224 S. Elm St. For details call 419-615-3281.


July 21-25, “Everywhere Fun Fair,” Westminster United Methodist Church, 6650 Faulkner Road, Westminster. Events will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for kids ages X. Pre-registration and details are available by calling 419-648-8151 or visiting www.cokesburyvbs/WESTMINSTEROHUMC.


June 10-14, “Kingdom Rock, a Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School,” St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on 777 S. Main St., Lima. Events will be held from 8 a.m. to noon for kids of all faiths, ages kindergarten through 4th grade. Pre-registration and details by calling the parish office at 419-222-5521 or visiting https://osv.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/stroseandstjohn/gpgs/Home.aspx.


June 10-14, “SonWest Roundup,” Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 4950 North Thayer Rd., Elida. Events will be held from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. For details call 419-643-4495 or visit http://vbs.pleasantviewcob.org.


July 8-12, “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” 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 6th grade. Pre-registration and details are available by calling 419-999-5329.

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