Area churches who are holding Vacation Bible schools:
Vacation Bible School, 7 to 9 p.m. each evening from July 5 to 9, Marietta Bible Center Church; games, music missionary and Bible stories; refreshments served each evening; speaker, Evangelist Charlie Chan, a highly qualified children's worker.
"High Seas Expedition," theme of Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m. each evening from July 11 to 15, Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta; all children from age 3 through fifth grade invited; under the direction of Sarah Hess; all children invited.
"Saddle Ridge Ranch," theme of Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. each night from Sunday, July 11, through Thursday, July 15, St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Little Hocking; there will be a kick-off hayride at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the church; everyone is welcome; for more information, (740) 525-3549.
"What's Your Destination," theme of Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon each night from July 12 to 16, Wagner Union Church on Ohio 254; for children in kindergarten through fifth grade; crafts, Bible stories, songs and snacks; to pre-register: (740) 376-0937.
"Sea Quest," theme of Vacation Bible School, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each night from Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, Deucher Baptist Church, Washington County 9; ages 4 and up; (740) 934-2527.
"Egypt: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace," theme of Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening from Sunday, July 18, to Thursday, July 22, Beverly Presbyterian Church, Ohio 339, by the bridge; joint effort between Beverly Presbyterian and Beverly United Methodist churches; before the opening, a light supper will be served at 6 p.m.; all children are invited to join the adventure.
"Take a journey to Egypt with us!" theme of Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night from July 19 through 23, Center Valley Baptist Church, five miles north of Newport, beside Frontier High School; hot dogs and chips will be served every day at 6.p.m.; all ages are welcome.
"Highs Seas Expedition, All Hands On Deck!" theme of Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. each night from July 19 to 23, The Salvation Army, 136 Front St.; crafts, wild games, snacks, swashbuckling Bible adventures, music; for more information, Captains Jim and Lori Brown at (740) 373-4043.
"Chose Jesus," theme of Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each night from July 19 to 23, Souls Harbor Baptist Church; children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to attend; activities include puppets, Bible lessons and crafts; for more information or for a ride, 373-8118.
"EGYPT: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace," theme of Vacation Bible School, from 5 to 8 p.m. each night from July 26 through 30, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta; participants will explore Pharaoh's palace, experience thrilling "real-life" dramas, play high-energy games, sample snacks, and hear music; a light supper will be served at 5 p.m.; to register, 373-1716.
"Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace," theme of Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon each day from July 26 to 30, 501 Fourth St., Marietta; joint effort by First Presbyterian Church and Christ United Methodist Church; for children ages 3 through fifth grade; registration forms available at either church.
"High Seas Expedition," theme of Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:45 p.m. each night from July 26 to 30, Norwood United Methodist Church, corner of Colegate Drive and Oakwood Avenue; for children ages 3 through 12; children will learn more about God and his love for them through five different stations: Storytime, video travel, crafts, music and snacks; children need to be dropped off by 6 p.m. and be picked up by their parent/legal guardian by 8:45 p.m. inside the church; all children must be registered by their parent/guardian and children must be potty trained; to pre-register a child, 374-5606 Tuesday and Thursday mornings.