The Newnan Times-Herald


Music camp, VBS programs on church calendars

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jun. 09, 2017 - 5:41 AM

Many area churches are holding Vacation Bible School in the next few weeks, and All Saints Anglican Church is putting everything in place for its annual free Children’s Music Camp.
The music camp theme will be Digging for Treasure, and camp will be from June 19-23.    The theme “will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages focusing on the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke,” said Jane Carter of All Saints.
“Curriculum for the camp is an exploration of biblical truths with a focus on music, singing and instruction in various instruments, composition and art,” she added. Campers will also engage in theme-related games, crafts and snacks.
The program is suited for children ages 5-11.  Last summer’s camp graduated more than 100 children.
Assisting All Saints’ professional staff as worship leader will be Chelsea Buyalos, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and instructor of voice and piano.
Several professional guest musicians including LeeLee Hunter of the Peabody Conservatory as well as other musically talented staff will lead a variety of music instruction labs.  
“This year will also include a performance by The Peachtree Wind Ensemble and other exciting guest performers,” Carter said.
Although the camp is free, campers are asked to bring donations for the Bethlehem Ministry. Parents and friends will be invited to the “grande finale” and graduating presentation at noon on June 23rd when the children will demonstrate what they have learned.
The camp is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon daily and will be held at All Saints, 149 Ebenezer Road, Fayetteville, just east of Peachtree City.  For information and registration, call 770-486-5374 or visit and click on the Music Camp logo.
Three churches have announced plans for Vacation Bible School. Cornerstone United Methodist Church will have VBS from June 25-20 from 6-8:30 p.m. The Maker Fun Factory theme will be used, and Cornerstone’s VBS is open to rising Pre-K-sixth grade.
Registration is online at 
Griffin First Assembly Newnan and Resurrection Lutheran Church are both having Bible school from July 9-12. Griffin First Assembly, 210 Jefferson Place, will use the Mighty Fortress theme for age 4-sixth grade.
Sessions will be from 6-9 p.m. Chelsea Thomas said the Griffin First Assembly VBS will feature storytelling, tournament games and a Victory Village Bible Challenge.
Children registered by June 25 will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is at
Resurrection Lutheran’s VBS is for age 4 - sixth grade with the Factory Fun Maker theme. Sessions will be from 9 a.m.-noon. All participants must be potty trained.
Registration is at registration.html 
Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for the coming week include:
• Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2194 W. Grantville Road, Sunday-Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. Created by God.
• First Baptist Church, 41 Johnson St., Senoia, Sunday-Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m. Created by God.
• Elim Baptist Church, 1529 Handy Road, Sunday-Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. Galactic Starveyors.
• Northside Baptist Church, 3070 Highway 29 N., Sunday-Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Galactic Starveyors.
• Sargent Baptist Church, 467 North Main St., Sargent, Sunday-Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Age 2- fifth grade. SonWorld Adventure Park.
• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Hero Central.
• First United Methodist Church, Newnan, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Rising pre-kindergarten- sixth grade. Registration, $15, includes T-shirt and CD. Registration online: 
• Arnco Baptist Church, 81 Arnco Third St., Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Armor of God.
• Corinth Baptist Church, 7040 Corinth-Newnan Road, Hogansville, Monday-Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Galactic Starveyors.
• First Baptist Church, 15 W. Washington St., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Galactic Starveyors.
• SonRise Baptist Church, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-kindergarten 4-year-olds- fourth grade. Registration, call 678-423-1828, or visit 
• Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Galactic Starveyors.
• Fellowship Chapel, 1188 Tommy Lee Cook Road, Palmetto, Monday-Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. Galactic Starveyors.
• Crossroads Church, 3260 GA-16, Sharpsburg, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Summer Explosion.