Don’t be surprised if things get a little wild at Vacation Bible School this summer.
One of the most popular themes for VBS at local churches is “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters With Jesus,” which was created by Lifeway, the Southern Baptist publishing house.
“In the Wild” lets youngsters take on the role of photographers, snapping pictures in settings that mimic authentic natural animal habitats. “In the Wild” participants will also learn about encounters people had with Jesus.
Another theme being used at some churches is Group’s “Roar – Life is Wild – God is Good.”
Other Bible School themes at area churches include the farm, auto racing, construction and space travel. Resurrection Lutheran Church is using the “To Mars and Beyond” theme, and all participants will receive a rocket backpack.
Southwest Christian Church’s VBS is hosting B.A.S.I.C. Elements Science Camp in July. Participants will launch rockets and squish slime while walking through the five basic elements of faith – believe, ask, serve, impact and celebrate.
In addition to science devotionals and sciences games, there will be science-themed skits and videos.
Central Baptist Church has generally had a large Vacation Bible School, but the tradition is taking a hiatus this year because of construction at the church.
VBS programs on the calendar include:
•June 2-6, 5:30-8:45 p.m., Mills Chapel Baptist Church, 85 Country Club Road, age 3-6th grade, In the Wild.
•June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m., Royal Baptist Church, In the Wild.
•June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m., Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2956 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, rising pre-K to sixth grade, Time Lab. $10 per child/$30 maximum per family. Online registration – www.cornerstoneumc.com
•June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m., East Newnan Baptist Church, Pre-K through sixth grade. In the Wild.
•June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m., Providence Baptist Church, 918 Providence Church Road, In the Wild
•June 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Moreland, In the Wild.
•June 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, First Baptist Church, Senoia, In the Wild.
•June 3-7, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road, age 3-6th grade, In the Wild.
•June 3-7, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ramah First Baptist Church, 502 Ramah Drive, Palmetto, pre-k to sixth grade, In the Wild.
•June 3-7, 6-8:30 p.m., Sargent Baptist Church, Building With Jesus.
•June 3-7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., West Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Quarry Road. Farm Fresh Faith.
•June 8, 5:30 p.m., June 9-12, 6-8 p.m., Corinth Baptist Church, In the Wild.
•June 9-13, White Oak Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 2796 Gordon Road, Senoia, kindergarten-5th grade. Online registration – http://www.whiteoakarp.org/
•June 9-13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Rehoboth Baptist Church, Luthersville. Boot Camp.
•June 9-14, 5-8 p.m., Change Church, Grantville, In the Wild.
•June 10-13, 6-8:30 p.m., Elim Baptist Church, Handy Road, In the Wild.
•June 10-13, 6:30-8 p.m., Arnco Baptist Church, Farm Fresh Faith.
•June 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-noon, First Baptist Church, Newnan. In the Wild.
•June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, SonRise Baptist Church, In the Wild.
•June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Bullsboro Drive/Lora Smith Road, ages 4-12, To Mars And Beyond.
•June 10-14, 5-8 p.m., Providence Baptist Church, 6402 Campbellton Redwine Road, Chatt Hills, age 4-6th grade, In the Wild.”
•June 10-14, 6-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Franklin, In the Wild.
•June 10-14, 6:30-8 p.m., New Heights Baptist Church, Running the Race for God.
•June 11-13, 6-8 p.m., Hope Memorial Baptist Church, 2312 Fischer Road, Sharpsburg, Plant A Seed – Water A Seed.
•June 12-14, 9 a.m.-noon, Crossroads Church, Orange “Power Up.”
•June 17-20, 9 a.m.-noon, Heatherwood Baptist Church, Giddy Up Junction.
•June 17-20, 6:15-8:30 p.m., OakLawn Baptist Church, 482 Pine Road, Camp Kilimanjaro.
•June 17-21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Road, Fayetteville. Ages four-completed sixth grade. In The Wild. Online registration: www.woolseybaptist.org
•June 17-21, New Lebanon Baptist Church, 1674 Wagers Mill Road. Dinner, 5:45 p.m. Worship rally, 6:20 p.m., ages 3-8th grade, In The Wild.
•June 17-21, 6-8 p.m., Luthersville Baptist Church, The Incredible Race.
•June 23-27, 5-8 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 6090 Cochran Mill Road, Chattahoochee Hills, all ages, Farm Fresh Faith.
•June 24-27, 9 a.m.-noon, Newnan Presbyterian Church, Age 4 by Sept. 1-rising 5th graders. $15 per child. Register by June 1 for T-shirt – http://www.newnanpres.org/vbs%20early!
•June 24-28, 8 a.m.-noon, Unity Baptist Church, In the Wild.
•June 24-28, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church, 72 Robinson St.. Pre-K-12th grade, Woosh: Take Flight to Where God Leads You.
•July 8-12, 5-8 p.m., New Hope Baptist, 3989 Corinth Road.
•July 8-12, 6-8:30 p.m., Northside Baptist Church, In the Wild.
•July 8-12, 6-8:30 p.m., White Oak First Baptist Church, 2078 Highway 34, Camp Kilimanjaro.
•July 8-12, 6-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, Haralson, Roar.
•July 14-17, 6:-8:30 p.m., Griffin First Assembly, Newnan, kindergarten-6th grade, Roar. Early registration includes free T-shirt – GFAnewnan@griffinfirst.org or visit Griffinfirst.org/Newnan
•July 14-17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2194 West Grantville Road, Roar.
•July 14-18, Moreland United Methodist Church, Pre-K-5th grade, Paul in Captivity. Information, Emily Wilbert, 770-502-8381.
•July 14-18, 5:30-9 p.m., Sharpsburg Baptist Church, 6413 Georgia Highway 54, Sharpsburg, ages 4-12, In The Wild. Dinner for those who pre-register.
•July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon, Line Creek Baptist Church, 1488 Bob Smith Road, Sharpsburg, Prek-fifth grade. In the Wild.
•July 15-19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, Luthersville, In the Wild.
•July 21-26, 6-8 p.m., Southwest Christian Church, 3836 Hwy 29 N, B.A.S.I.C. Elements Science Camp. Online registration: www.swchristianchurch.org/scie...