RELIGION: Local churches announce vacation Bible school schedules

BIG RAPIDS — With summer vacation in full swing, area churches are announcing their vacation Bible school schedules.

United Church of Big Rapids will hold its weekly Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School under the pavilion closest to the playground at Northend Riverside Park in Big Rapids. The community is invited to attend a family potluck at 5:30 p.m., followed by games, crafts, music and science activities from 6:15 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 25. No classes will be held on July 4.

For more information, contact the church at (231) 796-7124. No pre-registration is required.

The Evart United Methodist Church starts its vacation Bible school this month, where children ages 4 through eighth grade can meet new friends, play games, listen to Bible stories and more. Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through June 29 at the church, located at 619 N. Cherry St. in Evart.

For more information, contact the church at (231) 734-2130.

The First Baptist Church of Big Rapids will hold its vacation Bible school from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10. Classes themed “In the Beginning” will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every day at the church, located at 200 S. Stewart St. in Big Rapids.

For more information or to register, contact (231) 796-8243.

Woodville Community Church will hold a week-long vacation Bible school with the theme of “Son Rise National Park.” Classes for children age 3 through seventh grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon the week of July 23 at the church, located at 6206 N. Pine Ave. in Big Rapids.

For more information or to register, contact (231) 689-2164.

Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold its amusement park themed vacation Bible school from July 29 to Aug. 2. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the church, located at 726 Fuller Ave. in Big Rapids. Each night will begin with a family dinner and close with snacks for all.

Area churches wanting to add their vacation Bible school schedule to this list should contact Pioneer staff writer Jonathan Eppley at (231) 592-8362 or jeppley@pioneergroup.com.

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