— A number of area churches and organizations will host Vacation Bible School programs, also known as VBS, this summer. Several are holding programs next week, including:
• First Christian Church VBS This summer, let’s give kids the royal treatment at Kingdom Rock. Be a part of Vacation Bible School at First Christian Church, Mineral Wells, June 17-20, 5:30-8 p.m. It’s our goal to reach 60 kids with this program That’s 60 kids who will grow in their relationship with God. We’re praying this awesome VBS program will touch children’s hearts and lives with God’s love, and that kids in our community will discover that God’s love helps us…stand strong! First Christian Church is located at 302 N.W. 6th St., in Mineral Wells. For more information, call (940) 325-4277.
• First Baptist Church Mineral Wells will be hosting their VBS, called Summer Music Activities for Kids, or SMAK. SMAK takes place next week, June 17-21, from 9 a.m. to noon, for children who have completed grades one through six. Children will learn a musical during the week and perform Friday night at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Children turning age 4 before Sept. 1, with kindergarten completed, can participate. For a VBS T-shirt, there is an optional cost of $5. For more information, go online to www.fbcmwtx.org/smakvbs or call (940) 325-2523.
• Indian Creek Baptist Church is hosting a VBS for kindergarten through sixth graders. Bring your child to 104 Indian Creek Road Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, 6-8:30 p.m. Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth.
• NORTHSIDE BAPTIST VBS, located at 503 NE 23rd St., in Mineral Wells, will hold its VBS Monday-Friday, June 10-14, for children ages four through 12. Hours are 6-9 p.m. For information, call (940) 325-6222.
• Rock Creek Road BAPTIST Church will hold its VBS Sunday through Friday, June 9-14. Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m., and the program is for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. For information call Debbie at (940) 859-9361. The church is located at 698 Rock Creek Road, about 7 miles north of Mineral Wells.
• First Baptist Church in Perrin will host a VBS for ages pre-kindergarten through sixth graders, monday-Friday, 6-8:45 p.m. Students may preregister before 3 p.m. at the church office, located at 400 Farm-to-Market Road 2210 East. The theme of is “Kingdom Chronicles Putting on the full armor of God,” from Ephesians 6:11. Come to the Royal Fun Fair.