Lists of vacation Bible schools open to the public will run on the Religion page. Please include the following information: the complete name of the church; address with city or township; time, date and location of sessions; program theme; ages or grades; and whether it’s free or there is a fee. Information should be submitted two weeks before the school’s opening or its registration deadline. Send the information to the Religion Desk by email to; by fax to 330-747-6712 and marked for religion desk; or by mail to The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780. For verification, include a name and phone number of a contact person, which will not be published.

Who: Austintown Baptist Church.

What: “Colossal Coaster World” is the theme.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 23-26.

Where: Church, 1180 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown.

Details: The free program is for children from 5 years old through sixth grade.

Who: Christian Bible Baptist Church.

What: “Jesus Family Reunion” is the theme.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through June 28.

Where: Church, 2369 Oak St. Ext., Youngstown.

Details: The program is for children from 3 years old to adults. Keith A. Neal is pastor and director is Viola Clark. Call 330-747-0318 for information.

Who: Evangel Baptist Church.

What: “Kingdom Chronicles” is the theme.

When: 6 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Church, 5248 Southern Blvd., Boardman.

Details: Crafts, games, music, drama and goodies are planned. Call 330-782-1151 or visit

Who: Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

What: Theme is “Rock It Out, Praising the Living God without Limits.”

When: 6 to 8 p.m. June 25-28.

Where: Church, 646 Lakewwod Ave., Youngstown.

Details: Registration is needed; call 330-743-5084. Sheila D. Williams is director.

Who: New Beginnings Outreach Ministries.

What: Theme is “New York, Making it through the City with God” from Mathew 5:14.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-13.

Where: Ministries, 2007 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown.

Details: The free program is for 5- to 14-year-olds and includes crafts, games and music. Registrations will begin Sunday; call 330-774-7793. A carnival for the family will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13; register by July 10. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily. Minister Charmaine Johnson is youth department leader and VBS director.

Who: New Life Christian Fellowship.

What: Theme is “Kingdom Chronicles.”

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24-28.

Where: Church, 2088 Tibbetts Wick Road, Liberty.

Details: The program includes music, daily skits and the “Truth or Error” game. There will be a picnic June 30 for children and their families. For information, call the church at 330-539-5333.

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