vacation bible school | Sessions in the Valley

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 For verification, include a name and phone number of a contact person, which will not be published.

Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” is the theme of the activity planned Monday through Friday. Each night will start at 5:30 with a kid-friendly meal followed by music, storytime, crafts and recreation with a closing circle at 7:25 p.m. This event is free and open to all children age 4-11. For information or to register in advance, call the church office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 330-372-1676.

Christian Bible Baptist Church, 2369 Oak St. Ext., Youngstown: “The Jesus Connection ... What a Friend” is the theme for the program planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through June 27. Sessions are for children from 3 years old to adults. There will be crafts, games and food. Call 330-747-0318.

Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, 3813 Hadley Road, Clarks Mills, Pa.: “Weird Animals ... Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for 3-year-olds through sixth grade. Call 724-253-2424.

Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown: A “Sonrise Park Party” will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. June 22 with games, petting zoo, pony rides and food from 3:30 to 5:30. At the event, parents may register children from 3 years old through sixth grade for vacation Bible school planned July 13-17. For information, contact the church at 330-782-9338.

First United Methodist Church of West Austintown, 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown: “Weird Animals ... Where Jesus’Love is One -of-a-Kind" will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 23-27. The free program, which also is a project of Ohltown United Methodist Church, is for children from 3 years old through sixth grade. There will be science, games, Bible songs and snacks. To register, call the church at 330-792-1221 or on the first day.

Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave., Youngstown: “A Jesus Family Reunion” is the theme of the program planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 23-27. Classes are planned for 3-year-olds through senior adults. Visit the website,, for an online registration form or contact the church at 330-746-5890.

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