Help develop your children's love of the Lord this summer by signing them up for a vacation Bible school program.
At VBS, kids take part in a multitude of faith-based activities, play games and see presentations that promote an understanding of Bible stories.
Many churches all over Gwinnett County offer exciting and interactive VBS programs throughout summer, and there's still time to sign up.
With two popular VBS themes this year, "Surf Shack," and, "Cave Quest," your little ones will have a blast learning all about religion.
"Surf Shack" at Trinity Lutheran Church
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 27 through July 1. Free. 1826 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, Ga. 30047. 770-972-4418. www.tlc-lilburn.org
Catch a wave this summer with Trinity Lutheran Church as they disembark on a "Surf Shack" themed VBS program. This vacation Bible school program enrolls kids ages 3 through rising fifth-graders, but register as soon as possible because sections fills up fast. Register online at www.docs.google.com.
"Surf Shack" at Epiphany Lutheran Church
9 a.m. to noon. June 27 through July 1. $25 per child or a $50 family maximum. 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee, Ga. 30024. 770-831-1966. www.2016.cokesburyvbs.com
The Epiphany Lutheran Church invites kids ages 3 years through rising fifth-graders to attend its "Surf Shack" VBS program. There is a $25 fee per child, but a $50 cap per family, so check out this vacation Bible school program if you have a lot of little ones. Register online at www.2016.cokesburyvbs.com.
"Surf Shack" at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 11-15. $15 per child. 1520 Oak Road, Snellville, Ga. 30078. 770-979-4210. www.stmatthewssnellville.org
Bring your kiddos down to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church from July 11-15 to take part in their "Surf Shack VBS program. Children ages 4 through 11 years can attend with a $15 registration fee. Sign up before June 15 for a reduced rate of $10. Register online at www.docs.google.com.
"Cave Quest" at First Chinese Baptist Church of Atlanta
9 a.m. to noon. July 18-22. Free. 2525 Gravitt Road, Duluth, Ga. 30096. 770-849-0017. www.fcbca.org.
Take your kids on an underground excursion with the "Cave Quest" VBS program happening at First Chinese Baptist Church of Atlanta. Kindergartners through rising fifth-graders can learn about God's love while going on a caving adventure. Register online at www.groupvbspro.com.
"Cave Quest" at St. Columba's Church
9 a.m. to noon. July 18-22. $30 for the first child, $15 for each additional child. 939 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, Ga. 30024. 770-888-4464. www.saintcolumba.net
St. Columba's Church will offer their "Cave Quest" VBS program July 18-22 this year. Children in pre-K through sixth grade can sign up with a $30 registration fee per child, but siblings receive a discounted rate of $15. Register online at www.events.r20.constantcontact.com.
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