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Notes on religion -- Vacation Bible school, camps June 18-21 June 18-22 June 25-29 July 9-13 July 16-20 By July 29.

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Son West Roundup: Elburn Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 E. Shannon, will offer Gospel Light's "Son West Roundup: A Rip-Roaring Good Time With Jesus!" vacation Bible school Monday to Thursday, June 18-21.

Children will watch skits, make crafts, play games, and learn about God's love.

Kids age 4 through fifth grade can join the program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per child. Volunteers are needed. For details, call (630) 365-6544 or visit

Shipwrecked: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave., is taking registration for its vacation Bible school with the theme, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22. All students must be age 3 through entering fifth grade. All preschool students must be potty trained.

Every morning the kids will venture onto an uncharted island where they survive and thrive. The fun-filled, Jesus-centered experiences will anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.

Register your child at

More than 60 volunteers are needed to welcome the children. Volunteer at, or contact Julie Wollenberg at or (630) 390-5613.

Thanks to individuals who continue to freely and faithfully give their tithes and offerings, St. Mark's is able to offer vacation Bible school to every child at no cost. To make a donation to the St. Mark's General Fund, contact Lorilyn Thomas at (630) 584-8638, or text an amount to (630) 599-8961.

Shipwrecked: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles will host vacation Bible school program, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 18, to Friday, June 22, at the church, 307 Cedar Ave. The free program is for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Register online at The cost is $5 per person.

Sports Camp: Living Hope Church, 405 W. State St., North Aurora, will be hosting Sports Camp 2018. This camp is available for children ranging in age from 4 to 12. For the 4- and 5-year-olds, there is "Team 45!" This group will focus on basic sports skills.

For the children ages 6 to 12, check out the website for the age-appropriateness for each sport, including soccer, cheerleading, basketball and ultimate Frisbee.

Their morning will consist of quality sports instruction from Christian coaches, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun.

Every camper will receive a T-shirt, collector's pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 25-29.

The cost is $45 per camper, $40 for the second sibling, $35 for the third sibling, and $30 for the fourth sibling. You can sign up and even pay online at Or call the office at (630) 897-0013 or email for details.

Maker Fun Factory: A summer kids' event called "Maker Fun Factory" vacation Bible school will be offered June 25-29 at Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake, 5N600 Hanson Road in St. Charles.

At the "Maker Fun Factory," kids discover that God made them -- and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect "Bible Memory Buddies" to remind them of God's love, and test out "Sciency-Fun Gizmos" they will take home and play with all summer long.

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called "God Sightings."

Each day concludes with the "Funshop Finale" that gets everyone involved in living what they have learned.

Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:30 p.m.

Kids also will work on a mission project for the children in El Salvador.

It is for kids from age 3 and up. The church also is offering an adult study session. Both programs will run from 6 to 7:45 p.m. each day.

On Friday, June 29, the programs will wrap up with an ice cream social starting at 7:15 p.m. For information, call (630) 365-6751 or email for a registration form. Visit

Babylon: Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva, will offer the vacation Bible school, "Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity" from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday, June 25-29. The theme for this summer will have you going back in time to visit Babylon and journey with Daniel as he teaches us about being courageous and faithful, even in the toughest of circumstances.

It is open to all students in preschool to fifth grade.

Cost is $20 for one child, $35 for two, and $45 for three or more; scholarships are also available if needed.

Visit for online registration.

Time Lab: Lord of Life Church, 40W605 Route 38, Elburn, will offer a "Time Lab: Discovering Jesus From Eternity Past to Eternity Future" vacation Bible school Monday to Friday, July 9-13. The program is offered to kids ages 4 years through fifth grade.

Each evening will start with a family dinner at 5:15 p.m., which will be followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m.

To sign up, visit

Youth in sixth grade and up and adults are invited to volunteer and can help with dinners, check-in, crafts, games, or being a group leader.

Breaking Free: Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, will offer "Breaking Free, Hebrews 12:1-2," a sports camp for ages 4 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20. Choose from basketball and ultimate Frisbee for ages 8 to 12; cheer, soccer, or arts and crafts for ages 6 to 12 or Team 45 (for 4- to 5-year-olds). It features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt and daily take-home Bible studies. Cost is $35 per child. It includes lunch on Friday and snacks each day, a T-shirt and fun. Visit

Building Our House of Faith: Unity of Fox Valley youth education will offer the "Building Our House of Faith" vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 3, at the church, 230 Webster St., Batavia.

All ages from preschool through high school will have fun "Building Our House of Faith" through role-play, songs, games, and crafts.

This program will conclude with a heartwarming presentation during Sunday service Aug. 5 where the youth will perform a skit and sing songs they learned in the vacation Bible school. It is free. Registration is due by Sunday, July 29. For registration forms, contact Mary at or (630) 879-1115. Visit Follow
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Date:Jun 15, 2018
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