Area churches announce Vacation Bible School

Divided in the tribes of Israel, with volunteers wearing period dress, participants learned what it may have been like during Biblical times during last year's Vacation Bible School at the Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church.<BR><I>EO file photo</i>

As the school year comes to a close, some area churches take the opportunity to provide Christ-centered learning and fun. The following listings include information provided to the East Oregonian:

New Hope does 'Crocodile Dock'

HERMISTON - New Hope Community Church will hold its Vacation Bible School June 15-18 from 9-11:45 a.m., at 1350 S. Highway 395, Hermiston.

The free event is open to children going into kindergarten through fifth grade. The theme is "Crocodile Dock! Where Fearless Kids Shine God's Love." Music CDs are available for $7. Register at www.newhopeon395.com.

VBS heads Down Under

PENDLETON - The Pendleton Baptist Church is inviting children ages five through the sixth grade to hop on board the "Boomerang Express" for a week-long adventure June 15-19 from 6-8:30 p.m. The church is located at 3202 S.W. Nye Ave.

Attendees will trek through the Land Down Under and discover how it all comes back to Jesus through worship, crafts, Bible stories, motivating music and games. Register by contacting Gail at 541-278-1710, Rachel_luker@morrow.k12.or.us or go to www.pendletonbaptist.com.

Bethlehem comes to life

HERMISTON - The lawn of the Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church will be transformed into a bustling Bethlehem village June 22-26. The Vacation Bible School will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at 855 W. Highland Ave.

The free event is open to children ages 4-12. For more information, call the church at 541-567-8241 or Toni Eddy at 541-922-1201.

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The EO will print information about area Vacation Bible Schools as space allows. Submit information, including the dates, time, address, ages and a contact number, to community@eastoregonian.com or Renee Struthers-Hogge at 211 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, or Tammy Malgesini at 333 E. Main St., Hermiston.

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