Church news for July 22

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering 5th grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail Welcome@Hosanna Church.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Free homemade
spaghetti dinner
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. The monthly free meal will include a beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the event.
For information on Sunday’s dinner, call (630) 890-6586.

Kaneville UM
hosts Beach Bash VBS

kaneville—The Kaneville United Methodist Church invites all children in preschool through sixth grade to grab their surfboards and paddle out to ride a wave of fun and adventure at SonSurf Beach Bash VBS. As the kids explore the wonders of the beach, they’ll also get Big Answers to their Big Questions about Jesus: Who is Jesus? Why can I trust Jesus? Why do I need Jesus? How can Jesus help me when I mess up? What does Jesus want me to do? They will have an amazing time with the music, games, crafts, snacks, storytellers, and over-the-top decorations that make KUMC’s Vacation Bible School so much fun.
The SonSurf Beach Bash begins Monday, Aug. 1, and continues through Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 46W742 Main Street Road in Kaneville. Registration forms are available at the church, the Kaneville Library, Hills Country Store and the Kaneville Community Child Center.
For more information or to register, call Carol Alfrey at (630) 557-2245.

Sanctuary Church
offers ‘Son Surf,
Beach Bash, VBS’

BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia is hosting “Son Surf, Beach Bash, VBS”, Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 4 years through fourth grade.
The cost for the week-long VBS is $5 a child. As children participate in fun-filled activities, children will learn what it means to meet up with Jesus.They will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, Bible stories, exciting games and tasty snacks.
Visit www.sanctuaryag.com or call (630) 879-0785 for registration information. Sanctuary Church is located at 1S430 Wenmoth Road.

PandaMania VBS
BATAVIA—Calvary Episcopal Church invites everyone to PandaMania, this year’s Vacation Bible School. The program will run Monday through Friday, August 1-5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., at the corner of Route 31 and Main Street.
Music, Bible stories, crafts and many other activities are all part of the fun. Children from age three through those entering fifth grade in the fall are welcome to participate. Church membership is not required.
Admission to VBS is free, but each family is asked to volunteer at least one day during the week. Childcare will be provided for younger children of volunteers.
Advance registration is required by Sunday, July 24. Register in person at Calvary on Sunday morning or during regular office hours, or obtain a form by calling or e-mailing the church office at (630) 879-3378 or calvaryepiscopal@sbcglobal.net.

Bibletimes Marketplace
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—A program of crafts, stories and songs will be presented Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, at St. Charles Episcopal Church for children in grades K through 5. Bibletimes Marketplace meets 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration is $10 per child and is open to the public now through Saturday, July 30. St. Charles Episcopal Church is at 994 North 5th Ave. To register, call (630) 584-2596.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.