Our annual guide to Vacation Bible Schools

May 24, 2013 

Fayette County

Anchor Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21. Pre-K (must be 4 by January 2013)-completed Grade 5. 3601 Winthrop Dr. Anchorbaptistchurch.org, Janie Powell, (859) 269-7264 or mizkitty24@insightbb.com.

Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. Wild West Roundup. 6-8:30 p.m. July 15-19. Age 3-completed Grade 5. Free. 483 W. Reynolds Rd. (859) 266-4341. Lexingtonvbs2013.eventbrite.com.

Athens Christian Church. Gotta Move! Keepin' in Step With the Spirit. 6-8 p.m. June 16-19 (dinner at 5:30 p.m.). Free. 6295 Athens Boonesboro Rd. (859) 263-5452, Acc-ky.org.

Boones Creek Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 9 a.m.-noon. July 8-12. Age 3-Grade 6. Free. 185 N. Cleveland Rd. (859) 263-5466, Boonescreekchurch@gmail.com.

Bread of Life Assembly of God. Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth. 6:30-8 p.m. July 17-19. Age 3-Grade 6. Free. 1705 Jennifer Rd. (859) 294-5205, Breadoflifelex@insightbb.com.

Calvary Baptist Church. Our Place in God's World. 9 a.m.-noon June 10-14. Age 3 by September 2012-Grade 5. Free. 150 E. High St. (859) 254-3491, bev@ calvarybaptistchurch.com, Calvarybaptistchurch.com.

Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Athens: Paul's Message of Love in the Face of Danger. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 8-11, 10 a.m. July 14. Ages 4-12. Free. 1142 Caywood Dr. (859) 255-0910, lcnpastor@gmail.com.

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Water U Doing? Discovering Jesus as "The Living Water." 8:45 a.m.-noon June 3-7. Age pre-K-Grade 5. Free. 219 East Short St. (859) 233-1551.

Christ Church Cathedral. Marketplace 29 A.D.: An Epic Adventure. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10-13. Ages 5 and older. Free. 3374 Briar Hill Rd. Registration deadline: June 3. (859) 254-4497, Ccclex.org.

Church of the Good Shepherd. God's Backyard Under the Stars. Noon-2 p.m. June 2, 6-8 p.m. June 3-6. Age 3-Grade 6. $20 non-church members' first child, $10 each additional child, $40 family maximum. 533 E. Main St. (859) 252-1744, Lauren@goodshepherdlex.org, Goodshepherdlex.org.

Consolidated Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6:30 p.m. June 10-14. All ages. Classes for Spanish speakers. Free. 1625 Russell Cave Rd. Cynthia Relford, (859) 299-8559, Vbs@consolidatedbaptist.org.

Crestwood Christian Church. Putting on the Armor of God. 6-8 p.m. June 17-20 (optional dinner 5:30 p.m.). Age 3- completed Grade 5. 1882 Bellefonte Dr. (859) 266-8490, Laura@crestwoodchristian.org.

East End Church of Christ. Go: The Great Commission. 7-8:30 p.m. June 3-7. Age 2-adult. Free. 3055 Old Todds Rd. (859) 263-2539, Eastendcoc.org.

East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Jesus Around the World. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18-21. Grades K-12, adults. 146 Constitution St. (859) 254-0675, Eastsecondstreetcc.org, gladydi@aol.com.

Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. 6 p.m. June 3-7 (dinner at 5 p.m.). 749 Florida St. (859) 227-8685.

Faith Lutheran Church. Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together. 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28. Age 3-Grade 5. Free; offering will be accepted for VBS mission project. 1000 Tates Creek Rd. (859) 266-7621, Faithlutheranchurch.com.

First African Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. All ages. Free. 465 Price Rd. Ppatton@fabclex.org.

First Baptist Church Bracktown. Getting Spiritually Fit with God's Diet Plan. 5:30-8 p.m. June 10-12. Age nursery-adults. 3016 Bracktown Rd. (859) 231-7042.

First United Methodist Church. Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-20. Age 3-rising Grade 6. Free. 200 W. High St. (859) 233-0545, 1stumc.org.

Gardenside Baptist Church. Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-13. Age 4-Grade 5. 1667 Alexandria Dr. (859) 277-7391.

Gardenside Christian Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 10-14. Grades K-5. Free. 940 Holly Springs Dr. (859) 278-3484. Gardensidecc.org.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3-7. Ages 3-9. Free. 425 Patchen Dr. (859) 269-6517.

Grace Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. June 3-7; kick-Off carnival 4-7 p.m. June 2. Age 3-Grade 12. 811 Bryan Ave. Transportation: (859) 252-1119. Gbclexington@windstream.net.

Heritage Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-13. Age preschool-adult. Free. 163 N. Ashland Ave. Thewinfreys3@gmail.com, (859) 335-5433.

Highlands Baptist Church. SonWest Roundup. 6-9 p.m. June 3-7. Age 4-Grade 5. Free. 2032 Parallel Rd. (859) 254-3060, Surveymonkey.com/s/256HW8G.

Hillcrest Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6:30-9 p.m. July 7-12. Age 4-Grade 12. 1409 Versailles Rd. Letha Fugette, (859) 252-8820 or hbclexky@aol.com.

Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. For Me in My House, I Will Serve the Lord. 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-13. Age 2-adult. Free. Transportation available. 540 West Maxwell St. (859) 254-7387.

Historic St. Paul Catholic Church. Journey Through the Bible. July 20. (9 a.m. for rising Grades 1-5, 2 p.m. for ages 3-5, 5:45 p.m. picnic. 425 West Short St. (859) 252-0738.

Hunter Presbyterian Church. Seeds of Faith (preschool-Grade 5) and Mission Possible (middle and high school). 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 28-30. 109 Rosemont Garden. Erin, (859) 277-5126.

Immanuel Baptist Church. King's Court. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-20. Age 4-Grade 5. 3100 Tates Creek Rd. Rhonda Ochenkowski, (859) 685-3238 or rhondao@ibc-lex.org; (859) 685-3200; Ibclex.com.

Lafayette Church of the Nazarene. Tumbleweed Gulch. 6-8 p.m. July 22-26. Age 3-Grade 5. Free. 420 Picadome Park. (859) 278-7213, Lafnaz.org, Lafayettenazarene@gmail.com.

Lexington Chinese Christian Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 7-9:15 p.m. July 22-26. Ages 3-10. Free. 4030 4030 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville. Christa Bingham, (859) 552-0351.

Lima Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church. SonQuest Rainforest. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. Ages 5-12. Free. 541 Lima Dr. (859) 361-1514, nsm1005@yahoo.com.

Main Street Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:15 p.m. June 10-14. Nursery-adults. Free. 582 W. Main St. (859) 252-3838. Mainstreetbaptistchurchlexky.org.

Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together. Pre-K-Grade 5. 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21 (extended care available). Class for babies, toddlers and parents Tue. and Thu. 180 E Maxwell St. (859) 255-1074. 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/maxpres, Erin@maxpres.

Meadowthorpe Baptist Church. Are You Justified? 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 24-28. Age 4-young adult. 330 Larch Ln. Free; snack provided. Steve Evans, (859) 327-6601, Stevenjevans7@gmail.com, Meadowthorpebc.com.

Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church. Solar Under the Sun. 6-8:30 p.m. June 3-7. Pre-K-Grade 5. Free. 356 Hillsboro Ave. (859) 255-1273, mpclex@yahoo.com.

Old Paris Road Church of God. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 6 p.m. June 17-21. Age 4-Grade 8. Free. 1859 Old Paris Rd.

Parkway Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6:30-9 p.m. June 16-21. Age 4-Grade 6. 1915 N. Broadway. Info@pbclex.com, (859) 299-8445.

Phillips Memorial C.M.E. Church. Hip-Hop Hope. 6-8 p.m. June 24-28. Preschool-adults. 421 Corral St. (859) 333-3112, Carmeldelite55@yahoo.com.

Porter Memorial Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21. Age 4-Grade 5. Free. 4300 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-3441, Portermemorial.net.

Revival Tabernacle Church. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-21; closing picnic June 23 after 11 a.m. worship. Ages 5 and older. Free. 1820 Versailles Rd. Margaret Growse, (859) 537-0052.

Rosemont Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6:30-9 p.m. June 10-14; block party 5-7 p.m. June 9. Age 3-Grade 6. 556 Rosemont Garden. (859) 277-6147, Rosemontbc.net.

St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church. The Christian Year. 9 a.m.-noon. July 22-26. Age 4-Grade 4. $10 for nonmembers. 2025 Bellefonte Dr. (859) 277-7511, Saint-Michaels.org, .

St. Raphael's Episcopal Church. Camp Animal Crackers: An Educational and Spiritual Experience about World Hunger for Children. 1-5 p.m. June 18-20. Ages 4-12. $15 ($5 a day). 1891 Parkers Mill Rd. (859) 255-4987, Sreclex.org.

Shiloh Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 5-8 p.m. June 17-21; celebration June 22. Age 2-85. Special class: "Parenting Without Fear" for parents and grandparents raising children. Free. 237 E. Fifth St. (859) 252-5315, Shilohclerk@gmail.com.

Southern Heights Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. June 2-6. Registration: 5 p.m. June 2. Age 4-adult. Free. 3408 Clays Mill Rd. (859) 223-5223; Matt, (859) 583-6941 or mlelmore11@gmail.com; Southernheightsbc.org.

Southern Hills United Methodist Church. Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together. 5:30-8 p.m. June 17-20; includes dinner. Age 3 by Jan. 1, 2013-Grade. Free. 2356 Harrodsburg Rd. 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/shumc.

Star of Bethlehem Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8 p.m. June 17-21. Age preschool-Grade 8. Adult classes too. 609 Lagonda Ave. (859) 230-6617, Tptayl01@uky.edu.

Tates Creek Christian Church. Discover the Formula. 6:30-8:30 July 29-Aug. 1 (dinner at 5:45 p.m.). Age preschool-Grade 5. 3150 Tates Creek Rd. Tatescreek.org, matt@tatescreek.org, (859) 537-2634.

Trinity Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 7-9 p.m. July 22-26; carnival 6-8 p.m. July 28. Preschool-adult. 1675 Strader Dr., plus 6 satellite locations. Nancy Stacey, (859) 254-6795 or tbc@yourtrinity.com, Mike Krieg, (859) 552-6524 or mlkrieg@gmail.com.

Uttingertown Baptist Church. Jesus Family Reunion: The Remix. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. Age 3 and older. Free. 2995 Royster Rd. (859) 230-0693, Spencerpj32@yahoo.com.

Word of Hope Lutheran Church. HayDay: Growing in Friendship With Jesus Christ. 6-7:30 p.m. June 14; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Preschool-Grade 5. $10. 1870 Armstrong Mill Rd. (859) 272-8515, Wordofhopechurch.com.

Anderson County

First Christian Church. Mega Sports & Arts Camp. 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Age 4-entering Grade 6. 300 S. Main, Lawrenceburg. (502) 839-4532.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Assorted Saints and the Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love. 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. Age 3-Grade 8. 128 Gatewood Ave., Lawrenceburg. Registration: 5 p.m. June 17. Maggie Friel, (502) 839-8701.

Sand Spring Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. July 14-18. Preschool-Grade 6. 1616 Harrodsburg Rd., Lawrenceburg. (502) 839-3415. Ssbckids@sandspring.net.

Bourbon County

Paris Church of Christ. It's a Blue Ribbon Life! A Study of the Fruit of the Spirit. 6-8 p.m. June 2-5. Age nursery-adult. Free. 1923 S. Main St., Paris. (859) 987-5623.

Boyle County

Indian Hills Christian Church. Walk The Plank: Paul's Most Dangerous Journey. 6:30 p.m. June 2-7. Infant-5th grade. Free. 1200 Lexington Rd., Danville. (859) 236-7575, Ihccdanville.org.

Clark County

First Presbyterian Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 10-14. Preschool-Grade 5. 130 Windridge Dr., Winchester. Susan, (859) 744-3722 or susanadm@bellsouth.net.

Estill County

First Baptist Church. 6-8:30 p.m. June 2-7. All ages. 351 Broadway, Irvine. Transportation: (606) 723-4573, (606) 723-6234.

Harrison County

Cynthiana First United Methodist Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 6-8 p.m. June 17-21. Pike and Church St., Cynthiana. Nursery and transportation provided. (859) 234-2722.

Jessamine County

Crosswoods Baptist Church. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-9 p.m. June 9-14. Age 3-Grade 6. Free. 4991 Harrodsburg Rd., Nicholasville. (859) 223-1003.

Mount Freedom Baptist Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. 6:30-9 p.m. July 28-Aug. 2. Grade K-5. 100 S Lexington Ave., Wilmore. (859) 858-3422, Mfbckids@gmail.com, Mfbcky.org.

Nicholasville United Methodist Church. Kickin' It Old School. 6-8 p.m. June 17-21. Entering preschool-Grade 6. Free. 303 W. Maple St., Nicholasville( 859) 885-4481, (859) 414-6862, Numckychildrensministry@gmail.com, Numcky.org.

Wilmore Free Methodist Church. SonWest Roundup. 9 a.m.-noon June 10-14, 6 p.m. June 16. Age 4-Grade 5. Free. 1200 Lexington Rd., Wilmore (859) 858-3521, Info@wfmc.net, Wfmc.net.

Madison County

Ashland Madison County. Wild West Roundup. 6:30-8:15 p.m. July 21-26. Age 3-completed Grade 5. Free. 124 S. Keeneland Rd., Richmond. Mcvbs2013.eventbrite.com.

First Christian Church of Richmond. See listing for White Oak Pond Church.

First Presbyterian Church of Richmond. See listing for White Oak Pond Church.

First United Methodist Church. VBS Sports and Skills Camp. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 24-27. Grades 1-5. Free. 401 W. Main St., Richmond. (859) 623-3580.

Union Church. ReNew: Planting Seeds in Our Hearts and In God's Creation. 5:30-8 p.m. June 2-5. All ages. Free; donations accepted for nightly snack supper. 200 Prospect St., Berea. (859) 986-3725, Rsmallstokes@union.church.org, Union-church.org.

White Oak Pond Church, First Christian Church of Richmond and First Presbyterian. HayDay: Growing in Friendship With Jesus Christ. 5:30-8 p.m. June 16-18. Age 5-fifth grade. White Oak Pond Church, 1238 Barnes Mill Rd., Richmond. Joel Stanley, (859) 623-5323.

Menifee County

Menifee County Church of Christ. The Master Giver. 6-8:30 p.m. July 17, 24, 31. Preschool-adult. 1695 Main St. (U.S. 460), Frenchburg. Good used clothing, new blue jeans, shirts, socks, underwear and school supplies will be given away. (606) 768-9440.

Owen County

New Columbus Baptist Church. Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth. 6:30-9 p.m. June 17-21; commencement 6 p.m. June 23. Ages 2-18. Free. 16185 New Columbus Rd. (Ky. 607), 4 miles west of Corinth. James E. "Jed" Davis, (502) 857-2272.

Scott County

First Baptist Church-Georgetown. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. Age preschool-adult. Free. 1330 Lexington Rd., Georgetown. Renea Houston, reneaa.houston@ky.gov or (859) 699-2717.

Great Crossing Baptist. An Adventure With Heaven's Hero: The Life & Miracles of Jesus. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15. Grades K-5. Free. 1061 Stamping Ground Rd., Georgetown. Lee Ann Holland, (502) 316-0215.

Stamping Ground Baptist. SonRise National Park. 6-8:30 p.m. June 24-28. Grade K-preteen. Free. 3309 Main St., Stamping Ground. Terrywaynewalters@yahoo.com or (502) 535-4494

Woodford County

Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. S.S. Love Boat. 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-13. Age 5-Grade 5. Free. 495 Duckers Rd., Midway. (859) 873-1967, Office@forksbaptist.org. Forksbaptist.org.

Midway Baptist Church. Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. June 9-12. Age 3-Grade 5. 121 S. Winter St., Midway. (859) 846-4514, Midwaybc.net.

Pisgah Presbyterian Bible Camp. The Bread Of Life. 9 a.m.-noon June 3-6. Preschool-Grade 4. 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles. Pisgahchurch.org/Bible-Camp, (859) 873-4161.

Versailles Presbyterian Church. 5:30 p.m. June 3-7 (light supper at 5:30 p.m.). 130 N. Main St., Versailles. (859) 873-3491. Vpc1.org.

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