Island vacation Bible schools

The Covenant Church is hosting a Bible sports camp in two weeks. - Elizabeth Celms/Mercer Island Reporter
The Covenant Church is hosting a Bible sports camp in two weeks.
— image credit: Elizabeth Celms/Mercer Island Reporter

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel Vacation Bible School: “Caring for God’s Creation — Kids and the World God Has Made,” 9 a.m.-12 p.m., July 13-16; 10:30 a.m., July 19, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Hear Bible stories, pray and sing together, fun activities. For children ages 4 through fifth grade. (206) 232-1572.

New Hope International Church

VeBS 2009 Vacation Bible School: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., July 13-17, New Hope International Church, 9170 S.E. 64th St. Games, crafts, drama, snacks. Sue Carpenter and Carolyn Boyd of Carpenter’s Cross Ministries will lead in Bible teaching, puppets and singing. For kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. To register: $10. (206) 275-1042.

Mercer Island Covenant Church

Great Comeback Sports Camp: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., July 20-24, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Soccer, basketball, cheerleading. Features Christian coaches, quality sports instruction, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun. Ages 6-12. $55. 232-1015.

Congregational Church of Mercer Island

Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 10-Aug. 14, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Features craft activities, recreation time, circle time and music/worship skills practice. Please pack your child’s peanut-free lunch each day to bring to Bible school. Healthy snacks will be provided. Grades K-5. (206) 232-7800.

Open House: 7-8 p.m., Aug. 13, for parents to share in the discoveries of the week. Registration deadline: July 30. $50.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 17-21. Preschool: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Carnival: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 21, with parent presentation at 12:30. Campers need to bring a lunch each day except Aug. 21. $85, grades K-5; $50, preschool. Scholarships available: Kathy,, 232-3270.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

Vacation Bible School is being held this week, July 6-10. To inquire about other summer activities, visit:

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