Vacation Bible Schools

  • VBS at St. John Neumann Catholic Church and School

  • From left, kindergarteners George McCaskey, John McCaskey, Keeton Hearnsberger, Allen Florek and Eli Martinez

  • From left, Liam Walsh, Reagan Walsh, Flynn Walsh, Anthony Below and Luisa Del Ray

  • Rising fifth-graders Mason Phan and Alaina Bustos

  • From left, Martha Scott, pastor, Zach Slimp and Makayla Halford

  • Delilah Mason

  • Noah Harford, left, and Mason Thomas, 10

  • Johnny Hodoroaba, 6

  • Finn Pinckard, 3

St. John Neumann Catholic Church and School

St. John Neumann Catholic Church and School presented its Vacation Bible School on campus, 633 St. John Court, June 13 through June 17.

The 113 children who attended, from age 4 to rising sixth-graders, learned more about their faith with the theme, “Cool Kingdom Party: Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus.”

“It was our first VBS since before COVID, and it was a huge success,” said Stephanie Greiner, SJN director of communications and administrative assistant to the pastor. “We had 113 attendees and many youth and adult volunteers.

“The students participated in crafts, games, music and devotions everyday, and the week culminated with a kick-off performance for parents and friends,” she added.

Farragut First United Methodist Church

Images of tacos and pretzels were among the decorations in Farragut First United Methodist Church hallways, where church staff and volunteers presented a food-truck party-themed “Give Us Lord Our Daily Bread” Vacation Bible School in the church, 12733 Kingston Pike, June 29.

About 50 children in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade heard Bible stories, watched a puppet show/play, made crafts, played games outdoors and learned the science of making ice cream — then eating it.

“The theme came from Matthew 6:11: Give us this day our daily bread,” said Makayla Halford, FFUMC’s new children’s coordinator. “Each day, they’re learning different stories in the Bible that revolve around food.”

St. John Neumann photos submitted / FFUMC photos by Tammy Cheek