First Baptist Church of BC to host VBS

The First Baptist Church of Bridge City has set its VBS for June 4-8, with their theme being “Sonrise National Park.”

VBS participants will hike through God’s word, sing by the campfire, create crafts and more. Children from the ages of Kindergarten through Grade 5 (for the 2012-2013 school year) are invited. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. 

They will be collecting can goods each day for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Take advantage of early registration on Saturday, June 2 in the church’s west parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information 735-8709.


Faith UMC to host Kidz Adventure Camp

Faith United Methodist  Church, located at 8608 MLK, Jr. Drive, Orange,  announces their annual

Kidz Adventure Camp.  Creative adventures in a Christian setting that will leave a lasting impact on children, ages five through entering fifth grade.

Dates are: July 10 – Power in Science, led by Mel Moreau and Joyce Kennedy.

July 12 – Power of Art, classes to be taught by  Delle Bates, Audrey Frenzel, Nancy Rendell and Sue Harris.

July 24 – Power of Cooking,  taught by Judie Wilson.

July 26 – Water Power, fun time with games and water activities.

Hours:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pre-Registration Due Date is June 15, with fees discounted for pre-registration.

Registration forms may be picked up at the church during office hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling the office at 886-1291 for a form to be mailed to you.

Online registration is available at:

Each camp session provides lunch, snacks and a 2012 Adventure Camp t-shirt.

For more information call the church office at 409-886-1291, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


First Presbyterian Church to host VBS

The First Presbyterian Church, located at 902 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a Vacation Bible School for children in preschool thru fifth grade. VBS will be held June 11-15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

At Sky, kids discover that everything is possible with God! Sky is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the Sky activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, kids will discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join each day at 11:30, because that’s when they will be having Fly Away Finale—a daily celebration of God’s love.

Pre-registration is required and can be done so by calling 883-2097.


First Baptist Orange to host fine arts camp

The First Baptist Church of Orange will be hosting GROW Camp (a fine arts camp) from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 11-14 at the church, 602 Green Avenue. The camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through the sixth grade. The registration fee is $25 for the first child in the family, $20 for the second child and $10 for the third. There is a maximum of $55 per family.

The registration fee includes a T-shirt, supplies and snacks. Registration may be completed at the church’s office. Classes include painting, dance, drama, culinary arts, choir, guitar, piano, button art and woodworking.

A performance will be held the evening of June 14. For more information, contact John Bickham at 886-7461 or


Wells of Agape to hold women’s conference

Wells of Agape of Orange will hold a women’s conference, “Love Songs from Heaven,” June 22-23, at Journey Community Church in Lumberton. Featured Speakers will be Charmaine James, Deanna Airey and Donna Wells. Worship will be led by Billy Lawson.

The conference will include, food, door prizes, specialties, silent auction, food and fellowship.

For more information, contact Donna Wells at 745-4609. For registration forms visit


St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks

St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.