Saddle Ridge Ranch VBS
Come have a rootin’ tootin’ good time at Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to noon, June 14-18 at First Baptist Church of Orangefield.
Sunday, June 13, a corn dog lunch will be served after Sunday morning service. Children will then participate in a covered wagon parade through Orangefield. The wagon will roll back into the church parking lot at 2 p.m.
The church is located at 9788 FM 105 in Orangefield.
Call 735-3113 for more information.

Teen ACTS Retreats
The Diocese of Beaumont will be holding two Teen ACTS Retreats this summer; July 1-4 and Aug. 5-8.
Registration for both retreats will be held at 1 p.m., June 6 at St. Anthony Cathedral. A parent or guardian must be present at the regstration.

Join first College ACTS Retreat
Registration has begun for the first College ACTS Retreat. This is a great opportunity to enrich your faith and center yourself on God right before the craziness of the fall semester begins. This is the first retreat designed solely for students in our diocese. The retreat will be held on Aug. 12-15.
E-mail for an application.

Join Saddle Ridge Ranch VBS at Cowboy Church
Kids will have a true western experience with horses, cows, goats, wagon rides and more 5-8 p.m., June 21 – 25 at Cowboy Church Of Orange County, 673 FM 1078, Orange. Participate in great western music, crafts, games and snacks.
To pre-register for Vacation Bible School, where children will learn the ABC’s of Salvation, call Alice Castille at 409 963-4807

Juneteenth Picnic planned
The annual Juneteenth Picnic sponsored by the Salem United Methodist Men will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 19 on the church gounds located at 402 W John St. in Orange.
The public is invited for food, fun, and fellowship
For more information call 883-2611. Visit Salem UMC on the Web at

VBS at North Orange Baptist
North Orange Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 13 through Thursday, June 17.
The High Seas Expedition will set sail at 5 p.m. Sunday, (arrive at 4:45 if you haven’t registered) and end at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday voyages will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon with Family Night being held at 6 p.m., Thursday.
While faring the rough seas, participants will learn that God’s Word is true, it is comforting, surprising, life-changing, and is for everyone. A week of fun and learning is planned; science experiments, music, recreation, crafts and mission activities along with  snacks.
 VBS is open to all children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. You may register online at by clicking on VBS and completing the registration. Please call Phyllis Stephenson at 883-5678 or e-mail to for further information.
North Orange Baptist Church is located at 4775 North 16th Street.

Cowboy Church VBS
This year’s Cowboy Church of Orange County Vacation Bible School will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 21-25, on the church grounds at 673 Farm Road 1078.
The school is designed to give children a true western experience with horses, cows, goats, wagon rides, western music, crafts, games and snacks.
To preregister, call Alice Castille at (409) 963-4807.

Superheros to invade Bethel Baptist
Come to Hero Headquarters Vacation Bibile School, 6-8 p.m., June 14-18, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2906 Western Avenue, in West Orange. Four-year-olds through sixth graders are invited to join the fun and learn to be a true Super Hero.
For more information call 883-4822 or 882-0443.

VBS to be hosted at First Baptist
The First Baptist Church of Bridge City will hold its Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon, June 21-25.
This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch-Roundin’ Up Questions-Drivin’ Home Answers.”
Join them for Bible stories, games, songs, refreshments, fun and more. Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2010-11 school year can register 10 a.m.-noon, Sat. June 19 in the church’s west parking lot .
The church is located at 200 West Roundbunch and will be collecting canned goods that week for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. For information call 735-3581.

St. Helen schedules VBS
Vacation Bible School at St. Helen Catholic Church is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m., June 14-18. Sign-up sheets are at the  back of the church.
For more information or to volunteer, call Dona Rach at 745-5589.

A week with the Bible
Holy Family Retreat will be the location of a week with the Bible. Morning sessions, “God of the Mountatins, God of the Desert” will be studied 10-11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday, June 14-17.
Cost is $50 per person.
Evening sessions, “The Five Faces of Jesus” with be held 7-8:30 p.m., also June 14-17.
Cost for both sessions is $80.
Call 409-899-5617 to pre-register.

A retreat for young adults
If you are between the ages of 25-35 years, single or married, and serching for ‘your place’ in the Catholic church, come prepared with you questions to the Hilton Garden Inn in Beaumont.
Join other young adults 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 11; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, June 12; and 9-11 a.m., Sunday, June 13.
Call 924-4300 est. 4325 to register.