Highland News Leader

Special church events in the Highland area listed

Highland Hope to hold ‘bike blessing’

Highland Hope UMC, located at 12846 Daiber Road, is hosting a bike blessing this Friday, May 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will be music by Buffalo Road band, bloomin’ onions for sale, free family games, etc. Motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, welcome. Visit www.highlandhope.org for more information.

Highland First Baptist VBS ‘Beastly Bible Stories’ coming soon

Animals are an amazing part of God’s creation and an essential part of our lives. Some are our companions; some provide us with food or transportation; some entertain us; some do work that we are not strong enough to do. All are complex and wonderfully made, smarter than we give them credit for, and an integral part of God’s perfect plan.

At this year’s vacation Bible school at Highland First Baptist Church, participants will study four highly entertaining “Beastly Bible Stories.” In each of these, an animal plays a vital role in the unfolding of the story, showing us that God uses all aspects of his earthly creation — not just people — to teach us and draw us closer to him.

The Bible story lessons will be enhanced by puppet shows, music, games, activities, snacks, and crafts which complement the lesson of the day, and also a discovery room in which the students will learn fun facts about the animals in the stories and even have the opportunity to see several of them live and “in person.”

On Friday, June 19, parents and families are invited to join the VBS class for a closing program and a cookout. Besides food and beverages, there will be yard games for the children (and their parents) and a special “goodie bag” for each child who has attended, filled with fun reminders of the week’s stories and activities.

All kids, ages 3 through sixth grade, are invited to attend this fun-filled, educational and inspirational week. VBS is scheduled for June 15-19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at Highland First Baptist Church, 2709 Poplar St.

Parents can pre-register their children for our VBS program online at fbchighland.org or by picking up a registration form from the church office during normal business hours (Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), or by calling the church at 654-9467 and requesting a registration form by mail.

Troy UMC plan concerts

Music and Drama Camp

The Music and Drama Camp will be held the mornings of June 8-11 and is an opportunity for children in grades 1-5 to learn the Christian principles through the fine arts of music and drama. Students will learn basic music and acting skills while preparing for a performance of all we have learned on the last day of camp June 11 at 11 a.m. The camp will be held at Troy United Methodist, 407 Edwardsville Road in Troy. This event is under the direction of Emily Ottwein. Registration is open now. The cost per child is $35 and space is limited. For more information, contact the church at 667-6241 or visit the church website at www.troyumc.org.

Bellapalooza

The Troy United Methodist Church Praise Ringers, UCC of Marine Chancel Bells, and Frieden’s UCC Peace Bells will be uniting at Troy UMC to present a concert of bells at 4 p.m. on May 31. In total, there will be 60 bells ringing in the sanctuary. It is sure to be an uplifting concert that you won’t want to miss. There is no charge for this event.

‘Encounter’ youth choir concert

Encounter, the premiere high school student youth choir from the greater Alton area, will be in concert at Troy United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center, on Sunday, June 7 at 6 pm.

Don’t miss the energy and enthusiasm of nearly 100 voices singing praise.

There is no charge and a free will offering will be taken.

Pentecostals of Troy plan events

“Spanish Rally”

The Pentecostals of Troy, 8965 Illinois Route 162 in Troy, will be hosting Pastor Jessica Marquez on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. and on Thursday night, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., for a “Spanish Rally” for the St. Louis metro area. Marquez, along with her husband, Antonio, are establishing a church, Nueva Vida Miami, in Miami, Fla.

Gospel Hour

The church will host a Gospel Hour on June 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. These services are designed to bring racial harmony in the St. Louis metro area.

Kidz Summer Bash

A Kidz Summer Bash will be offered June 22-25 from 6:30 to 8:30p.m., nightly, for ages 4-11. Monday night will be “Get Your Game On Bash.” Tuesday night will be “Splish Slpash Bash,.” Wednesday night will be “Super Hero Bash,” and Thursday night will be “Kidz Summer Bash Finale.”

For more information on any of these event, visit the online church at www.pentecostalsoftroy.org, “Like” The Pentecostals of Troy on Facebook, Follow @PentecostalTroy on Twitter, email revbb63@aol.com or call 667-6054.

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