Several churches have planned vacation Bible schools for children this summer.

Ash Grove UMC

All children ages 3 to 15 are invited to attend vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, July 10. at Ash Grove United Methodist Church, Route 61 (near Masser's restaurant), Paxinos.

The theme is the undercover spy-inspired "Agency D3."

This is a joint venture with Miller's Crossroads United Methodist Church, Stonington, and Clark's Grove United Methodist Church, Irish Valley.

Paxinos Bible Church

Paxinos Bible Church will hold its vacation Bible school, SonQuest Rainforest, from Monday to Friday, July 11.

As they participate in fun-filled activities, children will learn about God's love and the Bible. The program includes lively songs, humorous skits, creative crafts, exciting games, Bible stories and tasy snacks.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents are invited to join in the closing program at 7:45 p.m. Friday, July 11.

Call 570-672-9356 for registation.

First United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 25, at First United Methodist Church, North Hickory Street, Mount Carmel, for children ages 3 to 12. Call 570-339-4830 for more information.

Stonington Baptist Church

Vacation Bible school will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, at Stonington Baptist Church, 2113 Hosta Road, Paxinos.

Children will join Moses as he leads the Israelites in the great wilderness escape. Pre-register at