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June 7, 2014

RELIGION BRIEFS: June 7, 2014

ELKHART

Bluegrass gospel concert June 14

A bluegrass gospel concert is set to take place June 14 at Little Pine Church of the Brethren, 57061 C.R. 19, located just south of U.S. 20 across from Elcona Country Club. Everyone is welcome to attend the free concert at 6 p.m.

An offering will be accepted. For details, call the Rev. George Bates at 214-6361.

GOSHEN

First Baptist to host ‘Spy Academy’ VBS

First Baptist Church, 1011 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, will host an International Spy Academy for children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

The mission, for those who choose to accept it, is to become a special agent for God.

For more information, call 574-533-3139.

SHIPSHEWANA

Weird Animals VBS June 11-Aug. 13

Members of Shipshewana United Methodist Church will host a children’s summer event, Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, June 11 through Aug. 13. Children will attend Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Those who attend will learn about God’s creation, participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies and test Sciency-Fun gizmos to play with and take home. Those who attend will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through God Sightings. Each day will conclude with the Tail End — a celebration that involves everyone living what they’ve learned.

Weird Animals VBS is for children 4 to 12 years of age. The church is located at 400 E. Middlebury St. in Shipshewana. For more information, call 260-768-4908.

BENTON

Solar Express VBS June 16-20

Children 5 to 12 years old are invited to attend vacation Bible school at People’s Bible Church, 68074 U.S. 33, Goshen. Solar Express! Empowered by the Son, is set for June 16-20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Child Evangelism Ministries, 14665 Ind. 120, Bristol, will present the program. Visit childevan.org or call the church at 642-3884 for details.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
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