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Local churches offer Vacation Bible Schools and other summer fun for kids

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Peachtree Corners Baptist Church VBS

Many of the churches serving the Peachtree Corners community are providing ways to help students develop spiritually, socially, physically and academically while school is out. In addition to Vacation Bible Schools, there are camps, sports clinics and other activities on the calendar.

Christ the King Lutheran — YeeHaw Weekend

YeeHaw Weekend Vacation Bible School at Christ the King Lutheran Church is a stampede of fun that celebrates God’s greatest gift — Jesus. The Vacation Bible School will be held Friday through Sunday, July 26-28. Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and features a Chick-fil-A dinner. The Saturday afternoon program runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday morning, 9-11 a.m., includes a Waffle House breakfast.

Registration is open now, and there’s a free music CD/download for those who register by July 1. The cost is $5 per camper, with a family maximum of $15. For more information and to register, visit ctklutheran.org or call 770-449-1211.

Peachtree Corners Baptist — In the Wild

This year’s Vacation Bible School at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church is In the Wild. The free community event is open to children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. The program runs Monday through Friday, June 10-14, 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Registration is open and can be accessed through pcbchurch.org.

To accommodate working parents, After-VBS Camp is available Monday through Friday, June 10-14, 12 noon to 5 p.m. The camp is for students who’ve completed 1st to 5th grades at a cost of $150. There will be fun games, as well as trips to Glow Galaxy, Monkey Joe’s, West Gwinnett Aquatic Center and Chuck E. Cheese. Please note that limited space is available.

Several other kids’ events are offered at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church this summer, too. There’s a Sports Camps and Clinics for kids and teens in June and July. The list includes Basketball Camp (June 3-6 and July 22-25), Baseball Camp (June 24-26 and July 8-10), Pitcher and Catcher Day (June 27 and July 11), Dodgeball Day (July 26). For specifics on sports camps, go to pcbchurch.org, scroll over ‘Connect,’ click on ‘Sports’ and then ‘Camps and Clinics.’

Kids Night In, on Wednesday, June 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., invites students who’ve completed kindergarten to 5th grade for a movie night in the Collide Studio. After a pizza dinner, there will be popcorn to snack on while everyone watches the animated movie “The Lion King.” Children are encouraged to wear PJs and bring their pillow and blanket. Kids Night In is free and no registration is required.

Visit pcbchurch.org or call 770-582-2450 for information and to register for VBS, camps or special events.

Simpsonwood UMC—ROAR: Life Is Wild — God Is Good VBS

This summer, the theme of Vacation Bible School at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church is ROAR: Life Is Wild — God Is Good. The program is offered exclusively for children from 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2019) through students who have completed 5th grade.

ROAR runs Monday through Friday, July 15-19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Simpsonwood UMC, 4500 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092. Go to simpsonwoodumc.org or call the church at 770-441-2181 for details or to register.

Mary Our Queen — Cool Kingdom Party

At Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, kids are officially invited to spend a royal week with the King and Queen of Heaven and Earth. Children participating in Cool Kingdom Party, a Catholic Vacation Bible School, will learn all about Mary and how she leads people closer to her Son, the King of Kings.

This royal week is offered for children aged 4 years old (by June 1) to 5th grade, and is offered Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cost is $40 per child; families of three or more children should contact the church for possible family discounts. Each child requires a separate registration. Mary Our Queen Catholic Church is located at 6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092. Call 770-416-0002 or go to maryourqueen.com to register and get additional info.

Landmark Church — Supernatural Kids: Bringing Heaven to Earth

An exciting and fun-filled Vacation Bible School, Supernatural Kids: Bringing Heaven to Earth will be presented at Landmark Church. It’s an awesome opportunity for children, aged 5 to 12 years old, to experience a supernatural encounter with God.

The week-long experience runs Monday through Friday, June 10-14, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Through Supernatural Kids, children will be able to discover who they are and connect with God through the Bible.

For older kids, aged 8 to 18 years, Landmark Church offers AOTM (All Over The Map) Drama Troup Camp Tuesday through Saturday, June 18 to 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. They’re invited to come to develop drama skills and discipline, experience teamwork and commitment and build friendships while enjoying games and learning to walk with Christ Jesus. The camp ends with a special cast party!

Landmark Church, 3737 Holcomb Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners 30092. Find out more and get registered at landmarkchurch.org or by calling 770-449-5956. ■

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Unity Atlanta Invites Community to Interfaith Sunday

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Unity Atlanta invites the community to Interfaith Sunday on June 30 during the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to hear guest speaker Carl McColman discuss The Fullness of Joy is to Behold God in All.  

McColman, a contemplative writer and spiritual teacher based in Clarkston, Georgia, will share how every heartbeat is a miracle and every heartbeat is a prayer – because every heart is sacred; a portal to the Divine within.

He writes a blog for Patheos and is the co-host of the “Encountering Silence” podcast. McColman’s books include The Big Book of Christian MysticismBefriending SilenceAnswering the Contemplative Call and Invitation to Celtic Wisdom

Unity Atlanta embraces diversity of all forms, including spiritual traditions. To celebrate the multiple paths to God, the church invites interfaith speakers to share the pulpit with Senior Pastor Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks on the fifth Sunday of the month.

Unity Atlanta is located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Peachtree Corners. For more information, call 770-441-0585 or visit unityatl.org.

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Peachtree Corners Community Fun Day at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

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Community Fun Day at PCBC

Fun Day is Sunday, May 5th from 12:30-3:30. Bring your family and friends to church in the morning and then stay for an amazing time right afterward with Inflatables, Food Trucks, and Exotic Animals. This event is completely free and a great time for the whole family!

Food Trucks will include Biggum’s BBQ, Blaxican, Loaded Taco, Loaded Burrito and The Fresh Truck.

For more information, please visit https://www.pcbchurch.org/funday

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Palm Sunday, Easter and Passover

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Easter and Passover

7 Local Places of Faith to Visit

There are more local houses of faith than listed here (which appeared in our print edition) so search them out.


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Christ the King Easter and Spring Events

Easter Eggstravaganza & BBQ Cook-off
April 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This free family event, open to the community, will have age-divided egg hunts for toddlers through 5th grade students. There’ll be a petting zoo, train rides, Easter Bunny pictures and much more. The Annual BBQ Cook-off offers free barbeque samplings and the opportunity to vote for your favorites.

Palm Sunday Worship Service – April 14, 10 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship & First Communion –April 18, 7 p.m.Good Friday Worship Services – April 19, 12 noon and 7 p.m.
Easter Breakfast – April 21, 8-10:45 a.m.
Easter Sunday Services – April 21, 8:45 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary)

All events at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092. Visit ctklutheran.org or call 770-449-1211 for details.

Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church

5918 Spalding Drive, Norcross 30092
770-263-7005, pcarpchurch.org

Palm Sunday Fellowship Luncheon and Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 14, 12-2 p.m.

Simpsonwood United Methodist Chuch

4500 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-441-2181, simpsonwoodumc.org

Easter Egg Hunt – April 17, 4:30-7 p.m.
Good Friday Service – April 19, 7-8 p.m., Sanctuary Building A
Easter Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service — 7 a.m.
Blend Service (traditional and contemporary) — 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Sunday School — 9:50-10:50 a.m.
Traditional Service — 11 a.m.-12noon

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-448-1313, pcbchurch.org

Easter in the Corners – April 21, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
At Easter at Peachtree Corners, everyone is invited to experience a creative, uplifting message along with powerful music. The Easter train will be available for the kids, as well as preschool activities and a special Easter Collide for elementary schoolers. There will be donuts and coffee and a special photo booth for the whole family.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-416-0002, maryourqueen.com

Holy Thursday, April 18, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19
Stations of the Cross, 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 2 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 20
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 21
Mass, 7, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; no evening mass

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church

5100 S Old Peachtree Rd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
770-449-4498, mtcarmel-umc.org

Maundy Thursday Service – April 18, 7 p.m.
Good Friday Service – April 19, 7 p.m.
Egg Hunt – April 20, 10 a.m.
Easter Services
Sunrise, 6:45 a.m.;
Worship, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Passover and Shavuot

Passover, Pesach in Hebrew, is an important Jewish observance that celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This year, Passover begins at sunset on Friday, April 19 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, April 27.

In June, Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, and is celebrated by the reading of the Ten Commandments in synagogues. Shavuot begins at sunset on Saturday, June 8 and ends at nightfall on Monday, June 10.

Learn more about Jewish holidays and community events at Congregation Beth Shalom, bethshalom.net, or Chabad Enrichment Center, chabadofgwinnett.org.

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