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June 19. 2013 9:23PM

Vacation program at Bedford Church

BEDFORD — Bedford Presbyterian Church has been holding vacation church school programs for more than 30 years and this summer is no different.

Area children entering kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to the program, held at the church, 4 Church Road, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 24-28.

Journey to Babylon and learn about Daniel’s courage in captivity. Daniel lived long ago, but his life carries lessons for us today.

There will be dancing, singing, crafting, playing games and building together in ways that help those attending

Children will become part of a Tribe of Israel and be able to explore a bazaar, make crafts and enjoy snacks. They will play games that help them learn the message of the day and even become part of a mission team helping with a woodworking project to build planter boxes for local senior citizens.

More information and registration forms can be found on the church website, in the upcoming events section.

The cost is $15 per child with a $40 maximum per family. Contact the church office at 472-5841.

Outdoor Eucharist at Port City picnic

PORTSMOUTH — On Sunday, June 23, Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Road, will host an outdoor Eucharist and cookout.

The service will be at 11 a.m. in the shaded rear courtyard of the church.

The cookout will follow on the side lawn. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair and a side dish or dessert to share.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

For those who don’t come to the outdoor service, there will be a quiet celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, at 8:45 a.m.

Bible school set for Chester church

CHESTER — Chester Congregational & Baptist Church invites children to attend a summer Vacation Bible School program called Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, July 8 to 12, at the church.

The program is open to children ages preschool through entering 6th grade. Children will be involved in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities including games, snack, crafts, music and singing, and Bible stories.

There is no charge but registration is required. There will be a closing celebration on Friday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

The church is located in the center town at 4 Chester St.

For more information, visit

Independence Sunday at Ellsworth chapel

ELLSWORTH — The Chapel of St. John of the Mountains will celebrate Independence Sunday at 3 p.m. on June 30, under the direction of Pastor Ray Hahn.

The guest preacher will be the Rev. Kevin McCullough, pastor of the Canaan Assembly of God.

All members of the Armed Forces — active, retired, veterans — will be recognized. The “Afterglow Fellowship” with refreshments will follow.

The chapel is located 4 1/2 miles up Ellsworth Hill Road from the intersection of Rts. 3 and 49, Campton Exit 28 off Interstate 93.

Call Pastor Ray Hahn at 536-4308 for information.

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