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Posted: June 13, 2013 9:35 p.m.

FBC of Covington hosts summer events

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First Baptist Church of Covington is gearing up for Vacation Bible School.


Jousting, castles and tricksters are usually not thought of while attending Vacation Bible School, but they will all be a part of this year’s VBS presentation, " Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Batt for Truth," at First Baptist Church of Covington next week.

The church plans to act out Bible stories with puppets and actors on its medieval-castle themed stage in the sanctuary, teaching youth about not being fooled by tricksters and believing in the truth of God’s word.  

Josh Cornett, FBC Pastor of Children and Families, said in addition to being taught about believing in truth, during this year’s VBS, youth will raise funds to buy Bibles for church planters in Boston, giving children the chance to make a difference by giving an offering.

VBS starts on June 17 and runs through the 21, from 8: 30 a.m. to noon each day. Children ages 4 through fifth grade are welcome to attend the free event. Parents can register their children for VBS at the church on Monday at the start of the event.  Cornett said last year’s VBS brought around 250 children to the church during the week.

In addition to Vacation Bible School, FBC invites the community to attend its free patriotic musical performance presented by the FBC Sanctuary Choir.

Tim Barnes, pastor of worship, said the choir will perform, "With Liberty and Justice for All," in the FBC sanctuary on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Brunch will be served in the FBC fellowship hall between the services from 10 to 11 a.m.

Barnes said the FBC sanctuary choir will perform "With Liberty and Justice for All," again at the Main Street Covington’s Independence in the Park celebration on July 4. He said choir members from other churches will join the FBC’S choir, and invited any other interested church choirs in the area to participate.

Next month, children in first through fifth grade are invited to participate in FBC’s Summer Music Activities for Kids, where children will present a musical presentation on the downtown square, Sunday, July 21 at 6 p.m.

You can register online at firstbaptistcovington.com for the event.  Registration for S.M.A.K closes Monday, July 8.

For more information on any of the events at FBC, call the church office at 770-786-9031.

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