DoDad’s Wild Bible Adventures

This year’s VBS program at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church will be DoDad’s Wild Bible Adventures, taking place from Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2.  Returning from last summer are the coolest professors on the planet, Professor DoDad, Professor Bud, and Professor Lulu. They will team up with OJ the gorilla to learn about five Bible stories that feature wild animals! Along the way, they will have to be careful to avoid any pitfalls that might be set for them by Professor DisHonest. St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church is located at 3315 Bryan Rd., in Brandon. The cost is $30 per child or $70 for three or more children in same household. For more information, visit or call 689-6849


.Southbay Church Offers VBS Fun

Southbay Church is offering Gospel Light’s SonWest Roundup, a rip-roaring good time with Jesus program from Monday, August 5-Friday, August 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. (kid’s arrival 5:30-6 p.m.). Included in the program from Monday-Thursday, there will be a Bible lesson, crafts, music and a snack. On Friday, there will be a Family Ho-Down – carnival style . Games, prizes, photo ops, and possibly a video overview of VBS fun for parents viewing, welcome packets for church service Sunday. The first 50 who register will receive a honorary Deputy badge. Southbay Church is located at 13498 U.S. 301, in Riverview. For more information, call 677-0721.


“Kidapalooza” at Bay Life Church

“Kidapalooza”  will take place in the student center at Bay Life Church from Monday-Friday, June 24-28 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. It is for kids who’ve completed Kindergarten through 5th grade and it’s free. To register, visit Bay Life Church is located at 1017 Kingsway Rd., in Brandon.


 Journey Church Offers “Unsung Heroes”

“Unsung Heroes” – one of a kind VBS experience exploring how seemingly unimportant people made huge impacts for God’s Kingdom. The VBS, for ages 5-12, will take place from Wednesday-Friday, July 10-12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Only 75 spaces are available, so pre-registration by calling Lorie at 407-953-6772 or church office at 741-9366.

VBS at First Baptist Church of East Bay

First Baptist Church of East Bay Vacation Bible School will take place from Monday-Friday, June 10-14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church is located at 10102 Old Big Bend Rd., in Riverview. For more information, call 677-5236.


 SonWest Roundup at First Presbyterian of Brandon

First Presbyterian Church of Brandon will hold VBS from Monday-Friday, July 22-26 from 9 a.m.-12 Noon. Kids will explore SonWest Roundup, where buckaroos learn to trust Jesus and ride the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover Jesus’ unchangeable love. Kids will enjoy heart racin’ activities like games, crafts, music, skits, Bible stories, and mighty tasty snacks! All of this Wild West fun is designed to lead kids to Jesus and God’s ultimate plan for salvation. The cost is $15 per child with a maximum of $30 per family. First Presbyterian Church of Brandon is located at 121 Carver Ave, in Brandon. For more information, contact the church office at 689-4597, or visit


VBS at Westminster Presbyterian Church

The RACE is on! Registration is now being accepted for VBS at Westminister Presbyterian Church, which is located at 402 E. Lumsden Rd., in Brandon. VBS will take place from Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2 from 9 a.m.-12 Noon. Call 689-6541 for more details.


Vacation Bible School at St. Anne Catholic Church

St. Anne Catholic church invites all kids to enter the adventure that empowers them to stand strong.  At Kingdom Rock, VBS kids experience God’s Word in fun and unforgettable ways. Kids move through activity stations with Kingdom Crews, small groups.  Every station is intentionally designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Fun activities, great music, and Bible stories will take place for kids ages 5 (by September 1) to 12 on Monday-Friday, June 17-21 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is included. St. Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave NE, in Ruskin.  For more information or to register, call Cindy at 865-8222.


Hey kids, Rev Up Your Engines For Jesus!  

Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 11421 Big Bend Rd., in Riverview, invites children ages 3 to 5th grade to attend Vacation Bible School. There will be three evenings of fun-filled, action-packed adventures complete with great songs, clever crafts, fun games, yummy snacks and memorable Bible stories. Start your engines….Win! with Jesus will take place on Wednesday-Friday, June 19- 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For information or to register, e-mail or call Tammy Martin at 340-0288. You can also visit  or King-Lutheran-Riverview-FL/184101752600.


Presbyterian Church of Seffner VBS Benefits Mission Project

Vacation Bible School at Presbyterian Church of Seffner, will take place from Monday-Friday, June 24 –June 28, from 9 a.m.-12 Noon, The church is located at 1906 S. Lenna Ave. in Seffner. For more information, call 689-4412. Register at Children entering grades kindergarten through fifth-grade are eligible to attend. Mission project is to collect school supplies for the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf in Jamaica.


 Turn It Up at First UMC Brandon

Every kid loves a good story, whether it’s a book, a movie, or a video game. So get your kids excited about the most incredible true story of all – God’s loving pursuit of us through time.  “Turn It Up” is a five-day VBS that takes a journey through the Bible, giving kids context for God’s Big Story.  Help kids discover how they can be a part of the story when they turn up the power of God’s love in their life.Turn It Up! will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Brandon, located at 120 N. Knights Ave., in Brandon from 9 a.m.-12 Noon on Monday-Friday, July 15-19. Registration is $25 per child.  Forms are available online at or at the church office.  For more information, call 689-4161 or e-mail


Kingdom Rocks at Calvary Lutheran

Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach invites you to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School from Monday-Friday, June 17-21. Meet new friends at Kingdom Rock, where faith and imagination soar in through Bible adventures, heart-pumping music and exciting group activities. VBS runs from 6-8 p.m. each night and is open to all children from preschool to fifth-grade. This free VBS program includes dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. Adults are welcome to participate in an onsite Bible study running concurrently. Calvary Lutheran is located at 5309 U.S. 41 N., in Apollo Beach. To register, visit or call the church office at 645-1305.  Registrations are requested by Monday, June 10.


Love First Christian Center Church in Riverview

The VBS schedule for Monday, July 15, Tuesday, July16, Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. The theme is SonSurf. Visit to register online (beginning Saturday, June 1). The address is 9879 US Hwy. 41 S. in Gibsonton.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.