South Congregational Church will host its Vacation Bible School on Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., following dinner at 5:30 p.m., at 60 Prospect St. in Peabody. This year’s focus is on Athens and Paul’s missions and journeys in Greece. Children in kindergarten through grade five are invited to learn about Greece through singing, crafts, skits and Olympic games. Everyone is welcome. Participating families will be placed into groups called “OIKIO.” Children can attend with or without parents. For details, registration and fees, visit http://southchurch.net, or leave a message at 978-531-1964, ext. 111.
Temple Beth Shalom will hold its 17th annual Sha’ BBQ at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, followed by a shabbat family service, led by Rabbi Emily Mathis, and oneg shabbat. Meet new members and greet prospective members. The kosher menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken nuggets, veggie burgers and sides. Reserve a spot by Monday, July 22, at 978-535-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events will be held at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The shabbat eating experience is open to the entire Jewish community.
Registrations are being accepted for faith development classes at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, for kids ages 2 to 18. Participants will spend 15 minutes in worship with their parents at a Time for All Ages, then leave for their classrooms. All congregants will gather after the service and classes for fellowship. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. at 101 Forest Ave. in Swampscott. For more information, visit www.uucgl.org, or contact Faith Development Director Karen Brown at email@example.com or 781-595-8836, ext. 12.
Children ages 4 through grade six are invited to participate in SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School, Aug. 5 through 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Coolidge Road, Peabody. The program includes Bible stories, games, songs, skits and crafts. For more information or to register, call 978-531-0914.