The Salem News
---- — The Lappin Foundation will honor several community leaders and welcome home teens who traveled to Israel at the annual Youth to Israel Adventure Welcome Home Reunion on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly. Harold and Zelda Kaplan of Beverly will receive the 2013 Youth to Israel Adventure Award. Marvin Wilson, a professor of biblical studies at Gordon College, will be presented with the Lappin Foundation’s Friend of Israel Award. The program will also feature reflections by teens who will have returned from their trip to Israel, as well as a special donor recognition. Free and open to all. A kosher dessert reception will follow the program. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431, or visit www.lappinfoundation.org.
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.
True Gospel Baptist Church will host the IncrediWorld Amazement Park Vacation Bible School from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, through Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 61 Bridge St. in Salem. The program includes songs, crafts, games and goodies. A Youth Rally Kick-Off service will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m., followed by a pizza fellowship. For more information, call 781-584-4320.
Holy Trinity United Methodist Church will host a Vacation Bible School on Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. The program presents Gospel Light’s SonWorld Adventure Park for children in preschool through grade eight. Activities include stories, games, crafts, snacks, skits, and riding a virtual roller coaster. Children will learn songs and get a free CD. VBS is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is encouraged. For information and a registration form, call 978-777-7408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Participating families will be placed into groups called “OIKIO.” Children can attend with or without parents. For details, registration and fees, visit southchurch.net or leave a message at 978-531-1964, ext. 111.
The Christian Women’s Connection will host brunch on Monday, Aug. 12, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. The speaker will share her inspiring story and a presentation titled “31 Gifts,” which includes bags for all occasions, totes and lunch bags. Brunch is $13 inclusive, and free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, Aug. 10. For more information, child care or to make a reservation or cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873.
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.
The Outreach Committee of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church is providing reusable grocery bags with the church’s name for anyone who would like to take one to the grocery store and fill it for the Danvers People to People Food Pantry. Bags can be returned or picked up at the church on Sundays. The church is at 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-777-7408.
On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church collect food and essential items for the Danvers food pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna, pasta, boxed juices and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-774-4510.