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Vacation Bible School

First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria will offer Vacation Bible School August 6-8. The theme is Gather Together at the Souq, a Judean marketplace. Sessions are from 4 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome; there is no fee.

Stories, games and activities will bring the past to life. Attendees will learn customs of the era and will be members of Judean tribes. They will create the foods, crafts and Biblical heroes of Christ's time, as well as recreate a Souq.

Registration is recommended. Obtain forms at the church or call (320) 763-3341.

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Shalom Lutheran Church in Alexandria will host Everywhere FUN Fair Vacation Bible School for ages preschool through 6th grade (2013-14 year) August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per child, and scholarships are available.

To register or for more information, call Shannon at (320) 762-8641, visit or pick up a registration sheet at the church.