School is barely out, and already the cries of “Mommy, what can I do?” are echoing through Duncan. Not to worry, though. Many churches in the area already have their summer plans in place and are conducting sign-ups for programs to keep the youngsters busy.

From Vacation Bible School to denominational summer camps and activities at the individual churches, there is plenty to do, and most of it is free. The “away” camps usually charge, but some churches offer scholarships for those who are unable to pay.

The following churches have notified The Banner of their plans. Other churches have not finalized their plans, or are holding their VBS later in the summer. Those will be announced in this section in the weeks to come.

One church, First United Methodist, even offers programs for moms, too. Its five-week Preschool Mother’s Day Out program is now accepting enrollments.

More picnics, musical events and other happenings will take place throughout the summer, and they, too, will be announced as plans are made. To list an event, e-mail the information to church@duncanbanner.com. Deadline for submissions is noon Wednesday for that Friday’s Religion section.

• Unity Missionary Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School at Unity Missionary Baptist Church for children in preschool through sixth grade will be June 1-5 under direction of Julie Hively and Cindy Schoonover. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m., with lessons, games, music and crafts. The church is at 18th and Chisholm Drive. For information, call 580-255-5932.

• Parkview Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School at Parkview Baptist Church has been set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 14-17. The theme this year is “Kingdom of the Son, a Prayer Safari.”

The church is at 902 N. 19th. For information, call 255-5525.

• First United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church will be June 8-12. The theme is “SonRock Kids Camp!” All children ages 4 through fifth grade are welcome to come to participate.

Rising sixth-graders will go to “T’weens Discover Camp” July 13-17 at Canyon Camp. Devonna Thompson will accompany the children.

Registration forms are available in the church office.

Preschool Mother’s Day Out is accepting enrollment forms for the Summer Spectacular Program. Summer Spectacular begins June 23. This program meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks. Registration packets are available at the church office or on the church Web site.

The church is at 2300 Country Club Road. For information, call 255-3353.

• First Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 8-11.

The church is at 901 W. Ash. For information, call 252-5885.

• Ray of Hope

Summer events at Ray of Hope Church include Kids Camp (first through fifth grade for school year 2009-10) at Quartz Mountain June 14-18. Elevate youth (grades six and seven) will attend Camp Forward at Tishomingo June 29-July 2. Vacation Bible School will be July 20-24 with pre-registration on July 15. Breakthrough youth (grades eight-12) will have a float trip July 30-Aug. 1.

• Bethel Assembly of God

Truth Trek begins June 3 at Bethel Assembly of God for all promoting kindergartners through sixth grade and will meet from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through July 1. Water Wars is on July 15.

The church is at 700 W. Plato Road. For information, call Jamey Bowles, children’s pastor, at 255-2745.

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