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IMAGE A commitment to constant improvement characterizes Virginia Quality care providers
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IMAGE Smart Tips for Grocery Shopping with Little Kids
When our son was a new toddler, a trip to the grocery store was always an adventure he looked forward to. In fact, it was often an actual destination... Read More...

roar vbs logo LoRes RGBHull’s Memorial Baptist Church

Panda Mania
When: July 7 – 11; 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: 420 Enon Rd, F’burg, 22406
https://hullsbaptist.org/vbs_registraton 

The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg

Roar
When: July 7 – 11, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: 810 Princess Anne St, F’burg, 22401
https://vbspro.events/p/events/7710ec 

Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church

Roar
When: July 8 – 12; 9 am – 12pm
Where: 1732 Brooke Rd, Stafford
www.andrewchapelumc-staffordva.com/ 

Trinity Bible Church

The Incredible Race
When: July 8 - 12; 5:30 - 8 pm
Where: 6331 Campus Dr, F'burg, 22407
www.tbc-va.org 

incredible race logoHartwood Presbyterian Church

The Incredible Race
When: July 8- 12
Where: 50 Hartwood Church Rd, F’burg, 22406
https://hartwoodpresbyterian.com/vbs/ 

New Post Church

Power Up!
When: July 9 – 12; 6 – 8 pm
Where: 9400 Thornton Rolling F’burg, 22408
http://fredwes.com/ 

Spotsylvania Church of Christ

Deep Sea Discovery
When: July 14 – 17; 6 – 8:30 pm
Where: 10609 Piedmont Dr, F’burg, 22407
www.spotsycofchrist.com 

Stafford County Christian Church

The Incredible Race
When: July 14 – 18; 5:45 – 8:30 pm
Where: 1813 Mountain View Rd, Stafford
Go.kidcheck.com

InTheWild logoChancellor Baptist Church

Roar
When: July 15 – 19; 5:15 – 8:30 pm
Where: 11324 Gordon Rd, F’burg 22407
https://vbspro.events/p/events/chancellorbaptist2019 

Wilderness Baptist Church

Roar
When: July 15 -19; 9 am-12:15 pm
Where: 9701 Plank Rd Spotsy, 22553
https://vbspro.events/p/events/b16742 

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

Roar
When: July 15 - 18; 9 am - 12 pm
Where: 1019 Princess Anne St, F'burg, 22401
http://fredericksburgbaptistchurch.org/ 

Colonial Baptist Church

In the Wild
When: July 15 - 19; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: 2726 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford
www.cbcca.org/colonial-vbs 

New Life in Christ Church

When: July 15 - 19; 9 am - 12 pm
Where: 11925 Burgess Ln, F’burg, 22407
www.nlicc.org 

New City Fellowship

When: July 15 - 19; 9 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 200 Prince Edward St. F’burg, 22401
www.newcityfellowship.org 

Richland Baptist Church

In the Wild
When: July 15 – 19; 9 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 2482 Warrenton Rd, F’burg, 22406
www.richlandbaptist.com/vacation-bible-school-1

Hillcrest United Methodist Church

To Mars & Beyond
When: July 22 – 26; 9 am – 12:30 pm
Where: 2208 Lafayette Blvd, F’burg, 22401
https://hillcrestumc.com/ 

 

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The Table at St. George’s is a market-style food pantry serving the extended local community. Visitors are invited to select their own items from a variety of fresh food, including locally grown produce. The Table’s mission is to encourage healthy eating, build relationships with those in need, and blur the lines between those serving and those being served.

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