Second Baptist Church
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We are excited to announce the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Christmas Island! Why Christmas Island? Well first it’s summertime so it’s hot, and not everybody has snow at Christmas time, so why not celebrate Christmas in shorts and t-shirts? We hear so much talk about commercialism vs. the reason for the season, and we even hear people arguing about the date we celebrate Christmas. Do we really know on which day, or what time, Jesus was born? Does it really matter? The Bible isn’t specific about it, and the truth is we don’t know. We’ve all heard the saying “He is the reason for the season,” and that’s true. Jesus is why we celebrate Christmas, but there are so many traditions that have been passed down over the years. Regardless of where they came from, what we want to do is answer the question as to why do we have them? How do sleigh bells, lights, trees, gifts, and festive gatherings tell the story of Jesus, how do they relate to Christmas? We’ll also get the opportunity to share how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world, and don't forget the snacks! Plus, should we ever stop celebrating the birth of Jesus? He’s not only the reason for the season, He’s the reason for everything. 

Oh… I almost forgot. We do need to talk about some ground rules.

To start, who can come to Christmas Island? (Children from kindergarten age through sixth grade.) Anyone younger than kindergarten age is more than welcome: however, they would need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Next, when is Christmas Island? The fun starts on Sunday, June 23rd and lasts through Thursday June, 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm nightly. All children must be brought into the building and leave the building with a parent or guardian. No exceptions. We want to make Christmas Island a safe place and make sure that everyone is accounted for.

Do you know where Christmas Island will take place? At Second Baptist Church

2100 Illinois Ave. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via messenger, email @, or by calling the church office at (618)877-4382.

Finally, what would Christmas be like without a big surprise? But, you can only find out about that by attending VBS.

VBS 2024 Registration Form
VBS 2024 Registration form.docx
Microsoft Word document [2.2 MB]

Sunday Schedule


Sunday School Classes



Group descriptions and locations are listed under the Sunday School Groups tab. They are also available at entrances and you can ask the door greeter for directions to your group's room.


Worship Service -
Sunday at 10:45 AM
and 5:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study
at 6:30 PM


Online Services-
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Van Service Available for morning services only!
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2100 Illinois Ave

Granite City, IL 62040


Phone: 618-877-4382

Fax: 618-877-4395



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