We had 6 youth and 3 chaperones spend the day at Wesley Woods on July 6 working on a brick patio and then got to have some fun at the camp too. Thanks to Lawson Morris, Lilia Morris, Callie Lindgren, Abby Lindgren, Denise Morris, Chris Lindgren and Bob Morris for giving of your time on a hot day to help the camp!

   Thanks to everyone who came to the Oasis on Sunday and enjoyed a delicious strawberry/banana smoothie prepared and served by Charley Johnson, Andrew Hersom, Rick Hersom and Dan Adams.

 

Cans for Camp:  Please continue to save your redeemable for deposit cans and bottles as we will have a can drive for camp this fall on Sunday, Sept. 12!

 

FREE Family Swim Parties at Edmundson Pool:  The last one of the season will be August 8 from 7-9pm. These swim parties are sponsored by the Children Ministry Network that our church is part of. We hope it is a beautiful evening to enjoy this fun event!

 

Mayhem at Morris’s is back!!!!!  Bob, Denise, Lawson and Lilia Morris are hosting our youth in grades 6-12 and their families on August 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Their address is 222 Terrace Drive. The Morris’s will provide burgers and families can bring side dishes or dessert. There will be fun outdoor games like volleyball, badminton, croquet, bean bag toss, etc.

 

Acolyte Training and Refresher: Sunday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m.  – All incoming 4th graders are encouraged to attend to be trained.  All youth, trained or untrained, are also encouraged to attend. Robes will be re-fitted as some of you may have grown!  Ice Cream will be served following the training!

 

Second adult needed! We have ALL of our classes with teachers! Thank you to these special adults who are committing to teaching our children and youth!!

 

We do still need one second adult for the high school class. Is this something you would be willing to help with?  Bob Morris will lead the class of these amazing youth. To comply with our Safe Sanctuary Policy, we need a second adult also.

 

Help with Children’s Music: Would you like to help with children’s music on Sunday mornings during the Opening Time and with the preschool class following? The more the merrier! 

 

“We BEE-lieve in Jesus” Sunday School Teacher Training: Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall. Supper will be provided by the Education Committee at 6:00 p.m.

Register for Sunday School and Youth Events: This year families will be able to register online. A link will be provided through email, our church Facebook page and our church website. For those who would like to use a paper copy, those will be available on Sunday, August 29 before and after the service. We would like all families to be registered before Rally Day, just like you do when you begin school. Thanks to Amanda and Daniel Foster for their help in getting the online version up and running!

 

Background Checks: We will also have the background check forms that can be filled out for anyone who is due this year or anyone new who wants to work with our children and youth.

 

Rally Sunday will be Sunday, September 12. There will be a lot of “BUZZ” in the air as we welcome our children, youth and adults back to Sunday School.

 

E.P.I.C. (Experiencing Possibilities in Christ) Youth Group for 6th-12th graders:  E.P.I.C. will be kicking off on Sunday, September 12 at 6:00pm!!  This first week we are inviting all youth and their parents to a potluck supper at 6:00pm.  Please bring a dish or two to share.  Drinks and table service will be provided.  From 6:30-7:30pm will be activities, expectations, goals and ideas. Let’s pack Heritage Hall! YOU BELONG HERE!

   Would you like to cook for some hungry teenagers??!!  Watch for the Sign Up Genius link for the meals to begin September 12. Fix something you can either stretch or something you like to eat for the week! 

Would you like to be an E.P.I.C. leaders or second adult?  Let Karen know if you would like to be a part of this fun team of adults!

 

Adult Classes  Sunday School isn’t just for children and youth.  It’s for adults too, even grandparents!  If you are interested in leading any kind of adult class, please contact the office. 

 

Noisy Offering: The children will begin collecting a “Noisy Offering” each last Sunday after they have sung or rang bells. They will come around the congregation and will collect any loose change that you may have. The first noisy offering will be Sunday, September 26 and will be to support LoveINC.

 

Mark your calendars for September 29th!  We have reserved Autumn Acres from 5:30 – 7:30pm for all of our church families and friends.