Sunday School:  The last day of Sunday School will be on Sunday, May 15.

Senior Sunday will be Sunday, May 15. The seniors will be meeting on Sunday, April 24 at 11:35 a.m. following Sunday School to plan the service. If you would like to bring congratulation cards to the seniors, there will be gift bags in the west entrance to put the cards in on May 15. We will communicate after April 24 as to who will be participating so you know who to bring cards for.

Celebration Sunday will be May 22. We have a lot to BEE thankful for this year! Several classes plan to share during the worship including the Middle School class who would like to invite any “alumni” to do the OT Rap with them.

   The Education Committee is hosting fun activities (hopefully outside) following worship including 9 Square in the Air, Gaga Ball, hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk, giant wooden Dominoes and Sno Biz! Everyone is invited to come celebrate!

   Participation in Sunday School, Outstanding Attendance and Perfect Attendance will be recognized on Celebration Sunday. Those who have attended Sunday School 80% of the Sundays will be recognized for Outstanding Attendance. If you are out of town and attend another church, bring back a bulletin, give to your Sunday School teacher and it will be marked as present. As of now, we have 15 children and youth on track for outstanding attendance!

 

Children to participate in worship services:   On April 24, they will be singing after the children’s message. Please have your children meet at 9:15 a.m. in the chapel to practice. On May 22, they will be singing and ringing. They are working on a song with the Chancel Choir and Praise Team to sing on the 22nd. If anyone would like to join in this song, rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

Noisy Offering: The children have been collecting a “Noisy Offering” each last Sunday following their singing and ringing. There will not be a noisy offering for April as it was decided to wait and take it on Celebration Sunday which is Sunday, May 22. It will support the New Hope School in Guatemala.  Thank you for helping to “make a change” in someone’s life with our noisy offering. The last noisy offering that went to our camp fund was $160.40! Thank you!

 

Cans for Camp!  We will have a spring can drive on Sunday, April 24. Please bring your cans and plastic bottles divided up as that makes it easier for the crew to sort. We would love to send a lot of our kids to camp this summer!

   There are Wesley Woods flyers in the west entrance with camps for all ages! 

Summer Games University will be July 11-15 at Grinnell College. Summer games is for middle and high school students who have completed grades 6-12. Ask Pastor Chad for more details!

   We know summer dates fill up quickly on your family calendars so get your camp dates figured out and pencil those in! We will help in a big way financially for any of our kids to get to camp!

 

 “CUMC Kids Got Talent” Virtual Talent Show! This was so much fun last year that we will do it again this year! The viewing on Facebook will be Sunday, April 24 at 5pm

   A freewill offering can be sent to the church to support the talent show for these two causes: New Hope School in Guatemala and the Holt International child, Cisy, that we sponsor. 

To the Congregation: This is a fundraiser to support our Holt International child, Cisy from Uganda and our continued support of the New Hope School in Guatemala.  From Sunday, April 24 through Sunday, May 15 you are encouraged to either put your donations in the offering plate or bring your donation to the church during office hours or mail them. Please make sure you designate your gift for the Talent Show. The goal for Cisy, our Holt child, is $200 as we send $90 quarterly. Our goal for the school is $1500-2000 so our total goal for this fundraiser is $2200!  Thank you for your support of our children and youth!

 

E.P.I.C.  (Experiencing Possibilities In Christ) Youth Group for 6-12th graders

Sunday, April 24: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15: 5:30-7:00 p.m. 

We will end our evening at the Frosty Udder so the youth can be picked up there!

   Leaders and second adults are always needed for E.P.I.C! If anyone would like to work with our amazing youth, please let us know!

   Would you like to support our youth by wearing an E.P.I.C. t-shirt? The t-shirts are $10 and come in youth and adult sizes.

 

Vacation Bible School “Discovery on Adventure Island”: June 13-17 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. for ages Preschool (3 years) to 5th grade. Thank you to those who have volunteered to help! We still need someone to lead the Bible Story station and someone to be the assistant with Preschool.  We will need Island Guides which are those who take the kids to the different stations. Please let Karen know if you are available for VBS.

   Registration for VBS will be online, like we did for Sunday School. The link will be coming soon. Please have your registration completed by May 22 in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt and a CD. If you know others planning to register, please encourage them to do so online. They can find the link on our website or it can be emailed. We hope to have minimal walk ups.