Wash your hands and say your prayers ‘cuz Jesus and germs are everywhere. In these unusual times let’s all remember the High School Musical song, “We’re all in this together!”
We had an excellent Teacher Encouragement Lunch where March Gladness was the theme. The teachers were able to build each other up with strengths they see in each other. Thank you to Denise Morris for helping and thank you to the Education Committee for a delicious lunch.
What a fun day we had at Seven Oaks! Thanks to Connie and Rick Bryan for hosting us! Ask Mary Sandholdt about her day with the youth!
Thank you to Karen Ventura, Alex Perla and crew for a delicious Latino Style meal! Thank you to our church family for being so generous in supporting this lunch for the New Hope School in Guatemala.
Sunday School: For Sunday School, we will be following the public school on closings. There will not be Sunday School at least through April 12.
Senior Sunday will be May 10. This will also be the last day of Sunday School.
Participation in Sunday School, Outstanding Attendance and Perfect Attendance will be recognized on Celebration Sunday, which will be on May 17.
Offering: Our preschool through 5th graders offering supports the New Hope School in Guatemala with their January through May offering. The Middle School and High School offering will go towards their Holt International child.
Palm Sunday Palms Processional: If we have worship, the children will be encouraged to be part of the palms processional following Children’s Time on Palm Sunday, April 5.
Noisy Offering for MUMM: Our noisy offering during worship is being postponed until April 26. The children will be collecting a “Noisy Offering” after they sing to help support MUMM (Mobile United Methodist Missionaries).
Children’s Choir: If we have worship, the Children’s Choir will be singing and/or ringing on Easter Sunday (April 12) and April 26. Please meet at 9:15 a.m. in the chapel to practice. All children from preschool to fifth grade are encouraged to make a joyful noise!
Vacation Bible School “Knights of North Castle”: June 8-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages Preschool (3 years) to 5th grade. Please let Karen know if you are available that week and can help as lots of volunteers are needed. There will be many ways for people to be involved, both youth and adults, so be watching for the sign ups after Easter.
E.P.I.C. (Experiencing Possibilities In Christ) Youth Group for grades 6-12 will not be meeting on Sunday nights until further notice.
Youth Summer Mission Trip: Plans are underway for our youth to participate in a summer mission trip. The dates are July 17-19 at “The Big Garden” in Omaha. Look them up on their website to see the amazing things we will be helping with! Get excited for a great weekend of service! Anyone wanting to chaperone, let Karen know.
Help our children and youth go to camp! We hope that lots of our kids are able to go to church camp this summer. Our church camp funds pay half of the registration so it can be affordable for families.
Cans for Camp: Continue saving your cans and bottles as we will have the trailer here later in the spring.
Baccalaureate will be Saturday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. (NEW TIME) in the OHS gym. This is a non-denominational Christian service that the graduating seniors organize and lead sharing how God has worked in their lives. Mark your calendars to attend this inspiring service and show your support to these young people. We have at least four of our seniors who are planning to be a part of Baccalaureate.
Prom Goers! If your proms get rescheduled and we have worship the next morning, we’d love to have you as greeters!