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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
We will be having information meetings on June 10 and 24 after the 10:30 a.m. service for anyone who is interested in helping with Vacation Bible School or who has a youth who would like to volunteer. This year’s program requires many volunteers! I will be having additional meetings in July, leading up to VBS if you cannot attend either of these meetings. I expect them to not last more than 30 minutes.
Vacation Bible School is July 16-19, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
This year we are doing a Harry-Potter themed VBS. We are blessed to have a Parish Hall that can easily, I think, be transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts. But we need the professors and Hagrid, and other “characters” to help fulfill the roles to make VBS more special for the children.
I think high school students, college students, and adults could fill these roles. (Junior high students could, if they enjoy acting, play Hermione, Harry, and Ron.)
Harry (every night)
Hermione (every night)
Ron (every night)
Professor Dumbledore (Tues, Thurs)
Hagrid (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley (Mon)
The Sorting Hat Voice (Tues)
Madame Hooch (Tues, Wed)
Professor Snape (Wed)
Additionally, I will need help with the craft stations (4 needed each night, ideally).
Please let me know if you or your youth would be willing to help us put on a wonderful Vacation Bible School this year. If there is a particular role you would like to play, let me know. There are no lines to memorize—just the outline of a premise that you are presenting to the children to set up the theme and activities.
Thanks so much!!! I appreciate all of you very much and I know how busy you are! So your willingness to add this to your schedule means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to the children, too!
p.s. If you have children or grandchildren who will be attending VBS, please let me know.
The Outreach Committee will host our Summer Community Dinner on August 23, at 5 p.m. We will need workers and members to make dessert bars, cookies, baked beans and potato salad for our guests. There will be sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the hallway by the church office. If you are unable to work and would like to donate for the cost of the meal, place your check in the offering plate with “Summer Community Dinner” on the memo line. If you have questions contact Henry Foster, Outreach Committee Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-718-9937.
The annual Daughters of the King Retreat will be held on Friday, September 14 through Sunday September 16 at the House of Blessings located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This year, Rev. Dr. Joanna J. Seibert MD will present “A Daily Spiritual Rx. As a physician, deacon, and spiritual director, Joanna will share spiritual direct and insight from her newest book “A Daily Spiritual Rx, Spiritual Direction Insights for 365 days.”
The Rev. Dr. Joanna Seibert is an established author with over forty years of experience as a physician, minister, mother, retreat leader, and spiritual director, and will share messages from well-known spiritual authors and her insights from her own experience particularly as it relates to spiritual direction. A Daily Spiritual Rx retreat should trigger a connection to God for the participants from their own experience to sustain them in our busy lives. Joanna addresses in particular the most common subjects and questions brought up by people in spiritual direction as she shares books, readings, and experiences that have most connected her to God on her journey from both contemporary and classical writers.
If you are interested in attending, sign up sheets are available by the bulletin boards in church hallways. The cost for a single occupancy is $140, and a double occupancy is $120. Included are 5 meals, snacks, & linens. The deadline to sign up is August 15. We hope to see many in attendance this year.
Safe to Sleep
Our Focus: Safe to Sleep is a temporary homeless women’s shelter, primarily supported by donations from individuals and area churches.
Safe to Sleep continues to provide a safe and cool overnight respite for homeless women. Special needs right now are nail clippers, Depends (L & XL), Q-tips, travel size hand sanitizer, inexpensive wash cloths, and hair brushes. And, of course, volunteers! Always needed are small rolling suitcases and backpacks. Thank you for your continued generosity to our very appreciative ladies. If you are interested in learning more about the very needed and well-run outreach of the Council of Churches, please contact Jane Mellers at 417-861-2443 or email her at email@example.com.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL BEGINS THIS WEEK
This week begins our Harry Potter themed Vacation Bible School! We invite you com come and see the the Parish Hall, which has now been converted into the Great Hall of Hogwarts. Vacation Bible School will take place July 16-19, beginning each night at 5:30 p.m. and concluding at 8 p.m.
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