Joe and June Nold have moved to Wichita to be closer to family. Joe will celebrate his 80th Birthday on September 28. Because an in-person celebration is not possible at this time, cards are appreciated. Here’s the new address (in case you didn’t see it in the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle).
Joe and June Nold Regent Park 10600 E. 13th. Street N. #204 Wichita, KS 67206
Rocky Welton’s family has decided to postpone the memorial service that was scheduled for this Saturday (September 26, 2020) because of the current rise in COVID-19 cases in Abilene. Please keep the family in your prayers.
The bulletin for this Sunday (September 20, 2020) is now available at AbileneFirstUMC.org/bulletin/. I’ve prepared a sermon on Matthew 20:1-16 that I needed to hear and I think it will have something to say to you as well. We’ll be livestreaming at 10:30 a.m.
The Worship Design Committee met this past Monday and scheduled a worship service outside in the parking lot for September 27, 2020. We will continue to wear masks and practice six feet of social distancing, but we will also be singing hymns! It hasn’t yet been decided if we’ll do one or two services, but we’ll keep you posted.
Youth Group will also begin Wednesday, September 23, (6-7:30 pm). We will meet at Eisenhower Park at 6 pm for hot dogs, drinks and fun. Youth will need to wear their mask and practice social distancing. Youth Group follows the school calendar. We will meet if school is in session.
We usually do not meet if school is out for Holiday breaks, teacher in services, etc., unless special plans have been made. If you have any questions please contact Wendy.
The Church Council met last night and discussed using Wright Fellowship Hall for worship. It was decided to upgrade the old projector with a new flat-screen TV. For this reason, I’m looking for someone with a Sam’s Club Membership and a truck, SUV, or van.
We’ll start live streaming worship in less than an hour. I’m excited about today’s service and the opportunity to join the gathered congregation (both physically and virtually) in worshipping the great “I AM WHO I WILL BE.” The sermon text is Exodus 3:1-15 and the focus is on stepping back from the things that stress us in order to encounter God and then get back into the fray.
Molly and Samuel Burton are hosting a blood drive at Abilene High School tomorrow (Sunday, August 30, 2020) from 12 noon to 6 p.m. There are still ten spots open. You can contact Molly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online at https://rcblood.org/3b69m7H.