Due to the suspension of in person school we will not starting Power and Light or Youth Group tomorrow (September 23, 2020).
Power and Light will resume on Wednesday, September 23, (after school until 5 p.m). Wendy will meet the children at the bus stop at 5th and Cedar and walk the children to the church after school. Children will need to wear their mask and practice social distancing. Power and Light follows the school calendar. We will meet if school is in session. We look forward to seeing the children.
Videos for our 2020 At-Home/Virtual Vacation Bible School are now on Facebook and Vimeo. Our VBS theme for 2020 is “Compassion Camp.” Printed materials are available from the church office (to be picked up, mailed, or hand delivered). Call 785-263-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a packet.
We’ll be recognizing and celebrating our Abilene High School Graduates this Sunday, July 19, 2020. This year there are five, they are, in alphabetical order: Elizabeth Collins, Emilee Delgado, Beth Holmes, Austin Mather, Chesney Sprinkle.
A friendly reminder that there is an online bulletin as well as links to a pdf bulletin and pdf children’s bulletins at abilenefirstumc.org/bulletin/. These are available every week, but I wanted to share a extra reminder for Easter.
Below is a link to some coloring pages from Illustrated Ministry that match the scripture readings for tomorrow.
Yesterday, March 25, 2020, the Youth Group met together remotely via Zoom. Zoom is a service that allows for a group of up to 100 people to video conference via their computers, tablets, or phones. Those without internet access can call in from a touch-tone phone. The youth all had a good time and will meet this way while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Wendy Robinson is looking at doing the same thing with the children who normally attend Power and Light. Stay tuned.
I plan to put a link in the online bulletin this Sunday, but I’m posting it now to let parents and guardians know about it. Illustrated Ministry, whose resources we have used before during Lent and Easter, is providing Children’s coloring and activity pages for free during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can download them at the link below. Let me know if you don’t have a printer at home and we’ll get you a hard copy.
One final note, these are lectionary based and we’re going off the lectionary this week so they won’t match up with what we’re doing in this weeks “The United Methodist Home Companion.” Nonetheless, they are still excellent resources.
I’m planning on talking about “The Lego Batman Movie” for the children’s message in our next episode of “The United Methodist Home Companion” this coming Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Have you seen the movie? Have your kids seen it? Will anyone else know what I’m talking about? Let me know. (Yes, I do have the Lego Batmobile.)
The youth will be selling Super Bowl Subs in the Narthex before and after the 8:15 and 10:30 services on January 19 and January 26, 2020. The Sub sandwiches will be $9. Sandwiches can be picked up on February 2 (Super Bowl Sunday) in the narthex (lobby) before and after both worship services. Stop by the table in the narthex to fill out an order and support our Youth! Funds will be used for service projects and special trips.
The Youth will be helping with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20. Youth need to meet at “The Place” (421 N Cedar) at 10:30 we will be helping prepare and deliver meals. Please contact Wendy for more information.