Adult volunteers are needed to help with Sunday School, Power & Light, and Youth Group. If you are looking for a fun and entertaining hour or two, we have the spot for you! You will get to make some fun new friends and learn a lot. No experience is necessary, just an open heart and a fun attitude! Contact Wendy for more information.
Next Sunday Morning, August 13, 2015, we’ll have the blessing the backpacks. All children are invited to bring their backpacks up to the chancel with them during the children’s time. The backpacks, and more importantly the children they belong to, will be blessed for the new year of school.
For VBS (Vacation Bible School) Volunteers: There will be a training and orientation for VBS volunteers today, Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For VBS Attendees and Their Parents: This year our joint VBS (Vacation Bible School) with Trinity Lutheran Church will be held at their place (302 North Cedar) from Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. with supper being served from 6:00-6:30 p.m. On Thursday, July 20, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a VBS cookout and pool party at Eisenhower Park. VBS is open to kids three years old and up through fifth grade. Registration forms are available in the Church Office
This year our joint VBS (Vacation Bible School) with Trinity Lutheran Church will be held at their place (302 North Cedar) from Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 20. This will be an evening VBS from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with supper being served from 6:00 to 6:30. VBS is open to kids three years old and up through fifth grade. Both registration forms and a list of items you can donate should be available in the Narthex beginning this Sunday.
From Julie Mayden:
Abilene First UMC will again provide camp scholarships to all children of the church attending a United Methodist Camp. As has been the practice in the past, the church will pay one-half of the camp registration fee. Simply email email@example.com or bring in proof of camp registration to the church office and the church will reimburse you. You can learn more about the United Methodist Camps from brochures available in the narthex or by visiting http://www.greatplainsumc.org/camps. Contact the church office at 785-263-2623 or email Julie at the above email address for more information about the scholarships.
This weekend (February 18-19, 2017) the confirmation class and a few other youth will be going to Wichita for the “Faith Weekend.” There they’ll visit Southwind Sangha (Buddhist), St. George Greek Orthodox Church, East Heights UMC (where they’ll spend the night) St. Mark’s UMC and the Islamic Society of Wichita. Jenny’s going with them, so I’ll be preaching (you can’t say I didn’t warn you).
The youth will be taking orders for their annual Super Bowl Subway Sandwich Sale beginning next Sunday, January 22, 2017, through Wednesday, February 1. Look for their table in the Narthex and order your sub! Super Bowl Sunday is February 6, and you will be able to pick up your sub sandwiches from the youth following either worship service that day.
The youth need shoeboxes to pack care packages for college students If you have any extra shoe boxes lying around, please bring them to the church. Wendy and the youth will use these to send the college students their care packages for final exams. Thank you!
The annual fall family get-together will be Sunday, October 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Brown’s Park. Hot dogs, chips, and s’mores will be provided; feel free to bring a side dish or other dessert. Lots of fun, fall, family activities are planned. We hope to see you there!
The youth will be having their annual fundraising event selling Christmas wreaths and greenery beginning October 19 and ending October 30, 2016. They will be available to order in the Narthex before and after church on Sunday, October 23, and Sunday, October 30. This is a great opportunity to support our youth and decorate for Christmas at the same time!
There will be a short meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 3:30 p.m. for Volunteers helping with Power & Light in Peatling. If you can not make the meeting please contact Wendy. All volunteers are welcomed even if you can only help with one Wednesday.
The Youth Group will have a pool party on Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. at Karlene Taylor’s house. You can contact Karlene or Wendy Robinson for more information.