Rev. Williams is offering a Confirmation Class for any
youth who has completed seventh grade or above and who has not had the
opportunity to be a part of a membership class. The pastor will have
special meeting with interested youth and their parents on Sunday,
April 22, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the confirmation process. This
will be an important orientation meeting that will set the stage for the
classes that follow.
Find out more about
this year's Confirmation Classes.
Vacation Bible School Planning
persons are invited to be a part of this summer's V.B.S. are invited to our
next planning event on Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the
fellowship hall of the First Christian Church.
V.B.S. will be enjoyed on Monday-Friday, June 25-29 (5:30-8:10 p.m.). It
is the First Christian Church's turn to host V.B.S. since we played host last
year. However, adults from both congregations will be helping and, of
course, any child in the community is invited to attend. Registration
will open soon. In the mean time, you can find out more about this year's
Vacation Bible School right here on our
The May-June 2018 issue of the Upper Room
devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the back of the
sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As always, we have
both regular and large print versions.
Food & Fellowship Report
Thanks to everyone who helped with this
fun (and delicious) annual tradition. We raised $1,612.08 this
year. The Church Council voted to direct all the proceeds this year to
the Scholarship Fund.
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Church Steeple Repair
Long ago our church
steeple had a decorative topper. However, it broke off many years ago (10
years at least). At that time a coffee can was placed on top of the
steeple as a quick fix. A couple of years ago we noticed that the coffee
can had disappeared; probably blown away in a storm. Since then the
Trustees have wondered how to get to the top of the steeple to determine its
condition. The concern was that there might be a hole up there that would
allow rain and snow to get in. Well, thanks to a camera-bearing drone we
now have our answer. As you can see there is definitely a hole that needs
to be addressed. We are currently trying to decide the best way to cap
off the hole and how to get up there to do it!! No small challenge to be
sure. Thanks to Dan Gawedzinsky who was kind enough to bring his drone to
the church and take the photos. If you would like to see more detail,
click here to see pictures
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist