Sunday School News
Parents, Sunday School is around the corner! We would like for you to call or stop in at the church office to sign your child up for fall classes starting Sept. 10th. We will also have a “First Day of Sunday School” Kickoff lunch after church. We are excited to start a new year learning about Our Great God!
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Your Sunday School Teachers.
Our Noisy Offering Sunday, August 20th, will be for the WeekEnd Backpack Program, but we will be earmarking it for a different program that they run. I was surprised to find out that we have a large population of teens that do not have a stable home life. They move from friend to friend to a family members couch to wherever they can find to sleep for as long as they can before they move on to the next situation. The WeekEnd Backpack Program helps them by providing them with a bag of shampoo, soap, toothbrush, deodorant, etc. to give them products to clean themselves. Some shower at school when they are able.
If you would like to make a donation but will not be in church on August 20th, you can make a check payable to AUMC and write WEB/Supplies for HS students – Noisy Offering in the memo line.
Fill Your Mug with Equal Exchange Coffee and Smile!
Like coffee? Fill your mug with some equal exchange free trade coffee and not only help small, local coffee growers but also helping “Smiletrain” put a smile on a child’s face. With the help of a small grant our church has been able to purchase $250 worth of coffee. All proceeds from the sale of this coffee will be donated directly to “SmileTrain”, with a goal of raising $500, enough to cover surgery costs for two children suffering with a cleft palate.
So, purchase a bag of coffee, put a smile on your face and a smile on a child’s who hasn’t been able to smile.
Thanks to your generosity there are new books being added to the church library collection each week. Stop by the parlor to peruse the shelves. Your head will be swimming as you dive into your summer reading program!
Thank you to Margie Rankin for everything she has done to organize and maintain the church library. The Rankins are moving and we are in need of one or more people to step in and take over. We have one person who is willing, but would like some assistance. Please call the church office if you are interested in this project.
Need a Ride?
Do you or do you know anyone needing a ride to church? If so, please let the church office know. We have a system in place that will provide a ride for anyone in need of one. Kyle Crum will be notified by the church when someone is in need of a ride. Kyle will then call a potential driver from his list of volunteer drivers. He will continue to call drivers until one of them can take the person to church on that particular day. Thanks to Kyle and to those who have volunteered to provide rides. PS don’t be afraid to ask. We want to give you a ride.
Willing to give someone a ride to church?
If you would be willing to put your name on the potential driver list, please sign up in the church narthex or just let the church office know. By putting your name on the list, you may be called and asked if you could provide a ride for a person needing a ride on a given day, and if it works for you, you say “okay. If it is inconvenient for you on that particular day, you simply say “it won’t work today”. You probably won’t be called more than a couple of times a year. So please add your name to the list.
Mailing or email address change?
We would like to keep our email address list current. If you have a change in your address or new address that you would like us to use please contact the church office or fill out a green form found in the back of the pews and place it in the offering plate.
Visit from the Pastor
If you would like Pastor Debbie to stop and visit, please call her or the church office. We would be happy to make arrangements. If you know of someone hospitalized, please let us know.