Bulletin Board

Grateful Bounty Harvest Dinner

A seed is a promise. This spring I was diligently planting miniscule seeds in the garden when I paused to reflect upon the wonder of God.  I knew with sun, soil and water these small seeds would produce an abundant harvest.  It is with joy and thanksgiving that we celebrate these harvest blessings.

Sunday, September 24th will be a day set aside to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us. We will celebrate the harvest with a special worship service at 10:00am.

Taraforming worship band will join us. There will be lunch after the service with games and crafts for kids and fellowship for all.  Please mark your calendar and join us.  — Worship committee

Church Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale date is set for September 16th. Gregg Bruss has volunteered to set up and take down items for sale. We are looking for volunteers to help Gregg and run the rummage sale on that day. Please do not bring in items to sell yet. We need rooms free of clutter for our Vacation Bible School in August. You can start bringing things in after September 1st. Please call the church office if you are interested in this project.

Office 715-623-3802 or email the church at antigoumc1@gmail.com.

Adult Bible Study Group

The New Testament often references passages from the Old Testament (Tanakh). Jewish New Testament writers used scripture passages from the Tanakh to affirm a new way of faithful living as followers of Jesus, son of God who died on the cross for our sins. Our Christian roots lie deep in Hebrew liturgy.

This September the adult study group will begin an 8-week invitation to the Old Testament. We will learn the story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel to live in a covenantal relationship with Him.  Consider joining the fun as we accept the Invitation to the Old Testament.

Going Once…Going Twice…Sold !!

Antigo United Methodist will be having the Annual Fall Auction again this year. It is not too soon to start thinking about what you would like to make/bake/ or create. More information to come. If you have any questions call Jane Babler.

Sisters in Faith

Sisters and friends, we have a tentative date of Tuesday, September 12th to begin our 19th year of meeting for scripture-based study, discussion, and fellowship. We have yet to determine the subject of our first study. Watch the Sunday bulletins for more information. Please consider joining us this year. We meet on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in the church library.

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School

Dates: August 6-9, 2023
Time: 5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Place: Antigo United Methodist Church

Optional small meal for children will be served at 4:30PM

Many volunteers are needed!  See Pastor Debbie if you would like to volunteer or sign up on the clip board in the foyer.

We need volunteers for as crew leaders, Music, Bible Adventures, Games, Decorating, Skits, Publicity, and Imagination Station!  Join in the fun as we Shine Jesus’ Light this summer!! Calvary Lutheran Church will join us in cosponsoring VBS. Registration forms are available on the table in the church foyer.  You can also call the church office:  715-623-3802.

Sunday School News

We will start Sunday school back up in September this fall. Sunday school is right after Children’s Time during the worship time. All children are welcome from age 3 through 5th grade. We really need help. We are in the process of finding a fun and easy curriculum that the kids will enjoy learning about Jesus and our Great God. If you would be interested in teaching a lesson to the children or helping in the classroom, please call the church office.

Antigo Community Garden

God provides the sun, water, and soil. You provide the seeds and the will to plant and till the soil. Together a bountiful harvest is produced.

Volunteers Needed to Operate Our Video Camera

We would like others to volunteer to help run the camara on Sunday mornings.  We will train you and we have instructions printed. We can train during the week or on Sunday mornings. We would also sit with you for a couple of times until you are comfortable.  It is easy.  We would like to have enough people trained so that we can take turns on a rotating schedule.  If you are only slightly interested, try it. Call the church office for details.

Church Library News

What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Here’s a book from our church library shelves that you should read. What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Philip Yancy, 1997, was a popular book in its time. The author explains grace in a way that is understandable and includes a story of grace playing out in real-life examples of people’s situations.

“We speak of grace often. But do we understand it? More importantly, do we truly believe in it . . . and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words?

In this ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Book of the Year, bestselling author Philip Yancey gives us a probing look at grace: what it looks like . . . what is doesn’t look like . . . and why only Christians can and must reveal the grace the world is searching for.”

Come in the library this summer and get a book!