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Just a few reminders about some our upcoming events for Youth and Children. There will no Wednesday night youth meetings the next two weeks. We will have a meeting to give out health forms and other important information about our mission trip on Sunday night, July 7th. We’ll meet at 5:00 pm in the CLC.
Please mark your calendars for July 22nd-25th. We will be hosting a Backyard Bible Club at the Brookdale Park in Williamston. We’ll meet each morning from 9:00-12:00 pm. This will be for children in the 1st-5th grade. Please see me, if you would like to help out. We’ll need help in multiple areas such as crafts, games, and more.
The Youth & Children’s Summer Schedules are on this website - take a look at the Youth & Children’s Ministry section to see what we’re up to this summer.
Sun., June 23: 9:15 Prayer Room
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
6:00 Youth Small Group
6:00 Evening Service
Wed., June 26: 6:30 Prayer & Discipleship
7:15 Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sat., June 29: 5:00 Annual Church-wide Picnic @Bunton’s
FOR NEXT WEEK
this week's Birthdays
June 23 – Windsor-Rose Fousek
25 – Steve Loftis
28 – Darlene Newton
29 – Payton Young
Kyle & Karen Sweat
Richard Meade (221-8107)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
Wednesday Nights for the Summer
Our Awana program has ended for the summer, but the adults will still be meeting at 6:30pm for prayer & discipleship. This will be a great time for our Awana leaders/teachers to now join in our Wednesday night service.
HOMEBOUND Ed & Juanita Vandiver
OF THE WEEK Call office for address
June 16, 2019
Sunday School 73
Budget $ 5,563.00
Building Fund – In Memory 35.00
Guatemala Mission Trip 300.00
Total Offering $5,898.00
Budget Income to date: $149,895.12
Budget Disbursements to date: $155,655.38
Operating Budget: $ 53,930.25
Contributions given to the Building Fund
In Memory of Ellen Smith.
Child Care Director Vote
Please note that this coming Sunday, June 23rd, we will be voting on Michelle Middleton to replace Megan Patterson as our Child Care Director. If anyone has questions, please see John Moore or Todd Medlin.
Life is Wild God is Good
Only 3 more days to join us!!
Don’t let the fact that you missed the first half of the week stop you from coming out. There’s still plenty to learn!!
We have Supper at 5:30pm and VBS Activities begin at 6pm.
Pray for all of our volunteers and the children that are attending as this is an excellent way for us to provide the children in our church and community the opportunity to experience God in a fun and informative way.
Annual Independence Day Church-wide Picnic
Saturday, June 29th
We are once again looking forward to a great time at our Annual Church-wide Picnic celebrating Independence Day at the home of Ray and Mary Anne Bunton. We’ll start the festivities at 5pm and plan on eating around 6pm. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun and games.
Save the Date
We will be having a special Homecoming Day on Sunday, October 13th. Make sure to join us on this day of celebration. Plans for what the day holds will be released as the date gets closer.
Please note that the sign-up sheet calendar for placing flowers in the sanctuary in memory or in honor of family members is now in the church vestibule.
Gym and/or CLC Usage
Please remember that if you'd like to use the CLC and/or gym for meetings or activities, there is a calendar in the church office that you must reserve your date and time.
Words to Ponder
It is impossible to imagine what it’s like to be accused of a crime you didn't commit, be sentenced to death, and then wait on death row for 30 years. There was no help for Anthony Hinton until Attorney Bryan Stevenson, after years of fighting the Alabama justice system, won his freedom.
When Hinton was first arrested for murder, he was certain justice would prevail. He was employed at a factory where employees were locked in during their night shift. There was incontrovertible physical evidence he couldn’t have been anywhere near the crime. Later he recounted protesting his innocence to the arresting officer. The response was: “I don’t care whether you did or didn’t do it. In fact, I believe you didn’t do it. But it doesn’t matter, if you didn’t do it, one of your brothers did. And you’re going to take the rap."
Thirty years later he was freed without any apology or compensation from the government for having stolen thirty years of his life. Hinton’s well-written book, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, is heartbreaking and heartrending. But in spite of his soul crushing years without hope, he came out a man determined not to allow bitterness to control his life. He has forgiven his enemies because, as he says, “I forgive because I have a God who forgives. “
Margie Haack, Letters from the House Between blog (Issue 4, Winter 2018)