Head Usher: Wayne Barlow
Side Usher: Jack Snow
Spark Teachers: Luke and Lizzie Morrison (Preschool)
Blanton Youell and Jane Tesh (K-2nd)
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sun, May 29
9:45 am – Adult Sunday School
11:00 am – Worship/Spark
4:00 pm – Youth/Graduation Sunday Practice
5:30 pm – Beacons in the Tiki Room
Mon, May 30
Memorial Day – Church Office Closed
6:00 pm – Girl Scout First Lego League
Tues, May 31
11:00 am – Women’s Bible Study
3:30 pm – Faith Friends/Tuesday Tales
5:30 pm – Women’s Bible Study
6:00 pm – Girl Scout Troop
8:00 pm – NA Meeting
Wed, Jun 1
Weekly Grapevine Items Due
W-S Dash Ticket Money Due
Thurs, Jun 2
5:00 pm – Friends Feeding Friends
Fri, Jun 3
3:00 pm – Beacon Yard Sale Prep
Sat, Jun 4
7:00 am – Beacon Yard Sale
2:00 pm – 4-H Club Mtg
PRAYER AND PRAISE MINISTRIES
Prayers: Nancy Dixon, Cal Besore, Donald Price, Jim VanHoy, The family of Jennifer Edwards, The family of Claudia Smith, SSG Michael Harold, Samantha Bode, Charles Kirkman, Nancy Hegler, Ginger Werner, College Exams and Graduation
The Flowers in the Church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. William Dietrich by Bob and Lydia Taylor.
Youth/Graduation Sunday Practice: We will meet in the sanctuary this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Come prepared to share your sermon and any music.
Beacons in the Tiki Room: (6th grade & up) We will meet in the Tiki Room (Mark & Shasta’s house) at 5:30 p.m. after practicing for Youth/Graduation Sunday.
Church Office Closed: The office will be closed on Monday, May 30th, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.
Faith Friends: (Preschool-5th grade) Will meet on Tuesday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m. We use stories and crafts in applying faith and an understanding of God to life around us.
W-S Dash Ticket Money: If you’re planning to go and have ordered tickets, please make sure you get your money to Shasta by Wednesday, June 1st.
Beacon Yard Sale Prep: Beacons & any parents, come help us prep for the yard sale on Friday, June 3rd, from 3:00 p.m. until. Let Shasta know if you can come!
Beacon Yard Sale: Will be held next Saturday, June 4th, from 7:00 a.m. until noon. If you have items for the sale, you may bring them and put them in the Fellowship Hall beginning Tuesday, May 31st.
Answering God: Join Griff in reading Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer this summer. Copies are available on the piano in the Koinonia Room and cost $8 each.
Summer Spark Movies: Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings throughout the summer beginning June 19th. Two teachers are needed each week. This is a fun time for the kids as well as adults. If you are willing to volunteer, contact Jane Rountree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URGENT!! Blood donations are expected to be at an all-time low over the summer. In an effort to help AND live out our faith, we will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 14th from 2-6. SAVE THE DATE AND HELP SAVE LIVES!!
Friends Feeding Friends: Please meet at First Baptist on Thursday, June 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. The following are signed up to assist: Steven Lowe, Sylvia and Bob Chilton, Mae Daniels, Bob Keck and Mike Gatchel.
Offering for Hunger and Hope: Next Sunday, we will receive our Pennies for Hunger and Yokefellow food offerings. The foods for the month of June are: Canned Milk and Canned Meat.
Birthdays: 5/29: Daniel Hatcher; 5/30: Alex East; 5/31: Ilene Boyles, Mae Daniels, Jason Pflug; 6/1: June Hollman; 6/5: Elizabeth Manieri, Betty Street
Anniversaries: 5/30: Mac and Carole Simpson
Duke Divinity School Summer Intern
It is my pleasure to inform you that our Church will be hosting Joel Boersma as a Duke Divinity School Intern this summer. Joel will be a part of our church family for 10 weeks this summer from the beginning of June to the beginning of August. –Griff
What is a Duke Divinity School Intern? Part of preparation for ministry for pastors is to spend time in different congregations. This gives seminarians hands-on learning experience to practice the skills of ministry, discern God’s call on their life and vocation, and reflect theologically with others. Joel as our intern will spend time learning from our congregation by shadowing me, joining in our life together, helping lead worship, and preaching occasionally.
I had two internships while at Duke that confirmed my calling for ministry.
Why Duke? The Duke Endowment (a charitable foundation separate from Duke University’s endowment) is based in Charlotte. One of its priorities is to support rural Methodist Churches. It supports Duke Divinity’s Field Education program by fully funding field education in rural counties. Central United Methodist will also be hosting a student this summer. Their participation allows our participation – we are riding in on their Methodist coat tails! – and have the privilege of hosting him at no cost to our congregation.
How can I help? Please welcome Joel. His first Sunday with us will be on June 6th. After that, consider inviting him for a meal with you and your family. You can reach him at: email@example.com.
Who is Joel? I asked Joel to introduce himself to us. Here is what he wrote:
My commitment to Christian faith has deep roots in Holland, Michigan. I attribute my call to seminary study and RCA ordination primarily to the loving nourishment and faithful witness of my community, where family, friends, and mentors alike influenced and inspired my cheerful submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Though pastors have played a crucial role (my dad is a college chaplain), teachers and coaches, educational leaders, lawyers, doctors, and businessmen have likewise modeled St. Peter’s claim, as “stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Pet. 4:10).
In 2012, I graduated from Hope College, where I studied political science and philosophy. Upon graduation I worked for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), an academic nonprofit just outside of Philadelphia. I directed the institute’s fellowship programs, which emphasized the humanities and Western tradition as the foundation for university study. I entered Duke Divinity School in the Fall of 2013 where I am pursuing my Master of Divinity.
When not in school, I enjoy tennis, golf, and pickleball. I have an older brother and a younger sister.
A Program For Toddlers
First Steps is a program designed to provide your toddler (ages 1 to 2 years) with age-appropriate learning and play activities in a safe and loving environment.
Children will be taught by qualified and experienced caregivers.
We will sing, dance, tell stories, create arts and crafts, play inside and out, cuddle and giggle.
A daily snack will be provided.