Music for Summer
Please consider signing, playing or reading something special for summer worships. All ages are welcome! Kindly sign up on the bulletin board. Any questions, see Barbara.
Snacks for Sunday
If you (or a group of you) would like to sign up to bring snacks for some Sunday, that would be great. There's a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We're also accepting packs of cookies or other snacks that can be stored for Sundays when no one is signed up. Snacks don't need to be anything elaborate, just something to munch on with or without coffee.
Preaching for the Summer
We will continue our summer sermon series with the following Dr. Seuss stories:
August 4 - Are You My Mother?
August 11 - Hymn Sing
August 18 - The Velveteen Rabbit
August 25 - Charlotte's Web
Don't worry, all the sermons will have a theological basis, just stories as illustrations. Feel free to read the stories to your children ahead of time, or just reread them yourself!
August 7 - Yoga
Come join us every Wednesday evenings starting August 7 at 6 pm for yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. We will be meeting in the Social Hall. For more information, please see Bonny Mensch.
August 11 - Hymn Sing
There will be a Hymn Sing instead of a sermon on August 11. Please write down the titles of your favorite hymns and put them in the fish bowl in the narthex.
August 11 - Silent Auction
A punch bowl set with 8 cups is available for silent auction. Please check it out in the narthex, and enter a bid if you are interested. The auction closes immediately after worship August 11th.
August 17 - Family Game Night
Come join us for a Family Game Night on Saturday, August 17th from 6:30 - 9:00pm. Adults, bring your favorite games to play. A movie will be shown for children who aren't interested in board or card games. We are asking that you sign up on the bulletin board with the number of people that will be attending and what game and snack you would like to share. See Carla with any questions.
August 18 - Coffee and Conversation
The next Coffee and Conversation will be held August 18 after church. The topic hasn't been set yet. If you have any ideas, please let the pastor know.
August 20 - Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will be going to Bowers Hotel for lunch on Tuesday, August 20th at noon. If you like good food and fellowship, come join us! All are welcome!
August 25 - Blessing of Backpacks
Sunday, August 25th will be the Blessing of the Backpacks. Be sure to bring your backpack and join us!
August 25 - Mini-Golf Outing at Gasser's
Join us after worship at 11 am, Sunday, August 25th for a mini-golf outing at Gasser's. Cost per person is $8.50, which includes a round of mini-golf, hot dog, drink and ice cream. Sign up on the bulletin board if you would like to enjoy a family fun day of golf.
September 8 - Sunday School starts
Sunday School starts September 8th. Please complete the registration form found in the lobby and return to Carla or the church office by September 1st.
September 10 - Choir practice begins
Adult choir practice will begin September 10 at 6:30 pm. Chimes practice will begin September 8th right after worship for about 15 minutes. Bell practice will follow chime practice. We would love to have anyone interested in singing on the choir or playing in the handbells or chimes to join us on these dates.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sunday's. All ages, high school and up are welcome to help. Let Carla know if you are interested in helping.
The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety). Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness. No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help. Thanks!
We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:
Microwavable vegetables (single serving)
Snack Pack pudding
Canned meat (single serving)
Chicken Rice a Roni
Mac and Cheese (single serving)
Soup (single serving)
Cereal boxes (single serving)
Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk
Thank you for your continued support of this program!
Youth Readers Needed
We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon. If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.