Download the 2018 VBS Registration Form here.   VBS will be July 9-12, 5:30-8 p.m.

2018 VBS Registration Form


This year we will celebrate “Prayer for Our Country” Sunday on July 1. We will have our worship service in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m. After the service, we will have an Ice Cream Social in Cartwright Hall. It doesn’t get much better than ice cream sundaes on a summer afternoon!

Sign up begins this Sunday, June 10, in Sulanke Commons so you can let us know if you would like to help provide some ice cream and toppings.



The Muncie Master Gardener’s Tour will be making a stop at Hazelwood on Sunday, June 24, from 2-5 p.m.


The Hazelwood Community Garden is in need of weeding throughout the summer! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools. Also, please bring a bucket or other container to haul away the debris to the dump pile in the northeast corner of the church property.

Come at your own convenience; no formal get-together is planned. Thank you for any help you can provide!



The Youth Missions Trip this summer will be an amazing experience that will allow participants to learn and grow in their faith. You can share in this wonderful opportunity, too, with an investment in our Youth and their Missions Trip. Starting this Sunday, June 10, you can purchase Certificates of Stock in our Summer Missions Trip for $10 per share. As an investor, you will be invited to attend the Missions Trip Stockholder’s Dinner on Sunday, August 5 (one share = one seat at the table). During the dinner, the return on your investment will be realized as we take you on a journey to Give Kids the World through stories and pictures from the trip. This will be a more in-depth presentation than the one we will present to the congregation on August 12 during the worship service. You will even have an opportunity to ask questions about our experience.

Stock shares can be purchased from our Youth during Coffee Fellowship, or in the church office. Please make your checks payable to Hazelwood Christian Church, and write “Youth” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!




  • Muncie Mission, $300
  • Motivate Our Minds, Inc. (MOMs), $200
  • YWCA, $300



“Dear Friends,

Motivate Our Minds, Inc. sincerely thanks you for your generous donation of $200. Given all the opportunities you have to support local organizations, we truly appreciate the fact that you find our programs worthy of your investment. The mission statement of MOMs is “Educating children and families to grow and flourish.” You continue to be a vital part of our success as your contribution goes directly toward the positive work here.

Thank you again,”

~Holly N. Ford, Interim Executive Director, Motivate Our Minds, Inc.


“Dear Hazelwood,

Thank you so much for your generous gift of $250 to Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity. Your gift helps to create family legacies of homeownership. Since our inception in 1986, Muncie Habitat has served more than 175 families in Muncie and Delaware County through new construction homes, house rehabilitations, and home repairs.

Thank you for helping us to continue to strive toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

With gratitude,”

~Lindsey Arthur, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity


Thanks to the following people who helped with Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry on either May 30, 31, or June 1: Shirley Bookout, Jay Matchett, Dick & Marcia Miller, Glen Sulanke, and Elaine Wulff.


Christmas in July is back! Starting July 8, and continuing every Sunday through the end of July, we will be collecting non-perishable items for Christian Ministries Food Pantry. Please bring items to place under the Christmas Tree in Sulanke Commons. Items needed include: Boxed Pasta Dinners, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Fruit, Toilet Tissue, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Bath Soap, and Diapers

*Canned fruit and boxed dinners are especially needed!

Thank you for your generosity!




YOUTH NEWS 5-24-18


There will be a brief meeting for VBS Leaders and Church School Teachers in the Staff Room (previously known as the Chi Rho Room) on Sunday, June 3 after worship. Teachers, please bring your summer schedule. VBS Leaders, please bring your list of needs for VBS. If you have any questions, or need a Leader’s Guide, please contact Rev. James as soon as possible.



We have quite a few youth and adults participating in church camps and our missions trip this summer. Before they head out, we will be blessing their journey. Please join us on Sunday, June 3 during the worship service as we pray over and covenant with our youth and adults.


A great way to show our youth support this summer is to send them letters of encouragement and to pray for them during their time at camp. Our campers this year are:

C.R.O.S.S. Camp (Christian Recreation and Outdoor Sports Skills)

June 11-16

  • Evan Conley
  • Adam Glaze

M.A.D. Camp (Music, Arts, & Drama)

June 18-23

  • Aurora Bennett
  • James Petty (counselor)
  • Brynmar Rees
  • Jairen Rees

All of our campers will be at the Geneva Center. If you would like to send them a letter, please write the camp they are attending at the bottom of the envelope  and mail it to:

Geneva Center
Campers Name Here
5282 N Old US Hwy 31
Rochester, IN 46975

You can also send a note to our campers via email at cathy@genevacenter.org.



From June 23-29, our Summer Missions Trip will find us in Florida at Give Kids the World, where everything is aimed at giving the families there time together and allowing the children to smile and rediscover joy. There are various ways we will spend our time there, from serving food and ice cream to running rides and entertaining the children at various attractions. To learn more about GKTW, please visit their website at www.givekidstheworld.org. Those participating this year are: Aurora Bennett, Rylan Craycraft, Adam Glaze, Andrew Glaze, Mariangella Glaze, Dylan Mofield, Tori Long, James Petty, Andy Rees, Brynmar Rees, Jairen Rees, Wendy Rees, Taryn Sallee, Kara Tucker, and Rachel Tucker







Want to hear a lovely and FREE choral concert? BSU Summer Chorus performs on Tuesday, June 12 in Sursa Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free in the nearby garage. The concert is not lengthy, so you will be able to drive home while it’s still light out. Hazelwood choir members singing are Greg Emmanuel, JD Geib, Sally Geib, Jeff Heavilon, and Ann Wolfe.



The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be on Thursday, June 14 at    7 p.m. in Sulanke Commons. We will be discussing The Taking by Dean Koontz.

From Goodreads.com:

In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears-and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.

Childcare will be provided. If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Stephanie Farra at safarra18@gmail.com



Do you sing? Play an instrument? We need you!!

As the choir takes a brief break this summer, we would love to hear from other members of our congregation. If you play an instrument or sing, please consider signing up to sing or play on a Sunday this summer. Solos and groups are welcome! We would be honored for you to use your talents in worship this summer.

If you would like to sign up, or have any questions, please contact our Director of Choirs, Sally Geib, at (615) 796-3321 or smkg07@gmail.com.