ALL-YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

All youth, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to join us for AYF as we take a look at how our faith impacts our lives and our community through Bible study, movies, and service projects. For each meeting, we’ll start by gathering in Cartwright Hall for lunch at 11:30 a.m. After we’ve had our fill, we’ll continue in fellowship with Bible Study and activities until 1 p.m. We will meet as one big group for some activities and will break up into separate groups for elementary, middle school, and high school when appropriate. If you have any questions about AYF, contact Rev. Jason in the church office.

2019 AYF Dates:

January 13 & 27

February 17

March 17 & 31

April 14 & 28

 

2019 VALENTINE CARRY-IN

Often times, Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. More often than not, we associate Valentine’s Day with Eros, romantic love. But there is so much more to love than all that mushy stuff! Just look at the many kinds of love recognized by the ancient Greeks: there is Philautia, the love of oneself; Ludus, the playful love you feel at the start of a relationship (think hearts aflutter and goofy grins); Pragma, the enduring love that goes on year after year; Philia, the love you feel for your friends; Storge, the love you feel for your family, your children, and your parents; Agape, selfless love for all—something we as Christians strive to embody. That’s a lot of love to celebrate!

On Sunday, February 10, we will ALL come together and show our love for each other and for the Lord, as we share food and fellowship at our Valentine Carry-In Lunch at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons starting Sunday, January 20. The sign-up sheet will help us to have a better variety of food, as well to have an accurate count for seating. If you have questions, feel free to contact Marianna Gill at 282-5969.

 

YOUTH “CHANGE FOR CHANGE”

Save up your change, and fill your pockets and purses on Sunday, February 3 to help our youth effect change in our community! After the worship service on Super Bowl Sunday, our youth will be holding soup bowls to collect your change to use in service projects in Muncie. What a great excuse to check those couch cushions, coat pockets, and all those other sneaky places change tends to collect! Look for more information about how the youth put your change to use in upcoming editions of the Hazelwood Leaves.

 

BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. We will be discussing The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Childcare will be provided.

From goodreads.com:

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

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

 

MUNCIE MISSION’S WALK-A-MILE IN MY SHOES

Saturday, February 9 (inclement weather date: February 16)

Begins at 9 a.m. at the Muncie Central High School gym and goes to the Muncie Mission, 1725 S. Liberty Street.

Your involvement is vital to helping the Mission build hope for the increasing number of homeless individuals and families in need who are served in our community. Your gift of both time (as a walker) and donations can, and does, make a difference. A donation of $25 provides 12 meals for homeless men and/or women; $50, 24 meals. If just one walker asks 10 people, whether in person or through social media, to give just $10 each, that’s $100 and 48 meals! If 20 walkers do that… you get the idea. Each step adds up to a huge impact toward the more than 85,400 meals needed to meet the Mission’s needs each year. And that’s only part of what the Mission provides our community’s homeless and needy.

The good news is everyone can take part– you can walk or support a walker with a donation. To sign up to walk, go to walkformunciemission.com and register under Team #130, Hazelwood. To support a walker, or for more information, see Shirley Bookout in Sulanke Commons after worship or call her at (765) 744-1207.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 1-17-19

NOTES OF APPRECIATION

“Dear friends, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for the gift of $300 to The Salvation Army in Muncie, Indiana. Every day residents of the Muncie/Delaware County area face new and major challenges in their lives. We at The Salvation Army strive to do our part in assisting our residents in these challenges. Your gift goes a long way in providing this assistance.

Again, thank you for your support. It is only with friends like yourself we are able to provide assistance to those in need in the Delaware County area. May God bless you over and over again.

A Servant of God,
Mark Litherland, Major, Muncie Corps Officer”

 

“Dear Hazelwood, We are so grateful for your gift of $300 on 12/28/2018 to Second Harvest Food Bank. Your donation will help with that difficult decision, providing Hoosiers with food and resources, making their lives less stressful during the cold winter months.

Thanks to caring friends like you, many will have hot, nutritious meals and the resources needed to make it through the year. Your generosity is helping provide immediate relief as well as the development of daily stability for families in need in our community. Thank you again for making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

With gratitude,
Tim Kean, President & CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank

P.S. Thank you for all our friends at Hazelwood have done for so long. Over the last 10 years over $5,000 has been gifted (equal to over 20,000 meals). Amazing generosity!”

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ FOOD PANTRY

February 27, 28, & March 1 are Hazelwood’s days to work at the Food Pantry from 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to help with a worthy community project. If you are able to help or would like more information, please contact Marcia Miller at (765) 730-5552.

 

ALL-YOUTH FELLOWSHIP FOR 2019

All youth, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to join us for AYF as we take a look at how our faith impacts our lives and our community through Bible study, movies, and service projects. For each meeting, we’ll start by gathering in Cartwright Hall for lunch at 11:30 a.m. After we’ve had our fill, we’ll continue in fellowship with Bible Study and activities until 1 p.m. We will meet as one big group for some activities and will break up into separate groups for elementary, middle school, and high school when appropriate. If you have any questions about AYF, contact Rev. Jason in the church office.

2019 AYF Dates:

January 13 & 27, February 17, March 17 & 31, April 14 & 28

 

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 12-20-18

NOTE OF APPRECIATION

“Hazelwood Christian Church,

Thank you for your generous contribution of $250 to our Panther Pantry. Sorry this is late, but I wanted to let you know that your donation was greatly appreciated by those students who received food backpacks.”

~Deb, Panther Pantry, Southside Middle School

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Sign-up begins Sunday, December 30 for providing meals for the Men’s Sleeping Room of Christian Ministries during the week of January 13-19. Each day, Hazelwood will be providing two meals: breakfast from 6-7:30 a.m. and supper from 6-7:30 p.m.

Please prayerfully consider signing up to provide a meal. Participants are encouraged to bring food already prepared, or you may fix what is available at the shelter. Also, you can prepare food and someone else can deliver it for you. Financial help is always welcome.

For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

 

YOUTH MEAL SIGN-UP

We are looking for individuals, families, or groups interested in providing meals when our youth meet. In the past, the youth have enjoyed sloppy joes, cold cut sandwiches, pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, or even catered meals or pizza. You can make it at home, buy it and bring it, or use the church kitchen to prepare. The youth are always appreciative of the food and of those who provide it.

There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons over the next couple of Sundays if you are interested in providing a meal. Please contact Rev. Jason for more information or if you have any questions.

 

2019 JONES SCHOLARSHIP

C. Darrell and Edith Jones Scholarship applications are now available in Sulanke Commons and on our website. Applicants, or their parents, must be a church member for at least two years. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Mary Ann Matchett, chair of the Jones Scholarship Committee, at mrsstiky@comcast.net.

2019 Jones Scholarship Form