2018 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

Download the 2018 Vacation Bible School Registration Form. We are excited to have your children join us for VBS, July 9-12, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

2018 VBS Registration Form

VBS HELP NEEDED

Calling all Superheroes! Summer is right around the corner and VBS is getting closer. This year, children from our church, preschool, and community will discover their superhero powers at Hero Central from Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12. But before we save the day we need your help! Whether you help out all four nights, or can only commit to one, we can use you. Here are some of the areas in which we still need volunteers:

  • Meals
  • Decorating
  • Cleanup
  • Team Leaders
  • Registration (especially opening day)

Other ways you can help:

  • Pray for our children, teachers, and leaders during VBS.
  • Donate items needed for crafts or meals. Please see Rev. James or Mariangella Glaze.
  • Monetary donations to help cover cost of VBS materials or for children to attend who wouldn’t be able to participate otherwise.

Registration forms are available now in Sulanke Commons and on our website!

 

W.O.W. (WORDS ON WORSHIP)

With my jogging and bike riding, I’m usually aware of the wind. A little wind may not seem like much until you have to run into it or ride a bike against it. If I’m running a there-and-back run, I’ll try to go out against the wind and then come back with it at my back. The first half is hard, but then the second half, with the wind blowing me along, is easy. On long trips, I’m curious what my gas mileage is, and on my car I can monitor my average gas mileage. When I’m driving against the wind, the gas mileage decreases, but if I get a tail-wind, I’m zipping along with good (cheaper) gas usage. Wind makes a difference.

The Greek word for spirit, pneuma, also means wind and breath. From that word we have English words like pneumonia and pneumatic tires. Acts 2 tells us when the Holy Spirit came on the church, they experienced it in two ways, with tongues of fire and with the sound of a rushing wind or breath. They knew the Spirit as the wind or breath that breathed life into them, forming them into a church. That wind is still among us, blowing through us and the church.

We’re just about to the day of Pentecost (May 20) when we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming among us. I often wish on Pentecost I could set up some movie-set wind makers in our balcony, big fans that would blow things around. I daydream about, during the reading of scripture, turning those fans on and feeling the rush and sound of wind. I imagine hairdos being blown out of shape and bulletins swirling around our sanctuary. We might start to realize then the wind of the Spirit that’s around us, breathing life into us in ways extraordinary and unexpected. May you know the Spirit’s wind and breath as we celebrate Pentecost!

— Rev. Jason Jones

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 5-10-18

DISBURSEMENTS

  • Motivate Our Minds, Annual Dinner: $400
  • Muncie Central High School, Merlin the Therapy Dog: $300
  • Winnie’s Kid’s in Kenya: $1,000

WINNIE’S KIDS

On Sunday, May 6, Rev. Jason presented Winnie with a check for $10,500 for her annual trip to Kenya. Winnie came forward with her thanks and deep appreciation for such a wonderful gift, reminding us of the many ways this helps the kids in Kenya. This year’s focus is on a library, which is much needed. Winnie promised to be a good steward with this generous gift.

  • Ball State & Friends    $5,846
  • Hazelwood Christian Church    $3,115
  • Farmington Hills Church       $784
  • Kenya Calendar Sales       $475
  • Yorktown Christian Church       $280
  • Total    $10,500

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are still in need of volunteers for May 30, 31, & June 1 to work at the Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, or to sign up to help, please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

Volunteers are needed for the Sleeping Room during the week of May 13-20 to prepare breakfast at 6 a.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. If you would like to help with one of these meals, please call the Men’s Sleeping Room Coordinator, Betty Robertson, at (765) 212-0740. For more information, please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

 

 

BOOK CLUB RESTART

The Book Club is starting again, and it will meet tonight, May 10, at 7 p.m., in Sulanke Commons.