NIGHT OF PRAISE

It’s time to get your praise on! Your Hazelwood Praise Band is offering a time of praise and singing on Sunday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This is the weekend Ball State students return to campus. We are wanting to use this Night of Praise to welcome them to Hazelwood. Spread the word. However, this night is not just for students. It’s for all who love to praise the Lord. This will be a casual time of praising and singing and praying to our God! You will hear songs you may already know, but you will also hear songs you may not know. People can sometimes feel uncomfortable singing a new song. While it’s good to sing praises to God, sometimes it’s just as important to let a song speak to you by just listening. Let it wash over you, and through you. Let it enter your heart and find a welcome home there. While the planning is still in process, I believe this Night of Praise will be no more than an hour long. But who can put a timetable on praising God????!!!!! I hope you will join us for this first of hopefully many opportunities to praise God at a Night of Praise.

~Marianna Gill, Worship Coordinator

 

YOUTH NEWS 8-17-17

ALL-YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (AYF)

Our Pool Party on August 13 was a great way to kick off the new school year, with 22 youth and their parents joining in the fun. AYF will continue to meet every other Sunday through November 19, then meet on the first two Sundays in December as we shop for and wrap gifts for the Christmas Box Project. 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.

All youth, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to join us as we take a look at how our faith impacts our lives and our community through Bible study, movies, and service projects. 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. James in the church office.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • August 27             All-Youth Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall
  • September 9        Church Trip to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
  • September 10      All-Youth Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall
  • September 24      All-Youth Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., Cartwright Hall
  • September 24      CROP Hunger Walk, 2 p.m., Riverside United Methodist
  • September 27      See You at the Pole, 7 a.m.

 

 

CROP WALK 2017

Muncie Area CROP Hunger Walk 2017

Hunger and poverty are rampant in our world, and escalating in the current economic conditions. Something can and must be done about them. Our local CROP Hunger Walk is a great place to start. For a few hours and a few miles, friends and neighbors will come together to, in the words of John 3:18, “. . . Love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

When: Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Riverside United Methodist Church

1201 N. Wheeling Ave.

The sign-up to walk, or contribute to a walker, begins Sunday, September 3, 2017.

 

NOTES OF APPRECIATION

“I greet you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is a special message from my desk on behalf of the school’s Board of Management, parents, the teaching staff, and students that we are so grateful to have received the following donations through Prof. Winnie Muchera: 1) School uniforms for 231 students; 2) School supplies; 3) Sanitary pads for girls; 4) Medicine. Our students are so overwhelmed by this positive and godly gesture. I say thank you and may God bless Hazelwood Christian Church leadership and the people of America. Amen. Thank you.”

Yours in Christ,

Victor Umali Songole, Principal, Shivembe Primary School

 

“Dear church,

We thank the Almighty Father for the good health He has continued to give to us since we became one family. The group is most thankful for the help you have given to them every year. We appreciated the donation of ksh 5,000/=, medicines, sanitary towels (pads) for our girls, and other learning materials. You have touched many hearts and uplifted their living standards. We therefore thank you so much and pray that God will sustain us and make the relationship stronger in the years to come.

God bless you so much.”

Yours Sincerely,

Mama Ni Mama Women’s Group

 

YOUTH NEWS 8-3-17

BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

What better way to kick off a new school year than a pool party! Shirley Bookout has graciously invited the Hazelwood Youth to her home for All-Youth Fellowship and a Pool Party, so mark your calendars for August 13 from Noon-3 p.m. We will talk about upcoming AYF events and plans, then it’s all about the food and fun! Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a snack to share and anything you need for swimming (don’t forget the sunscreen!). Sign up in the Rotunda if you are planning on attending, so we can be sure there is plenty of food to go around!

AYF (ALL-YOUTH FELLOWSHIP)

All-Youth-Fellowship is getting back into full swing! After our Pool Party on August 13, we will continue meeting every other Sunday through November 19, then meet on the first two Sundays in December. We’ll gather 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.

All youth, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to join us as we take a look at how our faith impacts our lives and our community through Bible study, movies, and service projects. If you have any questions about AYF, contact Rev. James in the church office.

Keep an eye on this section of the newsletter for details on upcoming events!

YOUTH MEAL SIGN-UP

All-Youth Fellowship will be starting back up August 27 and will run every other Sunday through November 19. We will also meet on the first two Sundays in December. We are looking for individuals, families, or groups interested in providing meals for our fellowship. It doesn’t have to be fancy, simple is best! In the past, the youth have enjoyed sloppy joes prepared at home, cold cut sandwiches picked up at the store, pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches prepared in the church kitchen, and meals catered from restaurants like Fazoli’s. Regardless of what was served, the youth have always been appreciative for the meal and those who provided it. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Rotunda over the next couple of Sundays if you are interested in providing a meal. Please contact Rev. James in the church office for more information or if you have any questions.