LINK TO VIDEO FROM WORSHIP SERVICE FROM MAY 9, 2021

Click on this YouTube video to see our worship service from Sunday, May 9, 2021, Mother’s Day.  Our Interim Minister, Rev. Diane Zehr, will be with us through July. “A Mother’s Work”, Deuteronomy 4:9-10 and Galatians 6:9-10 (NRSV).

A NOTE FROM REV. DIANE 5-6-21

There’s nothing like the first spring day:

  • when a warm breeze blows
  • you hear the birds singing because the windows and doors can be open
  •  you smell grass and flowers finding their way up through the dark earth

I always want to plant things before April gives way to May. I am in a hurry before it is time for planting. There is a reason to be a patient gardener. Interim times in a church are like that. We want to get on with it. We want to hurry the process so we can get back to seeing the church “blooming” beautifully with new leadership as we are open to the new season of ministry that is possible.

Those days will come. For now, we can prepare the ground and feed the soil of ministry so that when it’s time to plant, cultivate, and see new growth emerge, we can truly enjoy the abundant fruit of our labor.

— Rev. Diane Zehr

 

2021 HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY GARDEN

Bill Ritchie has plowed the garden, and the Garden Team is planning to do most of the planting on Saturday, May 15. Once things – produce and weeds – start growing, we will welcome any assistance with picking, weeding, watering, etc.  This is not an expensive project, but if you’d like to make a small donation to the Garden Fund, it will be welcome.

As in past years, we will be distributing most of the produce to local organizations, such as the Muncie Mission and Christian Ministries. There is also likely to be some produce available for the congregation to take home, on Sunday mornings.

~ Hazelwood Garden Team

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 5-6-21

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ FOOD PANTRY

Volunteers are needed June 2, 3, & 4 from 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to help with Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry. Volunteers will bag groceries for the client- only 2 clients in the pantry at a time, only 2 volunteers at a time to bag groceries. Everyone will need to wear masks, and hand sanitizer will be available. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Marcia Miller at (765) 730-5552.

 

PRESCHOOL UPDATE 5-6-21

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Thank you to all of the families that attended our Family Fun Night Fundraiser on April 16.  We had a great time.  We learned about safari animals, got our picture taken in the jungle and had some yummy food to eat.  We were able to raise $284 for the preschool and had a great time!

LOOKING AHEAD

May 4 – Teddy Bear Tea, 10:45 a.m., 2-3 Tuesday & 3-4 Classes

May 5 – Teddy Bear Tea, 10:45 a.m., 2-3 Wednesday Class

May 7 – Picnic on the Playground, 4-5 Classes

May 21 – May Program, 6:30 p.m.

May 24 – Preschool Graduation, 6:30 p.m., 4-5 Classes