MEIJER “SIMPLY GIVE” CAMPAIGN 2019

“It’s not complicated. Neighbors always help neighbors.”

The fall Simply Give campaign kicks off this Sunday, August 18 and will run through September 28. During each Simply Give campaign, Meijer customers are encouraged to purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card upon checkout. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer Food-Only Gift Card and donated directly to the local food pantry selected by the store. Christian Ministries’ food pantry will directly benefit from the purchase of donation cards. DOUBLE MATCH DAYS are Friday, August 30 and Friday, September 13. On these two days your donation will be double matched. That means that your $10 will become $30. If you have questions regarding the Simply Give campaign and how it benefits Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry, please call the office at (765) 288-0601.

 

YOUTH NEWS 8-15-19

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.

Upcoming AYF Dates:

August 25, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, and November 3 & 24

 

YOUTH MEALS

We are looking for individuals, families, or groups interested in providing meals for Youth 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 Sulanke Commons over the next couple of Sundays if you are interested in providing a meal. Please contact Rev. Jason in the church office for more information or if you have any questions.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 8-15-19

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ FOOD PANTRY

Hazelwood is scheduled to serve at the Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry  from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on August 28, 29, & 30. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207 to sign up or for more information.

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: WHITE RIVER CLEANUP 2019

WHEN:       8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21

WHERE:    Westside Park, Muncie

This annual event happens each September and is a statewide public service event stretching along much of the White River. Many counties including Delaware, Hamilton, Monroe, Madison, and Morgan Counties participate in cleaning up the White River on or near the same date. People come together from all communities to help clean the White River, and thousands of pounds of trash are removed every year, including large amounts of tires.

Volunteers walk the bank, river, and land where possible removing debris from and around the river. When that is not possible, volunteers use canoes to navigate through the water, filling them up along the way with the debris they find.

Volunteers will need to pre-register at beautifulmuncie.org so they have a headcount for lunch and proper volunteer coverage for each site. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers who attend the event and stay until 11 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty and wet. Please bring gloves if you have them.

For questions and info, send an email to info@munciebeautiful.org.

 

BOOK CLUB FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. We will be discussing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Childcare will be provided.

From goodreads.com:

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.