August Newsletter – Printed copies are available today. Check for e-mail updates and stay up-to-date with church news by signing up for e-mail alerts. Visit www.macbrethren.org and enter your e-mail address in the left column of the screen under “Subscribe to E-mail Updates” and follow the instructions.
Christian Peacemaking and Nonviolence – Today you are invited to join the Sunday school class in the Church Social Room for this timely discussion of Jesus’ teachings on loving our enemies. Discussions will be informed by the book A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence, edited by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer (Cascade Books, 2012). Come and add your voice!
Circles of McPherson County is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Garage Sale which will be held from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, on Saturday, August 1, in Hess Hall, First United Methodist Church. Have you been cleaning out your garage or store room this summer? If you have items to donate, bring them to Hess Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday July 27 or Thursday, July 30. Sale proceeds will benefit their Emergency Fund. Unsold items will be donated to Save N’ Share and the ReUse It Center.
The Projects Unlimited Live Auction, to be held during District Conference, is planned for 8:45 p.m., on Saturday, August 1, in the Church Social Room. As you create things for the auction, please contact Wylene Lengel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let her know which items you are donating to the silent auction or to the live auction. If available, she would appreciate receiving a picture(s). Prior to the auction, the items will be publicized on a website. Items may be brought to the Church Social Room on Friday, July 31, beginning at 9 a.m. The earlier they are processed, the more time shoppers will have to peruse the merchandise.
On Saturday, August 8, Circles of McPherson County will host a poverty simulation event. There is no charge; the hours will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Hess Hall, First United Methodist Church. Educators, mental health professionals and leaders are welcome.
To pre-register, contact Brenda Sales (email@example.com).
Save N’ Share seeks volunteers – If you are 14 years or older and available for 3 or more hours per week, your assistance at the store would be appreciated. Check the CoB website (www.macbrethre.org) or the August Newsletter for additional information.
National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) is planned for September 7-11, in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Forms and information: www.brethren.org/NOAC
First Annual Service Sunday – August 9, 2015
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. – Short Worship
9:20 – 11:00 a.m. – On-site service projects (inside and outside projects)
Snacks and Drinks – available in the Church Social Room
Child Care – available for children too young to participate with parents
Wear appropriate clothing for the task.
Sign-Up Sheets – available in the Church Good Shepherd Foyer and Church Office
2015 Financial Information
Offerings/Pledges $21,419.13 Offerings/Pledges $185,958.12
Other Gifts 9,578.28
Expenses: (37,297.50) Expenses: 208,153.59
Net Surplus (Deficit): (15,878.37) Net Surplus (Deficit) (12,617.19)