Payton Jo was born on Saturday, May 2, to Matt and Abby Hoffman. Payton weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. Congratulations to the parents and the grandparents, Dan and Dawn Hoffman.
Corbin Christopher was born on Monday, May 18, to Kameron Curry and Khrissa Sleeth. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 20 in. long. Congratulations to the parents; grandmother, Debra Yianakopulos; and great- grandparents, Elmer and Margaret Zimmerman.
Children’s Church – Today is the final Sunday for this school year.
Vacation Bible School is planned for Monday – Friday, June 1-5, at the church. You are encouraged to sign up for snack items by typing the following link into your browser line and mark the items that you wish to provide.
Sunday School and Small Groups Survey: Please take a few minutes to complete the on-line survey at the link below. This will help us to determine the needs of Sunday School and Small Groups for our church. If you need a hard copy since you do not have internet access, please check in the church office.
First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on June 5, Josh Norris will present “Adventures in Eastern Europe.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-242-0434) by Monday, June 1.
This summer St. Joseph Catholic Church will be hosting a unique program, called Prayer & Action, which is designed to provide an opportunity for high school students to experience a week of mission work within their own community. The focus will be on the poor, elderly, widows, widowers and struggling families. The teams will be working during the weeks of June 14-19 and June 21-26 and they need work. The goal is to have 60 jobs scheduled before the work begins. Since this is mission work, there will be no charge for supplies or labor. They will specialize in house painting and yard work but are also willing to do smaller jobs. If you know of someone who you think could benefit from this project, please contact the St. Joseph Church Office (620-241-0821).
We now have a full crew going to the disaster site in Greeley, Colorado, leaving June 28. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (620-241-3321 or email@example.com).
Western Plains District Conference is planned for Friday – Sunday, July 31 – August 2, 2015, at McPherson Church of the Brethren. For registration forms, check the district website (www.wpcob.org).
The Higher Education Scholarships are in need of funding. We currently need an additional $4,000 to fully fund this fall’s scholarships. Fourteen students will be enrolled in Church of the Brethren Colleges (McPherson, Manchester, and Juniata) this fall.
The Outreach Team is looking for someone to coordinate our Meals on Wheels volunteers. This person will be securing drivers for the second and fifth Saturdays of the month. Currently, there is a list of persons who have agreed to deliver but it needs organization. Contact Judy Stockstill (620-242-3536) for information. Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity.