Announcements — May 31, 2014

Untitled1Below are announcements distributed at the May 31st service.

THE SUNDAY MORNING CLASS IS STUDYING HEBREWS. We always review, so feel free to join the class at any time. We meet upstairs.

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP will resume starting Sunday, June 7th, at 6:00 p.m. If you aren’t available for worship Sunday morning, plan to gather for worship on Sunday evening.

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN PONTIAC INVITES US TO THE INSTALLATION of their Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Richard Riley, today, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. The church is located at 311 West Grove Street in Pontiac. Following the installation service refreshments will be served.

LIFETREE CAFÉ WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM: Wednesday’s program, titled “Low-Cost No-Cost Adventures,” features a filmed interview with the Abbotts, a family that regularly sets off on family adventures. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great adventure. I think it’s more about working out problems as a family that brings us closer together,” says Brian and Jodi Abbott’s oldest, Graham. Participants will get practical tips for having low- cost or no-cost adventures and explore the barriers to family adventures.

THIS COMING SATURDAY THE GREAT RIVERS WALK FOR WATER WILL BE HELD HERE AT NEW BEGINNINGS! Sign up to walk. Get a team of walkers together. Make pledges for the walkers. Come to help! This is a wonderful event to help others throughout the world who do not have clean drinking water and who need to hear the message of Jesus. We can help others in their needs through this event. Registration starts at 9:00, and the walk begins at 10:00. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the walk. See you there!

THE GREAT RIVERS WALK FOR WATER IS RAFFLING an afghan to help raise funds for this year’s walk for water. The cost of the tickets are: 1 ticket for $1.00, or 6 tickets for $5.00. Thank you to Richey Vanderspool for making the afghan again this year!

SUMMER CANDLEWOOD LUNCH PROGRAM: Several Mahomet churches are once again providing lunches at Candlewood Mobile Estates Park. NBLC is responsible for the week of June 22-26. In the past we have served between 40 & 60 children and adults each day. We need volunteers to provide a main entree and dessert each day as well as servers each day. Please contact Mary Alumbaugh (369-6353 or maryalumbaugh@yahoo.com) if you are interested in helping. Thanks!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS COMING! VBS will be SonTreasure Island and held for children 3 y/o thru 6th grade. Watch for the date and sign-up sheets for helpers.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
JUNE 15 FROM 11 AM TO 4 PM
WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY IS JUNE 14

REASONS TO DONATE BLOOD
• Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from generous donors
• Donating is safe and sterile, needles are used once then discarded
• The average adult has 10 pints of blood, 1 pint is given during a donation
• A healthy person may donate blood every 56 days
• Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood
• More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day
• Type O negative blood can be transfused to all blood types
• One donation can help save the lives of up to three people
• The actual donation takes 10-15 minutes, the total time takes about 1 hour

HELPING HANDS SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHES DONATION. A box has been placed under the coat rack in the Narthex to collect spring and summer clothes for infants to adults. If you have cleaned out your closets or dressers and have things you would like to donate here is your chance to get rid of those things.

WALK TO BETHLEHEM BEGINS JUNE 14. The Walk to Bethlehem is an imaginary walk that encourages participants to increase physical activity and spiritual growth through a virtual tour to Bethlehem. Look for the map of our walk and sign up your team or as an individual on the sheets in the narthex. We are challenging all of our church family, young and old, athletes/band members to retirees to improve their health and spiritual life. There will be packets available for all participants on June 14.

Walking was first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 3:8, “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” It was while walking in the garden that God typically spoke to Adam and Eve. How meaningful for us to walk through our neighborhoods, parks and communities while talking to our Creator, the One who knows us best.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, May 24th was 78 and total offering was $4,374.00.

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