Announcements — July 5, 2015

Untitled1PASTOR OMAN IS ON VACATION 6/19 – 7/6. Thank you to Rev. Barb Busboom for leading us in worship on Sunday morning. We will not have Sunday evening worship until July 12th. If you have a pastoral emergency please call Rev. Jay Johnson at: 217-552-0011.

LIFETREE CAFÉ WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM:

How to have a happier life by getting rid of stuff will be discussed at Lifetree Café.

The Lifetree event, titled “Upsizing Life by Downsizing Stuff: Living Large in an 84-sq-ft House,” features a filmed interview with Dee Williams, author of the best-selling book The Big Tiny.

“I live in a tiny house. It’s 84 square feet, which is less square feet than a parking spot,” says Williams. “Downsizing allowed me to step away from a $250,000 mortgage, high utility bills, and feeling a bit lost in life”

Participants will get practical tips for getting rid of stuff, and see how one woman downsized to owning less than 300 items to maximize the amount of space in her life.

SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS – JULY 20-22 FROM 6-8:30PM. Sign up to spend these fun 3 evenings with the kids at VBS. Leaders and helpers are needed for Preschool & Kindergarten class; 1st & 2nd grade class; 3rd & 4th grade class , and 5th & 6th grade class. Bible study leader, Crafts helper, Games helper, Registration table coordinator, Skits helpers and Music coordinator & helpers are also needed. Decorations and set up will be Sunday July 19 at 3pm. Share the information about our VBS with friends and family on Facebook or thru text messages, online registration is available on the church website, http://www.newbeginningslutheranchurchcom.

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED SERVE AND PROVIDE FOOD FOR THE CANDLEWOOD LUNCH PROGRAM. We served nearly 300 lunches during the week. Thanks also to those who provided recreational activities before and during the lunch hour, greeted people at the door and cleaned up the facility at the end of the day. God Bless All!

PLEASE PICK-UP YOUR SECOND QUARTER OFFERING STATEMENT from the basket in the narthex. Thanks.

LET’S GET HEALTHY BY WALKING AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A TEAM (ON YOUR OWN TIME) TO BETHLEHEM
• Record miles on Sunday at church and see how many miles we have gone.
• Form a team – family, friends or co-workers
• Youth challenge – sports, band, other outdoor activities will count for miles toward our goal to reach Bethlehem by Advent
• If you did the Walk for Water, we will count those miles
• If you exercise then every 20 minutes will count as 1 mile
• Biking, running and using a treadmill/etc. count as the miles done for that activity

WE HAVE WALKED 470 MILES WHICH IS ALMOST TO PITTSBURGH, PA. IT’S 6,296 MILES FROM MAHOMET TO BETHLEHEM
WALK BEGINS JUNE 14 AND ENDS NOVEMBER 26.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, June 28th was 78.

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