Announcements for Week of May 28

BAPTISM  Maisy Elizabeth Schroeder, daughter of Jennifer and Michael Schroeder, and granddaughter of Charlotte and Don Schroeder, was baptized on Sunday, May 28. Her Baptismal sponsors are Christopher and Nicole Schroeder, and Joel Simburger. We rejoice in the new life the Lord gives to Maisy and to all of us in the Sacrament of Baptism. May we all grow in faith, hope, and love.

BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY BUNCO Need a lift and a bit of laughter? Then come to BUNCO this Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 pm for some rolling fun. No experience needed so bring a friend, perhaps a snack to share and this month’s hostess, Shirley!!! Let’s fill the tables!

MEN’S LUNCH The Men’s lunch will be on June 5th, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mahomet Family Restaurant. It is a great time of fellowship! Plan to attend!

SUMMER DAY CAMP NBLC will be having a summer day camp this summer on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in June and July from 10 am to 1 pm. This is for Kindergarten thru 4th graders. We will have a different theme for each session- nature, science, healthy eating, and water with Bible studies, activities and lunch/picnic to go along with each theme. More information and registration is on the church website. There is a $20 fee to cover lunches and outings. This is due on the first day of camp. We are limiting the camp to 15 campers.

ANNUAL NALC CONVOCATION The annual Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church will be August 9 – 11 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN. We are allowed one voting delegate to the Convocation. This is an excellent opportunity to hear of many of the activities of the NALC and to participate in the NALC on a national level. It is an inspiring opportunity to hear of the Lord’s work through the NALC. If you are interested in being a delegate please contact Pastor Oman.

PARKING LOT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN The congregation voted to resurface the parking lot west of the facility. We have a fundraising campaign going to defray the cost of resurfacing. Targeted contributions will be: to donate a parking space for $750, to donate half a parking space for $375, or whatever someone may want to give toward the resurfacing, and any amount is appreciated. The contributions are donations toward the parking lot, not buying a reserved space. Thank you for your contributions toward resurfacing the parking lot.

LIFETREE CAFE IS RETURNING TO THE NEW BEGINNINGS CAFE FOR THE SUMMER We hope you can join in the conversation on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm in the cafe. Feel free to come by yourself or bring a friend for great conversation and snacks. For more information call Bobbie, 217-898-0358, or email

CURES FOR HEALTHCARE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical solutions for fixing the healthcare system will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Wednesday, May 31 at 12:30 p.m. in the New Beginnings Lutheran Church café. The program, titled “Curing Healthcare: Practical Help for an Ailing Nation,” features a filmed interview with healthcare insider Joe Flower, author of Healthcare Beyond Reform. “In our system, even a person with a good job and good insurance is one serious disease away from bankruptcy and permanent poverty,” says Fowler. “To me, there is something screwy about that, and it’s something we can fix.”

QUARTERLY GIVING STATEMENTS are in the basket in the narthex.

OFFERING for Sunday, May 28 was $2,906.00 and attendance was 71.

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