VBS SET FOR JULY 31-AUG. 4 VBS will be here before we know it. VBS “The Mighty Fortress” is scheduled for July 31-Aug 4 from 6-8:15pm. There are many exciting and fun activities for members of the congregation to help with! See the sign-up sheets in the Narthex. VBS is for ages 3y/o thru 5th grade. There will also be movies offered again for high school thru adults if there is an interest shown. There will be a special congregational/neighborhood outreach activity on Friday night of VBS. Watch for more details.
HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Our dates for volunteering for HELPING HANDS collection and distribution days are Saturday, July 8th and 15th. We need 6-8 people to help on those days. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.
SANGAMON RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL The festival is August 26 this summer. We would like to have a booth and float as part of the celebration again this year with the focus being on the Walk for Water on October 7. Watch for more information and sign-up sheets to be part of our outreach activity.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greeters, Ushers, Scripture Readers, Communion Assistants and Offering Counters needed for June, July and August. Please sign up in the Narthex.
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.
UPDATE TO PARKING LOT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN The donations to the parking lot project are $15,800, just over half the total cost. You can still designate your gifts to the project. Just mark “Parking Lot” on the memo line of your check. A square foot of asphalt is $2 and a parking place equivalent is $750. ***If you are contributing to the parking lot fund, please write a separate check for the parking lot and designate on the check memo line that it is for the parking lot.
THE HIDDEN WORLD OF HOARDING EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ A glimpse into the world of a hoarder will be provided at Lifetree Café on Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 pm at NBLC. The program, titled “Surrounded by Stuff: Understanding the Hidden World of Hoarding,” features a filmed interview a woman whose hoarding caused her such shame she wouldn’t let a plumber into her home to fix broken pipes. “It got to a point where we didn’t eat at our dining room table for four years because it was piled full of stuff,” the woman says. “Pots and pans, clothes I sorted that never made it to the Salvation Army, and even dishes that had been swapped out.” During the program, Lifetree Café participants will have the opportunity to discuss why people often accumulate more stuff than they truly need.
QUARTERLY GIVING STATEMENTS are in the basket in the narthex.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, June 11 was 74 and total offering was $4,850.00.