Announcements for Week of June 25

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greeters, Ushers, Scripture Readers, Communion Assistants and Offering Counters needed for June, July and August. Please sign up 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.

COMMUNICATING WITH PETS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ How pets interact and communicate with humans will be explored at Lifetree Café on Wednesday June 28th at 12:30 at NBLC.The program—titled “What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You?”—features a filmed interview with Alexa Boyes, a professional animal communicator. “For me, I try to be the voice of the animal and I try and repeat what I hear as nicely as I can,” says Boyes. “Sometimes what animals have to say is not what people want to hear.” During the program, Lifetree Café participants will have an opportunity to share experiences in which an animal has tried to communicate with them.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, June 18 was 64 and total offering was $3,473.00.

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