Announcements for Week of July 9

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 next date for volunteering for HELPING HANDS distribution day is Saturday, July 15th. We need 6-8 people to help. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greeters, Ushers, Scripture Readers, Communion Assistants and Offering Counters needed for 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.

FLAG DISPLAY We have been given an American flag which was with Carole Tempel’s brother Drew in his helicopter on a mission. We would like to display the flag with a list of those in our congregation who have served in the Armed Forces. If you have served please give us the dates of your service and your branch of service, which will be included in the display.

JULY MEN’S MEATING Monday July 10th 5:45-6:45pm. Shish Kabobs will be the feature. Bring a side or desert to share. See Rich Gegg for details or call 217-621-4288

BUNCO NIGHT BUNCO is on vacation! During the months of July and August, there will be no BUNCO nights. Just like some of you, BUNCO needs a vacation but looks forward to seeing MANY of you again in September. Mark your calendars for a “return to school” BUNCO night on Thursday, September 7th at 6:30 pm.

WALK FOR WATER The SOC is looking for people to serve on a committee for the Walk for Water on October 7. Some of the opportunities to help include publicity, recruitment, sponsorship or fund raising, activities, finance and logistic. This is a great outreach to our community and other NALC churches. Rich Gegg recently saw one of these water systems in person and he can share with everyone the need and appreciation in the community that he visited. If you feel called to help with our Walk for Water this year contact Pastor or Cheryl Heinold. Last year was successful but with more involvement from our congregation we can make it great this year!

YOUTH ROOM Our Youth Room is in need of some up grading. Some of the furniture in the room was old so had been thrown out. We are looking for some gently used, comfortable chairs or sofa and an area rug for the floor that is warm and comfortable to sit on. We could also use bean bag chairs or large floor pillows. If you have any of these items you aren’t using any more contact the church office.

JH AND HS YOUTH COORDINATOR The education committee is looking for an energetic adult with exciting ideas to engage the JH, HS, and College age members of our congregation in activities. If you think you could be the person to do that contact Pastor or Laura Campbell.

CHURCH DOORS Please be sure that as you leave the building that the doors are locked and the lights are turned off. Sometimes the doors don’t closed tightly, so give them a tug as you leave to be sure they have latched. Thanks!

LIFETREE CAFE WILL NOT MEET THIS WEDNESDAY Please come next Wednesday, July 19 at 12:30 pm and join the conversation about “What People Really Think of Christians and Why.”

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, July 2nd was 64 and total offering was $3,761.00.

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