Announcements for Week of Aug. 6

MAHOMET HELPING HANDS THANKS NBLC “We are extremely appreciative of your support of our community food pantry, Mahomet Helping Hands. Many thanks to the volunteers from your congregation who worked at the July donation and giveaway Saturdays. We are grateful for all the ways you help us to continue serving those in need.”

MEN’S MONTHLY GROUP MEETING Men’s Group will meet on Monday, August 7th at 11:00 am at Monical’s in Mahomet.

THANK YOU VBS VOLUNTEERS Thank you to all who helped with VBS this year! The theme was: A Mighty Fortress, and emphasized God’s care and protection of us. The kids had a great time and learned more about the Lord’s care of us, and faith grew! Thank you again to the parents and grandparents who brought the children, and thank you again to all who helped! And, thanks be to God!

THANK YOU FOR DONATING SCHOOL SUPPLIES Thank you to all who helped with school supplies through Helping Hands. Many families don’t have the resources to get the school supplies needed for their children, and Helping Hands is one way needed supplies are provided.

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

PARADE FLOAT SOC is looking for someone with a pick-up truck or tractor and trailer that would like to be our float in the Sangamon River Music Festival on August 26. If this is something you can help with contact Cheryl Heinold.

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.

WALK FOR WATER The Great Rivers Walk for Water, hosted by New Beginnings Lutheran, is set for Saturday morning, October 7th, starting at 9:00 a.m. Here is a web link to sign up teams and to pledge funds. Please volunteer to walk, to organize a team, and/or to pledge to help alleviate the tremendous water crisis in many parts of the world!
The walk website is up and ready to go! Here is the link: http://events.watermissions.org/site/TR?fr_id=1801&pg=entry .

CONVOCATION The NALC Convocation will begin Wednesday in Nashville, TN. The theme this year is Holding Fast, Being (Re)formed, and will highlight the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Our delegate is Richey Vanderspool. Please keep the convocation in your prayers, and pray for safe travels of all the participants. Pastor Oman will attend the theological conference Tuesday – Wednesday, and then the convocation.

CANDLEWOOD LUNCHES This week our congregation will be serving the lunches at Candlewood. Thank you to all who are helping serve. Many of the congregations in Mahomet take a week in the summer to serve lunches at Candlewood. The lunches are a great opportunity for children to receive a lunch when their parents are at work, and an opportunity for adults at Candlewood to reconnect with their neighbors. Please pray that all will go well this week.

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.

TENSION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Perceived conflicts between religion and science will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Aug 9 at 12:30 p.m.at NBLC. The program, titled “Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?” features a filmed interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, a scientist with the Vatican Observatory. “Science is understanding, seeking truth. Religion is truth, seeking understanding,” says Consolmagno. “They are on the same road.” During the program, Lifetree Café participants will also discuss potential clashes and commonalities between the two ideologies.

QUARTERLY GIVING STATEMENTS are in the basket in the narthex.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, July 30 was 62 and total offering was $3,508.10.

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