Sunday, January 17th – Season of Epiphany
9:00 a.m. Adult Forum: Pastor Jim leads conversation on John Shelby Spong’s series of essays on “Charting a New Reformation.” Handouts will be available; all are welcome. (Conference Room)
11:15 a.m. The Deacons of Worship & Arts will meet after the worship service (in Conf. Room). The Scholarship Committee will meet in the church lounge.
We have 2 co-ed volleyball teams in the Church League. Our teams will be playing at either 1:00 or 2:00 pm at the YMCA in Sheb. Falls. All are welcome to join in the active fun. Contact Diane Venn, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate.
Food for Body, Mind and Spirit – Weds. Jan. 20th
We begin at 5:45 pm with a Mexican dinner c/o El Camino Restaurant in Lucas Hall. From 6:30 – 7:30 pm, there is special programming for all ages:
The young children will enjoy a sing-a-long with Mz Tree/Kyane Howland.
The older children (3rd-5th grade) will play active games with Sean Severson.
The Middle and High School youth will explore “What does it take for teenagers to ‘love your neighbor’ in a global community? “
There are three different 3-week series for adults:
“What’s New in Education?” (1/20 looks at the social/moral development of students with Carla Vorpahl and Lisa Biemann);
“Embracing Sustainability” (1/20 features John Holzwart speaking on Permaculture);
“Embracing Alternative Orthodoxy” DVD featuring Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.
Sign up on narthex bulletin board or RSVP to email@example.com by tomorrow (Mon) noon for a meal reservation.
Thurs Women’s Group – On Thurs. Jan. 21th, the group will discuss “Proclaiming Jubilee” as found in Luke 4:14-21.. Pastor Julia, facilitator. Group meets in church lounge from 9-10:15 am.
Spots Open for our Summer Mission Trip Next summer, we will be hosting a joint mission trip for our Middle and High School youth. Youth and adults will be traveling to Garnett, Kansas from Sat. July 16 – Sat. July 23rd. They will be weatherizing homes for low-income and elderly residents. Cost is $350. We presently have 26 youth “committed” – there are 14 spots left. To reserve your spot, bring in a $50 deposit to church office.
Altar Flowers Wanted. Are you looking for a way to celebrate an event or remember a loved one? We have openings for altar flowers for every Sunday through May (excluding Palm Sunday and Easter). Sign up on green sheet on bulletin board in narthex or email/call Suzy in the office. You can order flowers from Hoffman’s Flowerland or Caan’s Floral and they will deliver to the church or you can bring in your own arrangement.
Next Ceil’s Meal – Sat. Jan. 30th (serving 9:30-10:30a in Lucas Hall) Mark your calendars for this Free Community Meal. There are lots of ways to be involved – kitchen prep on Thurs/Fri – Jan. 28/29 from noon to 5pm; set-up, serving and cleanup on Sat. Jan. 30th. See signup sheets in the narthex.