Mission Road News

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHURCH ART GROUP RESUMES!

The Church Art Group hosted by Avis Garrett-Baptist will resume starting Sunday, May 3, 2015. The session runs from 6-9 PM at the home of Avis and Jeremy Baptist. You don’t have to be an artist to attend, come and discover your artistic skills!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Plans are in the works for Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July 2015. The exact date is not finalized. Please talk to Karen Birkby if you are interested in assisting with VBS in any capacity.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE

Starting next Sunday, May 3, the Adult Sunday School class will begin studying Mark Scherer’s “The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946.” If you have Volume 2, please read the first The Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 (“Aftermath of Assassination” and “Restoring the Family to Nauvoo”). Jane Landrum will be teaching the class On Sunday, May 3 and 10.

BLOOD DRIVE

Allie Libeer and three of her friends are organizing a blood drive to be held in the church fellowship hall on Sunday, May 24 beginning at 12:30 PM fulfilling a required committee service project for school. If it is your practice to donate blood please consider supporting them on the 24th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Please remember to talk to Karen Birkby about how you’d like to assist with vacation Bible school. It will be held the evenings of July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2015. Please add these dates to your calendar.

YOUTH CAMP REGISTRATIONS AND REUNIONS

The youth camp registration forms and booklets are on the table in the fellowship hall next to the bulletin board. All forms are due on May 1. Also, reunion registration forms are on the table as well.

MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED

Please contact Arlene Leonard if you are willing and able to help make meals for those in our congregation in need of this kind of ministry.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM – Saints’ Chorale rehearsal.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:40 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Eloise & John Snider), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

· Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.

· Children’s Pre-baptismal class – 9:30-10:15 AM taught by Debbie Rushfelt

· Children’s Sunday School class – 9:30-10:15 AM taught by Robin Payne

· God’s Kids – 9:30-11:30 AM – Children’s Library (First Sunday of the Month Only)

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – Ken Sewing will speak on the theme “Ubuntu (We Are One)” with Karen Birkby presiding. Karen will also serve as worship planner. The Saints Chorale will provide the ministry of music.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM – Mission Bells rehearsal in Church Sanctuary.

YOUTH CAMP REGISTRATIONS AND REUNIONS

The Youth Camp registration forms and booklets are on the table in the Fellowship Hall next to the Bulletin Board. All forms are due on May 1. Also, Reunion Registration Forms are on the table as well.

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP SERVICE PODCASTS

Our congregational worship service podcasts are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added podcasts include:

Good Friday Service presented on April 3, 2015, filename 20150403-GoodFriday.mp3

Gary Logan (Easter) message presented on April 5, 2015, filename 20150405-GLogan.mp3

Jerry Rushfelt message presented on April 12, 2015, filename 20150412-GRushfelt.mp3

Jack Cave message presented on April 19, 2015, filename 20150419-JCave.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the podcast. The first 4 digits represent the year, the next two digits indicate the month and last two digits represent the day of the month. In most cases, the date is followed by a dash and then the first initial and last name of the speaker.

Podcasts from previous years are located in folders corresponding to the year (2005, 2006, 2007, and so on). If you missed a Sunday, this provides you a way to hear the music and the message.

NEXT ALL GOOD BOOKS CLUB MEETING

The next meeting of the All Good Books group will meet in the Church Library on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM to meet Dr. William Reed and discuss his book "The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon’s Memoirs from Poverty to Prosperity."

"The Pulse of Hope" is available at Rainy Day Books but does not seem to be available in local libraries or on Amazon.

We hope you can join us in May for "The Pulse of Hope" discussion and visit by Dr. Reed.

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