UPCOMING EVENTS

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING IN JULY

The next meeting of the All Good Books discussion group will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Church Library. At that time we’ll discuss “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.

It’s a lengthy book, 771 pages, so start reading soon! We look forward to seeing you in July to discuss this Pulitzer Prizing winning book (for Literature in 2014).

Note: see http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/9396-goldfinch-tartt for a summary, reviews and discussion questions for “The Goldfinch.”

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE
The Adult Sunday School class is studying Mark Scherer’s “The Journey of a People: The Era of Reorganization, 1844 to 1946.” On Sunday, the class discussion will continue focus on chapters 6 & 7 (“Launching the Reorganized Church” and “Pressing Needs and Leadership Style”). Jane Landrum will be teaching the class.

If you do not own the two-volume set (The Journey of a People) church history written by Mark Scherer, there are a couple of copies in the church library (back shelf) that are available for purchase ($59.95 for the 2-volume set—just add to your offering with a special notation that you’re paying for the church history books). If no one wishes to purchase, the books are available to borrow. If you borrow, we ask that you keep the books out no more than 1-2 weeks at a time.

JULY 4 CELEBRATION AND PICNIC
Please see Debbie Rushfelt if you’re available to help at the Congregational Celebration Picnic on July 4. We will have two great Bouncy Houses again this year; one will have an obstacle course again! Helpers are needed, so please sign up for the 4th of July fun activities. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Plans are starting to shape up for Vacation Bible School (VBS) scheduled for the evenings of July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2015. Please add these dates to your calendar.

Each evening will start with a dinner at 5:30 PM with children moving to their classes around 6:00 PM. This year we’ll offer an adult track with learning new hymns between 6:30-7:00 and then a speaker for the adults between 7-8 PM.

Please remember to talk to Karen Birkby about how you’d like to assist with vacation Bible school. Volunteers are invited and welcome!
Consider reaching out to families with young children with a special invitation to attend.

WEDDING SHOWER ANNOUNCEMENT (Note Time Change)
A wedding shower will be held on August 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM for Alisa Morse and Bill Johnson in the church library. Please plan to attend.

BABY SHOWER ANNOUNCEMENT

A baby shower will be held for TJ and Kirk Barnhard on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the home of Eloise and John Snider. Please plan to attend.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – The Prayer Circle meets in the quiet of the Church Library.

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – Breakfast (Jonathan Bacon), join the informal conversations in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 9:30 AM – Sunday School Classes for children and adults.

• Nursery available – 9:30-11:30 AM in downstairs Nursery.
• 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, June 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – Jennifer Libeer will speak on the theme “Come in the Name of the Lord (Fathers’ Day)” with Charles Athey presiding. Charles will also serve as worship planner.

CONGREGATIONAL EMAIL LIST
If you (or someone you know) are not receiving the (almost) weekly email announcing church news and events, please contact Jonathan Bacon in person or at jonathanpbacon with your email address so you can be added to the "announcement only" list. You won’t be bombarded with email, typically only one message a week is sent.

MISSION ROAD WORSHIP AUDIO RECORDINGS

Our congregational worship audio recordings are hosted online at https://copy.com/ej21J9e1xKOCiJwX

Recently added audio recordings include:
Ken Sewing message presented on May 3, 2015, filename 20150503-KSewing.mp3
Ron Millard message presented on May 10, 2015, filename 20150510-RMillard.mp3
Larry Winters message presented on May 17, 2015, filename 20150517-LWinters.mp3
Jonathan Bacon message presented on May 24, 2015, filename 20150524-JBacon.mp3
Baptism and Confirmation Service of Morgan and Logan Scott, filename 20150531-Baptisms-L&MScott.mp3
Greg Mann message presented on May 31, 2015, filename 20150531-GMann.mp3
John O’Neal message presented on June 7, 2015, filename 20150607-JONeal.mp3

The beginning numbers of each filename indicate the Sunday of the audio recordings. 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.

Audio recordings 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.

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