Let's get together and dream a bit. I'd like to meet any parent or volunteer that would like to be involved with Junior or Senior High Youth. If you are a current volunteer I'd like to meet you and hear from you, if you are interested in being a new volunteer we can get you involved and connected, and if you are a parent who has ideas and would like to be involved we want you here. We will be meeting in Mission Hall at 6:00pm on Thursday the 22nd. If you have any questions you can call me at (432) 935-1107 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am excited for what God has planned for our Youth this year and we need you to make it happen. Hope to see you there.
Your mission, parents and volunteers, should you choose you choose to accept it; is to reach out to the kids in our community!
Monday August 29th @ 5:30pm in the “Mission” Hall we will assemble and Brief the upcoming semester and lay some plans for this years adventures. I look forward to seeing y’all there and would encourage those that are on the fence about volunteering for this ministry to show up anyway, we can talk about the ministry and how you can fit in. As always, if you have any questions you can call me at (432) 935-1107 or email me at email@example.com. Also if you have children that would like to participate you can fill out this form and bring it with you.
Do you think the only way to pray is to bow your head and close your eyes? You might be surprised to learn all the different ways you can pray. This Fall Pastor Danielle will be teaching a class on Creative Prayer. It's designed so each class is stand-alone (although you are certainly welcomed and encouraged to attend them all). This class is open to a wide range of ages as long as they are able to focus for 30-45 minutes.
September 3: Praying with Beads (we will make our own sets of prayer beads)
September 10: Praying with Color (coloring books & doodling)
September 17: Praying in Stillness (Lectio Divina)
September 24: No Class due to Pastor at a Conference
October 1: Praying in Motion (walking the labyrinth - special guest teacher)
October 8: Praying in the Dirt (Gardening)
October 15: Praying with Words (Journaling)
October 22: Praying with Paint (Painting)
October 29: Praying with Dough (Bread Church - special guest teacher)
November 5: Praying as Service (Flood Buckets)
November 12: Praying for Others (Fleece tied blankets)
New Grief Support Group Forming: September 4
If you have lost someone you loved: a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a child, a close friend, and you are struggling to process the feelings that are part of our grieving and mourning process we invite you to join us for Griefshare. We will meet on Wednesday mornings at 10 am beginning September 4. If you are interested in participating please let Pastor Danielle know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can have enough participant books. If you know someone who is grieving and would benefit from this group please share the information with them. This group is open to anyone in the community who is hurting.
Our Wednesday After School program for students at the Primary & Elementary Schools will begin on September 4. If you student wants to participate please make sure both the school office & the church office know they are coming. We will be mailing out flyers & release forms to those who have been part of the program last year or who attended VBS, if you need a release form please email email@example.com to have one emailed or drop by the office to pick one up.
We will pick up the students from the Primary & Elementary Schools, walk them to church, feed them a snack, play games, do crafts, and learn about how much God loves us. We hope your child will join us - and friends are always welcome to come too!
If you are an adult who would like to help please let our new Director of Discipleship - Marshall Van Pelt (firstname.lastname@example.org) know. Adults will need to complete the 3 step Safe-Gathering Process (if you have already done the training it is good for 2 years).
Maybe you are taking your 4 year old to preschool and it's their very first first day of school. Maybe you are sending your senior off for their last first day of school. Maybe you are unbelievably grateful summer vacation is over and you are crying tears of joy. Whatever you're feeling you are welcome to join us at the UMC in Karnes City (201 N Esplande, right next to Roger E Sides Elementary) for our first ever Boo Hoo Breakfast. Make connections with other parents and enjoy muffins, donuts, and juice from 7:45 - 9:00 (come and go as you need to