With the return of summer, we’re going to dust off and grease up our bikes and go for a few rides together. We’re going to start off the summer with a gentle ride along the Willapa Hills Trail. We’ll gather at the trailhead (which is just past the Steam Train Depot) June 27, 2018 @ 7 p.m., and ride until the paved section ends (a little over 5 miles one way). The whole ride shouldn’t take us more than an hour and 15 minutes or so. We’ll plan more rides for July and August.
Potluck and Variety Show: June 2nd!
It’s back—a chance to show your hidden talent or to watch other people show theirs. Our annual Variety Show has been scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd. We’ll start at 6 p.m. with a wonderful potluck (they always are), and then follow that up with the show starting at 6:45 p.m. Henry Wegener will once again be our emcee for the festivities. If you would like to participate in the show, talk with Henry and he’ll give you a spot. Don’t miss out on this. It’s always one of the highlights of the year!
Pastor Chats For June!
With the arrival of June, we’ll suspend Pastor Chat II (held at the college) until classes resume in September. However, we’ll continue to hold Pastor Chat I at Dawn’s Delectables throughout the summer (do you know they have really good milkshakes and smoothies?). We will hold Pastor Chats at Dawn’s on the following Thursdays in June: June 7th, 14th, and 28th. Tom will be out of town on the 21st. We meet at Dawn’s from 2 to 4 p.m. Come on down and get something yummy to drink and stay for some stimulating conversation. As usual, first time attendees to Pastor Chat will receive a beverage of their choice courtesy of Pastor Tom.
CARING GROWTH GROUPS MEETING TIMES
Would you enjoy more Christian fellowship and friendship? A time to explore the Bible and learn with other Christians? A small group is just for you. We have several and each one is always open to new members, come and join us anytime. Contact the church office and we will help you get in touch with a small group leader. 36o-736-7311
Everyone is invited to the community dinners, come and join us for a time of friendship and fellowship and enjoy a free meal.
All Meals are Free and All are Welcome to Attend
Monday June 18, 5:30 pm
Monday June 25, 5:30 pm
Youth News for June
Can you believe June is already here? That must mean that summer vacation is just around the corner. We’re going to end the school year strong, so make youth group a priority! Here’s what we have in store for June.
June 3rd: Board Game Night! We’ll gather at the church at 6:30 p.m. and play some of our favorite boards games (Farkel anyone?). Bring a snack to share with the group. We’ll finish by 8 p.m.
June 10th: End of the School Year Party! We’ll gather at the church at 6 p.m. (note the early start time), and we’ll celebrate the end to the school year and the start of summer vacation. We’ll stuff our faces with pizza from Dominos, and then play some games together. We’ll be done by 8 p.m.
We’ll take a break from youth group for the summer. You are encouraged to participate in other church activities like the bike club.
VBS Volunteers Needed!
Vacation Bible School for August is already under way with planning! This years theme is Kingdom Safari: “Where Kids Learn That Love H.E.L.P.S.” and will be held August 6-10. There are many ways to volunteer, like helping with crafts, games, snack time and even wearing animal costumes and more. The next meeting will be held June 26 at noon @ Chehalis UMC. If you would like to volunteer, please call the office.
Lion’s Club Eyeglass Recycling
Do you have one or two old pairs of eyeglasses that you can no longer use? We have a wonderful use for them. The Lion’s Club can repurpose them for children and adults around the world who ordinarily have no access to eyeglasses. Bring your old eyeglasses to the church and drop them off into the recycling bin in the hallway by the sanctuary. And thank you in advance for your donation.
End of the Sunday School Year Celebration and Honoring of Judy and Rebecca! June 10th!
We’re going to celebrate the year that has been on Sunday, June 10th, with food and recognitions. We’ll gather at 9:30 a.m. for the celebration. During this time, we’ll also recognize and thank our two childcare workers, Judy and Rebecca, for their years of dedicated service to us. There are cards available to sign for Judy and Rebecca, and we are receiving a love offering for them as well. If you’d like to donate to this, you can simply leave money in the envelopes or you can give a donation through the church office. Judy served this church in this capacity for 27 years, and Rebecca served for 17 years! They’ve watched a generation (or two) grow up in this church. They deserve our deepest appreciation.
Coffee Hour Schedule for June!
As we enter the summer months, we transition from coffee hours hosted by groups in the church to individual folks bringing something to share with the rest of the members. With that in mind, here is the Greeters/ Coffee Hour rotation for the first part of June: June 3rd: Choir (contact: Missy Peterson); June 10th: Friday Small Group (Contact: Phyllis Schwiesow ); June 17th: Our summer schedule begins. Starting on June 17th, if you feel moved, bring something to share with the rest of the congregation.
Outreach Opportunity: International Student Host!
Centralia College is trying to expand the number of international students they have, but this comes with a need for more families who are willing to host one of these students. If you are interested in this opportunity, you must meet a couple requirements: you must provide a private room for the student, comfortable bed and bedding, a closet and drawers to store clothing and personal items in, and a desk and chair with a suitable lamp for study periods. Each host family receives a stipend from the college. Host periods can be from a single quarter, to a whole year. If you are interested in this, contact Denise Costello. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare Workers We are looking for two individuals for our childcare program. The pay will be $15 an hour and will require three hours per Sunday (9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.) This is an incredibly important ministry in the life of the church, so if you know someone who would be good in our childcare room, let them know about this opportunity.
Openings for both positions can begin immediately. Please turn in a resume to the church office and we will contact you about either position.