Summer is officially here! Do you know that Dawn’s Delectables have wonderful smoothies and shakes? It’s a good way to cool down on a hot, summer afternoon. Come on down and give one a try. Tom will be holding Pastor Chats on every Thursday in July! There is no agenda. We talk about whatever is on your mind. As usual, first timers to Pastor Chat will receive a complimentary beverage courtesy of 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 July 24th, 5:30 pm Monday July 31st, 5:30 pm
Youth News for July
We’ll be meeting once a month during the summer. These gatherings will be extended outings, which will require parental support. Here’s what we have planned for July.
July 22nd: A Day at the Beach We’ll gather at 9 a.m. at the church parking lot and carpool to the Long Beach Peninsula. We’ll spend some time in the quaint town of Long Beach, and then head down to the beach for a time of beach activities (building sand castles, flying kites, wading in the surf, and simply taking in the beauty of God’s creation). You are to bring a picnic lunch and a beach towel, and any beach related items you might want (Frisbee, volleyball, kite, bucket and pail, etc.). We’ll return to the church by 5 p.m. You’ll want to bring some extra spending money as well for our time in Long Beach. We’ll need adult drivers and chaperones. Talk with Tom if you can help out.
Vacation Bible School
August 7th through 11th
Calling all dudes and dudettes ages 5 through 5th grade! It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme is Surf Shack, and we’re going to focus on Bible stories that involve water. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. It will be held at Chehalis UMC. More information, along with a music CD, can be obtained from the church office. Talk with Carol or Tom if you’re interested.
UMW July Calendar
July 14-17 Mission U-Ellensburg
July 19 Sub District Picnic
Prayer is an important part of our faith as Christians and we wanted to remind the congregation about our prayer chain that the UMW coordinates. If you need prayer or know someone who needs prayer, just call the office at 736-7311, or Bertha Teare (Prayer Chain Coordinator) at 736-4147 and give the details of the prayer request, then we can get the Prayer Chain started. Also, if you would like to help and be a part of the Prayer Chain, please get a hold of any UMW member or the office.
Raise the Roof Capital Funds Campaign
Is it pronounced roof (ruf with a long u) or roof (like rough)? That’s debatable. But what we know for sure is that we need to replace the church’s roof sooner than later. We are currently exploring options for the roof, but we already know that it’s not going to be cheap. One initial estimate for replacing the roof with shingles was around $150,000. Yikes! We are looking into alternatives to shingles, but we know that this project is going to take a huge effort on the part of everyone within this church as well as any group or individual who has a history with this congregation. In order to be good stewards of this facility, we need to replace the roof. You can come to church on any number of days during the rainy season (November through May) and you can spot leaks and places where the water is seeping through the bricks. We will be approaching this fund campaign from many different angles. We are looking for fund raising ideas from you as well. Share your ideas with Charlie Boyd or Tom Peterson.
The Bike Club Rides Again!
Our second ride of the summer will be held on Saturday, July 8th. We’ll meet at the church at 9 a.m. and drive to Tenino City Park and ride the Yelm/Tenino Trail. We should be pedaling by 9:30. The total distance from Tenino to Yelm is 28 miles round trip, but you can choose your own distance. We should be back by noon. Talk with Tom if you are interested or have any questions.
Come by and check out our Library!
Newly arrived: a DVD of Sandy Godsey's Memorial Service. Borrow any book, puzzle, game or movie and return it when you are finished. Wanted: The Chronicles of Narnia series (book and/or movies), Veggie Tales DVDs, Inspirational Romances, and a copy of your favorite book! If it is your favorite it must be special, so why not share a copy with your church family?