June 11 Last Day of Sunday School Celebration 9:30am
Christ & Community Mtg 12:30pm
Youth Group Shankz Mini Golf 3pm
June 14 Annual Conference, Portland OR
UMW Birthday Lunch 12:00 noon
June 18 Finance & Facilities Mtg 12:30pm
June 19 Quilting 9am
Community Dinner 5:30pm
June 21 UMW Unit Mtg 12:00 noon
June 22 Pastor Chat 2-4 (Dawn’s Delectables)
June 25 Gifts & Graces Mtg 12:30pm
June 26 Community Dinner 5:30pm
June 28 Bike Club Ride Willipa Trail 6:30pm
June 29 Pastor Chat 2-4 (Dawn’s Delectables)
Pastor Chats For June!
The weather is getting warmer! Do you know that Dawn’s Delectables have wonderful smoothies and shakes? Come on down and give one a try. Tom will be holding Pastor Chats on the following Thursdays: June 1st, June 8th, June 22nd, and June 29th. Tom will be at Annual Conference on June 15th. Pastor Chat runs from 2 and 4 p.m. 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 June 19th, 5:30 pm Monday June 26th, 5:30 pm
Youth News for June
[Sung to the tune of Alice Cooper’s School’s Out] Schools (almost) out for summer! We’re going to meet the first two Sundays in June, but after that, we’ll plan one event each month. Here’s what we have planned:
June 4th: End of the School Year Party! We’ll celebrate the end of another great school year and the beginning of the long awaited summer with food and games. Pizza will be provided (no charge), and we’ll play some active games. We’ll also try to schedule some summer outings. We’ll gather at 6 p.m. (note the early start time) and finish up by 8 p.m.
June 11th: Shankz Mini Golf! We’ll meet at 3 p.m. at Shankz Mini Golf (located in the Yard Bird’s Mall) and play a round of mini golf. Cost is uncertain, so bring $10 with you for the golf and any snacks you might want. Shankz is a black light facility, so wear clothes with white in them. We’ll be done by 4:30 p.m.
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 June Calendar
June 14 Birthday Lunch 12noon
June 21 Unit Meeting 12noon
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.
Gardeners Wanted: Rich Casey and his family will be moving to Arizona for his new job. (Congrats, Rich! We thank God for answered prayer for you while at the same time we will miss all of you so much.)
The Caseys were volunteering to take care of a garden bed on the Washington Street side of the church. If anyone would like to take over where they left off please contact Leah about the details. The job involves periodically weeding your area and keeping it looking nice. Many hands make light work!
Woodworkers Wanted: The two wooden benches in the Courtyard need to be refurbished. This job would include refinishing and strengthening joints. Contact the office if you would like to help the church with this project.
VBS Volunteers Wanted: The annual Vacation Bible School, hosted by the Chehalis UMC will be Aug 7-11 this year w/ a beach theme! The first planning meeting is on Sunday May 7th, 12:45pm here in the Sweet Chapel. Anyone who is able to help with VBS is welcome and encouraged to come to the planning meeting.
Still Needed: People to Operate EasyWorship During the Summer!
Raise the Roof Capital Funds Campaign
That time in the life of a church that everyone dreads has finally arrived for us—we need to replace our roof! 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. At this point, we just wanted to get it on your radar. You’ll be hearing more about Raise the Roof in the coming months.
The Bike Club Rides Again!
Summer is almost here, and with it comes biking weather! The Virginia Boyd Memorial Bike Club will schedule one or two rides a month. The rides will be on bike trails so that we don’t have to worry about traffic. Our first ride will take place on Wednesday, June 28th, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll meet at the trailhead of Willapa Hills Trail (next to the Veteran’s Memorial Museum and behind the Steam Train station). We’ll ride 10 miles round trip (that apparently is still the only part of the trail that is paved). It’s a very flat and easy ride, so all ranges of abilities are welcome. Make sure you bring a water bottle and a helmet. We have three other rides planned for July and August. Look for them in next month’s newsletter.
June 14th through the 17th
The 144th Pacific Northwest Annual Conference will be held from June 14th through the 17th at the Red Lion Inn on the River. For the first time ever, Oregon/Idaho Conference and the PNW Conference will meet simultaneously in the same facility. A budget for the Annual Conference will be set, and appointments to local church settings will be made. Kathy Van Horn will be attending as our lay representative this year.
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?