14 May - 18 Jun 2017, Baby Bottle Boomerang:
YOUR CHANGE CHANGES LIVES!
HOPE'S Baby Bottle Boomerang is an annual fundraiser that helps provide critically needed support to women and families in crisis pregnancy situations. And ANYONE can participate!! When you fill baby bottles with cash, checks or coins, you are helping to provide FREE pregnancy testing, sonograms, education, counseling, maternity and baby supplies and the good news of Jesus Christ to men and women in need of hope and healing.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Baby bottles are distributed to churches, schools, businesses, groups and individuals. Bottles can be filled with change, cash and even checks! Promote BBB between Mother's Day, May 14th and Father's Day, June 18th from your business, the pulpit, bible study groups, women's groups, youth ministry and your church bulletin!
8 Jul 2017, Saturday, Old FM 440 Cleanup: 8:00 AM: We have a commitment to clean up the road 4 times each
ear and do a pretty good job of it. Last year we actually earned money for our church being such good stewards.
13-16 Jul 2017, Women of the ELCA Tenth Triennial Gathering:
Mark your calendars for the Tenth Triennial Gathering, July 13-16, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Download a Save the Date poster. Links: Registration now! and Check prices here.
We already have 3 women attending from our church!
Join the conversation as we explore the triennial gathering theme "All Anew." Listen to inspiring speakers; participate in worship and praise; learn by attending workshops, viewing films and engaging in servant events. Visit the exhibit hall where you can gather, shop and connect. And don't forget our special events where women in their 20s and 30s can eat chocolate and join others to run it off later. And where's it all happening? In Minneapolis, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
While this is an official event of Women of the ELCA, all women in the church are invited to attend. One need not be a participant in Women of the ELCA. In fact, we invite all our ecumenical partners to attend as well, so share this invitation.
31 July thru 4 August 2017: Vacation Bible School
VBS this year is called "Maker Fun Factory" with a theme of being "created by God and built for a purpose." It has a science and creativity foundation and will be fun for ages 4 through those entering 5th grade. It will be held from 31 July to 4 August and will be an evening VBS this year. We will start with a light dinner from 5:00 - 5:30 and then VBS from 5:30 to 8:30. More information/registration will come out in early June and initial training will occur early July for volunteers.
10 Sep 2017, Sunday is when congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will again have the opportunity to gather together for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The ELCA’s anniversary theme, “Freed and Renewed in Christ,” reminds us of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors. This is work that you do every day – serving your community in ways that share the love of Christ with all of God’s people.