Good Morning Church:
Annual conference season has arrived in the United Methodist Connection! This week Shawna will be This is the morning of the final day of Vacation Bible School! It has been a great ride so far. For those of you who like numbers, the numbers of participants have been great. I am especially impressed by the number of servants from HFUMC who have committed night after night in some capacity to make this a great event for the kids and adults who are attending. But for those of you who love stories, there have been plenty. Kids who are singing and dancing, learning Bible points, and the parents who have told us they know the songs by heart because their children have been singing them non-stop. This has been a great week, and people have seen Jesus and have been touched by God and that is what we are about.
In other news:
Tomorrow, Friday, we will hold an Ice Cream Social and movie night at the Sweetwater Campus as part of our SUMMER AT SWEETWATER. The festivities will start at 7pm. We plan to show the movie outside so you may want to bring a lawn chair, blanket, or maybe even bug spray. If you can supply some homemade ice-cream, please call the office and let Shawna know.
This Sunday we will commission the ReCreation Mission Team at the 10:55 service. They will leave Sunday for a time of service and faith sharing in the Asheville area through ReCreation Experiences. We ask that you will keep them in your prayers as they share their faith through home repair to the poor and elderly. Members of the team are: Caroline Burch, Haley Coker, Charlie Gottlieb, Maryanne Gottlieb, Natalie Gray, Leah Hatherly, Cecelia Jones, Lila Payne, Alexis Welborn, Grant Brewer, Kirk Hatherly, Myra O’Connor, Jennifer Bennett, and Austin Hedden.
In July Shawna will lead a series on the three Life Rules of John Wesley: "Do No Harm. Do Good. Stay in Love with God.” There is no charge and no materials are needed. We would like, however to know who is going to attend. If you would like to be a part of this Tuesday evening class, contact Shawna or the church office to sign up.
The Milk and Honey Groups are firing up after a short hiatus. Milk and Honey Bunch groups are randomly selected groups of 8-10 people who meet monthly and enjoy a meal and fellowship. All HFUMC members, attenders, or guests are invited to become a part of a group. The Milk and Honey Bunch brings together folks from both services, with different backgrounds, on different places in their journey. They are a representation of the Kingdom of God. New groups are being formed now. Contact Sandy at email@example.com or Marilee at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29th in order to sign up.
If you would like to catch up on the results of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, you may do so at the conference web-page at wnccumc.com
That is all for now. Be the face of Christ.