Good Morning Church:
When you arrive at church this Sunday, I invite you to take a look at the new 15-passenger bus that has become part of our congregation. The bus is a gift from John and Dottie Schnorr who recognized the need for additional and accessible transportation for use in mission and ministry. I can see us using the new bus/van for Milk and Honey groups, adult mission trips, youth mission trips, Sunday School or small group outings, MissionAires, youth, choir… there will be a variety of uses. The nice feature about the van/bus is that since it is a 15-passenger vehicle, no special driver’s license is required and it drives like a van. Special thanks to John and Dottie as well as Henry Prine, Chad Hodges, Bill Kieffer, Bob Rodgers and the Trustees for their due diligence in researching, purchasing, and picking up the new addition to our ministry.
In other news:
This Saturday, we are hosting a one day Vacation Bible School at the Sweetwater Campus. The theme will be Everest (same as we had on the main campus) and will run from 10am-4pm. Children may register by calling 389-8413, or by showing up on Saturday. If you would like to help, contact Myra at the number listed above.
It seems early, but the school year in Clay County is just around the corner. As we have done in previous years HFUMC participates in the United Way’s STUFF A BUS campaign. This community-wide effort is to help our school children get a good start by giving school supplies to those children who cannot afford them. The supplies will be distributed through our local Community in Schools. Because of school budget cuts, the schools can no longer supply many of the items needed for a successful school year, so it is up to the community to fill the gap. Having kids in the local schools, I know that equipping them with the proper supplies can be very expensive. So we need your help. We will have a “bus” set up in the church for you to drop off school supplies starting this Sunday. I suggest that before you pick up any supplies, you pick up a list of needed items. We will have lists available next to the “bus.”
Just a friendly reminder that the work of the church continues during the summer months. If you are out of town on vacation, have fun, be safe, and continue to pray for our mission and ministry. Remember, you can stay current with your giving while you are gone by giving online through our website at www.hayesvillefirst.org
That is all for now. Be the face of Christ.