JULY OUTREACH OF THE MONTH COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN  We will feed neighbors in our community at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 25. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for the food needed, set up, cooking and clean up.

MULTIGENERATIONAL VBS Wednesday and Thursday, July 25 and 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We have asked Father Kallenberg to help us present information about our 1982 Hymnal, and the songs that were left out when it was revised. Those sessions will be for adults and teens. He was a delegate at the convention that year, and he has some interesting insights on why those particular hymns did not make it into the book. We are thrilled to be able to have him tell us his first hand experiences with the process.

The Education and Formation Committee will be choosing the curriculum for the younger children for those two days.

And, with Bob Jarboe’s help, we will also be singing those hymns together in an old fashioned Hymn Sing! You don’t want to miss it!

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN GALA Our Vestry committed to supporting the Warsaw Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack in the Fall at the Sponsorship Level, which means we need to raise $5,000. On Friday night, July 27, we will be having an adults only gala in Rose Hall to raise the rest of the money that we need to make this happen. We are still very early in the planning stage on this important event, so watch for more details, but expect good food, good fellowship, a silent auction, and a beer and wine pull.

ST. ANNE’S DAY PARISH PICNIC As has been our tradition for many years, we will have just one service on St. Anne’s Day, Sunday July 29 at 9 a.m. on the grass lawn behind the church. This casual Mass on the Grass is a great opportunity for us to fellowship with folks who attend the other service regularly and to show off our culinary skills, as we will have a carry in brunch after the service. We will have lawn games for adults and kids. Please stay and play and visit as we celebrate our patron saint, Saint Anne.



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