Author: AJ Langston

Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter Egg hunt, Sunday April 9th, 2017 following the Palm Sunday church service.  Join us for this annual tradition.  Dont forget to bring your basket!

 

Categories: Youth

Easter Breakfast

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Join us for Easter Breakfast.  Sunday, April 16th 2017.  We will have plenty of Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes, Fruit, Juice and Coffee.

Tickets are just $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under or for just $20, you can feed the whole family.

 

Categories: Christian Ed, Newsletter, Youth

Church Family Night

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Saturday April 8th.

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Please join us for Easter egg dying, contests, pot luck dinner, even kids vs. adults in popular board games.  All ages are welcome.

  • 3:30 – 4:30 Egg dying
  • 4:30 – 5:30 Pot luck dinner *
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Game time

Prizes awarded for best dressed egg, wildest decoration.

*Bring a dish to share

Categories: Christian Ed, Youth

Session News

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All were present at the February Session meeting, so we had a full crew. 

On January 2, Newly Elected Deacon, Marti Schlagel was examined of her faith, ordained and installed for a term of three years.  In addition, Cathy Langston, Katrina Guy and Ruth Langford were re-elected Deacons for another three year term.  They too, were examined of their faith.  In the same service, Elders Mickey Gilsdorf and Linda Maxwell were examined and installed.  Mickey’s is for a two year term and Linda’s is a three year term. THANK YOU LADIES FOR SERVING!

The church treasurer reported a plus balance in the church checking account.  Session THANKS ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN.

V.B.S. (Vacation Bible School) is in the air).  Material is being ordered from Group Publishing. Other supplies will be needed, as well. 

New hymnals are being ordered. Session hopes that members along with the church family will sponsor the cost of the books.

Montlure (summer camp) is being planned.  Donations are welcome!

Pastor Terry and Deacon Joy Foster served communion to Darlene Walvoord, Chuck and Pat Fiala, Bill Champion, Lois Wisdom and daughter Darlene, Jo Ella Ryan, Jan Whitmoyer and daughter Roxanne, Iris Schaufelberger and son-in-law Rick, Faye Owens, and Sue Dalaly.  A big thank you to both of these men for caring for our shut-ins.

The Pastor’s, Deacons’, Treasurer’s and all committee reports were received.

The next Session meeting is Monday, March 13th at 5:30 PM.

Categories: Newsletter

Cleanup day

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Cleanup day planned March 18th.

Need help with the following:

  • Finish removing aloe plants
  • Top off worn down granite
  • Clean fellowship hall tables and chairs
  • Remove pew cushions and vacuum under
  • Wash windows

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help with this are welcomed.

Categories: Newsletter

Volunteers needed

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The Christian education committee is looking for energetic, positive role models to help mentor our youth for Sunday School and Youth Group activities.

Please contact Shannon Langston or any member of the Christian Education Committee to get involved and begin having an impact on the lives of our our children today!

Categories: Youth

A special Lenten Bible study

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mike“A special Lenten Bible study will be held during Lent on all the Tuesday nights in March at 7 pm (Fellowship Hall) and the first Tuesday in April, April 4, also at 7 pm.  Our teacher is Dr. Michael Hegeman and his topic is Psalms for Lent.  Michael Hegeman holds a PhD in Homiletics (Preaching) and New Testament Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary where he taught Speech and Preaching courses for 10 years.  An Arizona resident since 1978, Michael graduated from Grand Canyon University (1990) with a deg
ree in Music
 Education. Michael taught at the First Presbyterian Academy,  formerly housed in the Historic First Presbyterian Church (Phoenix) where he served as an elder before going to Princeton Seminary in 1993. Michael has worked and taught in China and Israel/Palestine and is a composer of choral music, having just recently had a new choral works premiered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the Berlin Cathedral in Germany.  Currently he teaches courses in Spiritual Studies and frequently lectures on diverse topics dealing with faith and religion around the Phoenix

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Preschool news

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Spring is arriving soon and we are getting ready to enjoy the warmer weather.  We have a lot planned for this month.  We have started to plant seeds in our planter on the playground.  We will be celebrating all things of spring, such as rainbows, butterflies and new plants.  St Patrick’s day is on the 17th and we will do all things green. We will be reading Dr. Seuss books and making Green Eggs and Ham.  That week we will have our crazy week, with wearing wacky clothes and hats.

We will begin to prepare our PK kids with going off  to Kindergarten in the fall.  Some are excited and some say they don’t want to go.  This is when we can help them to understand what is going on and to help get them ready.

Thank you all who have been donating materials, supplies and money to help our children through-out the year.

God bless everyone.

Lynn Hawkins, Director

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