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August 2016 Newsletter

 

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Everyone take a deep breath and hold it. Now blow it out.  Good job!  You have made it through Fair Week!  Give yourselves a round of applause and prepare for the next bout of crazy called Back-To-School!  Woo Hoo!  Here’s what you need to know for the month of August…

Sunday, August 7, is the day of meetings! Yippee!  The Council meeting will start off the day at 8:30am. (Please have one member of each committee present.)  The Church Business meeting will begin approx. 5 minutes after the morning service.  You’ll want to stick around to vote on the issues at hand…it will be good practice for November, people!  Deacons will be meeting after having some lunch and a nap…4:00pm.  Whew!

Saturday, August 13, is Church Work Day from 8:00am-Noon! Calm down, y’all!  I know you’re desperate to spend time with one another and work together to care for the building God has blessed us with! (please ignore that that sentence ends in a preposition…I know, it’s driving me a little crazy, too…ugh!)  Focus, now!  Come and help!  And, yes, I’m talkin’ to you!  Moving on…

Sunday, August 14, will be a Church Fellowship. Start time will be at 6:00pm and watch the bulletin for where we’ll be meeting.  Bring your signature dish(es) and prepare to WOW everyone with your clever banter.  See you there! (wherever that is!)

OK, I’m going to get this right this time…the last Kids 252 Summer Fun event will be Wednesday, August 17, from 6pm-8pm at the church. Andy and Janine are setting up a Movie Night, but that’s all they are telling at the moment…oooh, I just love a good secret! Right?  Keep an eye on the bulletin for more info…

Sunday, August 21, at 4:30pm the Missions Team will be meeting. If you are interested in joining them, I’m sure they would love the company!  Last month they made bags for the many teachers we have in our congregation.  They even made one for little old me and can I just say how big an encouragement that was?!  It was just full up with love and awesomeness!  (sniff)

Last up for the month is Thursday, August 25, at 7:00pm. The Tribute Quartet will be presenting a FREE CONCERT of Southern Gospel music right here at FBC Rockville.  So if you would like to spend your evening listening to some really great music sung by people who can really sing it…get on over here and bring somebody with you!

And I ran out of room! Can you believe it?!  People, check your bulletins for other info I may have missed…Miss Sue has got your back!

July 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Believe it or not, people, we are halfway through 2016! The days are just flying by! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Sit yourself down with a big ole glass of sweet tea and let me tell you all the things you can do with your church family this month!

First up…you need to know that the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4, because…y’all…hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and sparklers! National holiday! It’s a thing! Whatever you need to ask Pastor Garry and Miss Sue…do that on Tuesday! OK?

Wednesday, July 6, come to Beechwood Park for some games and pool time. Games and snacks for our 252 kid and our Youth kids will start at 7:00pm and you can jump in the pool at 8:00 until 9:00’ish pm. There is no charge for the fun, unless you would like some additional snack items from the concession stand while swimming. Who’s invited, you ask? Well, 252 kids, Youth group kids, and their families and workers…that sounds like just about everyone to me! Check with Andy & Janine Sutton if you have any questions and they say you kids should bring a friend! Sounds like a good time!

Sunday, July 10 at 6:00pm, will be another Church-wide Pitch-In Fellowship. There will be no Bible study that evening…just some good food and good conversation! Look at it as an opportunity to relax before the craziness of the 4-H fair begins!

And that brings me to Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm. There will be no Bible study that evening to give you the opportunity to go to the fairgrounds for Vesper Services. Such a nice blessing to be able to worship with our Christian neighbors within our county!

Sunday, July 31 at noon, there will be a 252 Kids Fall Planning Meeting. This meeting is for anyone who is willing to work or be a helper for the weekly 6:00pm Wednesday night 252 kids program.  252 will resume this fall on Wednesday, September 7. This meeting will be a pitch-in lunch immediately following Sunday morning service for those attending and also for their families…so no childcare needed (good thinking, Andy & Janine!) Those attending are asked to bring plenty of food to share. Andy & Janine will provide the drinks, tableware, and answers to any questions you may have…they’re so smart!

Last up, all the usual suspects…The Ladies’ Bible study will continue each Monday in July (except July 4) at 6:00pm. The Adult Bible study meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm. And not to be outdone, the Men’s Bible study will be meeting each Thursday night at 7:30pm. Our teens voted to continue Bible study through the summer and Chris & Molly Blystone were game enough to lead them! AWESOME! They meet at 6:00pm on Wednesdays, but on the 20th and the 27th of this month, they will not be meeting so Chris & Molly can have some vacation time with their littles.

That’s it! Put on some sunscreen and get back out there! I’ll see you next month!

July 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Believe it or not, people, we are halfway through 2016! The days are just flying by! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Sit yourself down with a big ole glass of sweet tea and let me tell you all the things you can do with your church family this month!

First up…you need to know that the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4, because…y’all…hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and sparklers! National holiday! It’s a thing! Whatever you need to ask Pastor Garry and Miss Sue…do that on Tuesday! OK?

Wednesday, July 6, come to Beechwood Park for some games and pool time. Games and snacks for our 252 kid and our Youth kids will start at 7:00pm and you can jump in the pool at 8:00 until 9:00’ish pm. There is no charge for the fun, unless you would like some additional snack items from the concession stand while swimming. Who’s invited, you ask? Well, 252 kids, Youth group kids, and their families and workers…that sounds like just about everyone to me! Check with Andy & Janine Sutton if you have any questions and they say you kids should bring a friend! Sounds like a good time!

Sunday, July 10 at 6:00pm, will be another Church-wide Pitch-In Fellowship. There will be no Bible study that evening…just some good food and good conversation! Look at it as an opportunity to relax before the craziness of the 4-H fair begins!

And that brings me to Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm. There will be no Bible study that evening to give you the opportunity to go to the fairgrounds for Vesper Services. Such a nice blessing to be able to worship with our Christian neighbors within our county!

Sunday, July 31 at noon, there will be a 252 Kids Fall Planning Meeting. This meeting is for anyone who is willing to work or be a helper for the weekly 6:00pm Wednesday night 252 kids program.  252 will resume this fall on Wednesday, September 7. This meeting will be a pitch-in lunch immediately following Sunday morning service for those attending and also for their families…so no childcare needed (good thinking, Andy & Janine!) Those attending are asked to bring plenty of food to share. Andy & Janine will provide the drinks, tableware, and answers to any questions you may have…they’re so smart!

Last up, all the usual suspects…The Ladies’ Bible study will continue each Monday in July (except July 4) at 6:00pm. The Adult Bible study meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm. And not to be outdone, the Men’s Bible study will be meeting each Thursday night at 7:30pm. Our teens voted to continue Bible study through the summer and Chris & Molly Blystone were game enough to lead them! AWESOME! They meet at 6:00pm on Wednesdays, but on the 20th and the 27th of this month, they will not be meeting so Chris & Molly can have some vacation time with their littles.

That’s it! Put on some sunscreen and get back out there! I’ll see you next month!

May 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines and race into May! The weather is becoming just lovely, so I know your calendars are filling up quickly. Here’s what is happening with your Church family this month…

First up, Sunday, May 1. If you like meetings, then this is your day! Council meeting is at 8:30am, followed by the Business meeting after morning worship, followed by a Deacon meeting at 4:00pm, followed by Bible study at 6:00pm. I suggest bringing a pillow, blanket and lots of snacks!

Next Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day…don’t forget to dote and love on your wives and mommas!…they do some hard work, y’all! This momma is hoping for a trip to Starbucks for a caffeine infusion! (Side note: I believe there will not be Sunday night Bible study.)

Wednesday, May 11, is the last MOPS small group meeting for this season. The ladies meet from 10:00-11:30am for a little grown-up momma time and encouragement. New ladies are still making their way to this group. If you want to give a little of your time and help them watch their littles, I am sure you will bless them all tremendously! Wednesday, May 25, is a MOPS play date, also from 10:00-11:30am. Contact Meredith about details for play dates over the summer months.

Saturday, May 14 from 6:00-10:00pm, is Parents’ Night Out. Drop the kids off, go out (or sleep in the car, if you’re too tired to actually go anywhere!), and remember when you and the hubs got to do what you wanted to do! Bless!

Sunday, May 15, during the Sunday school hour, Pastor Garry will be leading a one-time Outreach Training Session for all Youth and Adult Sunday school classes. The class will meet in the sanctuary, so if when you get to your classroom and no one is there…well, you get it! Teens on up are encouraged to attend. Same day, different time…4:30pm to be exact…the Mission Team will be meeting, doing all the awesome things they do!

VBS! WooHoo! WooHoo! Want to help out but don’t know where? Do you react to children like Mike, Sully and all their friends from Monsters, Inc.? Don’t panic! There is a spot for everyone! Check with Molly and Natalie to find out what you can do…don’t miss out on the fun! VBS will be June 5-10…block out your schedules to make sure that you are available to participate!

Warmer weather means more fellowship opportunities (and more eating)! Here are the dates through early fall: May 22, June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11. Start looking through your recipes now…see you next month!

 

April 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

And just like that…it’s April! Spring is here!  We have green buds coming up from the ground, green leaves starting to sprout, and sniffling and sneezing because of the higher pollen count!  Yep!  It’s definitely spring!  Here’s what is happening this month…

First up on the list is a brand new 1-day Membership Information Class. This class will meet immediately after morning service on Sunday, April 10.  A light lunch will be provided for those wishing to participate, so please contact Pastor Garry or Sue ASAP so they can get a head count for food prep.  Usually this class meets for 4 consecutive Sunday mornings to cover the same material.  If you have struggled to make time to attend and finish the class, this 1-day class should be a better fit for you!

With spring comes the very fun and exciting chore of spring cleaning! Yippee!  Come join in the very fun and exciting time of Church Work day on Saturday, April 9 from 8am-noon!  It should be very fun and exciting!  (Not convinced? Say it with me…) It should be very fun and exciting!!  (I know…humor me…)  See you there!

If you are part of the Parents’ Night Out, you are in for a treat this month! There are three different opportunities to pretend that you are grown-ups that have lives apart from your children!  Saturday, April 2, 16, and 30th from 6-10pm are your chances to make a break for it and run for the border…Good luck!

Don’t forget about MOPS! They will be starting to wind down with just a handful of meetings left, but you still have two opportunities this month to meet.  Wednesday, April 13, for small group…and Wednesday, April 27, for play date.  Start time is 10am and they finish up around 11:30…unless the speaker goes on, and on, and on!

On April 15-16, will be a Women’s Retreat in Indianapolis. There is info on the foyer table about ‘Transformed,’ or talk with Lori Jones for any questions you might have.

The Missions team has been giving out ideas each month to help you put together your Operation Christmas Child boxes a little at a time! This month their suggestion is to look for and purchase stuffed animals.  All children like something cute, soft and furry!  But taxidermy items excluded, please!….ugh!

Last up for the month is VBS! WooHoo!  We’re only two months out and Molly and Natalie still have some holes that need to be filled.  There is a workers sign-up sheet on the foyer table and there is a spot for you!  The theme is ‘Submerged,’ so work on your dance moves by practicing the Swim and the Wave and drag that old wetsuit out of your closet…those air tanks are gonna be heavy, though…See you in May!