Thank you, Mission Campers and Volunteers!
Emmanuel’s three-day Mission Camp from June 19—21 focused on living out Matthew 25:31-40.
Sixteen children and sixteen volunteers participated. Volunteers assisted Lauren Black with planning and leading Bible Study, energizers and games, and daily service projects, including transportation to off-site locations. Volunteers also provided snacks and lunch each day for Campers and volunteers.
Many thanks to all the volunteers for their gifts of energy and time, to Lauren Black for her leadership, and to the office staff for their support!
Mission Camp connected Campers with community organizations that seek to house, clothe, feed, and support people who need assistance, both emergency assistance and daily living assistance. Campers learned about and helped:
- Trinity Habitat for Humanity: Campers painted siding that will be used on the Thang family’s home currently, under construction in the Hillside/Morningside neighborhood of Fort Worth.
- NorthEast Emergency Distribution (NEED): Campers sorted and folded plastic bags used for food pantry orders at NEED. They also toured the NEED food pantry and resale shop to learn about the assistance NEED provides Hurst/Euless/Bedford communities.
- Parkwood Retirement Community: Campers worked with residents to make and present twenty Parkwood staff with appreciation gifts.
We appreciate these organizations who worked with us and who do so much in our community!
Mission Camp concluded with an afternoon swim party hosted at the home of the Ferrandino family. Thank you to the Ferrandinos for your hospitality!
Summer Intergenerational Church School
We looking forward to having all ages join us beginning Sunday, June 4 at 11:15am for our Summer Intergenerational Church School and fellowship time. We will meet each Sunday after worship from 11:15am-12:15pm. There will be no children or youth classes before worship during the summer.
We will be studying A Very Blessed Summer and will alternate between typical church school time and service projects.
The intergenerational class will run from June 4-August 27. We hope you will join us. Our first week we will meet during the Pentecost luncheon and have an overview of what we will be studying all summer. Our first mission project of the summer will be Birthday bags which we will donate to NEED and the 6:8 Project.
Our wish list of items for the NEED birthday bags is as follows:
cake mix, icing, birthday napkins and plates plates, candles, party favors, table cloths
Items don’t have to be limited to what is listed. Anything you use for a birthday party is suitable. All items can be delivered outside Lauren’s office throughout month of May or brought with you on June 4th.
Many of you know that our Shred Day scheduled a few weeks ago was a bit of a disaster -- the truck didn't show! But we are 100% confirmed for this Saturday from 10am-1pm (or whenever the truck is full). So sorry for the inconvenience of the last time. But this week, we're good to go. Invite your friends and family!
The April 2017 Newsletter is now available. Download and read it here or pick one up in the narthex on Sunday. See you in church!
See the following from the City of Euless: Join the Senior Center Today!
The January 2017 Messenger is now online here: 2017 January Newsletter.
In This Issue:
- A Note from Robin
- Inquirer’s Class
- Important Dates to Remember
- Thank you volunteers
- Mission Calendar
- Stock Show Sack Lunches
- Removal of Greens, and more!