Friday, August 30, 2013

Save The Date--October 5

That's the Date of our annual Community Block Party, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the church parking lot. Bring the kids and their friends. Everything is free for children age 12 and under! Food, games, bounce house, ball walk, prizes, live music, and much more. Each child (age 12 and under) receives a free school kit, too! This is a rain or shine event. If the weather doesn't cooperate, the event will be held indoors. So be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss our Block Party! Call the church office for more information:  843-2992.

Children's Coin Drive

Throughout the month of August there was a lot of noise during the Traditions and Celebrations Worship services. You really couldn't miss the sound of the coins clanging into the tin cans as the children went through the congregation with smiles and laughter. People were dropping (some were throwing) coins into the cans as the sound filled the Sanctuary and Gathering Place with the joy of giving. What a wonderful sound it was, and the children collected a total of $373.30 for their mission project. The money collected will be going to support the United Methodist Children's Home in Mechanicsburg. Thank you to everyone! May God bless the children who will benefit from this donation. Pictured above you can see the tin cans and the wheelbarrow in which the coins were collected. The wheelbarrow needs some repair work from its load of coins!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Compassion in Action Update

On my blog from June 10, I posted, Compassion in Action.  The story was about my friend, Katelyn,who would be going to the Dominican Republic in July.  She has returned and I wanted to share a video of some of her time there.  It tells a little of the story of Katherin, one of the girls who attends the school every year. 
Check out the following to hear of Katherin's story and to experience some of the children from the school.  What a blessing!