We are excited to announce that we have begun the process of putting together a fabulous new Good Sam Photo Directory! Pictures will be taken at the church by Lifetouch beginning September 27th through October 1st. Everyone who has a picture taken will receive a church directory along with a FREE 8 X 10 portrait. Yes, FREE!! We want to make this a complete representation of our church family…you do not need be a “member” to participate. The more the merrier! This will be a great tool to help everyone match names with faces. We sincerely hope that everyone will set up a time to get their picture taken.
You can begin scheduling your appointment now directly with Lifetouch by clicking HERE. Just follow the directions on the site, no need for initial “log in” information to register for your time. There will also be a sign-up table set up in the Fellowship Hall beginning the first Sunday in August. Please reach out to Anne Harvey-Diggs with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31 was a full day for Fellowship of Families. After sponsoring the Playground Blessing and BBQ event, they all gathered at Leonard Hall for a Skating Free-for-all. Skating is an event where verbs abound. There was; laughing and smiling, slipping and falling, hand holdings and mutual support. Old and young, able and learning, beginners and those more advanced all enjoyed the round and round of it all. Most of us remembered to go counter-clockwise. We skated until the final minute of our time and took a group shot of those who were present as the fun concluded. It was a full day for the kids, parents and grandparents alike.
On May 31, as Strawberry Sunday Fellowship time was winding down, the blessing of our new playground was just warming up. Pastor Mitch brought a short reminder about how many hands and hearts have a role making dreams like our playground become real. The prayer and blessing asked that the children who play in this space and parents who gather to shepherd the fun would all find joy and a chance to connect with one another and the presence of God that works especially well where our lives interact.Many people had a hand in making this project happen. Thanks to the planning team, the construction hands and the gifts that made this possible. Funds for this project were collected over the last two plus years from summer rummage sales and from the dissolution of our Preschool as well as from many individuals also contributed to this effort including monies given in memory of Cyndi Scheffler. Thank you to all who had a hand, a heart and a role in making this vision happen. Special thanks to Fellowship of Families along with TJ and Cocoa M. for sponsoring the BBQ event that accompanied this playground blessing. Also, take a look at the Thank You Wall in the Fellowship Hall where our children have taken time to post their thank you pictures for this great playground gift.