PHOTOS NEEDED.? Do you have pictures of events at First United over the past year?? Family Fridays, Church Work Days, Shelter Staffers, Choir Practice?any shots will work.? Please email photos to Sara Ivey Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be included in the photo display for the annual meeting.? If you have printed photos, or a large collection, talk to Sara about how they can be shared for this project.? Photos are needed by Monday, June 6.?
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND PITCH-IN LUNCH.? The annual congregational meeting will be held Sunday, June 12 directly after church in Fellowship Hall.? Please join us for food, fellowship, and conversation about future initiatives at First United.? Everyone is welcome.
BELL RINGING. How about trying something new this summer?? Some members of the Bell Choir will be taking a break this summer but a few want to keep playing through June and July so this would be a great time to try your hand at playing the bells – it is fun!?No commitment is required.? Come when?you can.? We rehearse at 12:00 on Sundays following the church service in Room 5 for about 30 to 40 minutes. Hope to see you there!?Pat Briggs, Director
ARE YOU CERTIFIED IN CPR? If you are certified, we are looking for you. We need a few people who are certified and willing to help in the event that someone in the church might need CPR, while we have a AED, (and need people to learn how to use that too) it would be nice to have a list kept where the Sunday ushers could get it. If you wouldn?t mind being on the list, please let the church office know. Thank you.?
LOOKING FOR CHILDREN’S LEARNING TIME TEACHERS.? Do you like working with kids aged 3-12?? Do you have a passion for helping children learn how to live well with others?? Do you find fulfillment in teaching children about our shared faith and this amazing world we live in?? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a teaching opportunity for you!? Please see Ted Wininger, Hopi Stosberg, April Hennessey, Derek Roe, or anyone else from the Education Board for more information!
KITCHEN CLEANING MORNING WORK, June 4, 8:30-10:30 a.m. ?Come for all or part of this time to help clean surfaces, tidy, and repair. ?Some plaster repair work is needed near the cabinet beneath the pass-through to Fellowship Hall. ?If that tempts you to do, please speak up. ?Refreshments will be available. ?Newcomers, this is a great short-term commitment and way to get involved. ?Youth, I know you are on summer vacation then, and I’d love to work with you. ?Hope to see folks there! ?Questions: ?email@example.com, 812-361-6074
COMMUNION DATE CHANGE. We will have communion on Sunday, May 29. ?Jennifer Lane will be ordained on Sunday, June 5. We would like to dedicate our attention to Jennifer at that time.?
SING WITH A CHOIR SUMMER SEASON!? Join the choir during the relaxing summer months.? Rehearsals start Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.? No prerequisites, come all who love music!?
SOLAR PANELS . We will decide among the four contractors who have bid on our church’s job. ?Many thanks to all of you who have given already, some of you twice. ?The Solar Panel Committee?
GROUND KEEPING. Have you ever wished you had a large home with great grounds to putter in? ?You do. First United Church with its 5+ acre lot is yours and mine. ?Join me, Laura Kao of the Board of Building and Grounds, on Thursday mornings at 8:30 this growing season for an hour of yard work. ?There is always weeding, trimming, and tidying to do, and I’ll be here every Thursday morning that I am in town. ?If you let me know you’re interested by e-mail, I’ll know to keep you in the loop. ?firstname.lastname@example.org ?Thanks!?
SIGN UP FOR FLOWERS.? The flower sign-up book is on a table by the kitchen, just waiting for you to choose a date. You will be sent a reminder letter in time to get your dedication in the bulletin.
April through October flowers for the sanctuary will be sourced from a local grower, the cost is $40. ? If you prefer to provide your own flowers or wish to have them provided by Marsh (the cost will remain $35.00 per bouquet)?or another source, let the church office or Pat Martin know a week in advance.??
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED.? We are in need of coffee hour hosts. All the supplies are provided, grab a friend, or someone new to partner with you. It is a great way to provide a service to the church and encourage a sense of community. Won?t you sign up?
MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22 IS PHYLLIS PERKINS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their homes.