News & Events for July 12-18

Riding at Rainbow Ranch Day Camp:

Thursday July 16, 4:00-8:00 PM for elementary aged kids and their families.  Play some games, eat some dinner, ride a pony,  go on a hay ride, hear about Jesus at Rainbow Ranch in New Era. Registration materials at

Projects List:

There is a list of projects that need to be done around the church.  It is on the Ministry Opportunity bulletin board in the narthex. Please sign up for any projects you can complete and talk to Chad Seaver for more information. One pressing item is repairing drywall where there was water damage.

Coffee/Cookie Servers:

No one has signed up to serve coffee for August or September.  It's a one month committment or you could split your month with another couple. Sign up outside the kitchen or talk to Mary Sullivan.  There is also a signup sheet for providing cookies for the fellowship time.

Food Pantry Juice Pickup:

We need someone to make a once monthly trip to Sparta to pick up juick for the food pantry, beginning in September. There are some specific requirements so please contact Sandy Christiansen if you can help.

Heartland Healthcare Service:

We are scheduled to do a 4 PM service at Heartland Healthcare in Whitehall on August 8th.  Contact Pastor Bryan if you are available.

Women's Retreat:

Ladies, it's time to start thinking about the Women's Retreat; a weekend of great speakers, tons of activities, praise and worship, and awesome fellowship. Join us on Friday, Oct 2nd through Sunday, Oct. 4th at Grace Adventures.  The cost is $104 for overnighters and $69 for commuters. A $50 deposit is required.  Make the commitment and sign up on the Women's Ministry bulletin board.  Space is limited! Talk Gina Sharpe if you have any questions.

Men's Conference:

September 11th-12th.  Cost is $15.  Pastor Byron Yawn, author of "What Every Man Wished His Father Had Told Him," is the speaker. Register by Aug 11 and receive a free copy of Pastor Yawn's book. For more information or to register, go to


For those interested in being baptized, the baptism class will be held this Sunday, July 19th at 11 AM in the fireside room.  The baptism service will be held at the Stony Lake Oval on August 2nd at 6 PM.