THE PANTRY SHELF
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003
June is the month to celebrate. Promotion for Sunday School students, graduations, end of the school year and the start of summer.
Plan to attend a Hot Dog BBQ party after church on Sunday, June 5th. We would like to honor our children who are being promoted and all graduates.
If you have family members who are graduating and would like to offer their name for blessing on that Sunday, please have the names to the church office by Monday, May 23rd for inclusion in the June Skylight. There will be a table in the narthex where you can place graduate pictures and memorabilia.
Thank you for the donations to the Hope Office Food Bank on Birthday Sunday. It was fun to share lunch with people born the same month as you. Smiles all around.
Are you making plans for your children or grandchildren this summer? Consider church camp. Camps are available for children in grades 1-12. There are even inter-generational camps, plus a grandparent/grandchild session.
The Council on Ministries voted to provide financial support for each camper in the amount of $150.
The United Methodist Church has four campsites. Ocean Park in Southwest Washington; Lazy F in Central, Washington; Twinlow in Northern, Idaho and Indianola in Western Washington. Each offers a different experience in a unique setting.
Sessions begin June 19 and continue through early August. Campers are placed with others in their age group. The length of stay depends upon the age of the camper attending, lasting 3-5 nights.
Brochures and registration forms are available at church. The website for more detail and on-line registration is www.pnwcamps.org Ask Paula Hardman or Brian Rockom for more information.
5/2 - Alyce Werkema
5/6 - Ed Jackson
5/8 - Dennis Dinkla
5/9 - Manicor Martinez
5/13 - Jonas VanDeKop
5/14 - Nathan Martinez
5/15 - Frances Schuler
5/15 - Jacob Ruhl
5/16 - Kelly Rorvig
5/16 - Tom Young
5/19 - Diane Nymeyer
5/29 - Nancy Buckalew
5/6 - Kelly & Debra Rorvig
5/9 - Jack & Jo Young
5/15 - Conrado & Edelwisa Gonzaga
NEW OFFICE HOURS
New office hours are now in effect.
The church office is now open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The May UMW General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 18th.
Executive meeting - 10:30
Pot Luck Luncheon - 12:00
Program and Meeting - 1:00
Gayle Davis will present the program. She is a yoga/fitness instructor in Lynden. She will be giving us great tips on how to keep ourselves in better fitness condition. She encourages women and me to participate. ALL are welcome to this program, it is something all ages need.
Plant/Book Sale: Saturday, May 21st
Thursday, May 19th 10:00 - 12:00 Set Up
Friday, May 20th 10:00 - 2:00 Set Up and Mark Plants
Saturday,May 21st 9:00 - 2:00 Sale Clean up immediately following sale
Volunteers need to be at the church at 8:30
Garden tools sell great along with pots and garden accessories.
Extra boxes will be appreciated. We hope everyone has started their plants. It will be most beneficial and appreciated if you have ALL of your plants marked.
Please sign up on the sheet in Fellowship Hall and/or see Peg R. and Nancy Brown for questions.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
The Clark family, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Eleanor Shagren & family, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young, the Doornenbal family, Bev Honcoop, Bernice Vossbeck, the Fraser family, Vivian Morris, Nancy Faber, Emily, Betty O, Ruth Lordahl, Clora Downing, Deanie DeGraff.
Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.
If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard and Eleanor Shagren.
Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa & chocolate bars will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall, following church service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Help support small farmers.