News & Notes 8-11-17


WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS RETURN — August 16th from 5-6 p.m. Menu: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, desserts, and tea. Meals are $6; children, youth, and college age eat free! Contact the church office by noon on Tuesday to sign up.

UMW MORNING CIRCLE FELLOWSHIP
UMW Morning Circle will meet for lunch at Red Lobster on Monday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. All members are encouraged to come for a time of food and fellowship.

NO AUGUST ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETING
The Administrative Council will not meet in August. The meeting will be moved to another date.

SUMMER CAMP NEWS
By Janet Edwards, Summer Camp director

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” – John F. Kennedy

This summer we had 91 school-aged children enrolled in the Weekday Kids Summer Camp program. This means that at least 91 families had an opportunity to have a positive experience at Forest Lake United Methodist Church. Please keep this in mind when you see a spot on the floor, a fingerprint on the wall, mulch on the sidewalk, or a kitchen that could be cleaner. We played a small part in their lives this summer. WE at Summer Camp, and YOU as the church, are doing good things at FLUM.

Speaking of good things … each summer we focus on a mission project. This year the campers decided to work toward purchasing a $250 water buffalo for Heifer International. By the end of June, the campers had already collected enough to purchase one water buffalo, so they decided we should keep going and buy two. By the conclusion of camp, they were able to purchase not only TWO water buffaloes but also a $150 alpaca! I am very proud of this group of campers. They aimed for the fence and knocked it out of the park!

POVERTY AWARENESS BRAINSTORMING
In September we will begin a six-week church-wide focus on ministry with the poor. We hope every facet of our ministry will take time to learn more about under-resourced people in our area, and we pray that many of us at FLUM will take action to make a difference. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after our Aug. 16 meal, as Kevin and Melody share an overview of the plan and offer resources to you for your small group, Sunday School class, or other ministry. We will also enlist your help to ensure that this initiative is church-wide.

SHARE YOUR PASSION
We hope to offer a variety of classes for people of all ages this fall, designed around what you love to do. The possibilities could include things such as art, music, cooking, fitness, softball, reading, writing, history, astronomy, woodworking, needlepoint, gardening, photography, etc. If you have a passion that you are willing to share, contact the church office and let us know how many weeks you’ll need. We’ll promote your idea to the church and community, and if there’s enough interest, we’ll schedule you to begin on Oct. 18.

COMING UP THIS SUNDAY
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-12
Sermon: “Wade A Little Deeper”

UPCOMING WELCOME CENTER GREETERS
Traditional: Bobby McGraw
Sunday School: Anisa Hunter
Connections: Anisa Hunter

UPCOMING PRAYER CHAPEL VOLUNTEERS
Traditional: Bobby Ray Hicks
Sunday School: Michelle Diltz
Connections: Volunteer needed