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Here are some pics of our canoeing adventure on the Huron River on June 26.Youth 2013 Summer canoeing trip

We travelled about 10 miles, and even portaged the canoes!

Our meditation for the day was from the “Trees” Nooma video. ” On both sides of the river was the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations.” Revelation 22:2 (HCSB)  Rob Bell says, “Followers of Jesus are people who are committed to partnering with God to make this world, the world that we live in, the kind of place that God originally intended it to be.”    While enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, we all had the opportunity to reflect on the many ways in which we can be and are disciples!2013 Summer canoeing trip

Youth 2013 Summer canoeing down stream funWhat does he have

The church year is marked by seasons; each Season is associated with a particular color. The children will learn the order of each, and what its purpose and color is. They will also discuss the ways in which we live and experience the word of God during each season.

The memory verse is:    Ecclesiastes 3:1   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.                       

Please be sure and ask your children what they are learning in Carpenter’s Corner.   It’s a great way to talk together about our faith!


This morning 6 youth and 2 adults left to attend the Massanetta Middle School Conference in Massanetta Springs, Va.   The theme is do.walk.love . Micah 6:8 says, And what does the Lord require of you? To do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.  We wish them safe travels, and a fabulous and spirit filled experience!

IMG_5331Eleven Youth and two adults participated in our 4th annual 30 Hour Famine through World Vision. They arrived at church 10pm Friday, April 19 and broke the fast with a communion service 8am Sunday morning, and then had a spectacular breakfast!  Service projects included road clean-up for the Fenton DPW and yard work at Adopt-a-Pet.  Pledges are still being taken through April 28th. $30 feeds one child for one month; our goal is to feed 10 children for 1 year!

Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream is a DVD study by Shane Claiborne and Ben Cohen (founder of Ben & Jerry’s).  They state, “This study is not an apologetic for pacifism or nonviolence… But it is meant to engage everyone in conversation. It is a brainstorm – or a dreamstorm – of how we can move the world away from war… and toward love.”   This adult study meets Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  (Dinner is served beginning at 5:30pm.)