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!
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!
The Youth Group helped to Feed the 5000!
The total is…. $986.14
Thank you to the congregation for your support!
Eleven 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!
This year, Ken and Marilee Smiley have offered an additional $500 to be donated in memory of their son Mark Smiley. This donation would provide an additional Deacon scholarship for any members looking to further their education. This means that there will be a total of two scholarships this year. The new deadline for applications for both scholarships is at 4:30pm on May 1st when these applications must be turned into the church office.