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$100 Rice Krispies Treats

So, let’s set the scene.

We had 10 youth attend Summer Camp in Sacramento, NM.  Each year, the camp hosts an auction to benefit ministry projects.  The auction not only gives the youth a chance to raise money for ministry, but it’s also a lot of fun.  This year’s project was designated for a new service project developing in El Valle District.

Our plan worked!  Our youth group used money raised through one of their fundraisers to use at the camp auction.

It was about the 5th auction item when the youth decided what they wanted to do: use all their money on one item.  That one item?  A box of Rice Krispies Treats.  Here’s the fun moment when they won:

Wonder how much they can bring next year?

2017-07-24T07:20:38-06:00 July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Sermon Series

We’re excited about this year’s Summer Sermon Series.

We hear a lot about the importance of reading and studying the Bible. Of course, the Bible is a gift from God that inspires and leads us.

But let’s be real. Some of the stories in the Bible are pretty strange. Stories about angels, animals and dysfunctional families make for some….”interesting” reading. Even so, these stories are just as much part of our faith tradition as is a passage like John 3:16.

That’s why Sundays in July we’re focusing on some of the strange stories from the Bible–that’s our series title.

We hope you’ll be able to see that even in the strange stories there is truth, guidance and inspiration.

So, make plans to join us on Sunday mornings, and use the series as a way to invite someone you know to church.

Finally, sign up to participate in our monthly Bible reading plan. We have a Bible reading plan for every day of July. You can join our entire church in reading and thinking about the same Bible passages.

2017-06-21T09:36:06-06:00 June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Church Directory Update

We’re updating our church directory and want to make sure we have your most up-to-date information. This edition will be printed in house. So, we need your help. Provide your info and attach a family photo you would like to include in the directory.

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2017-04-04T20:42:00-06:00 April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Pews for You to Use

WE DID IT!

(KMUMC)-After 379 committee meetings a major decision was reached that will have lasting impact on our church-growth efforts–the last 124 meetings were just to make sure we were sure.

Remember when Jesus slept while the disciples frantically tried to save themselves during the storm?  Well, we thought if Jesus enjoyed a good nap, you should be able to as well!  It’s our goal to ensure church members and friends have a pleasant experience with us on Sunday mornings.  Now, one lucky row of people can snooze in style while the rest of the congregation endures the stormy preaching.

Later this year we’re introducing a new line of La-Z-Boy reclining pews for our sanctuary!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

An anonymous committee member said, “It will be good to be able to comfortably count sheep while you’re praising the Good Shepherd.  Most people who nap during church have to worry about the embarrassing head nod.  Not any more.”

“It came down to this,” another member commented, “God is good and naps are good. Why not bring them both together?”

Excitement is already building among our congregation.  One tired Sunday school teacher praised the decision saying, “You dream about these kinds of things happening.  On Sunday mornings I’m at the church even more than the pastor.  This will help that last hour fly by.”

NOW WHAT?

Of course, most people want to know how we’ll decide who gets the La-Z-Boy blessing.  We’ll need your help.  Each week, in addition to having volunteer ushers and greeters, volunteers will be asked to cast lots to determine seating arrangements.  Call the office if you would like to assist (or if you have lots we can cast with).

Be advised that if you are selected to use the new pews, your weekly seating is not secured.  Restroom breaks, answering phone calls and paying attention to sermons are grounds for removal.

While we’re excited about this development, we still need your prayers.  The choir has threatened to go on strike if some of the new pews are not installed in the choir loft.

++Story Update++

The committee forgot to choose the color and fabric of the reclining pews.  They expect to plan 81 meetings to finalize their decision.  

 

 

P.S. Happy April 1st

2017-04-05T07:34:35-06:00 March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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