Vacation bible school; EVERY  OTHER WEEK IN jUNE AND JULY


Griefshare - Session dates:  Tuesday, june 7 and runs through Tuesday, august 30 in Hardie hall

                                                                          

            wOMEN OF wORSHIP TO STUDY lINEAGE OF GRACE

Vacation Bible School - Summer Schedule and VBS are a bit different format this year. 


VBS Summer Schedule begins June 2 with VBS (5:30 to 7:30).  This is the first meeting of 4, meeting alternating weeks through July 24.VBS Dates: @ 5:30 pm— June 2, June 16, June 30 and July 14.

July 31 VBS Kids will present in the morning service. Kids ages K through grade 6.


          Preregister begins May 9  (registration forms at the church office.) As always, this is our desired schedule; we know changes can cause the rearrangement of                    dates and events. There is a limit of 15 kids, so it's important that you sign up as soon as possible.  You can also register on-line by clicking on the following link:  

          https://discoverfirstchurch.elexiochms.com/external/form/137c6aca-093a-4271-a793-365e2bb17708

 

Older Youth are encouraged to sign up as helpers with the program, as are adults. If you have a current background check, we will need to see that. If you don’t have one, see Pastor Ken or Mrs. Long to get one set up for you.


Grief Share is a Christ centered grief support recovery group. It's meant for anyone who has lost a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. The thirteen-week program is focused on helping individuals learn how to understand grief and move forward again. Griefshare groups meet weekly to help participants face challenges and rebuild their lives.  Each Griefshare session has three distinct elements:

                     

                   (1) A video seminar with experts on grief and recovery. The videos, which last between 30 and 40 minutes, can be viewed as a group or individually.

 

                   (2) Support Group Discussion which is based on the video.

 

                   (3) Workbook Based Personal Study and Reflection

 

Participants can join the group at any time.  If a session is missed, it can be made up during the next 13 week cycle.

  

The sessions are open to the public.  The sessions are approximately one hour.  I will be facilitating the groups with assistance from Pastor Ken and Susan Hepler Long.

 

If you know anyone who would benefit from these groups, please let them know. It doesn't matter if your loss was recent or several years ago, all are welcome. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help in this new ministry.  Jenny Holbrook, 202-1110

 

 

 

Women of Worship to study Lineage of Grace

   

By request, we will read and enjoy this book by Francine Rivers about the lives of the women in the Bible who were the line that led to the birth of Jesus...Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. Copies of the book will be available at the meeting.

 

Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in Hardie Hall.  Coffee, conversation, friendship and Susan’s scones will all be a part of this special women’s fellowship time.

 

If nursery care is ever needed, please contact the office or Susan Hepler Long: shyoder52@aol.com

 

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