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Our DVD series for May will be “Unshakable Hope” by Max Lucado. This is a 12-week series to help us stand on the definitive declarations of our almighty and loving God who governs the world according to his great and precious promises. There are things that seem unsteady in this life , but when we belong to God, it allows us to filter our problems through his promises and trust him to keep them.

Bible Study  

The book of Joshua is our current study. We will continue with the book of Judges after Joshua is completed. We continue to meet on Fridays at noon in M2. There are always lively discussions after we read the passages from the chapter being studied.

Mid-Month Appetizer    

The May topic will be “The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After” by Clemantine Wamariya, and will be presented by Tempe’ on Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00pm. This is an eye-opening true story of two sisters who escape the Rwandan genocide and start life anew in Chicago. It is not necessary to read the book to enjoy the fellowship.                                   

Tempe’ is obtaining information about starting a “short story” group to meet once a month. The group would read a short story, approximately 15 pages or so, and then get together at a meeting place in town (possibly Crabtree) to discuss it. A group in Highlands from the Presbyterian church who meet at the Ugly Dog Pub already to do this. The CE team is interested in pursuing this.

Other Business

Deb and Ray Heckeler presented some sample cards they put together to promote Christian Education. The cards will be made available to the congregation to give to someone they know that has a need for prayer or a pick- me- up, or thinking of you, etc. The cards will be placed at the back of the chapel and the sanctuary so people can pick one up as they leave if needed. A card will also be added to the welcome bag we hand out to first time worshipers.

Children’s time during worship will be under the guidance of Christian Education. Tempe’ does a great job of planning activities for the children. They have a short story time then materials are provided for drawing, coloring, etc. Tempe’ has put a small TV with a VCR in the Wi-Fi Lounge for children that want to view a short Christian-based program.

We enjoyed having three children on April 7th. The children had story time and then were allowed to draw pictures, color, etc.

Submitted by:  Melissa McClure


Sign-up will be available on Sunday mornings,using Tempe’ s laptop.