Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Greetings, Church, I have been serving here as your intern for seven weeks now and I want you to know how much I appreciate your welcoming me into your church home. I have been shown grace and incredible kindness by each one of you that I have met, and look forward to working here for another few weeks. You have shown me many things, but mostly your community's heart for mission. Through the various programs that have been going on this summer, there have been so many lives touched in meaningful ways, the entirety of which we may never see. This community is an example to others of how to be working in the community. Now, just a few reminders as we share our mission--to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world—and as we love and care for one another and others:
Ubuntu Reading Camp:Monticello will host the final celebration on Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. If you are available to help serve dinner and reset the space for worship, please drop by the church office and get a t-shirt and arrive at Monticello by 5:00 p.m. on the 18th. ·REGISTER – Vacation Bible School: We will welcome the community for VBS July 21 – 24. Register kids 3 years – middle school at Vacation Bible School 2019. ·SERVE with Vacation Bible School: Leigh Allen and other leaders are making VBS final preparations. Please consider serving in the following ways, and contact Leigh to say yes! **GREETERS – (Welcome families – 5:15-6:15 p.m.) **REGISTRATION – (Help to register kids and keep up with attendance – 5:15-6:30 p.m.) **GROUP GUIDE (Lead kids through stations – K/1, 2/3, or 4/5) **RECREATION (Plan and play games with the kids) **FLOATERS (Show up each night and help where needed) ·Mail for a Special Soldier:Send a note of encouragement to Evan Yandle, who is currently in basic training. Let’s flood Evan with support and love from home! You may send a letter or a note in a PLAIN WHITE ENVELOPE to Evan at the following address: Evan Yandle, 1st RTBN BRAVO CO PLT 1061, Box 16135, Parris Island, SC 29905. ·BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: Thank you for already taking so many shoe tags! If you haven’t brought athletic shoes, you may do so any time and place them in the barrel in the lobby. If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, we have a few more tags left. Also, we are looking for foot washers, cafeteria servants, and greeters for the Bash on Saturday, August 3. A foot washer helps to fit a pair of shoes for a child and prays with that child and family. A cafeteria servant cleans tables and maintains the food table. You may register to volunteer online at Back to School Bash - Volunteer at Statesville. Back to School Bash - Volunteer at Statesville
·Children and Youth Sunday Ministry: Mark your calendars for a covered dish back to school breakfast for all children, youth, and adults on Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. We will resume children and youth Sunday school and children’s church on Sunday, August 11. ·Save the Date: Stay tuned for more info about our Summer Picnic for Monticello UMC on Sunday evening, August 11!! ·Save the Date:Monticello UMC will host the At the Well Experience on Saturday, September 14. Join us for a biblical women’s experience like no other. Come seeking encouragement and renewal through compelling stories, drama, and comedy.
May you be the church to those around you, that they may know God through you. Grace and Peace, Danielle Voigt