Are you new here? Welcome! We are so glad you have joined us today! Please grab a snack or hot beverage at the Oakgrove entrance and a visitor bag so that we can let you know how to get involved here!
CONGRATULATIONS BARBARA SALTARELLA!!
Certified Health Minister
Barbara just completed a 10 week, 22 credit hours, Health Minister Certification Course offered through Wesley Theological Seminary. Health Ministers can serve in many roles as health navigators, wellness coaches, outreach workers, health educators and health promoters. Barbara looks forward to putting her new skills to work creating collaborative efforts with the congregation, area health providers and church supported organizations, to inform and educate people on a variety of health issues. We look forward to attending her workshops in the near future.
Thank you Barbara, for your hard work, and for your vision and passion in car-ing for people!!
We have three sets of vertical blinds available to anyone that can use them. They are off-white and measure 51”W x 54”L. Each set also has a cornice. Alberta Carey donated these blinds to the church however they do not fit our windows. Alberta requested a notice to congregation in case someone could use these ‘like new’ vertical blinds. Call the church office if you are interested.
On July 2nd, Jim Halbert and Ben Atanacio provided the special music for our 10 o’clock worship. The unusual combination of baritone, handbells and keyboard was a winning one! Thanks to both men for sharing their time and talent.
Williamsville United Methodist Church hosted a Boy Scout Troop from Cedar Rapids on Sunday, July 2nd. Their thank you note is below:
“Dear Williamsville UMC and Pastor Heather,
The Scouts and myself would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of you for allowing us to spend the night of July 2nd in your fellowship hall and using your kitchen for our meal preps. Your kindness and your prayers will be with us as we continue our journey back home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please take care of yourselves and thanks again for your generosity and friendship!
Troop 8 Scoutmaster
P.S. – a big thank you to Kathy for taking the time out of her day to meet us and open up the church!”
There will be a Youth Choir from Bethel Park, PA visiting us from Sunday, July 26th – Tuesday, July 28th. Volunteers are needed to shower them with refreshments. We are looking for ice for coolers, canned or bottled drinks, and cookies/brownies. Please see the sign-up sheet at the Oakgrove entrance.
Additionally, we are looking to host a “Donation Only” parking lot during Old Home Days. We need volunteers from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on July 11 -14th. Monies from this fundraiser will benefit youth and children’s ministries. Please sign up or call the office for more details!
Thank you everyone who participated and supported the Youth Group car wash! We raised over $600 for the ASP mission trip.
Thanks to everyone who will be traveling this weekend to Kentucky to help our fellow neighbors build and repair their homes. Thanks to everyone who are staying local and holding them in prayer.
Stay tuned in August when we determine and announce a meeting date to plan the next program year. (I can’t believe I just wrote that, it seems so soon.)
— Mina Rohde
At Annual Conference we were encouraged to have Courageous Conversations surrounding the current social issues facing our larger denomination. Round Table Discussions will be held in late July and early August so that we may build bridges within our own local church. Look for more information in the weeks ahead.
The flowers on the altar are in memory of Laura Mae Grimm on her birthday from her daughter and family –
Wednesdays: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23. Worship outside on the Oakgrove lawn (rain spot Fillmore Hall). Come for an evening of campfire style worship right in the village! Casual attire and atmosphere.
To be thinking about Rally Day and the kick-off to our Christian Education Year. Our Sunday School classes are growing and we NEED YOU! Please email or call Pastor Gregg if you’d like to volunteer to co-teach this year.