Congratulations Grads of 2011!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
We will be having a baptism service TODAY at 4:30pm in the upper sanctuary. Come celebrate with the candidates as they make a public profession of their faith in Christ.
Potluck with Ron Albinet
Join us TONIGHT at 5:30pm for a potluck with our Partner-In-Mission, Ron Albinet, serving as CBM Global Field Staff. He and his family are in Canada on home assignment for the summer, and he would like the chance to tell us about his work in the Middle East.
Square One: Centennial Park
Attention all young adults or young at heart! Square One will be meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30pm at the outdoor stage in the Centennial Park playground where we will worship, chat and then hike a trail. Parents with young children can hang out with us for this simple night of fun in the park. If it’s raining we will still meet at the park to discuss alternate options.
Spring Business Meeting
The Spring Business meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, June 20th.
Calling All Members of The Sunnyville Crowd!
Sunny Brae Baptist Church is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, and as part of the celebration they are hoping for an appearance of The Sunnyville Crowd choir on Sunday, September 11th at 7pm. They need our help in locating any former members of that youth choir from the late 60′s. If you are interested and/or can help locate any former members, please contact D.J. Moore (who just happens to be that old and a former member!)
As announced last Sunday, Kayla Evans and Lauren Somers have been hired as our summer students through the SEED Grant Program. Kayla and Lauren will be leading children’s programs throughout the summer as well as planning special events for our youth groups. They start work tomorrow, Monday, June 13th, so be sure to make them feel welcome when you see them around and when they are connecting with you looking for volunteers!
Check out the bulletin board in the hallway for the latest updates from our Partners-In-Mission.
Send A Kid to Camp
One of our “Here to Serve” opportunities at Lewisville has traditionally been helping kids access the great stuff Camp Wildwood has to offer—this year is no different! If you would like to support our camp and give a child who needs it some help to get there then make a donation via the offering and designate it “Camp Wildwood Sponsorship Program”. Thanks for your support!
New Life Mission Needs Our Help!
Looking for a way to help? New Life Mission wants you! We are looking for people to partner with us by saving their recyclables and donating them to the Mission. This would help us to provide snack items for our children. If you are willing to serve in this area, please contact the Mission at 859-4277.
Helpers Needed for Young Adult Ministries
Our Young Adult Ministries are in need of helpers wanting to be involved in sports events this summer. Please clarify when you are available (e.g. Tuesday evenings, Thursday at lunch, etc.)
Our Young Adult Ministries are looking for couples willing to host or help coordinate activities in their homes or neighbourhoods. This summer we will be continuing to go into our local community and be involved in the lives of its families. We’d love to come to your neighbourhood and hold an activity (block party, ball hockey game, kite flying day, etc.) and build relationships with our (your) neighbours, but we need folks to host us, or at least be the link in the neighbourhood.
Please contact Pastor Rene to discuss further.
Camp Wildwood Family Camp 2011
Camp Wildwood’s annual Family Camp will be held Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26th. Why not spend a great family weekend with us! Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you enjoy quality time with your family and friends. Bring your tent/trailer or stay in a cabin, but don’t miss this incredible weekend! For more information or to register, visit www.campwildwood.ca.
Solidarity Sunday & Partner-In-Mission Visit
Every year we take part in CBM’s Solidarity Sunday, and this year all funds raised will be going to help support leaders who are working for positive change in Kenya. CBM has a goal of raising $100,000 to support the next generation of emerging leaders in Africa. On Sunday, June 26th, please bring your donations for Solidarity Sunday (suggested donation of $5). More information is available on the CBM website, www.cbmin.org. Out Partners-In-Mission who have been serving in Nairobi, Kenya will also be with us that morning to say goodbye as they finish up their season of ministry with CBM.
Summer Mission Opportunities for Women
The UBWMU/ABW is advertising two summer missions opportunities which are open to all women: a women’s retreat in Saint John’s, NF (September 13th-20th) and a VBS in Cape Breton (August 7th-14th). For those interesting in participating, please contact the UBWMU/ABW office at 382-3898 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline for both events is Friday, June 17th.
VBS Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to join the VBS team every Wednesday night in June at 6pm to help us create some of the ideas that are in our heads for this year’s VBS program. We can find a job for everyone, and we would love to have you! Call Diane or Amanda for more information.
VBS Supplies Needed
There are still a few items needed to help us in the creation of our sets and props for this summer’s VBS program. If you have any of these things hanging around your house or in your backyard we would love to put them to use! Just connect with Diane or Amanda.
Tin foil Slinkys (plastic or wire)
SOS pads PVC pipes
Garden hoses Rope
Pool noodles Hockey pucks
Wall clocks (they do not need to work) Sponges (car wash)
Knobs (for Time Machine buttons) Old microwave that works
Margarine containers & lids
VBS Volunteer Training Event
All VBS volunteers for the week of July 4th-8th are asked to attend a training session, Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm. You’ll get the inside scoop on the details of the week and your particular assignments.
Canada Day Family Fun Day
As we did last year, we will be hosting a community party on Friday, July 1st at Arnold H. McLeod School playground. This is for all kids and their families (even if they are not attending our Morning Bible Adventure Camp). From 10 am to 12 noon there will be games, fun and food. The Children’s Ministry staff are in need of volunteers to help make this a success. This is a great opportunity for us to put into practice our Lewisville “Here to Serve” motto as we reach out in to the community. The bonus is you get to have fun too!! If you are able to volunteer at this event please speak to Lauren, Kayla or Diane.
Doctor Kookopolous & The Tremendous Time Trek
Are YOU a kid entering Kindergarten to Grade 5? This summer, July 4th-8th from 9am to noon, you can join Dr. Kookopolous on his TREMENDOUS TIME TREK! Dr. Kookopolous needs some capable volunteers to help him travel through time and find out if God really is the same yesterday, today and forever! Don’t miss out on this awesome morning Bible Adventure Camp full of music, games, snacks, stories … and FUN!! Register today … while there’s still TIME!! For more information or to register by phone call 853-7552. Register online at www.lewisvillebaptistchurch.com/kidsville/time-trek.
Summer Fun Days
Fun for kids this summer doesn’t end with VBS! Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Summer Fun Days in July and August. These are community outreach events and we need volunteers. Speak to any of our Children’s Ministry staff for more information or if you would like to help out with any of these events.