News & Announcements

THE CHURCH BULLETIN BOARD

 We will be decorating WH for VBS today and tomorrow, June 22nd & 23rd starting at 4pm.  Please contact Bonnie Ratcliff at ratcliff0615@gmail.com or 706-936-0327 if you are planning on helping.

Be ready to pull up your sleeves Sunday, June 25, at Westminster Hall from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the Community Blood Drive. Blood Drives such as ours account for more than 60% of the blood needed to keep our local hospitals adequately supplied during a critical time of need in our community.  Sign-up and information are available on the credenza in the Parlour or see Marilyn Minor.

The next ChristCare Small Group, Health and Nutrition meeting is Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 in the home of Diane Robertson. Please contact Diane for more information at 816-224-8831.

It is NOT too late to register your child/niece/nephew/grandchild for Vacation Bible School as long as they are between the ages of 3-5th grade (completed). Forms are available in the Parlour, at www.fpcindep.org or by calling the church office.  Please contact Bonnie Ratcliff at ratcliff0615@gmail.com or 706-936-0327 if you have any questions.  VBS begins Sunday, June 25th and runs through the 28th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  You don’t want to miss it!                                       

Would you like to learn some painting tips and techniques? There will be Painting Party at Westminster Hall on Saturday, July 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jim Dunnaway will instruct on Impressionism style. Art supplies will be provided. Afterwards, if you are interested, join us at Square Pizza for lunch. Don’t miss this afternoon of fun and laughs. The signup sheet is in the Parlour.

The Harvesters workday for July is scheduled for Saturday, July 8.  Volunteers may meet at Westminster Hall at 8:30 a.m. to car pool to the Harvesters warehouse or meet there at 9:00 a.m.  We return shortly after 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this morning of fellowship as we do various tasks to help Harvesters feed the hungry.  Any questions, please contact Pat Stockton at 373-9556.

All youth, 6th – 12th grade, are welcome to Main Event on July 8th from 7pm – 10pm.  Please contact Bonnie Ratcliff at ratcliff0615@gmail.com or 706-936-0327 by July 5th for more details or if you plan to attend.

The next ChristCare Small group Mission Outreach outing is Saturday, July 15 at Ten Thousand Villages and then to the Overland Park Farmer’s Market. Please contact Yuri Ito at 816-654-4284 or itolily@aol.com for more information.

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun Day through Heartland Presbytery for all youth is July 26th from 10am – 10pm.  The cost is $16/person (includes ticket and lunch).  You may want to bring extra money for dinner and souvenirs.  If you would like to go, please contact Bonnie Ratcliff at ratcliff0615@gmail.com or 706-936-0327 by July 7th.  Money is due by July 16th.

Summer Forum – There are still 2 weeks that need someone to teach.  If you feel called to teach, please sign up in the Parlour.  The weeks are: August 27 and September 3.

Just as a friendly reminder, when using the Westminster Hall building and the Church building, please leave them as they were found when you arrived for your event.  And take home the dish towels & cloths to wash and empty the trash cans, if they were used. Thank you so much for your help from the Kitchen Committee.

    Please notify the church office of any address changes, phone number changes, births, etc. You may email or call the secretary with these updates. Thank you for your help. 

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