june, 2018

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Oklahoma Mission Trip = Success

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The week of July 12th, 16 participants from our church travelled to Durant, Oklahoma to partner with Durant FUMC for a full week of service and mission projects. While there, the group painted an entire gym for a local Boys and Girls Club, cleaned out storage buildings, scrubbed dirt off pews, and mildew from dark corners. On our final day there we packed over 500 bags of supplies at a local Food Bank in the morning and then served dinner to appx 100 people that evening! While I am immensely proud of the work they did during the trip, I am even more proud of the changes they made in their own hearts. Many of the students had not been on a mission trip before and had no idea what to expect. At our work sites we soon found out we wouldn’t have air conditioning, and we didn’t always have the ideal supplies, but they were flexible and continued to work hard. One student, Maddie, was in a wheelchair from surgery, and she still worked just as hard as the other students. When we would have devotionals together, the students had profound reflections on the day and on what it meant to be a Christian in a hurting world. The love they conveyed imitated Christ’s love that we see in the gospels. I have no doubt that these students are already changing the world!

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Senior Recognition Day

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Sunday, May 31st,  during the 10:50 service, we will be honoring our Seniors: Hunter Rice, Serayah Peters, Harmony Sneed, Will Meier, Jordan Canada, Brianna Bayor and Abby Nail. Come be a part of this special event and offer words of prayer and wisdom to these graduating Seniors.

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Oklahoma Mission Trip

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On July 12th-17th the Youth will travel with the St. James Youth in Abilene to Durant, Oklahoma for a week-long mission trip. We will be using Durant UMC as our Living Center, and partnering with residents in the surrounding area for painting, wheelchair ramps, yard work, etc…

  • Estimated cost of the trip is $325 for students and $150 for adults before fundraisers are deducted. $50 deposit and permission slip due May 3rd, if you have not yet turned this in please get with Carly.
  • Adult Help Needed: If you are experienced in minor construction projects, love to cook, play a guitar, or just love youth and want to serve, we need approximately 3 more adults for the trip! Contact Carly if you are interested.

The Youth and Sponsors are looking forward to the trip to Oklahoma and spreading God’s love to those in need. Thank you for your support!

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