*May Book Discussion
There will be another book discussion on Tuesday evening, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The book is entitled "Have a Little Faith." Copies are now available on the outside ledge of the church office. Cost is $11 each. Please be sure to sign your name on the sheet so we know who has taken a copy.
*Summer Camp 2015
We are pleased to have a number of Summer 2015 United Methodist Camp catalogs in the narthex. For over 150 years, campers have had their lives transformed through camping ministries. Every camp experience will include opportunities to grow in faith, to experience friendship and true Christian community, and to have fun in an outdoor setting. We invite you to look through the catalog and imagine yourself at camp this summer! Camping Scholarships up to $200 are available. Contact Pastor Ron.
*Pig Roast Fundraiser
Our church will be having a Pig Roast on Wednesday, June 10. This will replace the Ham Dinner we normally have in April. Watch the bulletins and newsletters for more information.
*New Member Class
Wondering about joining Christ UMC? If so, plan to attend a "Pastor's Coffee" on Sunday, May 3rd, between services (9-9:45). This is an opportunity to learn about what membership means in the United Methodist Church in general and Christ United Methodist Church, specifically. You will receive a packet of helpful materials, learn about an upcoming class and be able to ask questions of Pastor Ron. Please contact the office if you plan on attending.
*In-Gathering Kits For Annual Conference
Annual Conference will be here before you know it. Please begin to gather the items so that we can collect them in May and June. 1-gallon plastic bags with a list of items needed can be found on the table in the narthex. Please complete the whole kit - it becomes much easier for those who will be delivering the kits. Thank you!
-3 yards of cotton/cotton-blend fabric. Must be uncut and unwashed
-1 pair of SEWING scissors
-1 package of hand sewing needles
-1 spool of threat (250+ yards: match or coordinate with fabric)
-5-8 matching buttons (not small shirt size)
Wrap sewing notions inside the fabric and place in a one-gallon plastic bag. Shipping donation is $1.
*Watertown Food Pantry Looking for Volunteers
The Watertown Food Pantry is seeking volunteers for the 23rd Annual Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday, May 9. In order to collect, sort and deliver all the food that is collected at the Post Office, we need lots of help. The Pantry is in need of help at two locations: the Post Office beginning at 9 a.m. and the Food Pantry beginning at 11 a.m. At the Post Office, volunteers are needed to pack the food into boxes for transport to the Food Pantry. At the pantry, strong bodies are needed to get the carts into Immanuel Lutheran Church, to the basement and then stack the boxes for storage until needed.
It's that time of the year again: Time to start planting the community garden. We will plant one area of the garden for the generation of fresh produce to be donated to the food pantry and other community-based food programs. The remaining area will be for those individuals who wish to grow their own food, but may not have access to land. If you are interested in helping to prepare the garden or needing a garden plot, please contact Joe Wall at 920-988-1229.
*Glenn's Market Brat Fry
On Friday, May 8, Crossroads House will hold a brat fry at Glenn's Market from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a local program to help people from becoming homeless. Come and enjoy a meal of brats, hot dogs and hamburgers along with chips and a soda.
*Summer Midweek Services - 2015
Our Summer Midweek Services will once again be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. starting June 10.
Because this ministry continues to grow, our need for financial support continues to grow also. We estimate that we need approximately $100 for each of our midweek events. Please consider supporting this ministry with a financial gift to honor or remember someone you care for. If you would just like to donate any amount to this ministry, please identify this gift placing summer midweek service on your check. We appreciate your support of this successful ministry!
*Summer Midweek Services Scheduled
Our plans are set, the groups are ready, so now all we need is summer! Just turn up the heat and some sunshine and get out your tapping shoes so our souls can soar with our midweek summer services!
Mark your calendar and invite other to join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. The Gospel music schedule is:
June 10 - Pastor Ron and Family
June 17 - Three Wives Men
June 24 - Cowboy Church
July 1 - No Service (Holiday)
July 8 - The King's Countrymen
July 15 - Seeger Boys
July 22 - DisCords
July 29 - The Assemblymen
See the Head Usher for the brochure of this year's Gospel music schedule. Take some for your family and friends!
35 tickets are available for the circuit churches to attend a Mallard's game in Madison on Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. Cost of this event is $18 per person, which includes food that will be served from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sign up in the narthex to attend this fun event!
If you are interested in helping in any way possible, please contact Dawn Westenberg, the volunteer coordinator, at 920-261-7068. The goal is to have enough volunteers so everyone can work just a few hours. Whatever time you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Even just an hour or two would be a big help. Thank you.