All-Ages Sunday School - April 14, 2019
Come to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of people in our community who would benefit from your knowledge and skills in dealing with everyday life experiences. A representative from the Open Table organization will be in Monmouth to explain and answer questions about the opportunity to participate on a table. We will be gathering at First Christian Church on May 21st at 5:30 PM. Feel free to bring a friend. We are serving burgers for supper so call Doug Cruce at (309) 221-9368 so he knows how many to put on the grill. See you there.
On Wednesday, May 29th, our church will host a hot dog lunch in the parking lot for the high school. Volunteers are asked to be here by 10:00 AM. Pastor Jamie is bringing his grill. The popcorn machine will come out from the parish house. Anyone who wishes to donate cookies is welcome to do so.
We will begin food preparations at 10:15 AM, students are released for lunch at 11:15 AM.
Any questions, please ask Pastor Jamie.
At its May meeting, the church council approved changing the second service time to 10 AM beginning June 2nd, 2019. The church council also approved not returning to 10:30 AM in the fall, so the second worship time will remain 10 AM from June 2nd going forward.
8:15 AM worship will remain at 8:15 AM.
Do you like to ride your bicycle? Do you like long rides through beautiful western Illinois rolling hill country? Cycle to Synod may be a great opportunity for you to get some mileage on that bicycle this spring. Cycle to Synod is an event sponsored by the World Hunger Sub-Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod. It begins on Tuesday, June 11th at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Princeton. The ride will make stops at the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, Zion Lutheran, Kewanee, Cambridge Lutheran, Cambridge, First Lutheran, Geneseo, Augustana Lutheran, Andover and First Lutheran, Rock Island. This ride will take three days, with overnight stops in Kewanee and Geneseo.
The purpose of the ride is to promote awareness and raise funds for ELCA World Hunger. If you are able to ride and want to sign up to ride, please see Pastor Jamie. If you would like to contribute to ELCA World Hunger by sponsoring the Cycle to Synod, you may make your check out to Northern Illinois Synod, and write on the Memo Line "Cycle to Synod". That check may be placed in our offering, and we will send it directly to the synod office, or you can send it to Amy Hoening, Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries Office, 200 North First Street, Rockford, IL 61101.
Any other questions about Cycle to Synod and its connection to ELCA World Hunger, please speak with Pastor Jamie.
All three will resume in the fall.