As children continue to stay through worship this summer, we are looking for those who feel gifted and led to help a child more fully experience the service while allowing parents to engage in worship. There will be an informational meeting today, May 19 in the Committee Room following worship. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Ratcliff or Vicky Larkin.
Our Cub Scout Troop #282 will be spreading mulch around the church landscaping as a service project on Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. Church members are welcome to help.
To help you slow down during the crazy summer months, we will be reading through (most of) Paul’s letters (just a few verses most days) from June 1-Aug. 31. Bonnie Ratcliff will send out weekly questions each day if you choose to receive them. Sign-up in the Parlour.
The Summer Forum will be from June 2-August 25 using 2 books from the PC(USA): The Apostle's Creed and Following Jesus Today: Challenges and Opportunities. You may sign up in the Parlour to lead one of the lessons. Contact Bonnie Ratcliff with any questions.
Adult VBS is back by popular demand, meeting Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-Noon June 4-25 in Westminster Hall. During our study of Paul’s letters to Timothy, we will have fun singing songs, doing crafts (design your own t-shirt!) and having snacks. Pick up a registration form from the credenza or register online at www.fpcindep.org.
Summer Music Sign-up: Calling all church musicians! You are invited to share your gifts in worship by signing up for a date (or two) in June, July, and/or August. Whether you are a professional musician or just enjoy sharing a selection that has impacted your faith, we invite you to participate! Don't like solos? Form a duet or trio! Sign-up outside the choir room or by emailing Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, email, selection and arranger/artist and copying Debbie in the church office at email@example.com.
Attention Church Family, please make sure all doors are closed when leaving Westminster Hall, as these are fire doors designed to protect the building. And if using the kitchen, please place garbage in the outside dumpsters.
Every year on Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. The Holy Spirit remains with us, connecting us with the church of the past,
continuing to inspire the church of today, and pointing us to the church of the future. By giving to the Pentecost Offering, we are nurturing the faith of those who are the church to come
– children, youth, and the young adults. Collection envelopes will be available on June 9.
There are a couple of opportunities for children and youth to attend summer camps. The first is to Heartland Camp. There are several camps during the summer, including a Grandparents camp. All the weeks fill up fast, so get your spot soon. More information at www.heartlandcenter.org. We are also partnering with the Methodist Church as they are doing a day camp August 5-9 from 9am - 4pm for ages 7-12. Cost is $100; with the church offering to pay half for any family needing assistance. For more information, please go to www.eaglelakecamps.com/uptownindependence. Please see Bonnie Ratcliff or Pastor Dave Carlson. Also, if you would like to sponsor a child to attend, we would love to hear from you.
If you have an address change, name change, email address or a new phone number, birth announcement, or marriage announcement, please contact the church office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-252-6662. Thank you!
Total 2019 Per Capita is $49.07
The allocation breakdown is as follows:
Heartland Presbytery - $37.27
Synod - 2.85
General Assembly - 8.95
Week at a Glance