E D I T I O N N O. 19.07 |
JU LY 2019
MISSION OKC “There are so many people who can benefit from our love and support right here in our own city...”
MO NTHLY NEWSL ET TER
LOOKING AHEAD... allows for a cautious optimism as we lead into the fall months, expecting to be in a position to fully fund the ministries of the congregation, as well as meet our connectional obligations as part of the Oklahoma Annual Conference.
Dr. Matthew Mitchell Senior Minister
want to share some wonderful news with you today! First, our financial health is extremely strong at the halfway point of 2019. In fact, when speaking to my friends and peers in United Methodism, I do not know of a large membership church doing better than Church of the Servant. Second, the Lay Leadership and Executive Staff at Servant are working diligently to provide a compelling Christ-centered vision for Church of the Servant for years to come. Even with so much happening throughout the United Methodist world today, Church of the Servant is strong, vibrant and excited about our future! First, letâ€™s look at the finances. Through the first half of 2019, the financial performance of the congregation has been strong. At this time, our expectation is to end the month of June at approximately $100K (or 4.7%) better than budget projections. This surplus is due to a combination of tight cost control on the expense side, as well as stronger than expected contributions. To find ourselves in this position mid-way through the year
Just a few years ago, Church of the Servant was unable to pay our full missional offering to the United Methodist ministries across the world. These are known as apportionments, and each year Church of the Servant provides over $500,000 to the missions and ministries of the UMC. Today, Church of the Servant is leading the way in the Oklahoma Annual Conference, and while we are the second largest worshipping United Methodist Church in Oklahoma, we are one of only a few large United Methodist churches paying full apportionments. Second, the staff and lay leadership are preparing for the future ministry and facilities vision of our great church. The staff is currently working with the Unstuck Group. Due to a grant from the Oklahoma Annual Conference, Church of the Servant was able to partner with Unstuck and begin an in-depth vision process. Unstuck is led by Tony Morgan and a team of ministry professionals who truly desire to see the Kingdom of Jesus Christ grow in this modern day. Unstuck helps churches across the country ask hard questions about everything they do and everything they believe. Often, churches are stuck because they keep trying to change their environment with the same institutional thinking that worked in the past, but fails to change with the culture today. Thankfully, Unstuck is helping our staff to think in new and bold ways as we look at a vision for ministry in our community. Another area of focus with regard to
vision deals with the entire campus of Church of the Servant. Over the past year, the staff and lay leadership have been developing a comprehensive facility plan that will enable our church to continue to utilize and update the entire campus. Great care has been taken to embrace the great tradition of Church of the Servant and the focus on nature, light and a beautiful place for people to gather. We are also asking important questions about the facilities and how they need to be updated to continue to attract and service the hopes and dreams of people who will come to Church of the Servant in the future. Did you know a brand new housing addition is about to be developed north of the church property? Close to 200 homes will be built in this addition, and being ready for those new individuals and families will be important. Now is the perfect time to assess all we do and all we have, so that Church of the Servant can continue to be a church home for those who are already part of the family and those who are not yet here for years to come. I say all this to prepare our congregation for a season of vision sharing beginning this fall. In just a few months, the staff and lay leadership will begin to hold vision casting meetings where you can learn more about how Church of the Servant plans to intentionally enter into 2020 with a clear vision for the next decade. In closing, I want to thank you for your tremendous stewardship and support of the ministries of Church of the Servant. Each and every week, it is a joy and an honor to come to work in this great place and be in service with each of you. I cannot wait to see you in worship on Sunday! Serving Christ Together, Matthew
FRIENDS OF MAUA HOSPITAL ANNUAL GATHERING
To be held at Church of the Servant October 25-26, 2019
or the past 5 years, people representing more than thirty churches from nine states have gathered together along with our Kenyan hospital friends to share experiences, hopes and dreams for Maua Methodist Hospital. This year for the first time, the Gathering will be held in Oklahoma at Church of the Servant! Several strategic collaborations have resulted from these Gatherings. The most exciting plan, which has been three years in development, will give the hospital property potable water throughout the campus. We hope to know the final cost for this project by the October Gathering. Once completed, untreated river water will no longer be used anywhere on the 19-acre hospital compound! Lots of information is available about Friends of Maua Hospital at friendsofmaua.org. More details about the Gathering will be forthcoming on the Servant website and in future newsletters. The Gathering is open to all! Registration will begin online in August. The cost for both days is $75, which includes lunches both days. The cost for one day is $40. While many people cannot plan a trip to Kenya, in this case Kenya will be coming to us! We hope that if you are curious at all about our work in Kenya, you will come hear firsthand all about it.
Upcoming Events & Retreats PAINTING WITH EMILY BUCKINGHAM AUGUST 23 | COMMUNITY HALL On the evening of August 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Community Hall, we have a wonderful opportunity to “color our world” – or our front door. Under the instruction of Emily Buckingham, we will be painting beautiful acorn-shaped wreaths to decorate our front doors (or our walls) for the upcoming season of fall. Emily will be guiding us with each stroke of the paintbrush as we enjoy fun, food and fellowship with one another. The cost is $40 per person, which includes all of the materials you will need. We ask that each person bring an appetizer to share. Please register online at ServantOKC.org/Events by Sunday, August 18. Childcare available by reservation. Come join us! Release your inner artist and create a masterpiece that you will enjoy for years to come! Questions? Contact Barbara Bonham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOURNEY INTO GOD’S NEVER-ENDING LOVE WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT CHICKASAW RETREAT CENTER SEPTEMBER 6-8
DISHES & DICE LADIES BUNCO NIGHT AND POTLUCK – JULY 19 Ladies, come and join us on Friday, July 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for another night of fun and fellowship in Community Hall. Bring your favorite dish to share at a potluck dinner and $5 for our evening’s mission project. This evening, our funds will be supporting the Sisu Youth Shelter, an organization offering temporary housing to homeless youth in Oklahoma City. “Sisu” means resilience! We will have an opportunity to learn more about the valuable services provided by this organization prior to another rousing evening of Bunco! Bring your donation along with your competitive spirit for Bunco. If you’re part of our Sister-To-Sister Mentoring Ministry, it’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some time together with your new sister. Questions? Contact Barbara Bonham at email@example.com. Register online at ServantOKC.org/Events. Childcare available by reservation.
Ladies, are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands that life places upon you each day? Are you ready to relax and enjoy a time of quiet reflection? Come “Journey Into God’s Never-Ending Love” with us – September 6-8 at the beautiful Chickasaw Retreat Center in Sulphur, OK. God has a plan for spaces inside each one of us that sometimes feel broken. This weekend will be a journey to take an honest look at the fight going on inside us, leading us to the God who has a plan to restore us. We will experience meaningful Bible study as we explore the Scriptures and realize that our brokenness is the very thing that makes us ache for God. We will discover that He is always waiting there for us with hope. Cost for the entire weekend is $230 per person, based on double occupancy or $335 per person for a private room. We will begin with dinner at 6:00 Friday evening and conclude the weekend as we join together in worship on Sunday morning. Please join with other faith filled women as we get to know our God on a deeper level. Register online at ServantOKC.org/Events. Please contact Barbara Bonham at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
FALL BIBLE STUDIES
Fall studies offer opportunities to stay connected to others in the Bible and in fellowship. Listed below are the discipleship studies for men and women being offered this fall. For more information about any of these studies, contact Susie Cobden at email@example.com or in the church office at 405-721-4141. Registration begins August 4 in the Concourse or online at ServantOKC.org/BibleStudies.
Led by Dr. Robyn Goggs | Community Hall Sunday mornings, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. September 8 - November 24 The Alpha course seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is a safe place to ask questions about the Christian faith and to explore the meaning of life. Do you or someone you know need a place to explore these hard questions of life? If you are a Christ follower, who do you know that you could invite to the next Alpha course? Over 12 sessions, questions like these will be addressed: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can I have faith? Who is the Holy Spirit? The Alpha course will be held Sunday mornings, September 8 – November 24, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Community Hall and led by Dr. Robyn Goggs. Breakfast and child care is provided. A typical session will include: breakfast, a video session, and a time of discussion addressing the questions.
Transform your faith through Disciple Fast-Track
Led by Rev. Matt Patrick | North Adult Area, Rooms 12 Sunday evenings, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. September 15 - November 17 - Old Testament January 12 - March 15, 2020 - New Testament Trying to read the entire Bible is an amazing, but difficult goal, especially if you are B I B L E S T U DY F O R B U S Y L I V E S reading on your own. Disciple Fast Track is a Bible study where you will join with others in diving into the Old and New Testament scriptures. Rev. Matt Patrick will be teaching the class and helping you not just read the scriptures, but understand them as well. It is two 10-week studies in which you will cover the Old Testament and the New Testament. Sundays, September 15 – November 17, you will cover the Old Testament. Sundays, January 12 – March 15, 2020 will be focused on the New Testament. Participants will read 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings held on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Child care will be offered if requested on the registration form. The cost is $40 for the Old and New Testament workbooks.
Living Your Strengths
Led by Eric Nance and Randy Crownover | Library Sunday evenings, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. September 22 - November 3 You will be most successful in whatever you do by building your life around your greatest natural abilities. Most of us have been conditioned at home, in church, at work, and in school to correct our weaknesses. Contrary to this, the Gallup organization highlights that our talents should be our primary focus, not our deficiencies. This course will put you in touch with the unique combination of strengths that you have been given which places you with a calling—a calling to serve others and to advance the cause of Christ and the Church, a calling to ministry. When you discover your talents, you begin to discover your calling. Living Your Strengths will meet for seven sessions on Sundays, September 22 – November 3 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. It will be led by Eric Nance and Randy Crownover. The cost is $35 for the book and the Living Your Strengths assessment test.
MISSION OKC STORIES
have been on many mission trips throughout the years, and they all have a special place in my heart.
Each mission trip is different and unique in its own way. I really enjoyed Mission OKC this year. Most people think of mission trips as going to some place far away and helping people in need, but what is so cool about Mission OKC is that you see just how much needs to be done to help our community. It really helped me realize that we don’t have to travel far to help people. There are so many people who can benefit from our love and support right
here in our own city, and that is what
about one organization we went to was
we did this past week. Each place we
that they weren’t just trying to provide
served, we learned what the organiza-
food for people, but they are also aim-
tion is doing to help. What I love and
ing to equip them with the knowledge
look forward to about every mission trip
and ability to get back on their feet
I go on is how it will change me for the
so they can provide for themselves. I
better, and this one definitely did that.
loved seeing the impact we had on the
I learned so much about the needs of
people we were serving. At some plac-
the people right here in OKC. I also had
es we had the privilege to interact with
a lot of fun serving. I grow closer to my
the ones we were helping and were able
youth group, and most importantly, I
to actually see the difference we had
saw God move in my life in ways I never
made in their life, while other places
have! This mission trip helped me know
we were helping “behind the scenes,”
that God will never forget you and will
and what we were doing was just as
always place people and organizations
important. I loved how it didn’t matter
in your life to help you out of tough
what we were doing, we made it fun
situations. At the Salvation Army, we
and focused on how the things we were
were helping stock/organize their food
doing really helped the organizations.
pantry, and even though that sounds
Overall, Mission OKC was one of my
like a monotonous job, my group made
favorite mission trips. I am so thankful
it fun and we really got into what we
that Sang put it together and that such
were doing. The workers there were
an amazing group of people got togeth-
so appreciative of all the work we had
er to serve.
done. What I found really fascinating
– Victoria Foster, Senior
MISSION OKC STORIES
at a different and more personal level.
our own town and build connections
I know the connections and memories
with people who we can see again after
I made with the people there will last
this week. I loved every worksite we vol-
way past this week. It forced me to
unteered at and cannot wait to go back
step out of my comfort zone in many
to each place on a regular basis with
different areas and grow as a person
family and friends and share my expe-
and in my relationship with Christ. It led
rience with them. It was like working in
me to make friendships with people I
your own backyard and helping people
normally wouldn’t have enough cour-
and organizations you were familiar
age to talk to, and that helped me build
with and that left me feeling so full and
ission OKC was by far my
strong friendships with the people I got
content with the work I did after the
favorite mission trip I have
to serve with.
week was over!
This mission was incredibly special to
– Anna Pogue, Junior
been on. It was a lot smaller
than the others, which allowed you to grow even closer with your small group and people outside your small group
me and I’ll carry it with me for a long time. It was so meaningful to work in
ission OKC was such an
fun getting to spend time with the
incredible and moving ex-
kids there and help clean. What I loved
perience! I’m so glad that I
most about the trip is the fact that we
went on the trip. It was so cool getting
can still volunteer and help outside of
to volunteer at places that are in our
Mission OKC, because all of this stuff is
own backyard. I learned a lot about the
in our home town!
issues that are happening in our own town and what we can do to help. My
– Evan Kramer, High School Graduate
favorite place that we volunteered at was the OK Kid’s Korral. It was so much ServantOKC.org
SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL
SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL DISCIPLE CAMP
Servant Middle School kicked off our summer with our amazing Disciple summer camp in Welling, Oklahoma. For four days, 42 middle school students and 11 adult leaders spent time learning about the story of Jonah, and how God calls us to go and be the light. Read what some of the students and leaders shared about their experience: “I always learn a lot about who I am and who God wants me to be.” – Graham Mitchell, Student “Disciple Camp is always an amazing experience with the group of girls I have! I love how this year everything we discussed revolved around the story of Jonah. It was great for all of us to gain a deeper understanding of this important story we are all familiar with!” – Courtney Lindenborn, Leader “Disciple Camp is amazing because of how close you get with everyone around you through God and how much fun you can have there while still learning about the Lord.” – Kate Decker, Student “My experience at Disciple Camp was a great reminder of the passion we should express for Christ! We are all called through Him, and we should answer that call relentlessly.” – Ethan Renner, Leader “This year was my first time at Disciple Camp, and it was absolutely amazing! I loved all the hospitality as soon as we arrive and the fun memories of all of my friends working together! I will never forget the changes this trip permanently made in my life and the impact it had on others.” – Peyton Disney, Student “Disciple Camp was an amazing experience with getting to watch my small group, and the youth group as a whole, expand the borders of their faith and grow their relationships with Christ in everything they did during the week.” – Rachel Sanders, Leader
TRIPLE PLAY IS THREE DAYS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY IN THE MORNING AND FUN AND FELLOWSHIP IN THE AFTERNOON.
SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER EVENTS “Disciple Camp is amazing because of how close you get with everyone around you through God and how much fun you can have there while still learning about the Lord.” Kate Decker, Student
Servant Middle School offers many fun activities througout the summer! We hope you will join us! And invite a friend!
JULY 10: BOWLING AT HERITAGE LANES 1191 N. Penn Ave., OKC, OK | 6:00-8:00 p.m. COST: $10 – Register online at ServantOKC.org/Events.
JULY 17: OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT Church of the Servant | 14343 N MacArthur Blvd, OKC, OK NO COST! | 8:00-10:00 p.m.
JULY 24: NO PROGRAM JULY 22-24: TRIPLE PLAY | 8:30AM - 3:30PM SERVANT MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP Triple Play is three days of serving our community in the morning and fun and fellowship in the afternoon. Register online at www.ServantOKC.org/Events. This is not an overnight event.
JULY 31: SWIM PARTY 17705 Blue Heron CT, EDMOND, OK NO COST! | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
LOOK WHAT WE DID... POWER UP! VBS – JUNE 10-13 We had an incredible week of VBS!!! We had over 500 kids attend this fun-filled week and 200 volunteers that helped make it possible by doing everything from decorating the church to leading crews and teaching classes. We collected over 3,300 items to donate to the Homeless Alliance, such as: sunscreen, bug spray, ChapStick, and soap. Our VBS theme this year was, “POWER UP! God’s power gives me everything I need.” Kids saw the church transformed into a crazy video game world as they experienced God’s love and learned to watch for God in everyday life. At POWER UP! VBS, kids discovered that Jesus wants to know them. POWER UP! was filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences which allowed kids to see, hear, touch, and even taste! Creative crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats were just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Our memory verse for the week was: “God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life.” – 2 Peter 1:3a (NIrV). We will continue our POWER UP! Theme every Sunday morning in July to help reinforce all that they learned during VBS. Continue with the fun by joining us each Sunday morning at 9:30 and/or 11:00! Here are some comments we heard about VBS: “This VBS was phenomenal! They learned soooo much and go around singing all of the songs. My 6-year-old knows the fruit of the Spirit now! Thank you for all of the hard work!” “My grandson attended all 4 days of VBS and absolutely loved it! In my husband’s words, after pick-up on Wednesday, ‘they hit it out of the park.’ You guys really did a phenomenal job keeping the enthusiasm and engagement high, nailing a theme that would resonate with the kids with props that were met with oooohs and ahhhhs, and a saying that will live on in our home. Truly grateful - thank you all!”
JULY HAPPENINGS... POWER UP: RAISE YOUR GAME
EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN JULY AGES 3 YEARS THROUGH KINDERGARTEN (JUST COMPLETED) This month, we will continue with our POWER UP! theme as we learn how Jesus gives us the power to love others—and not just the ones who are easy to love. No, this kind of power is what helps us love everyone! This powerful kind of love looks a lot like goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Our hope is that in the midst of playing games and laughing, connecting with friends and spending time with small group leaders, talking with parents at home and driving down the road, our preschoolers will learn how much Jesus wants to help them be all that God made them to be. Everything that Jesus is—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—is available to us. All we have to do is plug into the power source and POWER UP! Our memory verse this month comes from Philippians 4:13 and says, “I can do everything by the power of Christ.” When Jesus is your friend, He gives you the power to show goodness, be faithful, be gentle, and have self-control. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings in July!
POWER UP: RAISE YOUR GAME EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN JULY GRADES 1-4 (JUST COMPLETED)
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This month, we will be learning about the connection between the fruit of the Spirit and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. The fruit of the Spirit is what God is doing in you to change the world around you. God created us in His image, and He sent His son, Jesus, to show us the way to live. He also knew we would need help; that’s why He sent us the Holy Spirit. With the power of the Spirit, we can produce fruit that points others to Jesus. Every month, kids discover something about God’s character and how they can reflect or respond to that character because they are created in God’s image. We call those Life-Apps. And this summer, we’re discovering how several of these Life-Apps show up, specifically in what the Apostle Paul calls the fruit of the Spirit. Our memory verse this month comes from Philippians 1:6 and says, “God began a good work in you. And I am sure that He will carry it on until it is completed. That will be on the day Christ Jesus returns.” We will discuss how to show God’s goodness to others and how to be faithful, so others can count on us. We will also learn that God can give us the strength to be gentle and gives us the power to have self-control. Join us for a new session each Sunday morning this month! ServantOKC.org
THANK YOU!!! Weâ€™d like to give a huge SHOUT OUT to everyone who helped with VBS. If you decorated, donated supplies, lead a crew, taught a class, cut out activity sheets, organized supplies, greeted guests as they arrived, or prayed for the week, we appreciate each one of you! VBS wouldnâ€™t be possible without our amazing volunteers and supportive church family. You helped make a positive difference in the lives of many children! Photo Cred. Carl Shortt and Vicki Gilstrap
SERVANT KIDS VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Each month, we will be highlighting some of our very special and wonderful volunteers. This will help you get to know them better and also let you know who is leading our children on their spiritual journeys. If you see them around church, give them a hug or a high five for their hard work and dedication to children’s ministries!
TYLER & MEGHAN THOMPSON Preschool Total Group
We are mostly known as Stella and Brooks’ parents, and they are going into 2nd grade and kindergarten. We love attending Church of the Servant with several of our family members, and our church family is very important to us. When we aren’t at church, The Thompson Family! you can find us spending time with family and friends, or at various ball fields. We help in the preschool Total Group time at the 9:30 service, two times monthly. We love getting to know the kids and their families, watching the youngest kids become comfortable and confident, and watching all the kids worship Jesus and understand His teachings. Working with the kids is always encouraging, they love and include everyone and, although it’s cliché, we always learn more about how to be better parents and Christians when we help in children’s ministry.
Holly Browning with her kids!
First Grade Small Groups (Sunday School) I love watching the kids grow throughout the year and all the hilarious things they say. If you are considering being a volunteer for Servant Kids, it’s so easy, and the rewards outweigh the time commitment by a thousand.
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS On our new website, we have a section on the kids page with weekly devotionals. These devotionals include activities that go along with the lesson learned on the previous Sunday morning. We would like to encourage you to spend a few minutes each day with your child(ren) reinforcing what they have learned about that week during Total Group and small groups. We also post Bible readings, reflection questions, and more each day on Instagram and/or Facebook. When the church and family work together to enforce the concepts and lessons, we will have the greatest impact on the lives of our kids!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need help leading children to Christ! Servant Kids is searching for adults who are willing to lead a small group or Sunday School class or to sub when a Sunday morning leader needs to be gone. This is for an hour on a Sunday morning, either at the 9:30 or the 11:00 hour. We also need help once a month on the first Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00. Contact Kourtney for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STILL TO COME… SERVANT KIDS CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Servant Kids Camp is returning this summer! This is for kids in incoming grades 1st-5th. Save the date for August 2-4 at Canyon Camp! Registration is now available at ServantOKC.org/KidsCamp and is due by July 7.
THE SERVANT WEBSITE HAS RECEIVED A FACELIFT! Simply type ServantOKC.org into your browser and the new site will appear! Here are a few key features we thought might be of interest to you: To watch our worship services online, go to the WATCH tab to view or listen to previous messages. Also available on this page is a LIVE stream of our 9:30 Sunday morning service. We hope to also LIVE stream our 11:00 modern service very soon! A great way to introduce a friend to Servant is to simply direct them to the ABOUT/NEW HERE page. They will find all sorts of information about our church, complete with an informative video giving them a firsthand walkthrough of the building. There are also informational videos on the Servant Kids, Middle and High School pages!
Wanting to dive deeper into your faith? There is detailed information on upcoming Bible studies, lecture series, Sunday school classes, and small group experiences under the CONNECT/SERVE tab. This is also where you to go to learn about volunteering for missional outreach activities â€“ both inside our building and outside the walls. The current prayer calendar, prayer concerns and information about memorial/funeral services occurring at Servant can be found in the MINISTRIES section under CARE & SUPPORT. The MINISTRIES section also has pages about Servant Kids, Middle School, High School, Women, Senior Adults, and Music. Each ministry has its own calendar of activities. Future events in all areas of the church
Whiz Kids is Coming! Whiz Kids is a faith-based tutoring/mentoring program that meets on Mondays 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Wesley UMC. We need tutors, subs, transportation team, and food team members. Sign up on Sunday, August 18 in the Concourse. Informational Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 19.
Job Description: W-willing H-helpful I-interested Z-zealous K-kind I-involved D-dedicated S-supportive
may be found on the EVENTS page. This is where you will go to register for activities. The calendar at the bottom of this page should provide a comprehensive view of activities occurring on any day at the church. The GIVE tab explains the giving opportunities available to you at Servant. Your contributions support our general budget as well as missions within our church and beyond our walls! Log on and keep track of your giving right here through a secure link on the website! We hope this brief overview of what is available at ServantOKC.org will make you want to explore our web page. It is our commitment as a staff to keep the website vibrant and up to date, so we hope it will become a useful tool that you will visit often.
EARTHGLOW GIFT SHOP A GIFT BOUTIQUE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
EARTHGLOW IS OPEN AND READY FOR SHOPPERS! The summer months have found the halls of Church of the Servant a bit quieter than during the school year, but Earthglow hours remain the same: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday There is not a more inviting spot in the city to do your gift shopping. It’s cool, it’s well stocked with beautiful items, and a friendly volunteer is waiting and eager to help you find that perfect gift item or something special just for you. New items you will want to investigate include some adorable magic hair coils in two sizes and designer nail files. For those summer cookouts, there are lots of great food items, such as spicy barbecue sauce and delicious salad dressings and dip mixes. Remember, the proceeds from Earthglow purchases are given to local missions. Your faithful visits during these “dog days of summer” make a difference in the lives of others.
LET’S HELP TEEM AGAIN THIS SUMMER The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work-readiness training. As they prepare to reenter society, TEEM participants may lack items essential for personal health and hygiene. New hygiene products are a valued item to promote wellness, professionalism and confidence as participants reenter the workplace. Earthglow will again be collecting toiletry items throughout the month of July and August. Please bring new, full-sized deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash, and floss to Earthglow and place it in the TEEM collection box.
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Church of the Servant Newsletter - July 2019