GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Letter to Seniors
Vacation Bible School
June 27 - July 1, 9:00am-12:00pm
in person and hybrid
We are Making Waves at Epworth's Vacation Bible School daily starting June 27-July 1, 2022. We will do some really important things this week and can’t wait to tell you and show you some of them, but here’s the thing we really want you to know. As important as all the stuff we will do during VBS is, it is important what happens in your home is EVEN MORE! And that’s why we are opening VBS up daily for Children and Adults. So welcome, moms, dads, grandparents, and anybody else who helps us survive and thrive in our homes.
But let’s start from the beginning. “What does it mean to ‘make waves’? Well, think about a big wave crashing onto the shore. Waves are powerful. They make an IMPACT. And it’s the same for us! The way we live can make an impact on other people.
During VBS this year we will talk about how God made people with a purpose.
How Jesus invited people to follow Him.
How you can trust Jesus with your life.
And how to love others the way Jesus loves you.
Do you see the theme here? You can make waves. You can actually change the world around you with God’s help. Just thinking about that makes me happy. In fact, it makes me so happy, I feel a “make Waves Dance Party” coming on, don’t you?
We invite you to put us on your schedule and attend Epworth UMC for Making Waves VBS Community Experience!
Children age 3-1/2 to Grade 5 are invited to participate.
Daily Schedule June 27-July 1:
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm. - Daily will begin with an opening session, bible story, and break out sessions for children and adults.
This year's Vacation Bible School experience will be in person and hybrid. We look forward to seeing each of you in person and online daily.
VBS Community Celebration Saturday July 2, 2022
Contact Debbie Shelley, Sparks Children's Ministry Lead
Support Ukraine - Options for Giving
Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
By check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church
One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.
Through St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Washington D.C.
This is the local Ukrainian orthodox faith community that provided bread for our Easter celebrations.
Please go to their website. They are collecting funds for multiple things:
Ambulances in the Ukraine
Tactical items (though Amazon wishlist)
They also provide information about how to lobby representatives in the U.S. regarding the war.
Through Church World Service
This is the organized supported through the community Good Friday service. This offering raised $700.