MESSY CHURCH – Sunday, August 19th, 4-6pm
Located in the Student Center.
You are invited to our next Messy Church. Families will experience the story of Moses and explore the theme of God’s rescue. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know more about Messy Church, see our Messy Church page here.
Steeple Chase Appeal
**UPDATE as of June 10th**
Because of generous donations from far & wide (from across the country even!) we are at 95% of our overall goal of raising $400,000. This is by far ahead of schedule and we at LGUMC are grateful that God has spoken through all the giving hearts. Work is starting on the parsonage this week and Pastor Jennifer and her family are enjoying being in a house that is close to the church, preschool and as Cooper has stated, “It has a pool!”
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Perhaps you’ve noticed the tarps on the roof? Or the peeling paint on the exterior of the sanctuary? These are the most obvious problems, but there are a few more! We also have a parsonage with mold and asbestos and a deferred mainte-nance account that needs revived. We need $400k to put our critical “houses” backin order, including fixing the sanctuary, bringing the parsonage up to health and safety standards, and beginning a deferred maintenance fund.
It is time to invest in the heart of our church community and we have a very unique opportunity in the next 60 days. A generous donor has pledged a $100k dollar-for-dollar match for all STEEPLE CHASE APPEAL donations received by May 31, 2018.
Look for the Steeple Chase Appeal donor cards in the sanctuary seats, contact the office, or simply drop off your money in an envelope to the office! Every penny counts.
We are asking you to literally put your money where your mouth is by supporting the Sanctuary Restaurants (www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org) movement.
Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United, www.ROCUnited.com), a restaurant worker advocacy group, and www.Presente.org, a Latinx social justice organization, Sanctuary Restaurants provides resources to restaurants, enabling them to support our community, including our undocumented immigrants.
We won’t swallow hate and we need to make sure that the restaurants that we are giving our money to are standing with all-of-us. Here’s how: Go to www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org, read about the movement, and sign up. (5 minutes) Print these cards. Keep them in your wallet, and take them to your favorite restaurants next time you go. Or call or email your favorite restaurants and tell them about Sanctuary Restaurants. (5 minutes)
A SIMPLE WAY TO SERVE – EVERY THURSDAY
Help us continue the LGUMC/St. Luke’s Shower Ministry on a regular basis, as we have 5-10 homeless men and women using our showers and receiving a bag lunch every Thursday afternoon.
What can you do?
Sign up for a Thursday shift (4:15PM we start, and done by 5:15-5:30PM)
provide lunches—it is that easy!
Sign up HERE
or see Marna Taylor after service.