Announcements for May 19


MEMBERS MEETING: There will be a members meeting on June 2 at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. One item on the agenda will be voting on the proposed budget for 2019-2020. Plan now to attend this meeting!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Following the members meeting on June 2 at 5:30 pm there will be a church wide ice cream social. A meal with homemade ice cream for dessert will be provided. Mark your calendars and plan to come to the ice cream social!

BACKYARD KIDS CLUB: Rather than a traditional summer VBS program, we are looking for a way to take the gospel message to neighborhoods in our community.  We will use most of the same Bible content, music, crafts and themes as our traditional VBS but it will be taught in the backyards of homes. We encourage your children to be intentional and invite friends to attend. For more information and locations of our Backyard Kids Clubs please pick up a flyer at the Welcome Center or go online at for information and to register (after 5/20/19).  Please contact Terry or Debbie Martens with any questions.

LUNCH WITH A BUNCH INFORMATION: (This information is available online at will be posted on Facebook and Twitter each week.)

What is it? An opportunity to gather with others and enjoy lunch together at a different park every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 during the summer months.

Who can come? Everyone! Single professionals, moms and dads with young children, grandfathers and grandmothers with their grandchildren, empty nesters, etc. all are welcome to come and enjoy their sack lunch and fellowship with others.

What do I do? Come! Bring your own sack lunch and beverage and meet with others at the designated park. If you have children or grandchildren, bring them to play with others and enjoy the many wonderful parks in our area. Invite your friends and neighbors!

When is it? Every Wednesday over the noon hour at the park listed below. If the weather is inclement, we will not meet that week.

Where will it be each week? We have selected parks that have covered shelters/picnic tables and playgrounds and designated which shelter we will meet at if one is provided. (We are not paying to reserve these shelters so if they are occupied, we will meet there then move to another spot at that park.)

June 5 – Bandshell Park, 6th and Duff, Picnic Area

June 12 – Moore Memorial Park, 3050 Northridge Parkway, Big Bluestem Shelter

June 19 – Inis Grove Park, 2500 Duff Ave, Walnut Shelter

June 26 – North River Valley Park, 725 E 13th S, Cottonwood Shelter

July 3 – NO Lunch with a Bunch

July 10 – Brookside Park, 1325 6th Street, Maple Shelter

July 17 – O’Neil Park, 300 S. Maple Avenue, Picnic Area

July 24 – Daley Park and Greenbelt, 340 Wilder Blvd., Picnic Area

July 31 – Roosevelt Park, 9th and Roosevelt, Shelter

August 7 – Emma McCarthy Lee Park, 3400 Ross Road, Butternut Shelter


SCHEDULE – May 19-25, 2019

Hospitality Team: TBD

Nursery: Brad & Emily Jensen, Michael & Kyndal Bartels, Johanna Sulc, Sam Stueven


Wednesday: Youth Group ………………………………………….…………….6:30-8:00 pm

NEXT SUNDAY – May 26, 2019

Hospitality Team: TBD

Nursery: Luke & Becca Jensen, Emily Vardeman, Tomas Hernandez-Mowen, Jenny Schumacher, Tamra Call


May 27 – Memorial Day, GABC Office Closed

June 2 – Members’ Meeting

June 2 – Ice Cream Social

June 4, 11, 18, 25 – Backyard Kids Club at Jonathan & Amanda Philgreen’s

June 5 – Lunch With A Bunch, Bandshell Park, Picnic Area

June 9, 16, 23, 30 – Backyard Kids Club at Luke & Becca Jensen’s

June 12 – Lunch With A Bunch, Moore Memorial Park, Big Bluestem Shelter

June 19 – Inis Grove Park, Walnut Shelter

June 26 – North River Valley Park, Cottonwood Shelter

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