Announcements for June 16


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 are using most of the same Bible content, music, crafts and themes as our traditional VBS but it is being 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.  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 for everyone to gather and enjoy lunch together at a different park every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 during the summer months.  Bring your own sack lunch and beverage and meet 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!

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

GABC WOMEN’S GATHERINGS: Please join us for an evening together on Saturday, June 22nd. We will meet at 7:15 PM at McFarland Park (6461 180th St, Ames, IA) for a prayer walk. Around 8:00 PM, we will travel to the home of Sam Young (19052 590th Ave, Nevada, IA). Our time together there will include desserts, cool drinks, and an intentional opportunity to reflect on “Gospel Good” from Galatians 6. Feel free to come for one or both parts of the evening.

We are also excited to tell you about a book discussion we will be having on July 11th at 7:30 pm at the home of Emily Jensen (2995 W. 190th St., Ames,IA). We will be reading, Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel. You can order it on Amazon or using other online vendors. The library also has the e version available for FREE using the hoopla app.  Please read and come ready to discuss! You will find questions at the end of each section to help with discussion. If you would like to bring a dessert to the discussion, please contact Emily Jensen (

SCHEDULE – June 16-22, 2019

Hospitality Team: TBD

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


Today: Backyard Kids Club, Jensen’s …………………….…….5:30-7:00 pm

Tuesday: Backyard Kids Club, Philgreen’s ……………….….6:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday: LWAB Inis Grove Park………………….12:00-1:00 pm

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

NEXT SUNDAY – June 23, 2019

Hospitality Team: TBD

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


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

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

June 19 – Lunch With A Bunch, Inis Grove Park, Walnut Shelter

June 22 – Women’s Ministry Event

June 26 – Lunch With A Bunch, North River Valley Park, Cottonwood Shelter

July 4 – Independence Day – GABC Office Closed

July 7-10 – Backyard Kids Club – Terry & Debbie Marten’s

July 10 – Lunch With A Bunch, Brookside Park, Maple Shelter

July 16, 18, 23, 25 – Backyard Kids Club – Kyle & Katie Hornberg’s

July 17 – Lunch With A Bunch, O’Neil Park, Picnic Area

July 23 – Ministry Planning Team Meeting

July 24 – Lunch With A Bunch, Daley Park & Greenbelt, Picnic Area

July 31 – Lunch With A Bunch, Roosevelt Park, Shelter

August 7 – Lunch With A Bunch, Emma McCarthy Lee Park, Butternut Shelter

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