Weekly Announcements – June 7, 2017

This week in worship:

Date: 11-Jun
Theme: Go! Invite People to Christ
Plan: Scott Sloan & Amber Pope
Speak: Special Service
Piano: Heather Featherstone

PA:  Brad McMillian
Acting Deacon: Dean Speer
PPT: Amy Ragland
Nursery: Robyn Harper
Greeters: Amy & Mary Ragland

Special Music:

Happy Birthday to the following people this week:
Penny H (June 12)
Jared C (June 14)

New announcements are purple.

Don’t forget – the worship committee is looking for people to volunteer to plan/preside and speak for the services for the year. The schedule is now located on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  Find a theme that speaks to you and sign up on the sheets.
Summer Schedule.  Fellowship with refreshments 9:30 – 10:15.  Plan to fellowship with each other …a simple get to know you activities will be planned each week …please sign up for refreshments on the bulletin board outside the kitchen.   This will be a great way to share our story with each other and grow in our relationships to enhance our mission of sharing Christ in this personal way….and fun too.
Reunion 2017 is just around the corner!  We are excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Whispering Pines with the AZ Mission Center on June 23rd – 28th.  Whispering Pines is an amazing place that holds many special memories.  Reunion 2017 will be an opportunity for many of us to return to this special place and some will be seeing it for the very first time.  We will all participate in new experiences, develop and deepen relationships with God and each other.  Each one of us will enjoy a part of what Community of Christ has to offer in the beautiful mountains of Prescott, AZ.  We look forward to what the future will bring to Whispering Pines and to the AZ Mission Center.   We are so lucky to have our campground in such a beautiful and unique part of Arizona and are eager to share some of this uniqueness with you.  Reunion looks to be an unforgettable experience with Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking/Canoeing, Golfing, 25+ class topics, children’s program, campfires, games, recreation, dancing, good food, fellowship, out of state guests, worship, talent show, and guest ministry with Scott Murphy and Larry McGuire.  There will truly be something for everybody.  As of the 1st of June, we have 98 people who have registered to be at Reunion.  Please take a few minutes and register online even if you just plan on coming to Whispering Pines for 1 day or the entire time.  We need to get an accurate count for our cooks as well as knowing how many of our cool souvenirs we need to purchase for our participants. Hope to see you there!   

Online Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/uSOjnUAv48C34rk43.
 
 
Todd (Son of John & Judi W) who we nearly lost 2 years ago did his first Para-Triathlon in Hammond, Indiana last week end. It was Leon’s World’s Fastest Triathlon and you can find Todd’s picture and story on the www.chicagotribune.com if you would like to see how far he has com.  It is a wonderful story and we are so proud of him and Karla who has been by his side every step of the way from the time he was in a coma to know.   May God bless her and Todd for their very hard work.
 
There are a couple of new columns on our worship schedule.  Want to provide special ministry (music, dance, poetry), sign up in the “Special Music” column.  Able and willing to serve communion?  Sign up in the “Server” column.  I’d like to see servers (at least 4 each communion) signed up for the rest of the year and at least 2-3 Special music opportunities each month.
 
Sunday, June 11 – 7:00am – 12:00pm @ TBW – Arizona United Blood Services Bus will be here.  See Kyle B. to set up a donation appointment.
 
Sunday, June 18, at Phoenix Central, starting at 9:15am – All TBW attendees are encouraged to head over to Phx Central to visit with Presiding Bishop and Member of First Presidency Stassi Cramm.  The service will be more of a town-hall meeting where individuals can ask questions of Stassi. There will not be regular services at TBW.  Diane Sloan will have a prayer and testimony service for those that don’t want to attend this event.  The schedule on Sunday, June 18th is as follows:
            9:15 – 9:30:  Fellowship – coffee and donuts
           9:45 – 11: 00:  Town Hall with Stassi Cramm
           11:00 – 1:00:   Salad Lunch buffet (please bring a salad to share)

 
Summer Camps!
June 3 16-22 – Sr. High camp (grades 9, 10, 11, & 12) – Buckhorn Camp, Idyllwild CA)
June 23-28 – Family Reunion at Whispering Pines
July 2-8 – Jr High Camp (grade 6, 7, & 8) at Whispering Pines.
July 4-8 – Jr Came (grades 3, 4, & 5) at Whispering Pines
July 21-29 – SPEC at Graceland University
 
Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open.  If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge?  Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner.  Want a different month?  Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”.  The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than Noon on Wednesdays.

 

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