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July 16th, 2017

SPECIAL OFFERING THIS MORNING: Our summer special offering will be shared with our Youth Missions. There are envelopes in the welcome books for you to use. Please make checks payable to St. James UMC with "Youth Missions" on the memo line. Your support will help send our high school UMYF students to ASP this month.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is this Wednesday. As school and church programs return from summer break, please remember to let the church family know what your ministry has in store for the month. Please get your articles and updates in to Martha in the office by noon. Thanks!

UMW YARD SALE TRAINING TODAY: There will be a meeting of all UMW Yard Sale volunteers today, 3:00-4:30 pm in the Library. We would like to use this time to address some changes that we're making from previous yard sales, and to figure where best to use our volunteers. Please come join us if you are interested in helping with the yard sale on August 19!

BBQ WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT: We are holding an organizational workshop meeting for the September BBQ fundraiser today at 6pm in Room 12. This is going to be our church's biggest fundraiser of the year, so we need all the volunteers we can get! Please sign up on the clipboard wall to attend the workshop so we can get everyone assigned to the area they'd like to work in. The BBQ will be held on Friday, September 22. For questions, contact Sharon Johnson.

MUDCATS BASEBALL GAME - PLAY BALL! Everyone is invited to join Family Life's annual night with the Carolina Mudcats on Friday, July 28 at 7pm at Five County Stadium. The cost per person is $7. Please sign up in the church lobby so we know how many tickets to purchase. Tickets may be picked up either in the church office for several days preceding the game, or at the Will Call area at the stadium the day of the game. Come join us for some baseball, maybe a hot dog or popcorn, and some fellowship with our friends!

TROPICAL SUNDAY: On Sunday, July 30, we will Take It Tropical! in each of our worship services that morning and will have a church-wide luncheon after worship to enjoy the company of our church community, along with some wonderful tropical entertainment! Wear your tropical best to worship in the morning and stay for lunch at noon! Our United Methodist Men are preparing a tropical luncheon for the church, and our ukulele ministry is going to provide mealtime entertainment! Please plan to contribute the amount you would spend if you were to eat lunch at a restaurant!

GARDEN UPDATE: Total poundage donated as of 7/12 is 381.47 lbs. At present, UMW is in the lead followed by Young Families. Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for our cleaning day. Our next one is August 5; please feel free to come out and help!

STAN WHITT GOLF CLASSIC IS 3 WEEKS AWAY! Please join us for our 10th Annual Stan Whitt Golf Tournament, on August 5th at Wil-Mar Golf Club. If you have not registered, please do so TODAY! Don't miss out on a great day of fun, fellowship and golf! Registration forms are on the clipboard wall in the lobby. If you have any questions, please contact Milburn Holbrook or Betsy Ferrell.

ARMENIA AGAPE CHRISTMAS BOXES: It's time for Christmas in July again! Let's share our love and good fortune to brighten a child's life in Armenia this Christmas. Our goal this year is 70 boxes - we can do it! Please check out the display in the lobby to sign up for a box, get a shopping list, or get more information. Contact Ed & Kay Smallwood.

NEW CHURCH KEYS: Please see Martha in the office during regular office hours to sign out a new church key. Keys will be distributed based on need and church offices held. Please drop your old keys in the blue box on the volunteer desk in the office.

CALLING ALL YOUTH! Pilgrimage 2017 is just 4 months away! If you would like to go this year, please sign up on the youth bulletin board. If you have any questions, please see Randy Kerr.

KIDS CLUB & YOUTH PARENTS: We will have a combined meeting on August 6th at 4:00 pm in Montague Hall. All parents are urged to attend as we will be talking about upcoming fall events and activities. If you have any questions, please see Amy Biggers, Randy Kerr, or Betsy Ferrell.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES NOTES:

  • St. James Preschool needs classroom brooms. If you are willing to donate a new broom to use in the classrooms (we need a total of 3), we would greatly appreciate it!
  • There are two more weeks of Summer Camp to take advantage of! Please join us July 31-August 4 for "Draw, Splatter, Mold" and/or August 7-11 for "Hang Ten." Enjoy the last weeks of summer with fun activities and friends!
  • There will be a Sunday School teacher meeting on Sunday, August 20. Please plan on joining us at noon for our Lunch and Learn program where we will discuss the upcoming fall classes.
  • St. James UMC is looking to add two new workers to our part-time nursery staff. These people will need to be available on rotating Sundays to provide nursery care during all three worship services. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Kris Johnson to get a full job description and more information.