The Big News this month is about Awards Sunday, Aug 24th. What fun. Over 30 children came to church services to receive certificates of participation and a small gift from the church. In spite of it being a golf tournament weekend, church attendance was great. And after church in Humeston we introduced the new games – Wii Sports, Dance Praise and 4 Square. We showed off our new video site and turned the kids loose to digitally record the day’s fun on the video camera. Check out their work at www.ourchurchvideos.com/50123/cumc.
Awards Sunday was the first time I ever remember a dinner after church keeping the kids involved and excited until 2:00 pm. Pray that we are able to roll that energy into a thriving TUF Team after school program. Are we witnessing a resurgence of interest in the things of the Lord among the children? Oh I hope so. What profit it would be to God’s Kingdom in this needful world if we could raise up a whole generation of young, enthusiastic believers.
Next month, of course, we look forward to Sept 27th and the LeRoy Harvest Festival. You gotta be there for the parade, the outdoor games, the auction, the dinner and much more. I love the auction, especially when Steve is able to get a husband and wife bidding against each other or two hungry young men raising the stakes to $75 or more on a pan of homemade cinnamon rolls. There will be the customary quilt raffle also. I have no clue what the pattern is, but it is really quite beautiful – lavender with some light yellow – a bright and cheerful addition to any bedroom. Get your tickets anytime from now on or on the 27th. A huge portion of the LeRoy church’s budget is funded by the Harvest Festival. Please come and have fun. And please come prepared to be very generous to the ministry of the church and support its continued presence in the community.
You will also be interested to know that Pastor Dale will be preaching a 10-week series on The Book of Revelation beginning Sept 14th. We will be record these sermons to be posted on our church video site noted above. He says that the book of Revelation is God’s Love Letter to the struggling churches. Come and feel the love.