New to our newsletter each month will be a list of those who are not able to attend worship or be at other church activities frequently, our shut-ins and those in senior care facilities. If you have someone we could place on our list please let us know. We are doing this to encourage you to send cards or place phone calls, pray for, or if possible a visit to them occasionally. Your time, care and love will bring joy into their lives.
Recently Claybanks United Methodist Church welcomed Bob and Karen Pleasant as members of our church. Should anyone else like to become a member and/or be baptized please contact Pastor Gary or Edythe Brown our Membership Chairperson.
UMW News – Strawberry Social
Mark your calendars, here it comes! The date for the renewal of our Strawberry Social is rapidly approaching – Friday the Thirteenth – August! Nothing but good luck! Some of you may have already seen the sign out front announcing the happy event.
Congregants hone your baking skills if you are willing or so inclined. We happily accept baked goods of all types for the bake sale held that day. Also there have been donations of garden produce in the past to sell for the UMW. What a “yummy” time we will have!
Also, if you can help on the day of the social as a waitress or in any capacity, please remember to sign up. The sheet for signing is on the back table of the fellowship hall nearest the sanctuary.
Spread the word far and wide that the Claybanks United Methodist Church will once more fellowship with one and all over strawberries with your choice of biscuits, ice cream or “the works”!
Church Family Meal – On Sunday August 8th we will have Teen Challenge join our worship with testimonies and a message. Following worship, we will join together for a church family meal. It has been a long time since we have been able to eat and be together in this kind of event. Hamburgers and hotdogs cooked on our grill will be provided. We ask that those who are able bring a dish to share. Please plan to be with us as we eat and fellowship together.
Worship – During the last of the summer and into the fall we are asking those who have would like to provide some fresh cut flowers from their yard to bring them on Sunday mornings to add a little color to our sanctuary. No reservations are needed just bring them when you come. We will place them around our worship area and on stands.