May is the time for gardens, yard work, putting away winter clothes, and finishing up school projects and semesters. It can be a busy time, but as we wind down from a busy Easter season, we don’t want to lose touch. There are a few things that I wanted to mention for the remainder of the month.
Mother’s Day – May 13th we celebrate our Mothers! This is not just a day to celebrate the woman who raised you, but all of the women who have been important in your life – grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. – women who nurture and make a positive impact on your life. Each year a special collection is taken up during the service to help meet the needs of older adults. This year the collection will benefit the Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community.
Movie Nite is back!– Friday May 18 the movie “Soul Surfer” will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30. There is no charge and a concession stand will be available with proceeds going to missions. The movie is rated PG for an intense action scene and some thematic material. I haven’t seen the movie and have no idea what the “thematic material” is, so if you have young children you may want to read some reviews. (See link below to the official site.)
“Soul Surfer” is the story of a courageous young woman, a teen surfer who loses her arm to a shark attack. Bethany Hamilton, played by AnnaSophia Robb, overcomes the odds to become a champion again through her faith and determination. The movie is based on the book Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton. Released in August of 2011, in addition to Robb, the movie stars Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, and Lorraine Nicholson. You can link to the official movie page for more information or to find them on Facebook.
Beginning the following Sunday, May 20, there will be a Bible Study based on the book and the movie during the Sunday School time.
A Spanish-speaking Bible Study is held every Friday night led by the folks from Centro Christiana de Hosanna church.
The Wingate Non-fiction bookclub is not a church function, but since it is led by Carolyn and I we slip it into the church newsletter! Anyone in the community is welcome the last Friday of the month at Tokyo Bistro in Wingate. This month we are discussing The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro. Don’t let Kurt’s note in the newsletter scare you! Caro is the acclaimed writer of a series of books on LBJ, the latest of which has just been released.
Vacation Bible School will be held July 23 – 27. The theme will be Treasure Seekers! More to come.
Come join us!