Back to School


School is almost back in session and I appreciate all of our teachers who invest in the children of our community. Keep them in prayer and shower them with encouragement. This year all of our kids will be in school. Wow, that’s hard to believe! Michelle, our youngest, will be entering kindergarten and Tyler, our oldest, will be entering the ninth grade. The rest of our kids fall somewhere in the middle.

This Sunday will be your last opportunity to sign up for our next Connection Group session. The Financial Peace class is now closed but there are still great options available. You can sign up this Sunday at the Information Table located in the back of the Sanctuary. Book cost is $10 each, and is collected the first week the group meets (August 16).

Join us for the Annual All Church Pool Party on Sunday evening, August 16 from 5:30-7:30 at the Newton Public Pool. Free swimming, pulled pork and chips will be provided. Bring your swimsuit, a side dish or dessert to share and your family, friends and neighbors.

If you are interested in learning more about attending the 2016 adult mission trip to Bangkok, Thailand, please join us either this Sunday, August 9th or Wednesday, August 12th at 7pm. Our IMPACT youth mission group will be sharing about their recent experience in Denver this Sunday (August 9) from 9:30-10:30am in the JAM room located on the first floor. You will want to come and discover how young lives were changed during their trip.

Opportunity to serve: We need someone in our church to oversee meals four weeks a year for the Homeless Shelter. You wouldn’t cook all of the meals, instead, you would recruit and organize people in our church to provide them. If you are interested, please contact Ron Flickinger ( for more information.

I love being your Pastor! Have a GREAT week!

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