April 26, 2015

Haiti Missions trip - June 19-23 *A group of about 15 *RED students, Pastor Dan, and some additional famililies are headed to Haiti in a couple of months to join No Child Hungry in their ministry to orphans. Estimated cost is $1,000/person. Fund-raising is underway, and donations are being accepted to help underwrite the cost of the trip. Mark your offering envelope “Haiti Missions” if you would like to contribute.

*BLOODMOBILE *You probably noticed the Big Red Bus when you drove onto our property this morning. Even if you didn’t sign up in advance for a specific appointment time, you can still donate blood. Check with the staff on the bus to see if they have an opening. Don’t miss this chance to *BE THE CHURCH* in our community.

*VBS – JULY 20-24, 9 AM – 12 NOON *It's that of year again. VBS is in the making. Mark your calendars and gear up for a fun trip. We are headed to Camp Kilimanjaro. We will soon be asking for volunteers to help guide our children through this jungle safari, so check your calendars, and get ready to be a part of this fantastic journey. Camp Kilimanjaro coming soon!

30-HOUR FAMINE *RED* students participated in a 30-hour famine over this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, they went 30 hours without eating as an exercise to help them better understand the plight of children around the world spend every day hungry. Part of their purpose is also to raise support funds for the upcoming Haiti missions trip. Having experienced a small taste of “famine,” they will lead the worship service this morning. Listen for what God has taught them this weekend, and follow as they lead us in worshipping our Savior.

*TODAY IS GREAT COMMISSION SUNDAY! *You received a brochure/envelope last week, and hopefully, come today prepared with how God would have you participate above and beyond your regular tithe in spreading the Gospel around the world through the ministry of the international C&MA. If you left your envelope at home, pick up another one this morning.

*REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY *Remember that we continue to support The Bridges of America and Clarcona Elementary with our gifts of practical items. Please bring:

For the Bridges of America, *razors & shave cream, toothbrushes & toothpaste, *soap, shampoo, deodorant,* comb/hair brush, *toilet paper

For Clarcona Elementary: *liquid hand soap, paper towels,* *disinfecting wipes & spray, tissues, pencils, big erasers, crayons, markers, **glue sticks*

FINANCES *4/20/2015 – YTD DATA*

BUDGET $25,165

General Fund Income & OTHER DESIGNATED INCOME $29,094




EXPENSES $30,125