Missionary Guest Speaker

As a retired International Ministries missionary to India, Sandra Schoeninger now lives in Pennsylvania and serves as a Special Assistant for International Ministries, ABCUSA.  She spends her summers at American Baptist Assembly/Green Lake Conference Center where she manages the Country Store.  Sandy will come and speak to us here at Memorial on the morning of Sunday, September 27.  We will hear about her mission experiences.  Following the worship service, there will be a potluck meal providing an opportunity to interact with Sandy.  Watch for details and look forward to meeting Sandy; enjoy learning from her!

Vacation Bible School

outback-rock-weekend-vbs-2015-logoAll kids are invited to join us for a weekend Vacation Bible School August 28th-30th!  This year’s theme is “Outback Rock: Where Kids Venture into Solid Faith”.  The times are 6:00-8:30 PM on Friday, August 28th, and 2:00-4:30 PM on Saturday, August 29th.  On Sunday, August 30th, the kids will share what they learned in Sunday morning worship at 10:00.

Jen Koenigs is still looking for a few volunteers to help out.  We need someone who can help lead games with the kids and someone who can take pictures to share with the congregation on Sunday morning.

Gabrielle has registration forms in the office; pre-registration will help Jen plan ahead for crafts and snacks.  We encourage kids to invite their friends!  If you have questions or would like to volunteer or register your child, contact the church office.

Yard Sale and Brat Fry

Our annual Yard Sale and Brat Fry is coming up on Saturday, July 11th, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This fun event includes food, music and lots of good deals!  Funds raised by the event will go to three organizations: Parent LIFE of Badgerland Youth for Christ (http://badgerlandyfc.org/ministries/ministry_page/parent_life/), which works with expectant and parenting teens; the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation(http://www.umdf.org/); and Heart For Lebanon (http://www.heartforlebanon.org/), which serves Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Beirut and the Beka’a Valley in Lebanon.  Invite your friends!

Summer Fellowship Events

Beans & Booms ‑ 5:00 PM Saturday, July 4th, at Lakeside Park, near the intersection of Doty Street and Frazier Drive.  Come hang out for food and fellowship before the fireworks!  We will bring a small portable grill and some hot dogs; bring whatever you’d like to grill and something to share, as well as your own lawn chair and beverage.  Come anytime after 5:00 for food, or join us later for fireworks.

Yard Sale and Brat Fry ‑ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday, July 11th, at church.  Donated items may be left in the downstairs Fellowship Hall.

Annual Baseball Outing ‑ Friday, August 14th at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Timber Rattlers are playing the Peoria Chiefs, with fireworks after the game.  Sign up on the bulletin board in the entryway by July 21st if you would like to attend.  Tickets cost $10.50/person ($8.00 for handicap seating).  Tailgating starts at 4:30 PM; the game is at 7:05.  Talk to Rick Behlke for more details.