Federated Board Receives Training
Members of the church's Federated Board spent several hours "in retreat" on Sunday, June 11, discussing and learning what it means to be a deacon or elder. Service to others and service to church is a key to board member expectations. Also discussed: our multi-denominational nature and what that means for worship, fellowship and governance among other things.
Stefan Miller Graduates
Stefan Miller, son of member Deneene Miller, graduated from Carlinville High School over Memorial Day weekend. He was presented with a traditional, personalized blanket from the church in celebration of his accomplishment. Stefan plans to attend Lewis & Clark Junior College and study biology.
"Take It to Town" Involves the Community
More than 70 people volunteered for the June 3 "Take It to Town" volunteer service day, working at sites that included nursing homes, the Carlinville grade school, Loveless Park, and Beaver Dam State Park. Jobs included garden work, general cleanup, painting, and clearing brush. Thanks to all who gave their time on Saturday!
Taize Worship to resume in September
Taize-style worship is offered on the first and third Sunday evenings of the month between September and the end of May. Conducted by candlelight, the service of chants, prayers and silence is popular with those who enjoy contemplative worship. Watch for announcements of the service's resumption in September.
Lunch Bunch Mission Project Resumes
The annual "Lunch Bunch" program has resumed and is underway for the months of June and July. Free lunches are provided to children and their families during the week days. Originated at the Federated Church, other community churches are recruited to provide volunteer servers each week. For information about Lunch Bunch, contact the church office at 217.854.3031.