Announcements Week of July 14

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS SHOW – Please join us to go see The Scottsboro Boys on Sunday, July 28that 2:00 p.m. at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. The Scottsboro Boys will have you tapping your toes and hollering for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African-American men accused of a crime they didn’t commit. There will be audience talkbacks about race and injustice after every performance, each led by a local educator, lawyer or civic leader.  Please purchase your tickets online at http://playhouseonpark.org/web2/Season10_20182019/mainstage_Scottsboro.html. Tickets are selling quickly! If you will be attending, please contact Mike Sames at michaelsames6@gmail.com.

SUMMER BIBLE STUDY – Summer Bible Study, “Living the Questions 2.0” DVD Series continues today, Sunday, July 14th and goes until Sept. 1st. The group will meet every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the parlor. Please contact Mike Sames, if you are interested at michaelsames6@gmail.com or at 860-658-7210.

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FAMILY LIFE EVENT
 
We will be meeting this Tuesday, July 16that Flamig Farm at 9:30 a.m. and then head on over to Tulmeadow for ice cream. It will be a fun event. All Family Life events are kid and teen friendly but are not restricted to only those with children. The Family Life committee’s goal is to bring church members together to have fun, get to know one another and celebrate being part of our SUM community. Please join us!

YOUTH GROUP EVENT
On Thursday, July 18th the Youth Group will be meeting at 10:00 a.m. to volunteer at Gifts of Love. Then at 1:30 p.m., the Youth Group will be meeting in the barn to watch The Avengers movie. 

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JULY CARILLON CONCERT
Our second summer Carillon Concert will be on Friday, July 19th at 4 p.m. with Tin-Shi Tam, a composer and professor of music at Iowa State University. All are welcome to attend this free concert. Please bring a picnic to enjoy outside while listening or come up to the carillon tower to meet Tin-Shi Tam and watch as she plays.

SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL
We welcome children ages 3-10 years to join us for SUM summer Church School on July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th & 11th. Children will meet in Creative Cove after the children’s moment. We hope to see you soon!

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COVENANT TO CARE BACKPACK DRIVE
It’s time to start planning our annual backpack drive supporting children in need. Covenant to Care for Children (CCC) has once again, asked if we could provide LL Bean backpacks for the kids. Last year, we were able to supply close to 74. Let’s try to match or exceed that number this year! Please be on the lookout for an LL Bean summer sale of backpacks with free shipping. As always, comparable brand backpacks are also appreciated. If it is easier for you to donate and not shop, please write a check out to SUMC and write “CCC Backpack” in the memo line. If giving cash, please write “CCC Backpack” on the envelope. Both donations can be dropped in the Sunday plate. A collection box for the backpacks will be located in Wesley Hall in the beginning of August or you may drop them by the LLI office anytime. The collection deadline is Sunday, August 11th. Thank you for your contribution.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY?
Calling all crafters!! We need your help to start preparing for our annual Christmas Workshop, where children can come and buy presents for their loved ones. We are looking for any homemade crafts such as Christmas ornaments, hand knit hats, beaded jewelry, etc. We can get together and have fun crafting through the “lazy days of summer!” Please contact Heather Kaliden at rockwood7777@yahoo.comfor more information. There will be updates as we get closer to December. Thank you.

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CT DISTRICT ADVANCED LAY SERVANT COURSE
There will be an advanced lay servant course offered on July 20thand 27thfrom 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at West Hartford UMC. There is no charge for this course. If you are interested, flyers will be on the kiosk in Wesley Hall.  

KITS FOR KIDS SUMMER PARTY
There will be a summer party fundraiser in honor of Kits for Kids on Saturday, July 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Jan & Dick Johnston’s home (29 Ridge Road, Simsbury). They will have antique cars, garden tours, cookies & lemonade and good friends like you! Come join us for this fun event. Please call Jan & Dick at 860-658-6692 if you plan on attending.

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USHERS NEEDED
The Worship committee is looking for men and women to serve as ushers. If you enjoy greeting people and helping throughout the service, consider being an usher! Training is provided. Contact Ed Hamilton at EdHamCT@gmail.comor Sandy Lipscomb at shlipscomb@aol.com.  Thank you!


July 7, 2019

 Worship Attendance = 117

Church School = 12


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