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Pastor's Letter
 
May 28, 2016

Dear Friends,
Who are the people who have had a significant influence on your life? Whose wisdom and guidance has helped to shape you?  This Sunday we will continue to look at the work of the Holy Spirit and reflect on the ways the Holy Spirit influences our life.  This Sunday, both worship services will be contemporary in style and music. 
This weekend is also Memorial Day weekend where, for many, it is the unofficial start of summer.  However, Memorial Day has a much more significant meaning.  It is a day set a part for remembering people who have lost their lives in combat, as they have served this country.  We want to remember and give thanks for their sacrifice and pray God's continued comfort for loves ones who grieve..  At both worship services, we will lift up the names of those you have shared, who have fallen in combat. 
As Christ's body, we are blessed to be a blessing to our neighbors around us.  There are people in our community who do not have a church home.  God is calling each of us to reach out to them.   Please be in prayer.  How is God asking you to reach out?   You all continue in my prayers.
Yours in Christ,
Linda

PS - On June 5th - Graduation Sunday.  We will recognize graduates from High School and College. 
Please submit names of graduates and the high school or college from which they are graduating to office@buckhall-umc.org .

Weekly Announcements

What's Happening This Week
 
Sunday, May 22:
Worship @ 8:45am and 11:15am,  Message:  A True Friend.  Both services will be contemporary in style.
 
In remembrance of Memorial Day, we will also read the names of fallen heroes, which you have shared. 

10:00am  A 4-session class on Spiritual Gifts continues, led by Pastor Linda.    What are spiritual gifts?  How are we called to use them?  Discover what your spiritual gifts are.   (meeting in the Gathering Room)

Also @ 10:00am  - Adult Small Group studying, "The Story"
-        Sunday school for children and youth
 
Tuesday, May 31st:   
12:30pm to 3:00pm,@ Panera's on Liberia.  Join Pastor Linda for coffee and conversation.  What's on your mind? 

6:30pm Choir Rehearsal
 
Looking Ahead

June 1st -  begins a Book Study @ Panera's on Liberia @ 6:30pm
                Half-Truths:  God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and other things the bible doesn't say 
by Adam Hamilton.   Join us for dinner and conversation. 
Cost of the book is $10.00.   Please register in the hallway.  
 
June 1st -  United Methodist Women Spring Potluck Dinner @ Marilyn Lucas' home. 
 
June 5th - Graduation Sunday.  We will recognize graduates from High School and College.  Please submit names of graduates and the high school or college from which they are graduating to   office@buckhall-umc.org
 
 July 11th - 15thVacation Bible School,  9:30am to noon. 

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