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Pastor's Letter


May 5, 2016
Dear Friends,
   As you may have noticed, the story of the father with two sons is one of my favorites. I think its attraction is that we see bits of ourselves in each character. So this Sunday, what part of ourselves might we see in the elder brother? You need not be an older sibling to see how the older brother's response, to the festivities around his younger brother's return, may resonate with some of us.      
   This Sunday is Mother's Day. We will pray for moms and all women who provide the nurturing presence of God's love to those around them. The men's group will provide a pancake breakfast between worship services. Donations are welcomed.  
    As Christ's body we are 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? I look forward to worshiping this you this Sunday.
Yours in Christ,

Weekly Announcements

What's Happening This Week
THIS SATURDAY, May 7th -   White Elephant Sale, 8:00 am - 2:00pm. Come and discover treasures.  
Sunday, May 8th Worship @ 8:45am and 11:15am, Series: The Wanderer -Part III. Message: The Resentful Son .
10:00am  Adult Small Group studying, "The Story"
                   Sunday school for children and youth
Tuesday, May 10th   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
May 14th, 9:00am to 2:00pm - Join us for a little while as we collect food at the Wellington Giant. Food donations will go to the food bank at SERVE.   We need your help!  

Coming Attractions
May 22nd   We celebrate Pentecost this Sunday at both services. In celebration you are invited to wear something red.
    @10:00am -   Begins A 4-session class on Spiritual Gifts, led by Pastor Linda.  What are spiritual gifts? How are we called to use them? Discover what your spiritual gifts are.
May 29th - Contemporary Worship at both services
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 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 - 15th - Vacation Bible School, 9:30am to noon
A link to sign-up as a volunteer and register children can be found on the website.


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