Volunteers are needed for the Journey for Jordan Cycling Event on Monday, June 25 beginning at 9:00 am.
You may volunteer for grilling, cooking or serving lunch, setting up tables and chairs or clean up. To sign up and learn more about volunteering with
, please contact
Balancing the Scales (Meramec Elementary School):
It won't be long before our newest adventure, Reading Camp (July 23 - 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm), will host a program for 20 to 30 Meramec students to help develop reading skills, as well as provide a positive, nurturing environment and rewarding relationships. To make Reading Camp a success we need an army of volunteers! To be a reading buddy, to help with meals, transportation, and other tasks, please contact Pastor Brenda Stobbe at
to volunteer or sign up
You don't need teaching experience for Reading Camp, just a desire to do something special for some sweet kids. Please let Pastor Brenda or Susan Logsdon know as soon as possible if you will participate. It's going to be exciting!
Balancing the Scales Mission Liaison
When we're asked to help others, sometimes we perform specific tasks, sometimes we just show up. A group of us showed up at the Pre-K and Kindergarten graduation for our Meramec Elementary school friends. We became the students that morning.
The Meramec students were dressed in their best white dress up clothes, hair was combed and fancy, shoes were tied, everyone was well-behaved. The kids marched on stage before a packed school cafeteria, received their advancement certificates, performed a couple of songs and then joined family and friends in their classrooms. However, the cafeteria was small and not air conditioned so despite the open basement-level windows, the packed room was very hot and humid. And, the cafeteria ladies needed to prepare for lunch so we had to listen over the sounds of microwaves, ovens, pots and pans, etc. Then, the sound system decided to NOT work. No microphones, just people trying to shout over background noise. Many of us "west county" parents would have been, at the very least, disappointed that the school had not been more prepared and would have demanded better. But everyone clapped and cheered and celebrated like they were in the most elegant of ballrooms. The students were thrilled with the attention. And, those of us from Living Word learned that we were honored to be a part of the joyful celebration.
Sure, we want to make this better next year. But there's always something to celebrate when we work together to accomplish God's will.
Balancing the Scales Volunteer
For more information and to volunteer for Balancing the Scales (Meramec Elementary) contact Carol Jobe at