Wednesday, April 16th—
Dorcas/Ruth Circle will meet at Adair U.M.C. at 1:30 P.M. with hostess Laura Smith.
Martha Circle will meet at Casey U.M.C. at 7:00 P.M.
Esther Circle will meet at Adair U.M.C. at 7:00 P.M. with hostesses Megan and Sandy Farnsworth.
Thursday, April 17th—Deborah/Mary Circle will meet at Casey U.M.C. at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, April 18th & Saturday, April 19th—"Just Give Me Jesus" meetings at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Friday's meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. and Arena doors open at 5:30 P.M.
Saturday's meeting begins at 8:30 A.M. and Arena doors open at 7:00 A.M.
Both days are free.
Sunday, April 20th—5th Sunday of Easter—Our colors are white or gold.
The scripture readings for this day are:
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 (UMH 764)
1 Peter 2:2-10
This day is a celebration of the Festival of God's Creation.
Today is Casey Lutheran Church Staley's Chicken dinner. We KNOW that's good.
Today the DOUBLE DIGIT YOUTH GROUP will have a meeting at the Casey City Hall. Don't forget — 2:30 to 4:00. Come and see what's COOL today.
Monday, April 21st—This is Pastor Lynn's scheduled day off.
The Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Tuesday, April 22nd—Adair U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Today is the Adair Trustee meeting at 7:00 PM at the Adair UMC.
Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th—Convocation, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities — Leaders Continuing Education.
Wednesday, April 23rd through Friday, May 2nd—General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sunday, April 27th—There will be a Potato Bar - Fund Raiser to sponsor "Kids to Camp".
Following lunch on this day, Casey U.M.C. is having a clean up day. Don't forget your yard gloves, rakes, cleaning supplies, and maybe some elbow grease.
Mission Focus is on the "Pet (Personal Energy Transportation) Project." These small, simple vehicles are used to give injured or invalid people a way to become mobile.
Designed for use in developing areas with few or no paved roads, PET resembles a three wheeled, low riding, hand cranked bicycle. They are simply constructed of steel and wood with three wheel barrow wheels to navigate rough terrain. Users turn the cranks by hand and can move along at about 3 miles per hour. There is a simple hand brake.
The gift of mobility makes it possible for people who can't walk, to attend school, seek medical care, start businesses, and recover their dignity.
PET International was begun in 1994 by a Methodist minister named Mel West. He built the vehicles in his garage after learning about land mine victims and polio victims who were bedfast because they had no way to get around. Each unit costs about $250 to build and ship. For more information go to www.petinternational.org, or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CALL TO SERVICE
THE SOUTHWEST DISTRICT NEEDS REPRESENTATIVES FOR A NUMBER OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. IF YOU KNOW OF LAITY IN OUR CONGREGATION WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SERVING A FOUR YEAR TERM ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL OR CALL THE OFFICE.
COMMITTEES NEEDING LAITY VOLUNTEERS
••••• Hispanic Ministries
••••• BGOM Standing Committee on Volunteers in Mission
••••• BGOM Standing Committee on Nigeria Project
••••• Board of Higher Education & Ministries
••••• Commission on Religion & Race
THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH (18 OR YOUNGER) TO SERVE ON ANY OF THE ABOVE COMMITTEES.
Another busy week! Thank you for
helping with our big stack of tasks.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God Bless and Keep You,