August Calendar of Events

Vacation Bible Study (VBS) is scheduled for August 20-24, 9am-noon for children entering K through 6th grade. The theme this year is Game ON / Gearing up For Life's Big Game. On Monday, registration will begin at 8:45 - registration fee of $10 per child and $25 for a family of 3 or more. For more information or to preregister please call Flora @ 978-356-2061 or the church @ 978-356-2010. If no answer, please leave a message with your name and your phone number. The closing ceremony begins at 11:30 on Friday the 24th.

Many thanks to Gina & Dan Persson for filling in as music leaders while Yuching is on vacation.

The Board of Christian Education is the process of updating the library downstairs. If anyone has relevant Christian books, DVDs - fiction, studies, daily readings, etc - that they would like to share, please give them to someone on the Board of Christian Ed or feel free to put them in the library downstairs.

Small Group Studies will continue in September with a six-week study based on the book "A Change of Pastors....and How it Affects Change in the Congregation" by Loren Mead. Days/times for the groups will be announced closer to the fall.

Nursery is available year-round for infants through age 4 during the worship service. Junior Church (during the sermon) is available year-round for ages 4 through 2nd grade. Please note that there is no Jr. Church on Communion Sunday.

Are you praying persistently, boldly and believingly for someone or something that God has laid upon your heart and mind?

Ipswich Dinner Bell - a FREE community meals program serves meals at the Masonic Hall (Topsfield Road) from 5:00-6:00 pm every Monday evening. The meal is available to everyone and is prepared by members of local churches and the community. See Merrily or Sue for additional information.

Food Offerings for the Ipswich Food Pantry may be donated any Sunday. There is a container in the entryway for this offering. Specific foods that are always kept in stock include: cereal, mac & cheese, peanut butter and baked beans. Other items, including baby food & formula, are also welcome.