Latest Event Updates
Local Mission Team thanks the Seward United Methodist Church for helping sponsor their return to Haiti
by Jeanne Gee
“Mesi” ~ “di ou mesi!”
(‘Thank you ~Thank you very much !’ in Haitian Creole)
Haiti Mission Team
Mission Outeach and UMW thank you for the generous support of the Mission Trip to Thomassique, Haiti. Six hundred dollars plus many donations of luggage, clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, and volleyball equipment will express God’s love and our caring. The mission group from Seward travels July 27th – August 12th.
2015 Vacation Bible School “EVEREST” is set for July 14-16th
by Jill Eberspacher & Melissa Luebbe
Registration is now open through July 1st for the Seward United Methodist 2015 Vacation Bible School.
EVEREST Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.
VBS will be in the evenings instead of the mornings this year. Join us for an adventure of epic proportions on July 14-16th at 5:45-8:00pm. Adventurers Pre-K through 4th Grade will spend time singing, reading bible stories and having fun discovering God’s Mighty Power. This year’s VBS promises to be mountains of fun! Plus, kids walk away with a rock-solid faith that they can rely on God when life gets tough. Join our climbing team by registering today and be a part of the 2015 EVEREST VBS!
All children Pre-K (potty trained please) through entering 4th Grade are welcome for this amazing adventure that will help kids explore God’s incredible power and love for his children! You can sign-up on-line or pick up forms at the church office during business hours. There will also be forms available at the Welcome Center before and after church services on Sunday. There is no fee to attend the Seward United Methodist VBS. We do ask each child to consider donating a canned food item that will be donated to the Seward Food Pantry.
We look forwarding to uncovering God’s Mighty Power with each of you! Additional information can be found at the EVEREST site. There are even a couple of neat videos! Click on our two Everest Mascots to view the movies!
Seward United Methodist Women are hosting a Message by Mission Team members returning to Haiti
by Jeanne Gee
Thursday evening at 7:00PM May 21st the Seward United Methodist Women will be hosting five members of a missionary team who will be returning this summer to an orphanage/school in Thomassique, Haiti to witness of God’s love to the staff and students. Several years ago, our congregation contributed funds for the construction of wells so that the orphanage/school and a community of families would have clean, easily accessible water. Concordia University has been a supporter, as well as several other churches in the Seward Community, of missionary efforts in Haiti.
Members of the missionary team will be sharing information about their upcoming journey as well as ways that our congregation might be able to support their efforts. They have a slide presentation and will bring us up-to-date on the progress made by the orphanage/school.
All Seward United Methodist Women and Mission-Outreach committee members are encouraged to attend as well as other interested members of our congregation and community. The presentation will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
The Alexis Project Presents Message to Seward Godparent/Youth Groups
by Maxine Moore
On Wednesday, April 29, Seward United Methodist Church Godparent Groups were joined by Godparent Groups from St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and St. John Lutheran Church for a presentation given by Jaimi and Todd Calfee. The Calfees shared their family story of losing their daughter Alexis and her boy friend, Chris Oberg, in an accident which involved a drunk driver in 2011. Both Alexis and Chris were students at Wayne State College. The Calfees have since created The Alexis Project in her memory. This project supports scholarships and other worthy projects for young people. You can follow them on Facebook.
One hundred twenty five teenagers, their sponsors and a few other church members were in attendance for this moving presentation. The Calfee’s both stressed making good, responsible choices to the teens in attendance.
Mary and Doug Barker, 11th grade Godparent leaders at Seward United Methodist Church, arranged the presentation.
All of the photo sessions are now completed for the Seward United Methodist Member Directory 2015 edition. Thank you to all who signing up and participated. If you didn’t make any of these sessions, other options are available. Contact the church office for details ASAP if you wish to have a picture included in the 2015 directory.
According to our Lifetouch representative, we can expect the directories to be completed around September 1st.
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