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The slides above are activities from our 100th anniversary of our building celebration.

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U.S. Special Olympian Brings Home Gold!!

Jonathan Mies returned to a hero’s welcome home on Sunday, July 8.  He was paraded through the village of New Berlin with a firetruck escort down streets lined with cheering, flag-waving fans.

Jonathan, 38-years old, participated in the swimming events at the U.S. Special Olympic games held in Seattle, Washington from July 1 to July 6.  He brought home the Gold Medal in the 400-meter freestyle and the 400 medley relay. He also brought home a Silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke.   Jonathan will be the Grand Marshal at the Waverly Picnic Parade held in August.

The USA Games showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities and the impact of Special Olympics through world-class competition, inspirational experiences, and modeling inclusion for all.

For information on the games, teams, and event results go to:  www.specialolympicsusagames.org

Pastor’s Bible Study!!

The Friday morning Bible study resumes Friday, July 13. We will consider a different Psalm at each session. For the first session on July 13 we discuss Psalm 150. (There are no Psalms about superstition. Praise the Lord!) We will not only consider the Biblical context of the Psalm, but will look at other ways that the Psalm has an effect on our lives as well as references to contemporary culture. We always have great discussions at these studies and hope that you feel invited to be a part of this fellowship. These discussions are always open to all points of view.

Please join us on Friday mornings starting July 13 at 9:00 AM for the Pastor’s Bible Study.

Everyone is welcome and all points of view are welcome. Please Join Us!

If you would like more information call Pastor Mark at 720-5464 or just stop by!

Join us for this engaging Bible study every Friday at 9:00 a.m. or on Sunday mornings during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday School hour. The study is meeting in the nursery and parents are invited to bring small children.

Do One Thing!

Do 1 Thing seeks to ensure that everyone has access to information about risk and vulnerability, allowing them to make informed decisions; and access to resources that can help them become better disaster decision makers.

The goal of Do1Thing for this month (July) is: Be aware of and prepare for your family’s unique needs.

Every household is different. Is there an infant or young child in your home? Does someone in your family have a medical condition that requires medication? Do you have a pet? Before disaster strikes, talk to your family about your household’s unique needs. Make a list of special items you may need in a disaster.

These are the things to choose from to do:

  1. Talk with family members to identify your household’s unique needs.
  2. Make a plan to make sure pets are taken care of in a disaster.
  3. If you or someone in your household has a disability, create an evacuation plan that works for them.

More information is available at the church or at http://do1thing.com

Stay tuned for more information about these activities that will help us as individuals and families, as well as our congregation and the Waverly community.

“12 months, 12 things – Small Steps Toward Being Prepared for an Emergency”

This year’s Vacation Bible School at the Waverly First United Methodist Church will be held each Sunday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m., June 3 through August 5.

The VBS theme is Rolling River Rampage: Experiencing the Ride of a Lifetime with God. The set will feature a camping emphasis with plenty of outdoor fun, crafts, and music.

Our Rafting Ready Bible verse is “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” – Isaiah 43:2. With Jesus we can experience Adventure, Acceptance, Joy, Rest and Peace on the River of Life.

Our VBS program is open to all youth ages 3 through those just finishing the 5th Grade. All are welcome.

For Questions or to Pre-register, please call Mary Jo Suter, 435-5921

**Check out our VBS page under the “Ministries” Tab**

All are Welcome in the name of Christ!