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The slides above are the activities taking place this week .

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“ROAR! Finale

Life is Wild      God is Good

We started Sunday, August 4, just as we did every Sunday morning during our VBS with our theme song. On this Sunday during our Roar! Finale Worship held at 10:30 a.m. we asked that you join us in singing and having fun with the songs just as we did during our VBS time.

Our Stories during our VBS were about “CHANGE.”  We learned about the many changes the Israelites faced as they sought their freedom from the Egyptian Pharaoh. We made “Bricks” to remind us of the hard labor the Israelites were forced to do. They faced many more changes as they wandered for 40 years until they reached the Promised Land. We talked about the many changes in our lives – some good, some sad, some scary and some unfair but always God is with us.

Every other Sunday, we learned about an animal from Africa. We learned about the “rhino, the hooper bird, the Cape buffalo, the lion, and the giraffe.” Our stories were from the country of Zambia, where we also learned about the lives of five real kids and their families. We learned about their hardships, their blessings, and their faith in God. We, too, have many blessings.

Our Mission Project for the VBS was called, “Operation Kid-to-Kid.” This Project helps provide expecting and new mothers and their babies with vitamins, medicine, and the care they need for the first 1000 days. The cost for each mother and baby’s care during this time is $10.00.  We collected $__256.63____ so we will be able to help provide for ____26_______ new mothers and babies.

(Thanks to our children who contributed to this project)

“Waverly Picnic Dessert Booth Time”

The Methodist Women’s Group will again have a dessert booth at the Waverly Picnic. The picnic will be held on August 22, 23, and 24th (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) this year. This is always a very good fund raiser for our group. During the past few years we have been able to donate to several local groups. A few of these groups are:

Waverly Volunteer Fire Department

Waverly Library

Waverly Loyal Senior Center

American Legion Building Fund

Midwest Mission Distribution Center

Franklin/Waverly Military Boxes

Jr. Women’s Club Community Easter Egg Hunt

We have also helped some of our Methodist youth with school trips and other needs of our congregation when needed.

In order for us to serve food at the picnic we must work with the Morgan County Health Department. It is required that each piece of dessert we sell has a label on the bottom listing all ingredients and the name and address of who made the dessert.

The Dessert Tent will be open all three days of the picnic with the hours of operation being:

Thursday, August 22: 5:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.

Friday, August 23: 5:00 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 24: (After the Parade) 1:00 p.m. to Close of Picnic