The slides above are the activities taking place this week .

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 Psalm Bible Study!!

On Friday Mornings at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. We will consider a different Psalm at each session. 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 any Friday or Sunday morning. 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 (August) is: To have the ability to communicate with family members during a disaster.

Today we have more ways to speak with one another than ever before. We are used to staying in touch with cell phones, internet, and email, but disasters can change things. These devices may not be available. Cell phone towers quickly become overloaded with people trying to reach friends and family. If the power is out at your home, cordless phones, internet, and email will not work either.

Do one or all of these things:

  1. Have a phone with a cord and a car charger for your cell phone standing by in case of a power failure.
  2. Develop a plan for how your family will stay in touch during a disaster.
  3. Program In Case of Emergency (ICE) numbers into all family cell phones.

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, “Rolling River Rampage: Experiencing the Ride of a Lifetime with God”, will have its final day on Sunday, August 5.

Parents and the congregation are invited to visit our class rooms from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. to see the crafts the kids have made, visit our “campsite”, and see how many bee hives we will be purchasing.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. we will sing our songs for you in the classroom and show you the sign language we have learned.  Refreshments will then be served.

It has been a fun program with lots of good music. Hope you can attend.  —VBS Staff

All are Welcome in the name of Christ!