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February 26 – April 30:  Faith Promise Mission Giving
Last year many of you took a leap of faith and joined us on a Faith Promise Missions Giving journey.  OneConcert of Prayer 2017 hundred percent of your Faith Promise Missions Giving supports individuals and organizations that are committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed.  Last year we partnered with over 20 ministries working locally, nationally, and internationally.  Over the next 8 weeks, we will be sharing and celebrating some of these missions during worship, leading up to our April 29 Mission Celebration Concert of Prayer.  We hope you will come that evening at 6:30 pm to worship and pray over our mission partners, and we hope you will begin now to prayerfully consider how God is calling you to step out in faith through Faith Promise Missions Giving this year!  To learn more about Faith Mission, please click here.

April 23 – Guest Speaker: KenShigematsu
On Sunday, April 23rd, we welcome the Reverend Ken Shigematsu to Boone UMC.  Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada.

Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken is the author of the international bestseller God in My Everything.  Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.

 

April 29 – Concert of Prayer
The 2017 Mission Celebration Concert of Prayer will be April 29 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.  Come see how God is inviting you to Connect and Commit to missions through Faith Promise this year!  If you need childcare for the Concert of Prayer, please click here for reservations.

April 29 – Card Crafting Group
The card crafting group will meet on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00am in Room 200.  This fun group makes greeting cards for our elderly and shut-ins.  No skill required! This is a great way to make new friends and serve others.  If you have any questions, please contact Patti.

May 1 – Get in (Spiritual) Shape
Do you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God’s word? Consider exercising your soul this May by joining our four week Spiritual Disciplines class. We’ll learn about how ancient Christian practices like contemplative prayer, solitude, and lectio divina can help us discover more abundant life in Christ.

We will meet on the first four Mondays of May from 6:00-7:30pm in room 123. To guide our journey we’ll use Adele Ahlberg Calhoun‘s book Spiritual Disciples Handbook: Practices That Transform Us. Contact Pastor Jeff (jeff@booneumc.org) to sign up or for more information.

May 7 – Combined Service
Boone UMC will have a single service at 11:00am on May 7 as the entire church joins together to celebrate the new confirmands into the church.  This service follows the river baptism on Saturday, May 6.

May 26 – 27 ABC Sale

The Attics, Basements, and Closets sales is quite a tradition here in the high country. Whether you need to clean our your attic, basement, or closet, or if you looking for something to put in them, spend the weekend with us shopping for some of the most unique items for sale.

The ABC Sale uses proceeds to benefit local missions. The largest portion of the proceeds provide Educational Scholarships to local individuals who are furthering their education. We organize meals for the Hospitality House, support UMCOR (United Methodist Council on Relief) with School Kits, Health Kits, Birthing Kits, Bedding Kits, Sewing Kits, Layette Kits and Cleaning Buckets.

June 26 – July 2 – Wilderness Trail 2017
We LOVE Wilderness Trail and are pumped for another great summer in the woods together. Wilderness Trail is an awesome week of backpacking + adventuring on the Appalachian Trail. No experience necessary, plus you don’t have to have all the hiking gear, we’ve got you covered!

This trip is open to all youth & their friends, rising high schoolers and up.  The total cost is $300.00 with a $50.00 deposit to reserve your spot.  Full and partial scholarships available.

Only 35 spots available on first come, first serve basis.  Checks can be made out to Boone UMC, with trip name and child’s name in the MEMO line. You can also pay online at paypal.me/booneumc, with the trip name and child’s name in the additional comments section.

Fill out the online permission form here:
http://bit.ly/trail2017form
More information will follow.

 

 

 

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