news & announcements
Vacation Bible School Registration - Wednesday Evenings, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Registration forms are now available in Fellowship Hall and in the Church Office (208-743-4444). VBS is for ages 4 (by September 1) through entering 5th grade in Fall 2017.
Vacation Bible School Support - Wednesday Evenings, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, and 26
This year’s theme is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God; Built for a Purpose. Stop by the table in Fellowship Hall this morning and see how YOU can help make this year a great success! We need volunteers to help at VBS as well as donors for dinner supplies. Questions: contact Kelly Paynter at 208-791-1262 or email@example.com.
Family Promise - July 23-30
Our hosting week begins next Sunday, July 23. We need volunteers to prepare meals, share a meal as an evening host or stay overnight with our families. If you can serve, please sign up on the board in Fellowship Hall. Mike Holder is our new Family Promise Coordinator. You can reach Mike at 208-305-2547 or Mikeh852@cableone.net
Last year we filled 50 shoe boxes for needy children around the world. This year we have set a goal to fill 60 boxes. Senior Ministry is inviting the congregation to help us reach this goal in several ways. Check out the display in Fellowship Hall for ways you can contribute. New this year is “ Shoes that Grow.” We also need prayer partners and volunteers to help buy supplies and fill boxes. Contact Jim McCracken in the office (208-743-4444) to volunteer.
Divorce Care - Wednesday evenings
A new Divorce Care class, under the direction of John and Loa Vornholt, is meeting at our church on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm. Divorce Care is a 13-week Christian based non-denominational ministry for those who are separated or going through a divorce. If you are hurting or know someone who could benefit from this support group, please call the church office at 208-743-4444 or contact John and Loa at 208-791-9547. Child care provided by request.
All-Church Campout - September 15-17
Plan now to join us at Hells Gate State Park for this annual event. Campers should make a reservation in the south portion of loop B for RVs and trailers, and in the north end of loop C for tent camping. Spaces fill up fast - make your reservation soon at www.idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/hells-gate-state-park.
The Physical Settings of the Bible - September 22-23
In 2014 a group of 24 from our congregation went on an 11-day trip to Israel, led by Dr. John DeLancey. This coming September 22-23 (Friday evening and Saturday morning), Dr. DeLancey will be in our church to lead a seminar on the physical settings of the Bible which includes biblical archaeology, historical geography, and the cultural context of the Bible.
Wednesday In The Word - Wednesday at 12:00noon
Pastor Steve is leading a 12:00-1:00pm Wednesday Bible Study in the Chapel on the coming Sunday’s Scripture passage. All are welcome to join in the conversation.
Sharing communion and visiting with our shut-ins is one of the aspects of the Service Ministry. If you or someone you know would like communion or a visit, please call the church (208-743-4444) or Carol Trautman (208-816-0360). Serving others like this is a blessing for us and them.
Lewis Clark Bible Institute is offering classes using classroom space at Lewis-Clark State College. For specific course information and to register, go to www.lcbibleinstitute.org.
The Juvenile Corrections Center in Lewiston offers churches the opportunity to provide religious services to the residents of the facility every Sunday. Four area churches provide this experience on a monthly basis. CrossPoint Alliance is looking for a few more people to join their team of 6-8 adult volunteers on the first Sunday of every month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The male residents are generally 14 to 18 years old and attend on a voluntary basis. If interested, you can attend one time without a commitment. For more information contact Kate Nowlin at 208-816-9565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Connected Today! The Small Group Ministry of our church includes Home Small Groups, Study Small Groups, Interest Small Groups, and Service Small Groups. To join a group, contact Steve Hyndman at email@example.com.
If you or a loved one is sick or in the hospital, please contact the church to let Pastor Steve and Jim McCracken know (743-4444). Due to confidentiality regulations, they cannot determine independently who is in the hospital.
You are now able to make online contributions to the church. Click here to be directed to our secure financial giving website.