VBS Volunteers - All who are interested in helping with Vacation Bible School
are invited to meet on Sunday, May 15, at 4:00 PM in the fellowship hall.
VBS Volunteers - All who interested in helping with VBS but cannot attend the May 15
meeting are invited to meet Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 PM in the fellowship hall.
Youth Council - The Youth Council will meet on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 PM
in the church parlor.
Finance Committee - The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 24,
at 7:00 PM in the church parlor.
Mae Howard Circle - The Mae Howard Circle of the Rehobeth United
Methodist Women, will meet on Monday, May 16, at 7:00 PM in the church parlor.
Mission & Ministry Opportunities
Cards for Our Troops – For more than 10 years, Rehobeth has been sending cards to our wounded troops in Afghanistan and active troops in Kuwait. Make a commitment to write a card or two each week to let the men and women in the military hospital in Afghanistan and military base in Kuwait know how much you appreciate their service. Indicate on the envelope what type of card is enclosed ("Get Well," "Thank You," or "Thinking of You"). Remember, to comply with military security requirements, do not include your return address. Place your cards in the red, white, and blue box located in the narthex. Thank you for supporting our troops!
Backpacks for Kids - Thanks to everyone who supported the "Backpacks for Kids" program in February! After learning that there is still a tremendous need, the Mae Howard Circle is sponsoring a second Backpacks for Kids food drive for the month of May. This program helps children in need by supplying them with extra food over the weekends. We are asking the entire congregation to participate by bringing certain food items that will be easy for children to take home in their backpacks. These might include peanut butter crackers, granola bars, single serving fruit cups/apple sauce, soups, ramen noodles, instant oatmeal or grits, beef-a-roni, spaghetti-o’s, etc. Place your food items in the container in the narthex. Thank you for helping to feed the children of Catawba Elementary School.
Rehobeth's Turn to Volunteer at ECCCM - Rehobeth's annual turn to volunteer at the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) in Newton will be May 16, 17, 18, and 19. You can sign up to work the morning shift( 8:30 AM to noon), the afternoon shift (1:00PM to 4:30 PM), or both. It would be great to have at least two volunteers for each time slot. (If you can’t stay the entire time, that’s okay.) Volunteer opportunities include: bagging food for distribution, stocking shelves, filling client orders at the drive-through door, and sorting donations. The Ministry always needs your help due to the amount of food that is distributed and the amount of crisis assistance that is given to the community. ECCCM could not accomplish this work without you. Volunteers will leave with a better understanding of ECCCM and how this ministry is an extension of Rehobeth’s mission work in our community. Please sign the list in the narthex if you can volunteer. Printed directions are also available next the the sign-up sheet.
Register for Pickleball Tournament - FLY Youth will sponsor a Pickleball Madness Tournament fundraiser for their mission trip to Virginia. The Pickleball players have been practicing long and hard since February and are ready to show off their skills. Come and join us for a cookout as our Pickleball teams play. The meal will include hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, chips, drinks, and assorted desserts. There is no set price for the meal, but donations will help fund the youth mission trip this summer.
Church Directory Available - The revised church directory is now available. Church members, you may pick up a copy from the table in the narthex - one per family, please.
VBS Volunteer Planning Meetings - All who are interested in helping with Vacation Bible School this year, please join us on Sunday, May 15 at 4 PM or Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the fellowship hall. There are a lot of ways you can be a part of this year’s VBS, such as preparing crafts, leading games, helping with music and props, and more. We are in need of several people to play Bible characters throughout the week during Story-time sessions! And if anyone is interested in leading an Adult VBS class that week, please see Natalie. This year’s VBS has an adult curriculum included.
Honoring Our Graduates - During our services on Sunday, June 5, we will be honoring those in our church family who will be graduating from high school, college, and graduate school. If you know of a church member who is an upcoming graduate or who graduated this past December, please let Natalie or Rosie know as soon as possible. We don’t want to leave anyone out. We would also like to have a small photograph of each graduate by May 29 so that we can prepare a bulletin board for June 5. And do let us know from which school you are graduating and if you will be continuing your education.
Cole Strong/Relay for Life Golf Tournament – Spring is here and it’s time to play golf! The Rehobeth Pairs & Spares Sunday School class is sponsoring the fourth annual “Cole Strong/Relay for Life Golf Tournament” at Glen Oaks in Maiden on Monday, May 16. This fundraising event is named in honor of our own Cole Frye, the young man who showed such fortitude, spirit, and faith through his own ordeal with cancer. We are pleased to report that Cole’s latest medical scans were completely clear and showed NO signs of cancer! As always, the proceeds from the Golf Tournament will be divided equally between the American Cancer Society and someone in our community who is fighting this terrible disease. This year, our recipient will be Darleen Cornelius, who is presently taking treatments for stomach cancer.. If you are interested in learning more, please pick up an information packet from Dwight Sherrill in the narthex following the Sunday worship services.
Save the Dates for VBS! - Vacation Bible School will be held from Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24. This year's theme is Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love. Monday through Thursday we will meet at the church from 6 to 8 PM. Friday we will meet at the Connor Recreation Center at 6 PM for a Family Fun Luau Celebration for all the VBS children and their families.
FLY Meetings - Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are held Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 PM in the fellowship hall. Upcoming meetings:
May 22 - Meet at 4:30 at the Rec Center to prepare for the Pickleball Tournament
Preparing for Youth Sunday - Youth Sunday will be on June 19. We will begin our preparations for this special service during the last 30 minutes of our regular Sunday youth meetings from April 10-June 5. We will also meet on the following days and times for rehearsal:
Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Monday, May 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Monday, June 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM