Adventurers' Small Group - The Adventurers' Small Group will meet on Sunday, August 17, at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Staff-Parish Relations - The Staff-Parish Relations Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 20, 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, August 18, at 6:15 PM at Balls Creek Campground, Tent #154.
Help Us Thank Our Public School Teachers – The members of the Mae Howard Circle hope you will join them in offering a special thanks to our local public school teachers. We will be making up “goodie baskets” that will be taken to the schools and given to the teachers to show our appreciation for all the work they do. For the next few weeks we will be collecting snack items and small gifts to go into these baskets. (These are items for the teachers, not their students.) These items may be placed in the container in the narthex. Our collection deadline is August 17.
Sign Up for Your Directory Photo Session - Please plan to be part of the 2014 Rehobeth UMC Church Picture Directory! Dates for photography are Thursday-Saturday, September 11-13 and Thursday-Saturday, October 9-11. Pictures on Thursday and Friday will be taken from 2-9 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM. There is no sitting fee, and each household will receive a free 8 x 10 portrait and directory. Please sign up for a slot on the scheduled in the narthex by Sunday, August 31.
Promotion Sunday – We will be celebrating Promotion Sunday September 7, 2014. All of our young Sunday School students will be promoted to their next grade. Please note that students in the second, fourth, and sixth grades will be changing classrooms. Also, during the worship services, our second graders will be receiving Bibles of their very own. If you have a child who will be in the second grade, please contact the church office as soon as possible. We don’t want to leave anyone out!
Campmeeting Is Here! - The long tradition of United Methodist Campmeeting time is here. Balls Creek Campmeeting in Catawba is under way and runs through August 24.
During the evening worship service on Tuesday, August 19, our own Bob Kerr will present the message and our Chancel Choir will perform a few songs in celebration of this timeless tradition of worship. Please join Bob and the choir at this special service at 7:30 PM.
Handbell Workshop for 9th Graders through Retirees - Music Director Carol Graham is offering a handbell workshop on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in the sanctuary. If you have ever wanted to learn a little about handbells, how they make the different sounds, how to look at the bell music to know when to play, or how all the different instruments join together to make a song, this workshop is for you. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an experienced player, we believe you will learn a little and we know you will enjoy the fellowship. Please join us for a fun and inspirational morning. And remember that the Rehobeth Ringers need you!
Kids' Movie Afternoon – All children are invited to a “movie afternoon” on Sunday, August 31 from 3-4:30 PM in the fellowship hall sponsored by our Children’s Ministry Team. Popcorn and snacks will be provided.
Churchwide Yard Sale - Planning for a churchwide yard sale is under way. The sale will be held in late August or early September. As we finalize the details, start cleaning out your closets and storage rooms. If you have items you no longer need, consider donating them to our yard sale. All proceeds will benefit the ministries and missions of Rehobeth's Faith Leading Youth (FLY).
Hot Dog/Ice Cream Social - You won’t want to miss out on this exciting church-wide event! The Mae Howard Circle is sponsoring a hot dog supper and ice cream social on Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM at the Connor Recreation Picnic Shelter. Not only will we have delicious food, but we will be blessed by wonderful entertainment provided by “Lake Effect,” a women’s barbershop quartet from Sweet Adeline’s International (including our own Nancy Jamgochian) as well as music by our own Bob and Linda Kerr and Faith Leading Youth (FLY). Another fun part of the evening will be an ice cream tasting contest. If you’d like to bring a freezer of homemade ice cream, please sign the list in the narthex. The more participants, the better! There is no set price for the dinner, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds go towards the missions and ministries of the Mae Howard Circle.
Mountain Tubing Day - To celebrate the start of a new school year, all youth in 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us for a day of tubing fun in the North Carolina mountains on Saturday, August 23. We will leave the church at 7:30 AM and return around 6 PM. The deadline to register with Natalie is Monday, August 11. Bring money for your breakfast and dinner.
Fall Meeting Curriculum (Sunday evenings, September 14 through November 2)
6th and 7th- graders will participate in a FLYTE (Faith, Life, Together) small group study
8th through 12th graders will participate in the "True Love Project," a new program from "True Love Waits!" The program concludes with a "True Love" ceremony.