Delores A. Kuster Scholarship — Applications are available at the Welcome Center for Delores A. Kuster Scholarships. Active members/attendees of MWBC who are pursuing post-secondary training are eligible to apply for these scholarships. We ask that you submit your application no later than May 15. You must reapply each year.
Baby Bottle Campaign — The mission board will be handing out baby bottles on Mother’s Day to be filled with cash or coins to support A Caring Place, and will collect them on Father’s Day. A Caring Place is a local organization that supports pregnant women, families, and children in need through no-cost services, parenting classes, and much-needed items such as car seats, formula, diapers, etc. Thank you for your support.
Save the Date for a Stellar VBS! Vacation Bible School 2023 will be held June 12 -16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. We welcome kids in grades pre-K through sixth as we explore God’s created universe through music, drama, stories, and crafts. Group Publishing’s Stellar VBS rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is happening soon! Invite your family and friends to join us on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to noon on the front lawn. Candy and prizes will be available for all kids!
The Maundy Thursday Service, on April 6, will feature a potluck dinner, a time of communion, and the drama When They Crucified My Lord: A Tenebrae Service of Monologs. Make plans to join us for this solemn commemoration of the time of Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion. If you plan on coming for the dinner, please sign up at the Welcome Center or email Darby to let us know what you’d like to bring.
We’ll celebrate Easter Sunday, April 9, with a joyous worship service including special music and teaching, as well as our traditional Flowering of the Cross. Come early to fellowship together over a continental breakfast of pastries, juices, and coffee.
Easter Egg Hunt
Save the Date for a Stellar VBS! Vacation Bible School 2023 will be held June 12-16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. We welcome kids in grades pre-K through sixth as we explore God’s created universe through music, drama, stories, and crafts. Group Publishing’s Stellar VBS rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun!
Licensing of Fred Anderson—MWBC is privileged to be able to work with Fred Anderson as he pursues ordination. A necessary step in this process was our granting him a license for ministry, which occurred on March 26 during our morning Worship Gathering. Licensure signals the congregation’s full support of and investment in Fred’s ministry path and our recognition of his unique skills for ministry. Please continue to pray for Fred as he follows God’s leading.
A wonderful Craft Fair was held at MWBC on Saturday, March 18. Seventeen crafters and vendors set up in the Fellowship Hall. Between the space fees paid by vendors and donations from shoppers, a total of $200 was raised for the SEM Food Pantry, along with non-perishable food items given by shoppers. Thanks to Cathy Herren and Holly McIntosh for organizing and running the fair!
Reception of new members Johnetta, Jomil, and Fred.
Our Annual Business Meeting took place on Wednesday, January 25, with a pizza dinner to kick off the evening. The meeting was well attended, and it felt great to share a meal with the church family on a Wednesday night — it’s been a while!