Vernon United Methodist Church News & Announcements
Sunday School Awards
Our wonderful Sunday School staff was on hand to wrap up the year's classes with certificates for their students, and kind words of encouragement for each other and our young folks. We so appreciate everything you do!
Our annual "Gross Olympics" were a thrill for our kids and youth group. This super bunch of kids got together for a great afternoon of swimming, eating, and playing silly games. Turns out they can . . .
- Eat without their hands
- Fill a cup by carrying water in their mouths... (REALLY??)
- Use a tennis ball in a stocking to knock over water bottles
- Have a great time acting like kids!
Holy Herbivores, Batman! Look at those radishes! Our community garden is yielding early and abundantly. God is good, and so are the greens! Thanks to our own Bob Reffelt for all his hard work in organizing, supervising, and tending this beautiful "green" ministry.
Fishing and catching! Thanks to the Highland Lakes Country Club for hosting the 2018 Fishing Derby. Over 20 adults and kids from Vernon UMC were able to fish (and catch!) and have a great time. Oh, what fun!
Vernon UMC was at the annual Vernon Day Food Truck Festival, sponsored by the Vernon PAL. We were blessed to see a bunch of folks from our community and we had a great food drive while we were there. Thanks to the Vernon community and the PAL for having us and being so generous!
Eagle Scout Memorial Garden
Our new memorial garden has been completed! Eagle Scout Jonah Kotkin has spearheaded this beautiful upgrade, and we are proud of his efforts and the level of caring he put into it. Our congregation gathered out front to pray over the dedication of this beautiful space on June 3rd, 2018.
Community Dinner - Summer Kickoff BBQ
Hey now! That's a lot of fun! Over 60 people joined us for our first barbecue of the summer. Our monthly Community Dinner was a huge success, and we look forward to next month!
What a blessing! We welcomed six new members into our congregation on Pentecost Sunday. Our 2018 confirmation class graduates lead the service, and were a blessing to all. Congratulations to our confirmands, and our gratitude to their parents and mentors, who provided excellent guidance and encouragement.
Girl Scout Troop Donates Pet Oxygen Masks
Our own Annelise and her Girl Scout Troop worked hard to raise funds and obtain pet oxygen masks for our local Vernon Ambulance Squad. We are so proud of these girls and their perseverance! Our ambulance EMTs will have this important equipment to better serve their community because these young ladies set a goal and worked hard to achieve it.
Youth Food Drive
Rock on, Vernon UMC Youth! On May 5th, our awesome kids had a food drive at the Vernon Acme shop. These faithful, wonderful youth collected over 100 bags of food as well as cash donations for our food pantry. Well done!
National Day of Prayer
"Gather at the Flagpole." Members of VUMC, and our own Pastor Connie participated at the Vernon Municipal Building on the National Day of Prayer. Prayers were lifted up for our community, our state, and our nation. What a blessing.