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Vernon United Methodist Church News & Announcements

June 2018

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17 June

Sunday School Awards

June 17, 2018

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!

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16 June

Gross Olympics

June 16, 2018

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!
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15 June

Garden Harvest

June 15, 2018

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.

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10 June

Red Bird Fundraiser

June 10, 2018

Keeping it clean! We had a bunch of folks turn out for the Red Bird Fundraiser. They picked up litter on over 2 miles of Vernon Township roadways, earning money for the Red Bird Mission in July and spiffing up the beautiful area we live in. Blessings on all of you!

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9 June

Fishing Derby

June 9, 2018

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!

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3 June

Vernon Day

June 3, 2018

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!

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Eagle Scout Memorial Garden

June 3, 2018

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.


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30 May

Community Dinner - Summer Kickoff BBQ

May 30, 2018

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!

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20 May

Confirmation Sunday

May 20, 2018

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.

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16 May

Girl Scout Troop Donates Pet Oxygen Masks

May 16, 2018

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.

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5 May

Youth Food Drive

May 5, 2018

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!

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3 May

National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2018

"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.