Sunday’s Bulletin News
July 7, 2019
It’s not too late to turn in a Commitment Card.
Thank you to those who have turned in a card to support KUMC in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. So far we have received 88% of our budget goal and 39.5% of our building support goal. Won’t you share your dreams and pledge your financial support?
 
FREE Vacation Bible School “Rolling River Rampage” — July 29-August 2 
Yes, it’s free, but you must register your children at www.kirkwoodumc.org/vbs-2019-rolling-river-rampage/. VBS is open for children from age 4 (and potty trained) to rising 5th graders. Contact Jacob Nault for information at jacob@kirkwoodumc.org.
 
There will be no Engage Worship and activities on Wednesday, July 10.
Engage worship will resume on July 17 after students and leaders return from their trip to Youth 2019.
 
Social Justice Movie Night — Saturday, July 13, 6:15 pm
After Table worship, the movie, “Loving” will be shown on the big screens in the Gathering Place. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be served. After viewing the movie, you are invited to stay for a time of discussion.
 
VBS Helpers Needed
Do you love kids and enjoy teaching them the love of scripture and the wonders of God? Then Rolling River Rampage needs YOU! We are looking for actors, group leaders, a recreation leader, a science leader, a craft leader, people to manage the sign-in/sign-out table and people to help prepare snack each day. To learn more, contact Jacob Nault at jacob@kirkwoodumc.org or Bryson Reid at brybryr@gmail.com.
 
VBS Supplies Needed 
Please check our bulletin board in the main hallway for needed items for VBS that you can purchase or lend to make this a special event for our kids.
 
Summer Sunday School for grades K – 5
This summer, Sunday School for grades K – 5 will meet together at 9 am in the Chapel. Join Jacob Nault for lessons and fun with a larger group of friends this summer.
 
150th Anniversary T-Shirts for Sale
Show your church pride with a 150th T-shirt on sale in the church office for $10 each for sizes S-L and $12.50 for XL-XXXL.
 
Witnessing Whiteness at KUMC
KUMC will be hosting the YWCA’s program from August—December 2019 — a class to help white people gain a deeper understanding of race and how white people can become anti-racists in today’s society. Email Jess Horsley at jess@kirkwoodumc.org. Registration continues through July 15.
 
Our July Backpack Bonanza has begun!
Please consider donating a NEW backpack or two to the Mission Window through the month of July. LifeWise StL, Epworth, and the Meacham Park Neighborhood Association rely on KUMC to supply them with backpacks so their students have needed supplies to start the school year. Our goal is 450 backpacks!
 
Responding to Suffering at the Borders
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already responding to the needs of refugee and migrant families seeking asylum by providing grants to organizations along the U.S. border and around the world that are working to fill gaps in the rights of migrants. Give to the Global Migration Advance #3022144 at https://advance.umcor.org/p-525-global-migration.aspx.
 
Freedom School Readers – Sign-Ups for Summer 2019
Share your passion for reading this summer with children of all ages to help curb summer learning loss through LifeWise STL’s Harambee reading program. Volunteer for a single day or several and read a short passage aloud from a favorite book and encourage participants to answer questions. For details or to sign up check out KUMC’s website “Serve” Page: https://www.kirkwoodumc.org/kumc-missions/.
 
Play Café is moving outside for the summer!
Playtime for the kids and conversation for the parents will be at Kirkwood Park on Wednesday, July 17, and August 7 from 3 pm – 5 pm. In case of rain, Play Café will be moved inside in the KUMC gym. Please contact Jacob Nault at jacob@kirkwoodumc.org for more information.
 
Volunteer Opportunity
Do you like to help behind the scenes? We are looking for one or two people who are willing to clean up after Soul Café once a month. This can be done at 10:30 or after the 10:30 service. Please contact Carol Fischer at carolf@kirkwoodumc.org.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive — Sunday, August 25, 7:30 am to 1 pm
This is our annual Dan and Lois Flippen Memorial Blood Drive, so please sign up to honor the memory of these pillars of our church through your blood donation. To sign up, contact Gary Splater at 314-966-5647 or Ron Koebbe at 314-965-5192. All blood donors must show a photo I.D. in order to give.
 
Calling all Artist to create a work of Art for “One Touch”
KUMC will be hosting a Gallery Night in October featuring some of our works of fine art in the church and now you are invited to participate! Create a piece of art in your favorite media entitled “One Touch.” Paint, draw, write a song, sew, create a video – use whatever media you prefer. Information will be coming soon on when and where to bring your masterpiece!