Sunday’s Bulletin News
July 21, 2019
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.
 
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. 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.  
 
July Means it’s Backpack Bonanza Time!  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 they can provide their students with needed supplies to start the school year.  Help us reach our goal of 450 backpacks!
 
Buy a Backpack or Donate Money at the Mission Window this Weekend 
Not sure what to buy?  Don’t have time to go to the store to buy a backpack?  Then stop by the Mission Window this weekend and purchase a backpack for $5 to donate to the collection.  Cash donations are also greatly appreciated to purchase additional backpacks to reach our goal.   Opportunity to serve others     
 
Do you like to serve God by serving others behind the scenes?  We need YOU to help with clean up after Soul Café at 10:30 or after 10:30 worship once/month!!!  For more info contact Carol Fischer 
 
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-Up 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: http://www.kirkwoodumc.org/kumc-missions/ or scan the QR code.
 
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 them by contacting 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.