|Backpack Bash - Aug 1 & 2|
Friday, Aug 1, 6pm, First Baptist - Packing of the backpacks!
|Backpack Blessings - Aug 10|
It’s almost Backpack Blessings time for all students and educators as they prepare for a new school year. So students, remember to bring your backpack to worship on Sunday, Aug 10!
From the GREEN TEAM: Changes are happening!
Please note the new County recycling totes just outside the East door and there’s no longer a tower of bins in the hallway by Karen Meenan’s office. So please carry any non-cardboard recycling items to the totes just outside the door. Just like your home tote, all items can be combined in one tote ““ no need to sort! Except that we still have much cardboard and so still have a separate cardboard bin at the East end of the parking lot for our use as previously. Pick up will be every Thursday by the county recycling service. We thank Mr. Jim Tuchscherer of Home Recycling Service for emptying our bins each month for free for the last couple years! His services were very much appreciated.
WOW! Five Cents To A Quarter A Piece?!
Needed: supplies for Sunday school classes and church office. This is the time of year when many stores have school supplies for 5 to 25 cents an item. Usually there is a limit on the number of items you can purchase. If many of us purchase at these amazing prices, we will have the supplies we need. If you can donate we need the following: dry erase markers and erasers, crayons, crayola markers, pens, pencils, tape, glue sticks, painters tape, etc. Please place donated items in the CE wooden box in the lobby.
What’s MY Church doing, anyhow?
Right after worship on August 10, come hear an up-date of this summer’s General Assembly actions in Detroit. Pastor Alex will guide the discussion. Everyone, young and old and in-between are invited to take part. AND Lunch will be served as well. See you in Fellowship Hall.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Do you have 30 minutes a week to build a relationship with a child and help that child with reading? If so, join Topeka Public Schools, Topeka JUMP, Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way in their effort to recruit 100 mentors by Labor Day to work with students. Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 234-5524 or Topeka Public Schools at 295-3047 if you would like to be a mentor.
Sanctuary Flower Ministry-August 3
Sanctuary flowers this Sunday are provided to the glory of God by Tom Ashley in loving memory of Ann Ashley.
Worship Volunteers Sunday, August 3
Ushers: Jess Danner, Debra Stufflebean, Marty Peterson, Dolores Kirk; Sound Room: Mary Nestor; Acolyte: Kaden Stevenson; Videographer: Triniteens; Nursery Helpers: 9:15 Jane Hart 10:25 Heather Hughes; Next Week’s Scriptures: August 10-Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b & Matthew 14:22-33
Brown Bag Bible Study: Mondays 12:05 pm; Sticks ’N String: Mondays 1:00 pm; Men’s Bible Study (Psalms): Tuesdays 7:00 am; R&R with the Word: Thursdays 11:30 am; Yoga: Sun 4 pm & Tues noon; Zumba: Mon noon; Kickboxing: Mon 5:30pm, Weds noon, & Fri noon; Variety: Tues-5:30 pm-ZUMBA; 6:15 pm Cardio Interval; Thurs-5:30 pm-Cardio Interval Low; 6:15 pm Cardio Interval High. FREE CHILDCARE at 6:10 pm on Tues/Thurs
Sunday Classes-9:30 am
Children/Youth: Nursery/Preschool-Room E1; K-6th grade-Creation Station; 7-12th-Rm 14.
Retreat in Daily Life
Retreat in Daily Life is a prayer journey of 30 weeks based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It is a way for busy people to set apart time in the midst of everyday life to deepen their relationship with God and to discern more clearly God’s presence and movements in their lives. Learn more by attending a meeting at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Rm. 111, 701 S. 8th,Topeka on Sat Aug 9 at 1:30 pm. There is no charge for this meeting. To register, contact the director, Sister Melissa Letts at 405-795-0382 or email@example.com If you are interested but cannot attend one of these sessions, call the director. For an evening meeting, go to Sharon Highberger at 628 NW 43rd, Topeka, on August 4 at 7:00 pm on August 13 or 16 at 9:30 am. 785-633-7764.