Summer Gospel Choir

This choir debuts this morning under the leadership of James Creer. There will be five more Sundays where you might share in this experience. EVERYONE that would like to sing - - YOU are welcome! No previous choral experience needed, just the desire to sing in a group setting. Rehearsals will take place in the Sanctuary Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with worship beginning at 10:00 a.m., on July 5th, 12th, 26th, August 2nd and 9th. You may come for all five Sundays, or any one of them.

THANK YOU to Carolyn Pryor for serving as our organist this morning, as Mary Ann attends an organ convention in San Diego. The Chancel Choir is on a well-deserved hiatus and will be back September 13th.

Summer Opportunity

Seekers is a reading, discussion,and sharing group that will meet this summer on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of July, August, and September, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The first meeting is July 1st, in the Wesley Lounge, Education Building.

You are invited and welcome to attend this small group, and get acquainted with some other Seekers. The group will use Marcus Borg’s latest book, “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most,” as a basis for discussions.

If you have wanted an opportunity to try a small group experience in the church, here it is! Come, you are welcome here! For more information, please speak with Pastor Kathi, Russ Smith, Laura Smith, Lea Adams, Kathie Craig, or Ellen Droke.

UMW Summer Potluck Lunch

Campbell United Methodist Women are reviving an old UMW tradition – summer potluck lunches. We will meet on Thursday, July 2nd, and Thursday, August 6th, at 11:30 a.m., on the patio of Fellowship Hall. For the potluck, please bring a small salad, or a few sandwiches, or veggies, fruit, or dessert. Iced tea, and lemonade, and all table service, will be provided. No speaker, no project, just conversation and fellowship with one another. ALL PERSONS (not just UMW members) are invited to attend. For more information, contact Susan Sargent at 408-378-1232.

Fundraising Picnic

On Saturday, July 11th, the Abdul Miracle Disabled Children’s Foundation (AMDCF) will hold a fundraising picnic from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at El Quito Park, 12855 Paseo Presada, Saratoga.

AMDCF, founded by Campbell UMC member Sahr Moiwa in honor of his inspirational 6-year-old son Abdul who was severely injured in an automobile accident, is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the education of and make positive changes in the lives of disabled children in Sierra Leone. It offers scholarships; provides school supplies, uniforms, and transportation to help those disabled students who struggle with the expenses of fulfilling their educational goals.

This is an important opportunity for all of us to support our extended network of family and friends in the African Fellowship and in Sierra Leone.

Fifty-Plus Musical Outing

Join your church friends for the Broadway musical comedy “Irene,” at the Saratoga Civic Theatre on July 12th, at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $29. Sign up today or July 5th during Fellowship Time. For more information call Bill Adams at 408-293-4562.

Next “Step” for Shoes

Next “Step” for Shoes ~ Campbell UMC has collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes for schoolchildren in Africa. Before they can be shipped, they must be sorted and bundled.

On Wednesday, July 15th, at 1:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, you are invited to come and help sort the shoes. Bring a pair of gardening gloves, if possible. We will also supply nitrile gloves for those who want them. Refreshments will be offered.

So that we can plan quantities for food, please call the church office, ext. 23, and leave a message that you plan to help with the sorting. If you have sturdy boxes, please bring them to the church office for packing the shoes. Thank you!!!

Supplies for Rosemary School

Church & Society will be collecting school supplies for Rosemary School during the month of July. These include the following:

  • Boxes of 16- or 24-count crayons, such as Crayola – plain are best
  • Sets of 8, felt-tipped markers – basic colors are best
  • Small bottles of white glue, such as Elmer’s
  • #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga or other name brands)
  • Boxes of Kleenex
  • Wide-ruled paper
  • Wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  • Gluesticks
  • Copy paper, any color
Don’t forget to buy SCRIP to purchase the supplies!