Sunday, May 31, Church in the Park, 10:30 am
Mark your calendars for our first ever Church in the Park worship service!  Church will be at Lions Pavilion in Kirkwood Park; there is ample parking next to the pavilion and a great playground for kids, too.  We’ll celebrate the year and enjoy a BBQ lunch afterwards.  We’re looking for grill
masters!  Let Terry Baker know if you can help with that.  It will be lots of fun, so we hope to see you there!  

New Sermon Series
We begin a new sermon series today: “Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism”.  In this series we’ll cover some of the hot-button issues of the day with a look at what the Bible does and does not say about them.  This series allows us to take the Bible seriously but not literally, and assumes God and the Bible can handle our intellectual pursuits.  Don’t check your brain at the door.

May 17             Creation and Evolution – Are They Incompatible?
May 24             Is Eve Really to Blame?
May 31             Uppity Women Unite
June 14             The Birds and Bees
June 28             Violence, Vengeance and Victory Oh My!
July 12              Edited Stories and Cover-Ups
August 9           Born of a Virgin
August 16         Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
August 23         The Apostle Paul
August 30         Left Behind and Loving It
September 6      Now What?

LIVING CREATION  -  Sundays, 9:30-10am
An intergenerational, experiential Bible study on the creation story (Genesis 1)

Each of the following Sundays at 9:30am there will be a short reading from Genesis and Annie will give a few words about the theme.  After that, we’ll step into each creation day in a unique way.  This is an intergenerational, living Bible study, so there will be something for everyone.  And most of all, we hope it will give us all a chance to relax, learn and have fun together!!  

June 7/Day 1: Light from Dark --- Tai Chi, reflect on God the creator awakening


June 14/Day 2: Water from air --- bubble mania 


June 28/Day 3:  Land and plants ---  plants, butterflies and the community garden


July 12/Day 4: Stars/Sun/Moon --- star gazing on Saturday night and Sunday morning different perspective – storytelling about constellations


Aug 9/Day 5: Fish/Birds --- create bird feeders for home and church grounds to attract our fine feathered friends; paper airplane races


Aug 16/Day 6: Land animals and man ---  nothing before church, lunch/zoo trip after church


Aug 23/Day 7: Rest --- things that help us relax/rest, might be popcorn and cartoons