We had an absolute blast last week during Vacation Bible School and Mission Possible! Children ages three to nine years old explored the bible through games, play, art, science and music. We met new friends, learned new songs and, most importantly, learned that God is our #1 hero!
Our Mission Possible youth (rising 5th and 6th graders) spent the week serving others – from delivering 324 lbs of donated food to Loaves and Fishes, making dog toys for the Humane Society, collecting and delivering books to Promising Pages and shopping for school supplies for our friends at a local elementary school, we strived to be the hands and feet of Christ to others.
We are so grateful to our VBS coordinators and adult and teen volunteers. The week would not be possible without you – you are all our heroes!
Check out the video for a quick look at the fun!
While lemonade and cookies are available after worship all year long, summer might just be the time when this dynamic duo tastes the best. This past Sunday we had one young attendee ask us how much the cookies cost – we assured her that cookies and lemonade are free every Sunday! 🙂 We have loved seeing new and familiar faces all summer long around the refreshment cart and encourage everyone to join us this Sunday!
SMPC Note: This summer we’ve launched a weekly series called “Faces of Faith” where we spotlight SMPC members and learn about how their faith and involvement in the church have impacted their lives. This week’s spotlight is on SMPC member Richard Franseen.
Name: Richard Franseen
Family: My wife, Dolores, and I moved to Charlotte in 2007 to be closer to our daughter and son-in-law, Loren and George Brown, and their five children. Dolores passed away in 2021.
Years at SMPC: I joined in April 2022
What are some of your favorite ways to connect with other active adults at SMPC? Anything to do with food! You can find me at Coffee Grounds after worship – I enjoy engaging in conversation with other members there. Keeping with the food theme, I also attend the International Dining Group and Thursday morning the Big View Diner fellowship breakfasts. It’s great trying out new restaurants in the area while getting to know other SMPC members. I’ve also really liked attending the Tuesday Evening Men’s Study Group led by Jon Myers and various study sessions led by Rebecca Guzman. Another way I’ve been able to connect at SMPC is through the Boys Scouts Troop 119. I became an Eagle Scout in 1954 and am so glad to be able to volunteer in various capacities with the troop here.