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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 15-18 Photo Sessions for Church Directory
May 17 Mother-Daughter Banquet
May 18 VBS Volunteer Meeting
June 1 VBS Volunteer Meeting
June 2 Honoring Newcomb's Graduates
June 9 Breakfast, Worship and Golf Outing at Scott County Park
June 29 VBS Volunteer Meeting
July 8-12 Vacation Bible SchoolJuly 8-12 Vacation Bible School
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NEWCOMB PHOTO DIRECTORY
Photographers will be at Newcomb Presbyterian May 15 through May 18. Each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and Church Directory for participating.
Please schedule your portrait session here or click on the image below. , enter your e-mail address and you will receive an electronic reminder along with a $10 Portrait Coupon. In-church sign up will be in April.
Bring one non-perishable food item for our local food pantry when being photographed and receive a $5 "Thank You" Portrait coupon from Lifetouch and their "Feed the Need!!" program. There is no obligation to purchase photographs, but you do have the opportunity to do so.
If you have questions, please contact the church office at 563-391-7308.
Part of our upcoming photo directory includes Activity Pages that showcase our history, staff, activities, overall goals and missions. These photographs tell our story! Images that show action or emotion and are fun for members and potential members to look at are needed. Some ideas include: Members "In Action", Volunteer Events, Picnics & Festivals, Group Outings, Children at Play, Staff at Work, Youth Activities, Outreach Activities, Coffee Hour, and Musicians & Choir. If you have any photos to share, please contact Matt Nielsen or the church office. Thank you!
STEPPIN' INTO STYLE
Don't miss the "Ladies Night Out" on Friday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. A meal catered by Riefe's will be served in Fellowship Hall. The style show will follow the meal will feature women from our church modeling the clothes furnished by Four Seasons. Fashions from Children's Ritz Reruns will be modeled by the younger set.
Tickets are on sale now: $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for ages 4 to 10 years. There is no charge for 4 and under. Tickets will be sold in the Wing and at Coffee Hour on Sundays. You can also contact Una Englund, Marilyn Black or anyone on the Special Events Committee.
Plan to come and enjoy an evening out with food, fun and friends!
2013 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
June 12, June 19, and June 26
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Download a PDF of the 2013 Registration Form here, print it, fill it out and return it to the church office.
VBS Registration Fees:
Register by June 26 and receive an early registration rate of $25 per child
Register after June 26 and the cost is $30 per child
Register three siblings at $75 and any additional sibling is only $5 each!
There are scholarships available for interested students - please contact Carol Kelly for more information.
This year’s Vacation Bible School, “Serving in God’s Backyard” will be held July 8 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The week will provide participants with activities and service projects in “our own backyard.” Morning lessons will take place at the church and focus on serving family, friends, neighbors, community and Jesus. In the afternoon the children and adults will travel out to the service sites to put what they have learned into practice.
Registration forms can be found on the Newcomb website or children may register at one of the Family Registration events held Wednesdays, June 12, 18 and 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Kid Sight Screenings will also be done during this time. An early bird rate of $25 per child includes a free VBS t-shirt and all the fun that goes along! Family rates and scholarships are available. After July 1 the fee will increase to $30. Please help with our preparations by noting this information and passing it along to friends and family who may want to get involved.
Looking for VBS Volunteers!
Newcomb Church has been known “around town” to have a rather unique VBS. All of this has taken place only through the help and prayers of some very dedicated volunteers from our congregation. This year will be no exception. Assistance will be needed from pre registration, which begins soon, to help with lessons and service projects and follow up calls to families. Each one has a gift to give to children from around the community, from reading a story to helping with a craft. Join in the VBS excitement by attending the next VBS planning meeting, Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the church office meeting room. Additional planning meetings will be held on June 1 and June 29 at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please plan to come to learn more about the week and how you can be a part of it.
The Evangelism Ministry is working on developing a new member mentoring program. This ministry will also be working with this summer's Bible School program to develop hands on services that can be done around the community.
SMALL GROUP STUDY
The "Animate.Faith" study will regroup on April 7th following the worship service. This seven week course includes seven live-action DVD presentations enriched with dynamic animation to enhance understanding & stimulate thoughtful discussion. Interactive personal journals are available allowing participants to delve deeper and reflect on session content, at church and at home. Please contact Rev. Oak if you are interested in participating.
“Let Go and Grow” Kids Klub fundraiser
In celebration of Earth Day, Kids’ Klub will collect small electronics to raise money while helping the environment by recycling. Donations of laptops, cell phones, smart phones, LCD monitors, tablets, e-readers, handheld video games, ipods/MP3 players, networking equipment, and ink/toner cartridges should be brought to the church by May 8.
A big plus is that for every 100 items we send in, 100 trees will be planted on our behalf!
Flyers have been posted in the wing and in Fellowship Hall to provide more information about the “Let Go and Grow” campaign.
Kids’ Klub Draws to a Close
It is hard to believe that the end of the school year and Kid’ Klub will soon be here! The year will close with some traditional lessons – God hears our prayers, we can trust in God and God’s love will always be there for us- along with some seasonal activities. We will deliver May baskets, prepare for Mother’s Day, and celebrate summer vacation with a family picnic on May 29. Families and friends of Kids’ Klub are welcome to attend our annual event to be held at Marquette Parkway. Hot dogs, bratwursts and other picnic treats will be served at 5:45 p.m. at the park.
The schedule for the month is as follows:
May 1 “Answered Prayers” - Pizza and Root Beer Floats!
May 8 ”Confidence” - Nachos and Cheese!
May 15 “Faithfulness” - Children’s Choice
May 22 No Kids Klub—Enjoy end of school year activities with your families
May 29 Kid’s Klub Family Picnic
We all deal with the onslaught of technology. The more high-tech our lives become, the greater our need to be outside in nature. Camp offers an environment where youth can develop a sense of wonder and amazement in our natural setting. Nature also provides a cognitive benefit for young people in that most science is learned outside the classroom. Finally, when we are quiet in nature, we are more able to truly connect with God.
You are invited to learn more about the benefits of summer camp at Camp Wyoming’s website at www.campwyoming.net. Don't forget to check out our summer camp promotional video on the home page as well.
Newcomb church offers substantial scholarships to those who attend camp. Please contact Carol Kelly or the church office for further information.
You can register online and pay the full camp fee by credit card. You can also download, complete, and mail a paper registration form found on website. Register your child today!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!
New graduates will be recognized in the worship service on May 19th. A reception in their honor will follow in Fellowship Hall.
If you or someone in your family will be graduating this spring or if they graduated mid-year, from high school, college, or other higher educational program, please inform the church office, 391-7308, by May 10. We would like to recognize these accomplishments and hope you will share the graduate's future plans.
The next Food Pantry Sunday is May 19. Donations of non-perishable food, paper products and other household items are received on the third Sunday of each month. They may be placed in the closet near the west entry to the sanctuary. Sincere appreciation is expressed to Donna and Wayne Kraft for delivering these donations to the food pantry at Friendly House.
The following comments were received from Friendly House:
“It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner even through we are just beginning to see signs of spring. … Friendly House is getting ready for busy summer months. For many of the families we serve, summer brings added expense of paying for day care as well as supplying breakfast and lunches for children. These added expenses can put a strain on the family budget. Thanks to donations like yours, we are able to assist those families. … We want to thank you for your consistent support and donations so that we are able to assist those in need.”
Jodi Stock, Family Services Supervisor
SUMMER PLANS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children preschool through 5th grade may participate in a multi- age Summer Sunday School class during the summer months. Lessons will take place in fellowship hall and will focus on the 23rd psalm and the Lord’s Prayer
Our destination this month will be the Family Square restaurant on Kimberly Road. We’ll gather at 11:30 to enjoy good food, conversation and fellowship.
IOWA KIDSIGHT SCREENINGS
The first years of a child's life are critical for the development of good vision. Problems are not always evident by simply looking at a child. Eyes should be checked for conditions such as misaligned eyes, cataracts and problems that need glasses.
The earlier detected, the more easily and successfully problems can be treated. A child's vision may deteriorate to the point of irreversibility if eye problems go undetected and untreated.
Iowa KidSight is an annual, ** FREE** vision screening project open to all children age 6 months thru preschool age. A parent or guardian MUST sign a consent BEFORE a child can be photographed.
Trained volunteers from local Lions Clubs use a special camera to take photos of children's eyes who are too young to communicate vision problems or participate in traditional screening techniques. The photo session takes 2-3 minutes. Photos are sent to the U of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where specialists in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences evaluate the child's eyes. You will be notified of your child's results 2-4 weeks after the screening.
PUT A SMILE ON A CHILD MAY 21
Churches United will hold its annual Put A Smile on a Child event at the Augustana Pepsico center on Tuesday, May 21 from 5 – 7 pm. Newcomb’s Kids Klub and Vacation Bible School will be represented along with other services and activities available to children in the Quad City Area. The event is free and open to all children and their families. Hot dogs, pop corn and other treats will be served. Please contact Carol Kelly if you would like to host the Newcomb booth or want further information.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYERS
Each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. a group meets in the lounge for fifteen minutes to pray. Prayers may be silent or spoken. Our church, its members and friends, our nation and the world are included in the prayer focus.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this weekly time of prayer.