Join Us This Sunday!
Mark and Cheryl Kincaid are moving away from our area, and they would like to get to say good bye before they go. Join us in the Fellowship Hall on June 11th at 3 pm for a farewell gathering as we wish them both well! Light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to volunteer to bring a dish, please contact Susan Johnson!
This year's Art with Heart Camp will be held on weeknights from July 31-August 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration will be open online until June 30. Registration is $20, and you can sign up your child HERE. Make sure to sign up quickly, as we have limited space for each class. The camp is for children ages 7-12, with six possible classes that they will take four of, plus Snacks in the Hall, and our musical program for this year will be "Noah and Friends - Heroes From the Bible!" Our campers will perform it for families and friends on Friday August 11th at 7 pm.
Campers will take different classes each week, and their preferences will be used to select two classes from each of the following lists:
Slot A Classes: Crafts, Drawing & Painting or Ukulele & Drums (10 -12 year-olds only)
Slot B Classes: Puppet Theater, "What Do You Call That Dance?", or Folk Art (student is required to brings a chair or foot stool to personalized)
Church Family Meeting
Our next Church Family Meeting will take place after our service on Sunday, June 4th. All are invited, and food will be served. We hope to see you there!
Art With Heart Camp Supplies
Art with Heart is offering a sewing class during crafts. The kids will have a couple of choices of items they can make and use. We already have 3 people who will lend their machine. If anyone else in the congregation has one they feel ok about us using please contact either Beth or Debbie.
It’s the time of year to honor graduates and Crooks Memorial UMC is looking for names of graduates for 2023. Please send names to the office or, telephone the church office with the name and where they are graduating from. Deadline is June 5th.
The Class Meeting
The Class Meeting, which is every Thursday 4 PM, is now meeting in Fellowship Class 16. If you're interested in participating or have questions about what the meeting is, talk to Pastor B for more information. There are still books available if you;d like to join the group!
Health Kit Collection
As you travel…the Discipleship Team is collecting hotel sized items to be donated to LINK, Inc. for distribution to our unsheltered brothers and sisters in Christ. The hotel size is important, as most carry all their belongings with them everywhere they go and so full size packaging will add weight to their burden. We’re looking for hotel size only bar soap, shower gel, hand/body lotion and shampoo. Please, NO conditioner. Also needed are the small size toothpaste we get from the dentist along with toothbrushes and dental floss. These NEW, NEVER USED items will be included in health kits. Please place these items in the laundry basket in the Narthex. This collection will go on over the summer so you can donate as you collect them in your travels! Thank you for your contribution to this community ministry.
Calendar 6/4 - 6/9
Save the Date!
Art with Heart Camp will be held July 31-August 11.
There will be two planning sessions. April 16 at 4 pm and May 22 at 1:30 pm.
Registrations will take place the entire month of June.
We need all hands on deck! It was so wonderful last year to have so many people in our congregation assist with camp. If you can help in some way come to the meetings or contact Beth or Debbie. We learned some things from our previous experience and will be making some changes. Your experience and ideas are valuable.
Our sign-up sheet for ushers is now available in the Narthex. We have openings for May, June, and part of July. We hope you'll volunteer!
Pastor B's Initiatives of 2023
This year, Pastor B has three initiatives he’d like to use to grow our Faith. First, as you’ve already heard, is his Chronological Study of the Old and New Testaments, which meets Tuesday’s at 10:30 and can be viewed online. Second, Pastor B is working on a book study of The Class Meeting, which details ideas of how to grow faith and fellowship in the congregation using the foundations of Methodist faith. The small group will meet for 8 weeks to discuss each chapter, then decide if they'd like to continue holding meetings following the ideas laid out in the book. Thirdly and finally, Pastor B will be opening up the Sanctuary to everyone twice a week. You can drop by on Wednesday from noon to one or Friday from six to seven for a time of reflection and independent prayer.
York/Poquoson Food Closet
As a reminder, we will be collecting items for the Food Closet the first Sunday of every month; monetary contributions can be made anytime through the church.
Pastor B is leading a new Bible Study this year, and you're invited! The study will be split into two parts, with the first taking place from January to June and the second from September to November.
The study met for the first time on January 31st and will continue to meet at 10 AM every Tuesday through June in Myrtle's Classroom.
If you're interested in participating in this new Bible Study, please let Pastor B know either in person, with a Connection Card, or with THIS Breeze form. The sessions are recorded at posted on YouTube (though not on the church’s page), so if you’d like to join late you can do so! You can find links to each session HERE.
Calendar 5/28 - 6/2
Meeting Pastor B
Pastor B would like to get to know the Congregation, so over the next few months he’ll be scheduling visits with those interested. He’s available to meet in his office at the church or make house calls. If you’d like to schedule such a visit and get to know him, you can choose a meeting time HERE or you can put your name down on the sign up sheet in the Narthex to schedule a time for your meeting.