Our luncheon will be held June 12th at noon. Please bring a friend and a dish to share if you can! Let’s hope for continued good weather.
United Methodist Women
The June 21st UMW meeting will be our luncheon meeting at Applebees in Glenville. Please join us and bring a friend! We will meet at 1:30.
The Alplaus Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a blood drive by the American Red Cross on Thurs., May 31 from 2-7 pm. Help save a life by donating some of your blood for a worthy cause. You can schedule a specific time to donate by calling 518-399-0814. You can also be a walk-in, but you will need to
wait for scheduled appointments to be done first. The Auxiliary hopes you will take time out from your busy schedule to participate in this worthy cause.Call to make your appointment for a time that is convenient for you. Thank you.
Update: The Walking Club
The Walking Club got off to a good start on Tuesday morning at 9:00am. They will meet every Tuesday in the Alplaus
United Methodist Church parking lot and walk through the hamlet of Alplaus and visit with each other.
All are welcome and hoping the group will grow!!
Religious-Based Campership Scholarships Available
It’s that time of year when families start planning for summer activities. Summer camps play a valuable role in a child’s life. The Alplaus United Methodist Church and the Alplaus Residents Association have a scholarship fund to help finance the attendance at religious-based summer camps for children in our town or who attend the Alplaus United Methodist Church. Sky Farm Camp in the Lake George area and Camp Aldersgate in Syracuse are examples of such camps that are offered through the Methodist church. Both places have their camp information online at:
They both offer numerous camp options during the summer for children of all ages with a wide range of activities. To find out about the various camp programs available at these two camps you’ll need to access their web sites. If your family would like help financing a camp experience for any of your children this summer, please fill out an application form for each child (available on the display table in fellowship hall) and give it to Barb Trask. If you need an application sent to you, Barb can be contacted at 518-399-6454 or email@example.com. Parents are expected to pay the deposit and the scholarship could finance up to $300 additional expenses. We hope some of the children attending our church will be able to attend camp this summer!
Sunday School Class has started a small unit on bullying. We are tying it into the Bible and applying the phrase “What would Jesus do?” in each situation we discuss. The students have been very open in their discussions. We read a passage in the Bible that spoke about Mary talking to an angel and accepting the fact that she would become pregnant with God’s child. We then talked about the possibility that Jesus’s mother, Mary, may have experienced bullying when she became pregnant out of wedlock. More discussions will occur on bullying.
Every other week the majority of the students attend a Confirmation Class with Pastor Kristi, leaving Sunday school with just a few students. Those remaining students are attempting to write some puppet skits based on Old Testament Bible stories. It’s been fun trying to interject some humor into the skits. Hopefully they will finish them in time to perform them in June for the congregation.
There will be no Sunday School class on Easter (April 1) and none on May 27 which is Memorial Weekend. Our last class will be June 10. Please continue to let me know ahead of time when your children will not be in attendance at class. This helps me with my planning. Thanks – Barb Trask