LRC Family Camp | Saturday July 13
The theme for this year’s Family Camp is Survivors: Survive & Thrive in God’s Kingdom. If you have a couple of hours, you can support our families by volunteering. Specifically, we need volunteers in the following areas: childcare for infants and toddlers; preparing and serving lunch; assistance with running games and other activities; and check-in and registration. This year we also need volunteers to assist with a short skit we are planning, and some outdoorsy/wilderness types to assist with a wilderness/survival skills segment. If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to sign-up to help, contact Lisa or Rich.
Reveal Survey--Complete by June 30
You may remember taking an online, church-wide survey called REVEAL a few years ago. REVEAL is a powerful tool which helps us as a church know how we are doing at helping people grow spiritually. It is recommended to follow-up three years after the initial survey, to get a feel for important improvements that were made, or that are still a work in progress. On June 9, we sent you an email with a link to this follow-up survey. It will take 15-20 minutes to complete. We realize your time is limited, but we also believe this survey will help make us a better and stronger church.
Celebration Service and Picnic | June 30
In the Old Testament, God called His people to gather for the purpose of remembering and celebrating His work among them. Our Sunday service on June 30 will reflect that spirit, with baptisms, dedications, and faith stories. Don’t miss out on hearing and experiencing what God is doing. We will have an all-church picnic following the service. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people.
Discover Life! Prayer Cards
If you did not receive two prayer cards at church last week, please pick them up at the Welcome Center this week. Please prayerfully consider which friends you would like to invite to Discover Life, a three-week outreach event in August designed to introduce friends and family to Jesus Christ. Write the names on both cards and turn one in to the church so the staff can pray for them. The second card is for you to take home as a reminder to pray.
Baptism--Celebration Service | June 30
If you have not been baptized, we encourage you to consider it! The Bible teaches that believers in Christ should be baptized. Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change, a way to follow Christ’s example, and a way to declare to the world that you have a new life in Christ. If you would like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fully Alive Membership Class | Sunday, July 7
Our Fully Alive Membership Class will to introduce you to who we are, what we believe, what we are endeavoring to accomplish, and how you can become involved. Join us for our next class on Sunday July 7, from 5pm-8pm. If you would like to attend, please contact us at email@example.com. Dinner will be provided, but there will be no childcare.
Fire Extinguishers, An Important Safety Tool
We all know the purpose of the fire extinguisher and have a general idea of how to use it. However, for most of us, our experience with this tool ends there. In this edition of Safety Corner, you'll find important information on the use of a fire extinguisher.
1) There are three classes (A, B, and C) of fire extinguishers. The class corresponds to the type of fire that the device will extinguish. An extinguisher labeled as “A-B-C” will be effective on all types of fires.
2) The purpose of using a fire extinguisher is to allow everybody to get out safely. Get everybody out and call 911 before you consider fighting the fire. Only try to put the fire out if it is contained to a small area and you have an unobstructed path to escape.
3) Remember the acronym PASS:
PULL the pin out: This unlocks the operating lever and allows you to discharge the extinguisher.
AIM low: Point the extinguisher nozzle (or hose) at the base of the fire.
SQUEEZE the lever below the handle: This discharges the extinguishing agent. Releasing the lever will stop the discharge. Some extinguishers have a button that you press.
SWEEP from side to side: Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames appear to be out. Watch the fire area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat the process.