“Meetings, Events, Etc.”

Sunday, April 29th we will be collecting “pocket change” as a fundraiser for the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) walk.  Please consider giving to this worthy cause (the Smith family from Ceresco will be walking).

 

What is Muscular Dystrophy?

The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play.  To laugh, to hug. To eat. To breathe.  Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit their mobility.

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Fighting to free individuals and the families who love them from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.  MDA is currently supporting 180 research projects worldwide. 

Kids and adults make nearly 50,000 visits to MDA Care Centers each year. 

More than 3,800 kids receive their “best week of the year” at MDA summer camp, free of charge.

A BIG Thank You to all those who gave the 90 boxes of crayons in honor of Jean Ang’s birthday!  Thank you so much that this gift will go to mission work. – Jean Ang

The Parish Bible Study @ Ceresco will be on Wednesday, April 25th.  We will finish the study of Esther and begin our study of Deborah if time permits.  Come join us!

The Parish Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, April 25th at the Ithaca United Methodist Church @ 7pm.  All youth in 6th thru 12th grades are welcome!  The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month unless otherwise noted.

The spring cleanup at the Ithaca United Methodist Church has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28.  Gather at the church at 8:30am. 

A birthday celebration open house for Jean Ang’s 90th birthday will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 29th, from 1 to 4pm at the Valparaiso United Methodist Church.  Everyone is welcome to join us to wish Jean a happy birthday and share memories. – Jean’s family

Spring is here!  It’s time to do some spring cleaning!  As you put away your winter clothes and get out your spring and summer clothes, this is a good time to look through everything to see if there’s something that you can donate!  Donations will be taken to a worthy cause.  Please bring your donations to the Ceresco United Methodist Fellowship Hall.                          Thank You, Brenda Messick

There will be a Ceresco Community Vacation Bible School meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:30pm @ Immanuel Lutheran.

 The Ceresco Administrative Council will meet on Sunday, May 6th following worship.

Pastor Brian will be conducting worship services at Saunders County Long-term Care (1:30pm) and South Haven (2:15pm) nursing homes on Sunday, May 6th.  Come and worship with any friends or family members you have living there.

Graduates will be recognized at Ithaca UMC during worship on Mother’s Day, May 13th!

  This year again there will be a truck at Annual Conference taking kits we donate to UMCOR.  The truck will be available on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14.  UMCOR will be accepting only three kinds of kits:  hygiene, cleaning (formerly flood buckets) and school.  Look on the UMCOR website (or on the flyers at your church) for a list of contents of each kind of kit.  Thank You & God Bless!

A Big Thank You to everyone who helped before, during and after our Seder Meal (cleaning, baking, setting up and cleaning up afterward).  Your help was greatly appreciated!

  Thank you So Much to everyone who remembered us with prayers, cards and/or wishes on our birthdays!                                                                                                   – Pastor Brian and Jeanne

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