TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 7:00PM
"FOOD FOR THOUGHT" BOOK DISCUSSION AT BELL TRACE
The "Food for Thought" book group's next discussion will be on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00PM in the Community Room at Bell Trace. We are currently reading "Not Just a Pretty Face", which looks inside the cosmetic industry. For more information, contact Trina Mescher, Linda Crawford or the church office.
THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17th, 6:30PM
PET BLESSING, SOUTH LAWN
On June 17th we'll host our first Pet Blessing in several years as a part of Vacation Bible School. The Blessing is open to all, so bring your furry (and non-furry) friends in carriers, cages or on a leash (and a bag for any pet messes). Pets need to be up-to-date on vaccinations and not have an aggressive history with other animals or people. There will not be a rain date, but there is another Pet Blessing on the calendar later in the year. Meet us on the south lawn at St. Mark's (facing Starbucks) at 6:30pm.
THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17th, 7:00PM
MANDATORY "APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT" 2015 MEETING
All 2015 ASP participants should attend this final meeting before the trip. We will meet in Room 8. If you have questions, please contact Larry Ingram (812-322-0452).
THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH, 6:00PM-9:00PM
PICNIC AT KARST FARM SPLASH PAD
Picnic at the Karst Farm Splash Pad is another community event for Vacation Bible School and open to all! Bring your own towel, swimsuit, and (optional) water shoes. Restrooms and changing stations are available, and there is a pavilion with tables if you'd like to bring a picnic. Drinking water will be provided. Basketball courts, a playground, soccer fields and walking trails are all nearby. Visit www.co.monroe.in.us for directions.
NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST, 11:30AM
RETIREMENT LUNCHEON FOR REVEREND NED STEELE
On July 1st, Pastor Ned Steele will begin his retirement after 41 years of faithful ministry in the United Methodist Church! He will be greatly missed. Following our worship service on Sunday, June 21st, we will host a luncheon for Ned to thank him for his time at St. Mark's and to wish him well in his retirement! There will be good food, stories shared, and a few choice surprises. There is a sign-up sheet in Garton Hall for those who can help, or you can contact the church office. Watch your mail and e-mail for more information. If you have questions, please contact Ray Beeker (Pastor-Staff-Parish Chair) or Mary Beth Morgan.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th, 5:30PM
XYZ WITH ELISE HEADLEY
XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) will host their monthly dinner on Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30PM. Dinner will be followed by a presentation by Elise Headley about her work with Susie's Place Child Advocacy Center. Elise is a trained child forensic interviewer, and she has worked with children at MiddleWay House, Children's Village Daycare, Bloomington Meadows Hospital, Monroe County Schools and, for the past two years, Susie's Place.
If you would like to join us for a very pleasant and informative evening, please remember to bring a plate, utensils, and a dish to share. Questions? Contact Joe Miller or the church office.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25th
GOLF WITH NED AT THE IU GOLF COURSE
Three early afternoon tee times have been reserved. Everyone will have chances to see Ned's famous fade shot and to wish him a bogey free retirement because we will have him play parts of the round with all three groups. Contact Charlie Matson (812-331-0413) or the church office if you want to join the fun.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST, 6:00PM-9:00 PM
BASKETBALL & BONFIRE
There's a lot to learn from the game of basketball! Components of basketball will guide participants through playful reflections. Cookout dinner and bonfire fun will be provided. Join us at Solsberry Hill Retreat Center located 15 minutes west of Bloomington in a natural and relaxed setting that is fun for all ages. RSVP (and receive directions) before June 30th to Bridget McIntyre at the church office.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH
UMW STYLE SHOW AND TEA
A sign-up sheet for items needed is on the UMW bulletin board in Garton Hall. Labeled items should be brought to the kitchen by no later than 9:00AM on July 15th. All proceeds go to MCUM.
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH, 9:15AM
PILGRIMS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS -
"THE BOOK OF REVELATION"
We continue our video series exploring The Book of Revelation - probably the most intriguing and least understood book of the New Testaments the Apocalypse of John. Is this book actually giving a description of events yet to transpire? Dr. Bart Ehrman seeks to place the Book of revelation in its own historical context, and examine how it would have made sense to readers of the first century, who were imbued with a religious perspective known as apocalypticism.
The Pilgrims meet at 9:15 AM in Room 13. All are we welcome! Come join us for the lecture and the resulting discussion.
SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:15AM
"NOMADS" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The Nomads start their discussions in Room 10 at 9:30AM, after coffee, snacks and announcements. Visitors are always welcomed.
SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:30AM
"BIBLE BANTER" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The BIBLE BANTER adult Sunday School class meets in Room 11 each Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15am. The class uses the Scripture text for the morning's sermon as a discussion-starter.
We look at the passage in its larger context, and sometimes explore a bit of Bible-writing history. We offer some thoughts on what the morning's sermon might look like, based on the Scripture the pastor has selected. We leave time to discuss implications of the Scripture for our own lives, and often even delve into topics far afield of the morning's original topic. You are invited to bring some breakfast goodies into Room 11 and join the conversation.