Smith Baby Shower
Sunday, June 24th
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Audrey and Ryan Smith are going to be blessed by a baby in their family! Come celebrate with us on the 24th. The party will be in the afternoon in the fellowship hall.The Smith's are registered at Target. For questions, email Audrey's mom Heidi or Sharon Good. Come help these new parents get off to a great start!
July 1st Hymn Sing
This month, our hymn sing isn't the regular community get together. This month it will be led by Common Ground. They are a local mixed quartet singing Southern Gospel music. They will mix their songs with congregational hymns making a great hour of music. After the hymn sing there will be a service of baptism let by Good News Bible Church. We are invited to either stay for the baptism service or adjourn to the refreshment table. So come on out and join us for this special hymn sing.
Genesis Day Camp
In less than two weeks we will be having 5 college-aged camp staff joining Steve Good and Dave at the Big White House to begin Camp Genesis. After seeing the staff at work at The River this week (Camp Crossing), we are very impressed with them and the camp curriculum.
One thing we do recognize, though, is that we will need to limit the camp to 20 participants (rather than 40), due to space constraints. So if you have children or friends or family or neighbors that you'd like to see in the camp, please fill out the registration as soon as possible and return to the BWH. Download the brochure to the left. Also, there is scholarship money available to cover up to 8 campers fully....so hopefully money will not be an issue at keeping kids from participating!
By the way, the theme is about Moses and the Exodus. Isn't it ironic?
4th of July BBQ
Big White House
It's almost that time of year again. Time for a great get-together at the BWH for the annual community wide BBQ. Watch the Big White House, Food Bank and Operation Christmas Child floats and then come on over for an afternoon of food and fun! Contact Dave Conrads to see how you can find your place in the fun for the BWH event! 319-541-6155. Contact the office to be involved in the food bank or OCC floats for the parade. OCC needs a truck and more walkers! Candy donations for the parade can be dropped off at the office.
Coming Women's Events
Women of Faith in Des Moines August 24-25 “Celebrate What Matters 2012” http://www.womenoffaith.com/events/des-moines/
Women’s Retreat at Pine Lake Camp September 21-23 “Daughters of the King”
Please contact Mary Flanagan or Marge Mitchell for information about Women of Faith and Julie Jessop or Marge for information about Women’s Retreat at Pine Lake.