Sunday, May 22, is our last day of regularly scheduled Sunday school. So that means it is VBS kick off! We will learn what VBS will be like this summer and have fun playing some games. Because the theme for VBS is Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love, you are invited to wear your Hawaiian/beachwear that Sunday. For more information or to register for VBS 2016, go to 2016.cokesburyvbs.com/AmesVBS2016

Also this weekend we will have Katharine Yarnell preaching. She is the Field Outreach Minister for the North Central District. She is always fun and inspiring! She will also be meeting with congregation members during the Sunday school hour in the parlor to discuss the vision of this congregation. Feel free to complete the vision survey by clicking here.

Next Sunday, May 29 will begin our summer schedule with ONE Sunday morning worship service at 9:30a.m. The race begins next Sunday as well…The Amazing (G)Race that is! The Amazing (G)Race is our summer reading program for children and youth. All ages are invited to join Nicole in the conference room following worship every Sunday to take part in a scavenger hunt for clues about the Bible story of the week. After hearing the story and learning some important take aways from it, the children and youth will be able to check out/in books and get their weekly prizes.