Cemetery Committee Mtg. & Training

        On June 12th, the Cemetery Committee will have its regular committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. At 6:45 p.m., training on data entry for the new cemetery management software will be done for the committee and anyone interested in assisting with the new enhancement. Contact Steve Strawderman for more information.

VBS: Celebrating God’s Generosity

      Mark your calendars, June 25th-28th for Vacation Bible School. Children from three years through completion of fifth grade are invited to join in the fun. Registration Link – Click Here (Please register children prior to June 12th).           This year’s theme reflects God’s Generosity to us and our call to be generous to others.  Our 4-day event starts with a Kick-Off Cook-Out and Vespers on the west lawn of the church on May 25 from 6:00 – 8:00.  We will eat hotdogs and S’mores, play games and learn by the campfire.  May 26-28 we will meet 5:30 -7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  We will share a meal together and celebrate God’s People, Creatures and World through stories, activities and songs. 

      The year Vacation Bible School is collecting offerings for Heifer International to show our generosity.  In the Narthex, there are coin containers if you would like to participate. Please return the offering by Sunday, June 25th.

         Volunteers are welcome to help with this event.  Contact Diane Driver, any Education Commission Member or the Church Office for more information.

Outdoor Worship

       On June the 4th we will kick off the summer season with an outdoor worship service here at Linville Creek at our normal worship time of 10:30. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket as we enjoy the beauty of God’s creation during worship. If the weather does not cooperate we will plan on moving indoors. Following worship, there will be a picnic fundraiser hosted by the youth.

Called Council Meeting

       On Sunday June 11th we will have a called council meeting following worship to vote on two items. The first item is a vote to approve Merlin Reish as our new SOP chairperson. The second item is a vote to approve an update to our capital improvement disbursement policy. Questions can be directed to the church office or a member of the board. 

Let’s Do Lunch!

       Beginning June 14th and continuing on the second Wednesday of each month, we will be gathering for a lunchtime potluck meal in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be a time just to get together, enjoy each other’s company and have some wonderful potluck food!!  If you would like, bring a dish to share.  We would also like to reduce clean up time so we are encouraging you to bring your own plate, silverware and cup.  You can wash it at church or take it home (maybe with some extra potluck food 🙂 and if you forget a dish there will be some you can use.  Drinks will be provided.  We are looking forward to having some great food and a good time together.  Put June 14th on your calendar!  If you have questions, see Alice Bair.  

Father’s Day Breakfast

      The CLAM commission invites one and all to a breakfast on Sunday, June 18th at 9:30AM to celebrate dads and everyone who provides loving support and guidance. Guaranteed to be egg-cellent! (Dad pun intended).

Summer Sunday School:

The Bible in Movies

      June 4th-August 27th, Nathan will be leading an intergenerational Sunday School Class in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will be served each Sunday beginning at 9:15. The education commission will provide coffee, juice, and water each Sunday as well as breakfast on June 4th. Participants are encouraged to sign up to provide breakfast throughout the summer.

      This summer we will be exploring faith and culture and how movies can help us think about biblical themes. Below is a list of movies and themes we will be touching on throughout the summer. You are encouraged to watch these movies if you have not seen them but it is not required to participate in our discussions! Most of them can be found on the streaming app Disney+ . If you have questions, be in contact with Pastor Nathan!

-June 4th: Introduction 

-June 11th: Found Family

Lilo & Stitch

-June 18th: Unlikely Heroes

The Sword in the Stone

-June 25th: Gifts


-July 2nd: Nathan Gone, TBD

-July 9th: Nathan Gone, TBD

-July 16th: Morality and Redemption


July 23rd: Reconciliation


July 30th: Good and Evil

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

August 6th: Nathan Gone, TBD

August 13th: Grief


August 20th: TBD

August 27th: Group Choice!

Attention 2023 Graduates

      Congratulations 2023 Graduates! If you or someone in your family has/is graduating in 2023, please reach out to the church office and let us know. We would love to know where from, when, what degree/area of study (if from college), your future plans. Graduates will be recognized on June 4th, so please send in this information ASAP if you have not already. We look forward to sharing in this season of celebration!

Comfort Knotting

      Mark your calendars for June 19th, 20th, and 21st! There will be a group knotting comforts from 9 a.m. – noon. No experience is necessary. We look forward to enjoying this time of fellowship together!

Upcoming Youth Dates

June 3 – 8 am until noon – Yard sale fundraiser

June 4 – Fundraiser Lunch after church

June 16-18 – National Junior High Conference