Vacation Bible School
Bangor Liberty Friends Church
Sunday, June 5 -- Thursday, June 9
Family Picnic Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m. for all families
VBS starts at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 6:15-8:30 p.m. each evening.
A closing Program will be held on
Friday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m.
VBS is for children, age 3 thru 6th grade. Call the church office, Shelley Goecke or Diane Teske to register your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors.
Amy Bachman, daughter of Rick and Lora Bachman, will graduate from BCLUW High School on Sunday, May 22. Baccalaureate will be held on Wednesday, May 18. Amy plans to attend Marshalltown Community College in the fall.
Friends are invited to a Graduation Reception in Amy’s honor
at her home on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Michael Daniel, son of Bob and Veronica Daniel has completed his high school education and will be attending Marshalltown Community College in August taking liberal arts courses for the first year.
Kenny Taft, son of K.C. and Cheryl Taft of Beaman, will graduate from BCLUW High School on Sunday, May 22. Currently Kenny is planning to enroll in either Kirkwood Com-munity College or Marshalltown Community College in the fall.
Sarah Sparks, daughter of Mona Meiman and Bill Sparks will graduate on Saturday, May 21st from Geneva High School in Geneva, Alabama. She plans to attend Oglethorpe College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in biology.
Mike and Charlene Martin would like to announce the graduation of Jon E. Brones from Marshalltown High School this spring. A reception will be held at their home at 607 Jerome Street, Marshalltown, on Saturday, May 28th from 1-4 p.m. Our family and friends from the meeting are invited to celebrate with us.
Congratulations to the following college graduates: Bryce Martin will graduate from Iowa State University this spring with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Mark Willits will graduate from Arizona State University on May 13th and will attend Law School at UCLA beginning in August.
Monthly Meeting Note
At a Called Meeting for Worship for Business on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, Bangor Liberty Monthly Meeting approved calling Dean Lambdin as our pastor, to begin July 1, 2005.Dean and his wife, Amy, accepted the call and will be moving to Bangor from Milwaukee, WI, along with their young daughters, Emily and Hannah, late in June. Pastor Keith’s last Sunday in the pulpit will be June 12th.
Encouraging One Another
From the Women of Faith Study Guide Series: How are you? Are you pining for the fellowship that surpasses all others? Get yourself to the nearest Christian and connect. Spend time with fellow believers rejoicing over what you have in Jesus. Sing some songs. Laugh together. Pray for one another. Hug each other. Celebrate the blessed tie that binds you to one another in Christian love. Written by Marilyn Meberg
Our May lessons will include the stories of Daniel and Feeding the 5000. Service projects will be gifts of appreciation to workers at McFarland Clinic and encouragement to House of Compassion guests. Children age 5 through grade 5 are welcome to join us May 15th and 22nd.
May’s meeting of Liberty USFW will be at Diane Teske’s home on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. Each member is reminded to bring a salad for the salad supper and a May basket to share and exchange.
Delores Jones, Literature Secretary of USFW Iowa Board, will share about the new reading course books May 17, 1:00 at Hartland Friends Church. All ladies interested in books are welcome. You certainly do not need to be a USFW member to participate. Individuals may purchase books for themselves or as a gift as well as for the group. Refreshments and a short business session will follow her talk.
Summer Camp Dates
Little Fry May 21-22
Fry (3-4) June 10-12
High School June 17-21
HS Weekender June 17-19
Fox (5-6) June 23-26
Jr. High (7-8) July 5-9
Campers are reminded to let Scott Davis know by May 10th if they are attending camp so camp scholarships can be distributed to campers.
Counselors are still needed for the regular camps in June and July. Contact Ric Garrison or the church office ASAP if you can volunteer to be a counselor. Mandatory training sessions for all camp staff are scheduled for the first part of May in various locations.
Register Now for FUM Triennial
Triennial Sessions are in Des Moines, July 13-17, Holiday Inn Airport. Registration forms, due June 15, are available at the church office.
USFWI-Quaker Men Banquet
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Cost: $20 per person
Where: Holiday Inn Airport, Des Moines
If you would like to attend the USFWWI-Quaker Men Banquet, but are not planning to attend the Triennial Sessions, please call Daneta at the Iowa Yearly Meeting Office (641-673-9717) to make your reservation. Following the banquet will be a fellowship time with a Coffee House and Talent Show! Every-one is invited to attend. Registration deadline is June 15, 2005.
Missions for VBS - 2005
Mike and Kay Cain have been long time administrators at the Belize Friends Boys School. In 1988 Mike and Kay led a work team to assist Sadie Vernon who had started a school for girls, and had a concern for starting a program for boys in Belize. In 1997 a prep school for boys was organized, and Belize Friends Boys School became a mission under Friends United Meeting. It is a school that helps underprivileged boys pass exams, enabling them to get into high school.
The Cains have helped many young men find a place in one of the high schools in Belize, where they can improve themselves and move from the poverty level that strangles so many in that country. They feel the time has come to continue the work to establish a Friends High School (for boys and girls) that will carry on the work already started at the Friends Boys Prep School. It still remains that less than half the boys and girls in Belize get into high school.
Friends United Meeting has obtained 3.19 acres of land near the village of La Democracia to establish a Friends High School. At this time the land is overgrown with tall weeds and small underbrush. The Cains, along with some of the boys at the school, have tried to cut some of the weeds, which they have to do by hand, using machetes. It is impossible to maintain the three acres in this way.
This year’s Vacation Bible School’s FUM Mission project will be to collect funds to help purchase a used tractor and rotary bush cutter for this purpose, and also to maintain other Friends property.
The local VBS mission project for this year is to furnish paper products such as plates, bowls, cups, napkins, toilet tissue, paper towels, etc. for the SUMMER CAMP at the Mesquakie Friends Center at Tama. This is a first-time program that will start on June 20 at the Mesquakie Friends Center. They will be serving Indian youths from around the Midwest, as well as Minnesota and Canada. Victor and Brenda White are asking us to be a "partner" with them in serving the Lord through these kids.
We at Bangor Liberty hope that you will be inspired and prayerfully consider these VBS Mission projects and be a part of them. Thank you. -Bangor Liberty Missions Committee
Friends are invited to join the Blanchard Family as they celebrate Rex and Kay Blanchard’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, June 12, 2005, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 110 N 19th St, Unionville, Missouri.
Please bring your memories to share, but please no gifts. Cards may be sent to Rex and Kay at 15470 204th Rd, Powersville, MO 64672.
If you plan to attend the celebration, please RSVP to Wes and Lynn Blanchard at 515-961-0725.
Harry and Carol Haywood are first time grandparents after the birth of a daughter, Lucinda (Lucy) Taylor, born to Heath and Callie Haywood of Malin, Oregon on March 26, 2005. She weighed 6 lbs, 10 ozs at birth in Medford, Oregon.
House of Compassion
On April 28, we served 71 people their choice of grilled cheese or chicken salad sandwiches; green beans w/bacon; potato chips; variety salads; pie,
cake or wafer cookies; ice cream; milk and coffee. Our great volunteers were Ken and Bess, James and Sharon, Bill and Rosalee, Royal and Paula, Scott and Mary,
Neil and Peg, Tom and Pat who provided food; Fern, Betty, and Diane who prepared; Leo, Keith, Bob, Jeanette, and Deb who served; Vi, Mary S, and John who
were on clean up. More money was donated than needed so I purchased a couple containers of laundry detergent for the supply closet. They were completely out.
John and Bob ate a meal with a man from Guatemala. He said that he'd been in a Mafia gang when he lived there but now wants to get his GED and return to be a leader, even the president! The lady I sat with was curious about the cabbage salad with ramen noodles. I told her what was in it and encouraged her to give it a try. After a few bites she went back for more. We couldn't talk her boyfriend into giving it a try. I overheard him praying before eating. He seemed very sincere.
The shelter monitor, Don Nason was on Jean's list to call when we didn't have someone from the church available. Jean said six men and one woman were staying.
Thanks to everyone for their support of this worthwhile ministry. Our next date is Thursday, May 26. Volunteer early so you don't miss out on the fun!
The Library Ledge:
Enjoy some fantastic fiction book during the month of May. You’ll find books set in the past and in the future; in America or in another country. We have those of special interest to women, men and teens. There is something for everyone in the fiction section. Following are just a few examples.
The Archon Conspiracy deals with a computer genius’ goal to contact highly evolved intelligence. Soviet psychics and CIA researchers get involved in this fast-paced story with intrigue and suspense.
A Winding Road to Freedom has danger round every turn. Cassie risks her freedom and her life to find her young son in slave territory. Along the way she discovers the depth of her courage and the many facets of the Underground Railroad.
These and more adventures are available for you to check out on the top shelf of the library or on the window ledge. Enjoy the escape!
A Sunday school teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the bible, Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the verse.
Little Bobby was excited about the task. But he just couldn’t remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Bobby was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, “The Lord is my shepherd and that’s all I need to know.”