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CURRENT EVENTS:

SUNDAYS @ 8:45AM---WISDOM 101:WHAT IS THE TRUTH---FROM CONFUCIUS TO THE KORAN, WE WILL LEAVE NO SPIRITUAL STONE UNTURNED IN OUR QUEST. Beginning May 1, this group will study the text "The Wisdom of the Ages" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

SUNDAYS @ 11:30AM -- SPACE FOR GOD:THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY by Don Postema. We meet to discuss our prayer lives, and learn and share new ways of looking at our spiritual practices, to culture an attitude of gratitude.

CHILDRENS' MINISTRY: FUN WITH THE SON:JESUS AND THE BIBLE AS OUR BEST FRIEND - A MONTHLY GET TOGETHER BY WAY OF A PIZZA PARTY AND GAMES FOR STUDENTS GRADE K-7 ---AND A GOOD WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR--SUNDAY  Meets on May 22nd.

GOOD GRIEF MEETS ON MONDAYS AT 7:00PM IN ROOM 10 STARTS ON THE 11TH - LOSS OF A SPOUSE, A CHILD, A DIVORCE OR EVEN EMPLOYMENT CAUSES DISTRESS. LET'S MEET AND SEE ABOUT HELPING EACH OTHER TO COPE. MELANIE ADKINS (THERAPIST IN TRAINING) WILL FACILITATE THE GROUP 

40 DAYS OF LOVE: WE WERE MADE FOR LOVE--Bible study beginning on Wednesday April 13th, hosted by Pastor Michael and his wife Diane at their home on Clinton Street. The core of the study is based on the video and book by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church.  For the first meeting, dinner will be provided by them at 6:15. The group is for all adults, married or single, and is limited to 15. Reserve your spot today!

Mexico Mission Trip Fundraiser - Please support the youth group mission trip to Mexico in early summer by purchasing bags of mulch for $4.50 each. The mulch will be delivered to your home the weekend of May 14 & 15. Orders are due by May 2nd and payment must accompany your order. There are 4 colors available. Order forms can be sent to the church office. Please note "mulch" on your payment.

We will celebrate Pentecost on Sunday May 15th. Lunch will be served and we will have our tradition of birthday cakes for each month of the year as well as balloons and special music. Please join us and feel the renewed fire for Christ!

Copies of "Our Kids: the American Dream in Crisis" are now available for a donation of $10, or sign out a hardcover copy. A Community Forum for a discussion on the topics raised by the book is being planned for Thursday, May 26th. We will begin with a soup and sandwich supper at 6pm. We are developing a panel of community leaders to present different perspectives as a part of this event.

Applications for the Seeber Scholarship are due by June 1st. Consideration is given to church members pursuing higher education. The application form is to be returned to the Outreach Committee or church office. Requests for funding through the Matson fund will also be considered. Grants are offered to young people ages 10-25 to participate in opportunities relating to their spiritual growth. Apply by letter to the Outreach Committee.

May is the month for the Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering. We answer the call to show Jesus' love to the world by supporting projects relating to health, education, economic development and the needs of women and children. Envelopes will be available in the pews to accept your contributions to this worthy cause.

OTHER HAPPENINGS

Watertown Musicales will present a concert at 7:30pm on Monday May 23rd in the sanctuary. The concert is free with donations accepted to benefit their music student scholarship fund. Refreshments will follow.

YMCA Babysitter Training Course will be held on Saturday, June 4th from 8:30am - 3pm in Fellowship Hall. Registration is through the YMCA through June 1st. Cost is $35 for Y members, $55 for non-members and $40 for military families. The class provides youth ages 11-15 with the information and skills necessary to care for children in a safe and responsible manner.

Save the date! The church picnic will be Sunday, June 12th at Thompson Park Pavilion following worship.

P.E.O. Chapter Summer Bus Trip to The Merry Go Round Theater presentation of "Oklahoma!", followed by a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake is coming soon. Check for more information at www.watertownevents.com or speak to Carolyn Osborne.