VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY (for teens as well!)

Are you or do you have a teen looking for a place to volunteer this summer?  Each year SEMC hosts ABC – an awesome bible camp – and they need help!
Here are the details:
Aug 19-23 from 9am-12pm
The camp is for ages 4-10.
(We generally prefer a year of school be completed first, but are flexible with this)

For volunteers:
Our volunteer launch party (training) is on August 16th from 6:30-8 Volunteers are generally at the church from 8:30-12:30 during the week of camp, and childcare is provided for the children of volunteers who are too young to attend camp.
Volunteers over the age of 18 are required to have a recent police check (completed within the last 5 years). This can be either from the police station or from a police records check company (like BackCheck or Screening Canada). If they do not have this, we can help get that completed.  There are many different roles that need filling from “Crew leaders” that go through the camp with about 5 students in their group to kitchen help, preschool room, etc. For every volunteer that we have WITH the kids though, we can allow 5 students to come to camp.
To register as a Volunteer (or as attendees) go to: https://vbspro.events/p/events/roarsemc.com

Concert at Redeemer CRC

In May of 2018, Singer-Songwriter Jeremy Benjamin (True North Records) launched a cross-country fundraising tour connecting with
Churches and Communities, reminding us that we “are not our own” and that our corporate worship of God must be directly
connected to our mission, both local and global, in the world. We are happy to announce that Jeremy Benjamin is bringing his I Am Not My
Own Worship for Missions Tour to Sarnia on Sunday, July 21.
The funds collected during both the Morning Worship Service and the Evening Concert will be divided evenly between our local cause: the
Refugee Committee Resettlement Fund, World Renew’s work in Nigeria with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Jeremy’s I Am Not My Own Worship Ministries. The concert is free to all, so please invite your friends and prayerfully consider what you can contribute to the important work being done. Join us at Redeemer CRC on Sunday, July 21 at 6:30 AM to hear his incredible story and original songs in concert.

Message From The Refugee Committee

The Refugee Committee of the four Sarnia-Lambton Christian Reformed Churches hopes to welcome a new family soon.
Although we still don’t have an arrival date for the family, we are collecting photos of large items that people are willing to donate for an
apartment for this family of four (parents and two young girls). If you have items to give, please contact Henny Drope at First CRC, or one of
the deacons at this church. We very much count on, and appreciate your generosity! To the new family, the apartment that we set up is a visual indication of how much we intend to love them, so please understand that we will select the items that fit best together to make a nice home. Secondly, we are in the beginning stages of seeking an apartment for the family and are checking with the larger property companies. If you know of a good affordable apartment that may be less obvious to us, please contact Brad Rekman at First CRC or a deacon at this
church. Thank you for your participation in welcoming a family to Canada.

Sunday School

Thank you to those who have helped out this year for the Sunday school program. It is time for you to get a break. Today is the start to the
Summer Sunday school program. I look forward to working with all of you again in September. Summer Sunday school this year is based on the Story Hour program. It is for those who are entering Junior Kindergarten in September to those who will be going into grade 1. We are
looking forward to a fun filled summer program of activities, crafts and
stories. If you have any questions about Sunday School please feel free to contact Della Croxford at 519-330-5220. Thank you again to those who taught from September to May. Your time was truly appreciated.
Sunday School Committee

PRAYER MINISTRY UPDATE

In John 20:21, Jesus said, Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” In Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “You shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Now when he had spoken these things, while they watched, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. We will join together for our prayer time (usually the first Thursday of the month), and we remember that as Christ died on the cross for our sins, he arose from the grave, and he also ascended into heaven, and will come again.
We will meet in the council room at 7 pm Thursday, May 30th

LAST FRIDAY COFFEE SOCIAL

Everyone is cordially invited to join us on May 31st at 10 AM at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church. We are very pleased to welcome Jillian Baker, who oversees development projects
by the Mennonite Economic Development Association, “MEDA”. She has worked and lived in the U.S.A., the U.K., Mexico, Uganda and now Toronto. Come and join us for an unforgettable presentation by Jillian and great fellowship!