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Pastor's Note

The school year may be coming to its end, but things are not slowing down much at Goodland UMC. You'll see of lots of things going on in May still at the church. We have a Garage Sale happening on May 5th, our Church Directory photos are getting taken the next week, we will recognize our high school graduates, and Vacation Bible School will be the first week of June. 

It's exciting to see a busy calendar as summer approaches. This is a sign of an active church. Since Easter Sunday, our attendance has been up in worship, as well as the giving to the general budget. We hope this momentum will continue going forward through the summer. We will have Ice Cream sales at the fair, children and youth activities being planned by Pastor Caleb, and a some great fall activities to be planning for. 

As you start to make your summer plans, I hope that continued participation in the life of the church is a part of your plans. The Holy Spirit is on the move in Goodland, and you won't want to miss out on how your life can be changed by following that Spirit.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Zach
Church Directory Photos
We will be taking photos for a new church directory on May 9-May 12. Appointments are filling up, so please get your spot picked today! You can contact the office (785-899-3631) Monday-Thursday 9am-12 pm & 1pm-3pm to book your photo session. We want to have all of our church family in this directory, so don't hesitate to sign up today!
Volunteers Needed- Picture Directory Days

Hosts/Hostesses needed for our Church Directory photo days of May 9th-12th. Duties include: greeting people, having people check their roster information, filling out photo cards, and calling people who are late. Each volunteer spot is for 2 1/2 hours and training will be provided by the LifeTouch photographers. Sign-up by contacting the church office. 
Church Garage Sale

May 5th 8:00am-1:00pm

Goodland UMC Fellowship Hall

Stop by our Indoor Garage Sale to see what kind of deals you can find!
Garage Sale Donations

If you have items that you would like to donate for the Church Garage Sale, we will be accepting donations in Fellowship Hall, starting on Sunday, April 29th. We will accept most items that are in good condition to be sold. Two types of items that are NOT ACCEPTED for donation are Clothing of any kind and tube televisions. 

Donations may be dropped off during church office hours from April 30-May 3. Additional donation times will be available and will be announced soon. 

Vacation Bible School- Online Registration Available Now!
 
June 4-8
6pm-8pm
“Kingdom Rock”
 
At Kingdom Rock VBS, kids discover how to stand strong for God!  Kingdom Rock is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch and even taste!  Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Register online today! 
VBS Volunteers Needed
 
Volunteers of all kinds are needed to make “Kingdom Rock” a success. We will need help leading up to June 4th to get the church decorated, supplies set up, and make sure everything is ready. We will need leaders, assistants, snack helpers, registration table workers, and so much more to make it all work. If you can help in anyway, talk to Pastor Caleb or sign up today online. 
New Security Procedures for Church Doors
Recently we initiated new procedures for the church building during the week. Our doors will be locked, even when the office is open. This is for security when staff may be in other parts of the building, away from the main door. To assist you with getting into the building, we have installed a new video doorbell. When you arrive, simply ring the doorbell and staff will let you in the building. This technology allows the staff to be in other parts of the building and still respond to visitors to the office. It even allows us to speak to you through the doorbell if needed. 
Save the Date- Graduate Recognition Sunday
On May 13th, we will recognize our graduating high school seniors. The UMW will be hosting a brunch for them that morning, we will recognize our graduates during worship, and a reception will happen after worship.
Camp Lakeside's 70th Birthday Bash

Free Event: April 28th
1:00-4:00pm
Carnival Games- Face Painting- Birthday Cake- Silent Auction- Pony Rides- Petting Zoo- Gaga Ball- Bounce House

Worship Service at 4:00pm

For more information call: 620-872-2021

Gifts for Camp Lakeside can be purchased from a registry at Target, Walmart, and Amazon
Hospice Volunteers Sought

Hospice Services & Palliative Care of NWKS is looking for volunteers. For those interested, they are going to have a training session in this area. For more information contact them at hospice@ruraltel.net or 800-315-5122. Brochures are in the church foyer at the information table. 
Life @ Goodland UMC

Wednesday, April 25
6:30pm Last WNL for School Year

Thursday, April 26
4:00pm Circle 5- Parlor

Sunday, April 29
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship

Monday, April 30
6:00pm SPRC

Saturday, May 5
8:00am-1:00pm Garage Sale- FSH
9:00am-12:00pm Network Meeting- Parlor

Sunday, May 6
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
Prayer Concerns
Jeanne Harding, Diane Feese, Alberta Hayden, Lynda Altvater,
J.B. McClure, Lois Sieck, R.K. Driver, Marsha McGillivray, Alvin Zimbleman, Marsha Smith, Iris Irvin, Fern Hawks

Weekly Worship

Sundays 10:30am 

Wednesday Nite Live 6:30-7:30pm
      (Pre-K through 6th Grade)

Daily Radio Devotion

Radio devotions are broadcasted through KLOE 730AM and KKCI 102.5FM here in Goodland each weekday at 6:10 a.m. (MT) They can also be found on our website and Facebook page.
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