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David Radcliff to be Guest Speaker This Sunday

David Radcliff will be our guest speaker at Memorial this coming Sunday, June 26th. He will also be leading a multigenerational Sunday School hour which will be something new at Memorial.  David is the director of the New Community Project based in Peoria, AZ. New Community Project is a small organization with a big goal –

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Last Choir Practice for the Season

On Wednesday, May 25th, Memorial’s choir gathered together to practice for the last time before the summer vacation break. After they had practiced for the upcoming “Music Appreciation Sunday” (which had been held on Sunday, May 29th), they gathered in the Fellowship Hall for cake and refreshments.   Sue Stoudnour-Memorial’s choir director-presented each choir member

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VBS Day #5: The Last Night

On the last night of VBS, the focus was on how “God gives us a family”. It was based on Galatians 3:26…26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith(New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide)

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VBS Day #4

17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®

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VBS Day #3

 Day #3 of VBS was based on Romans 12:6…WISDOM.  6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights

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VBS Day #2

Day #2 of VBS at Memorial proved to be equally if not more fun than the first night. The verse for this night was Genesis 41:1-40 and the theme for the night was “Transformation”.     During “Family Time” discussion, capsules were added to water and animal shapes were formed. This was to show how God

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VBS Day #1

Approximately 70 children attended VBS on the first night-Sunday, June 12th. On this night, the theme was based on Jeremiah 29:11. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible,

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Senior Adult Day at Camp Blue Diamond

On Friday, June 3rd, Camp Blue Diamond held it’s annual Senior Adult Day. Nine people from Memorial’s congregation attended the event. As you can see, some of the participants attended a painting class led by David Weiss, while others made their own cards or took a hike.   From left to right: Jim Hershberger, Ellie Sollenberger,

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VBS has come a long way since I was a kid!

What are your memories of VBS? I remember singing simple songs that were ONLY sang during VBS…”Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man”, “I’m in the Lord’s Army” and the “B-I-B-LE”. Of course they were all sung with full hand motions too- which was NEVER allowed in church. I remember crafts…lots of glue, yarn and popscicle

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Life’s a picnic when shared with friends ;)

Even though it seemed more like fall instead of spring weather, it didn’t stop Memorial’s faithful crowd from gathering at Memorial Park for the annual All-Church Picnic. Approximately 50 people gathered huddled (for warmth!) on Wednesday evening, June 8th and enjoyed a huge spread of delicious food and a wonderful time of fellowship. From the pictures, it looked

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