Good News & Updates: July 7, 2022


1. Quilt Auction: Carol Simpson has created and donated 27 beautiful and unique quilts to be auctioned through July 9, with proceeds benefiting local and global mission projects of the United Methodist Women. Online bidding begins May 14 at app.galabid.com/carolsimpsonquilts. A celebration viewing of the quilts and in-person bidding will be held this Saturday, July 9, 1:30-3pm in Old Bethel’s sanctuary. You may contact Carol McMillen at 317-899-4360 with questions about this event. If you have questions about online bidding, please contact Cheryl Platt at cplatt3179@comcast.net.

2. Vacation Bible School is July 11-15, from 6-8:15pm. This year’s theme is Adventures Down Under. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center. Return completed forms to Pastor Tonya.

3. The East Washington Street Meijer is helping the food pantry battle hunger through their Simply Give campaign. To take part in this, visit the Meijer store on East Washington Street between now and October 1 and purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card. Meijer matches each donation. Double Match days are August 13 and September 10. On these two days, Meijer will double their match to $20 - meaning your $10 donation will turn into $30! Thank you for helping the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry feed our community.

4. Volunteer receptionists are greatly needed for Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (9am-12:30pm) and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (12:30-4pm). Work every week or every other week. Primary duties are to greet visitors and answer the phone. The service of Old Bethel’s volunteer receptionists are greatly appreciated and make it possible for the staff to effectively attend to their responsibilities without constant interruption. Substitute receptionists are also needed to work when regular volunteers are ill or traveling. The morning shift is 9am-12:30pm. The afternoon shift is 12:30-4pm. Subs serve on an as needed basis as their schedule allows. The service of Old Bethel’s volunteer receptionists are greatly appreciated and make it possible for the staff to effectively attend to their responsibilities without constant interruption. If interested, please contact Administrative Assistant Lynda Preston at 317-359-9651 or lpreston@oldbethel.org or the Volunteer Coordinator Sue Epps at 317-691-1195 or ssuepps@aol.com.

5. The Administrative Council meets Monday, July 25, at 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Contact Chair Ann Mead at ram8714@comcast.net for the Zoom link.

6. Lunch Bunch will meet at Montana Mike’s (1945 N. State Street, Greenfield - east on 21st Street to Road 9, turn left and restaurant is on the right just before Walmart) at 11:30am, Wednesday, July 27. Sign up on clipboard in the church reception office or call Brenda Maley at 317-894-1178 for reservations.

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