WEEK'S EMAILED COOL SPRING COURIER (5/17/2013 -
May 17, 2013
A Word From Brad
Children's Ministry Sunday is this week and the children of Cool Spring will take a role in worship leadership. You'll see them ushering, singing, praying and reading during the services. You'll hear from our Children's Associate, Shane Standlick, about the Children's Ministry at Cool Spring. I'll wrap up the morning with a short challenge for parents and grandparents from Deuteronomy 6. It's going to be a fun weekend.
We are attempting to raise approximately $24,500 over the next several weeks for specific technology and visual updates at Cool Spring. With the launch of a new venue in September, we need to purchase new equipment such as a camera, projector, screen, cabling, computer and software. The new service (our Growth WIG for 2013) will feature live music and video teaching. Additionally, we are trying to upgrade the visual component of our worship experience at both 8:30 and 10:00 with the installation of a 24-foot screen serving as the background for the platform. The visual upgrade will enhance our ability to teach, create and lead on Sundays. Both projects are in consultation with a media design company and the total cost is $36,000. To date, $11,500 has been given toward the projects, leaving a balance of $24,500 - our target for our fundraising effort. Would you consider helping us raise the necessary funds by Sunday, June 23? Please note this project is supported over and above our normal giving to the general budget at Cool Spring. I want to thank you ahead of time for your generous participation.
Stop by Connections Coffee this Sunday. Follow the signage in the foyer to the Mission Café. The Middle and High School Mission teams will have a bake sale this Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. All proceeds will go directly to the cost the summer mission trips. Additionally, all Connections Coffee net proceeds go directly to Student summer missions. When you grab your coffee and baked goods, pull up a chair at one of the booths or tables and start a conversation.
7:00 Men's "Morning" Prayer Group
6:30 Women's Ministry Leadership
7:00 Ministry Council
6:00 HR Team
7:00 Boy Scout Troop 521
5:00 Family Night Supper
6:00 Praise Team Rehearsal
Open Bible Study
7:30 Adult Choir Rehearsal
1:00 "Tea with Thee" Women's Prayer Group
6:00 18:25 Bible Study
6:30 Ministry Placement Team
9:00 Chair Team Set-Up
7:30 Praise Band Rehersal
Announcements & Events
Cookout & Bake Sale
The Middle & High School Summer Mission Teams are having a cookout & bake sale this Sunday in the Mission Cafe. Hot dog lunches & homemade baked goods will be available for purchase. All proceeds will assist with the cost of their trips.
Technology & Visual Updates
Fundraiser Goal: $24,500
By June 23
To purchase new equipment such as a camera, projector, screen, cabling, computer and software for our new venue beginning in September
To upgrade the visual component of our worship experience at both 8:30 and 10:00 with the installation of a 24-foot screen serving as the background for the platform
The total cost of both projects is $36,000. To date, $11,500 has been given toward the projects, leaving a balance of $24,500.
***Please note this project is supported over and above our normal giving to the general budget at Cool Spring. I want to thank you ahead of time for your generous participation.
Part-Time Position Available
Cool Spring Baptist Church is seeking a Music Leader to serve as worship leader for our new video venue and also to support additional music ministries. This position is part-time (29 hours), non-benefited. A basic knowledge of music theory, strong music reading abilities and demonstrated vocal and instrumental proficiency required. For more information, please contact Teresa Boschen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Auction to Support
Student Summer Missions
Wednesday, June 5
This year we're bringing in an auctioneer! Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Child care is available for children age 4 & under. Donation suggestions are themed gift baskets, gift cards, services, weekend away or jewelry. Please e-mail Laurie at email@example.com to let her know what you are donating and a suggested value. Drop items at the Welcome Center on Sunday, June 2.
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Pick up a volunteer form at the Welcome Center desk. Register your child at www.coolspring.org.
SMAK(Summer Music Activities for Kids) kicks off this Sunday night, May 19, at 5:00 pm. SMAK will take place at Cool Spring the week of August 12-16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Information and an opportunity for kids to sign up to audition for the "STAR Factor" musical, which the children will be working on during the week of summer camp, will be available this Sunday night at the kick-off. All children completing kindergarten through grade 5 will be eligible to sign up for SMAK. Please email Linda McNally at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. The cost for SMAK is as follows:
$50 - 1 child
$80 - 2 children
$100 - 3 or more children total per family
Child Care Center Openings
Openings are available for children in the following programs:
Summer: Pre-Kindergarten and School-Age Children
Fall Half-Day: T/Th 3-year olds, M/W/F 4 & 5-year olds
Roll & Dessert
Reservations and cancellations are due by noon on Tuesdays. Remember that take-out meals are reserved for shut-ins. Payment is expected if you make a reservation and do not cancel or show up for dinner. To sign up or to be placed on the Permanent List, please contact Candace at 746-8970 Ext 3 or email@example.com.
$3 Toddlers through Grade 12
$20 Maximum for Immediate Family
"A Study through the Gospel of Mark"
Summer Teaching Series
Begins Sunday, June 2
We'll discover the practices, character and behaviors of Jesus. The desire of every Christ follower is to live Like Jesus. Let's come and learn together how to live like Him.
Cool Spring Photo Directory
Only eight more days are available to have your picture taken!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your family picture in our photo directory. You can click on the link below or on the Cool Spring website or sign up on Sunday at the desk in the Rec Center. If you bring a donation for the food pantry when you arrive for your appointment, you will receive a "Feed the Need" coupon for $5 off portrait purchases. All church and Sunday School members will receive a free 8 X 10 copy of their directory photo. For assistance in scheduling an appointment, call Candace at 746-8970 Ext 3. From May 21 - May 28, please call Cindy Paxton at 928-7778. The remaining dates are as follows:
The formal recognition of graduates will be held at the 10:00 am worship service. A PowerPoint presentation will take place during the service. If you would like to be included, please provide us with a baby picture and a graduation or recent picture. Also include which high school you currently attend and what your plans are for the future. All graduates will meet at a nearby restaurant for lunch with Bryan beginning at 12:30 pm. Please email pictures, information and RSVP for lunch to Laurie Spiers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Mission Offering
Our goal is $2,500. Offerings will be used for new work, mission partnerships, cooperative ministries & outreach, help for people in need and support for ministers & their families.
Sponsored by 18:25 Bible Study
Hanover Habitat for Humanity is purchasing 2x4's to build homes in our community. Local churches have an opportunity to sign a board with notes of encouragement, love, prayers & well wishes for a $1 donation. You can also sign up to help with the next build. Look for the display on May 26 & 29 and June 2.
Stop By Connections Coffee!
Located in the Mission Cafe
Open 8 am - 12 noon on Sundays
A Connections Barista is happy to make that perfect latte, cappuccino, mocha, tea, macchiato or hot chocolate. We accept cash and major cards. There's plenty of room behind the counter for additional baristas. If interested, please contact Candace at email@example.com or 746-8970.
Calling All Painters
Are you available to paint scenery for this year's Vacation Bible School? Contact Lesley Brendle at 306-0703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Tournament to
MCEF (Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions) is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds. MCEF helps families (living in the 23111 & 23116 zip codes) with essential bills, food and clothing so they can stay in their homes, keep their utilities on and have food on their tables. The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1 at "The Hollows" in Montpelier. Contact Lynn Saunders at 334-6590 for additional information.