A Guest Musician
A guest musician visited our last bible study gathering for this season
Our group listening to Sharon's beautiful music
Our group in discussion
Rural Life at Hope Springs
We begin our service with Joys of the past week
We were blessed to have our own member, Gail McCooeye leading us in worship.
On Mothers' Day
We are so blessed to have Susan sharing her talents on the piano
Rev. Christine reading" I'll Love You Forever"
On Mothers' Day the Sunday School buys flowers and gives them out to everyone.
Ladies holding their carnations after the service
News From Hope Springs
May 29th was Camping Sunday and a video was shown about a Camp in Montreal who have been very successful bringing children in with disabilities and ones who are new to this community or country . Mission and Service help to support camps like Camp Cosmos .
After the service we hosted a Canadian Food Grains Bank Fundraiser and served brunch. The food was delicious and we appreciated all who attended to support such a worthy cause.
Hope Springs Sunday School Cake Walk and Bake Sale was held today, May 5th at the IOOF Hall in Williamsburg. We had a grand day, lots of people out to scout out the yard sales, have breakfast and perhaps win or buy a dessert for their weekend treat.
The rest of these photos are of the bake sale and Cake Walk held today. They show the ladies who helped organize, bake and sell the goodies. It also shows the cupcakes sold individually this year, which was a huge success! We also had a Cake Walk where we sold tickets on 11 delicious desserts and the buyer of the tickets had to put their tickets in the bowl beside the dessert they wished to win.
At 10:15am we drew the lucky winners and they came and picked up their winnings. We had many people extremely happy about winning a yummy dessert.
Hope Springs Activities
We have a celebration jar at Hope Springs, and anyone can get up and explain their joy to the congregation and then make a donation into the Mission and Service jar.
Hope Springs has a vibrant group of ladies who knit, crotchet and create the loveliest shawls, lap blankets and baby blankets. They work all winter and produce many unique and interesting designs. On May 22nd, MaryEllen Garlough brought some of the shawls and lap blankets and Rev. Christine blessed them during our service. When a person is ill, having surgery, grieving, having a baby baptized etc, these shawls are sent out. Over 50 were given out last year alone.
After the service the congregation went outside the front of the church and had their pictures taken. This was requested by Chris Morgan at Presbytery.
Hope Springs is having a Sunday School fundraiser and on May 25th a group of ladies got together and made 18 pies for the event.
Messy Church was held at Hope Springs on Apr. 21st, Earth Day. The theme was a perfect time to have the varied activities; songs and actions about our planet earth, planting bulbs, creating characters from recycled materials, blowing bubbles and decorating cupcakes. We had over 27 participants that day so it made for an enjoyable time.