4:00 pm worship service on Saturday, April 14
10:15 am worship service on Sunday, April 15
sermon by Pastor Tony Hazen
scriptures: Psalm 23 and I John 3:16-24
Join us for a Refreshing Tea with Lowman on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 pm. Our tea features gardening tips from a local garden store, trendy chalk art by Melissa Mitchell, an interactive children's story time by Betsy Brogren, musical talents of our WU scholarship singers, and more. We will have fancy hors d'oeuvres, a variety of tasty teas, and cute treat bags to take home. Tickets are available now or you can offer your donation the day of event.
Purchase your tickets from the office for suggested donations of $15 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds provide scholarships for our Washburn University student choir members and Mission Share.
Christmas in July VBS
We are planning our VBS Christmas in July for the weekend of July 13, 14 & 15. Want to help plan this important event? Call Lauri Wright at 785-554-9305 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or attend our next organizational meeting on Sunday, June 3 at 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome. We have the main positions filled but still need helpers.
Lowman Singles will eat lunch together after worship on Sunday, April 29, location still to be determined.
On May 4th, we'll attend the First Friday Art Walk downtown. Meet us at the NOTO office at 5:30; we'll go out to eat afterward.
The Singles will eat out after morning worship on May 20, location to be determined.
Lowman Singles is for singles of any age 18 and up. Call the church office for more information.
Help Quincy Elementary
Quincy Elementary School is having their school carnival from 1-4 pm on Saturday, May 5. Lowman has provided various kinds of assistance to Quincy’s children during the past few years. If you wish to donate cakes, cookies and pies for their cakewalk, leave them in the church library by 10:30 am on May 5. Also, if you would care to help with the cake walk in the afternoon, please contact the church office.
Community Blood Drive
Come to our blood drive at Lowman in honor of Julie Schalansky on Sunday, June 24 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm in honor of Julie Schalansky. The blood bank has been an essential part of her treatment and this drive is a way for us to give back. We need 25+ donors for the drive to be a success. Sign-up for appointments will begin shortly and this is open to all of our community--please help us spread the word! If you are a regular donor, please consider deferring your donation for our drive. You should not donate after April 29th in order to donate at Lowman. Contact the church office with questions.
Lowman Crafters are making plans for next year's Holiday Craft Fair. A workshop on making chrismons will be held on Thursday,May 17 at 1:00 pm in the Chi Rho Room. Everyone is welcome to come.
Could You Save a Life?
The Topeka Fire Department will offer training on CPR and the use of the automated external defibrillator on a Saturday in June. Check back here for further details.
A note from Debra Stufflebean, Director of the Shepherd’s Center of Topeka to Lowman UMC:
As a sponsoring congregation of Shepherd’s Center, your church places value on active aging, recognizing that seniors who are continually learning, physically fit, and growing spiritually remain happy and stay healthier longer than those who become inactive and isolated. We thank your congregation for supporting us financially and/or providing free space for our group activities. If you are over age 55, we invite you to explore what SCT has to offer.
Spring Adventures in Learning session at the Shepherd’s Center of Topeka begins April 6 and runs for four consecutive Fridays, 9-11:30, here at Lowman. Each Friday enjoy two classes from the eight offered and refreshments. For more information: 785-249-3258 or www.shepherdscentertopeka.org. Come see what others are talking about!
Shopping at Amazon?
Amazon Smiles gives back to your favorite charity every time you shop. Go to smile.amazon.com and select Lowman United Methodist Church as your charity. When you place an Amazon order, Lowman will receive 0.5%! You have to use the smile.amazon.com web site instead of Amazon.com. It's a painless way to give!
Family Mission Project
We are making health kits for an organization that serves children in Uganda who have foot parasites called “jiggers.” Sole Hope sets up clinics that remove the jiggers, bandage the wounds and provide shoes for the children so they won’t become re-infected.
Each kit we send will contain cotton balls, a 2 inch sized safety pin, band aids, antibiotic cream, alcohol wipes, and sheets of stickers all packaged in snack sized and quart sized zip-lock bags.
We also need cash contributions for shipping these foot care kits.
You can help by donating these items at the table in the hallway or by making a cash contribution (memo line on envelope or check Sole Hope.) Then come to our foot care kit assembly party on Sunday, April 22. We will write notes to the children and package up the kits. If you want to know more about Sole Hope and what it does, go to www.solehope.org.