THANK YOU! MCC Kids wants to give a huge shout out and THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Adventure Week “Weird Animals” such a huge success this year! We had over 150 volunteers during Adventure Week plus so many more that helped behind the scenes with prayer, donations, food and so much more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You have impacted the lives of 340 children who are taking one step closer to Christ.

GIVERS AND GOERS: Givers and goers are not usually the same people. Some can’t go on mission trips, some can and desire to but don’t have the financial resources available to them. We have a gap here for a trip to Ecuador to encourage our new church plant and Compassion children. We must have a minimum of 10 people going to meet Compassion guidelines; we have 6. Would you, a giver, help us out with a financial gift to help someone go who really wants to and can? Please designate a gift by writing a check and marking it “Ecuador”

MCC TOY/CLOTHING SWAP: Saturday, July 26 The next MCC Toy/Clothing Swap is Saturday, July 26 at MCC. Bring gently used clothes and toys to the atrium from 1 pm – 1:45 pm and receive a ticket to come back to shop at 2 pm. Bring what you CAN, take what you NEED! Please separate clothing by gender and size. We will also take maternity items and any baby/kid stuff (i.e. bottles, strollers, high chairs, etc). For more details contact Christen Reen at christenreed@gmail.com.

CONNEXION EVENT: Sunday, July 27  The young adult group at MCC are planning to host a Pizza Party on Sunday, July 27 after the 11 am service in the conference rooms. For those that want to stay longer, we will be playing volleyball/basketball in the gym after pizza. This is a group for people in their 20′s or early 30′s, so come out and meet some new friends! For more information contact Megan Porter at loveliveteach@yahoo.com.

3.0 LUNCH: Attention all 30-something singles! 3.0 is hosting a Sunday lunch immediately following the 11 am service on August 3 in Conference Room B. Come and join the 3.0 crew for some awesome food and fellowship. Don’t live life alone…check out 3.0. For more information, contact Lindsay Scherb at lindsays@mccth.org or at 812-234-7100 ext. 212.

MCC STUDENTS – PARENT FEEDBACK SURVEY: As we reflect on this past school year and summer in MCC Students – we would love to hear from you! Take a moment to fill out the Parent Feedback Survey on-line and let us know how we’re doing. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/mccstudents or fill out a paper copy in the Youth Room. Thank you for partnering with MCC Students and saying ‘yes’ to the next generation! For more information contact Jim Pendleton at jimp@mccth.org.

LAUNCH EVENT FOR INCOMING 6TH GRADERS: On Tuesday, August 5 all sixth graders are invited to go to Xtreme Laser Tag & a movie! We want to continue the momentum of Launch Week and connecting with this class of awesome world changers. Sign-up on-line! Cost is $25 which includes laser tag & a movie ticket. Students will need extra cash for movie snacks. Register on-line at mccth.org. For more information, contact Melissa Medearis at melissam@mccth.org.

OPERATION BACKPACK: Both Pre-School and Elementary kids have taken on a challenge for their July offering project called Operation Backpack: Fill 150. Instead of kids giving money for offering during July, kids are encouraged to bring in school supplies for 14th & Chestnut Community Center. Our goal is to fill 150 backpacks full of school supplies for kids who regularly attend 14th & Chestnut. Watch for fliers when you pick up your kids after church that list specific supplies needed.

HEALING ROOM: Next scheduled Healing Room will be on Wednesday, August 6 from 6 – 8 pm in the MCC Prayer RoomContact Connie Elkins or Roberta Adams with any questions. This is a time to receive ministry for various healing needs. The Healing Room is held in the MCC Prayer Room.

MCC MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Saturday, August 16 Curious about what it means to be a member of Maryland Community Church? Or maybe you have questions about what we believe. Join us for our next membership class on Saturday, August 16 at 9 am. Sign-up in the Connect Room!

BINGO NIGHT AT SOUTHWOOD: Monday, July 21  Join us on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm at Southwood Health & Rehabilitation Center (2222 E Margaret Ave.). Come and spend time with some of the residents while they play Bingo. This is an outreach for anyone interested. Questions? Contact Michele Topolosek at michele_topp@yahoo.co

WELL DRILLING IN NICARAGUA: An MCC mission team is heading to Nicaragua this fall (Nov. 1-8) to drill a well with Living Water International. We will need $5,500 to get this accomplished. This well will bring fresh, clean water to a place that needs it desperately. You can donate to this fund by going to the MCC web page (www.mccth.org), click on the “Giving” tab located at the top of the page. Once there, click on “International Mission Trips” on the left drop down menu and “Nicaragua (Living Water) Nov. 2014″ on the right drop down menu along with the amount you will be giving. Deadline to receive funds is August 15, 2014. *Please note that you will need to create an account to make a donation online.

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY IN THE WABASH VALLEY: Check out the Bag Hunger station in the Cause Corner each Sunday to donate food to the local 14th & Chestnut Food pantry. Summer is a time where food pantries often need the most help, as donations are low and kids are out of school. To participate in Bag Hunger, all you need to do is take a plastic bag from the Cause Corner, purchase the items on the list provided on the bag and bring it back the next time you are at church. We then have volunteers who transport the food from the church to the food pantry. Contact Jody Pomfret at jody.pomfret@gmail.com to learn more.

DONATIONS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED: Medical supply donations are needed for the Nurses 4 the Nations Medical Trip in September. Items needed include Band-Aids, non-latex gloves, ibuprofen, multi-vitamins, petroleum jelly, thermometers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. A full list is available at the marked barrel containers in the atrium. Donations can be dropped off at that same location. For more information, please contact Sara Maesch at sjbarrelracer91@yahoo.com

ATTENTION PARENTS OF YOUNG KIDS! MCC has a group just for you called PYK that has a variety of activities throughout the year, such as a drive-in movie night, play-dates at the park, and so much more! We would love to have you join in on the fun. You can join our Facebook group or email list at any time. For more information contact Christen Reed at christenreed@gmail.com.

PYK (Parents of Young Kids) GYM DAYS: The PYK group meets at the church in the gym on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. This is great for anyone wanting to chat with other moms and let their kids run around and play!

3.0 SINGLES GROUP: “3.0″ is a group for ALL 30-something singles to share life together! Single parents are also welcome! For information on upcoming events contact Lindsay Scherb at 812-234-7100 ext. 212 or at lindsays@mccth.org.

YOUVERSION: For those of you an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone be sure and download the YouVersion Bible App. Not only will you have a great Bible app for your phone, you can get access to “Live Events”. YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with Maryland Community Church services. You can follow along with the message, take notes, and even submit prayer requests. Check it out!