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SUMC to kick off fall programs Aug. 24

Want to get involved with serving others this fall and growing your faith?

Join us at the 2014 Sunbury United Methodist Church Ministry Fair at from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24 to learn about the opportunities available to you to grow in mind, body and spirit.

This event will take place in the church’s downstairs multi-purpose room and is open to everyone in the community.

More than 30 ministries will have displays and information with volunteers available to answer any questions, including child, youth and adult Christian education; discipleship courses called the CABLE Network (Creating Active Believers for a Life of Excellence); pre-school, elementary, middle and high school youth activities; music for all ages; mission trips; and many other ministries.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to learn about the work being accomplished in our community and in the world.

For more information on this event or any of the church’s programs, contact the church office at 740-965-5832 or visit www.sunburyumc.org.

‘Janitors’ author to visit Community Library

Join author Tyler Whitesides 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Community Library as he talks about his popular tween series “The Janitors” and launches the latest title, “Strike of the Sweepers.” Whitesides will be available after his presentation for book purchase and signing.

No registration necessary. For more information, visit community.lib.oh.us or call 740-965-3901.

Library joins search for Bigfoot

Is Bigfoot in Central Ohio? Join Community Library for a presentation by Bigfoot Investigator Marc DeWerth from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20. With more than 20 years experience, DeWerth has investigated over 200 reports from all over Ohio and is fully convinced Bigfoot does in fact reside in the great Buckeye state.

DeWerth’s talk will center on the most recent sighting reports from the Knox, Holmes, Licking and other surrounding counties. He will also show a video he took in 1997 of a possible Sasquatch from east central Ohio. Mr. DeWerth is involved with groups like the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization), and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization.

Registration for this program is required, as space is limited. All ages are welcome; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit community.lib.oh.us or call 740-965-3901.

Children’s Christian education program set to resume at SUMC

Sunbury United Methodist Church will kick off its 2014/15 Sunday school program during a special event 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 24, during which children will participate in games and activities and meet their Sunday School teachers for the new year. Classes start Sept. 7.

Sunday school classes are for 3 year olds (toiled-trained) through 6th grade and meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. through May while parents worship. Kids spend time with their friends and learn lessons through stories, games, crafts, art, food, fun, music and much more. Each class has a designated room that children go to each week with teachers and volunteers who give a lesson that is prepared for them. The church offers Internet Bible studies and games for the 5th and 6th grade class known as God’s Messengers. While being strictly monitored, these students will learn safe places to visit on the Internet that will give them access to Bible scripture, Bible games and trivia as well as inspirational apps they may wish to add to their high tech toys.

Classes do not meet whenever there is a 5th Sunday in the month, as children are encouraged to enjoy worship with their families.

For more information about the ministry fair, contact the church office at 740-965-3813 or visit the church website at www.sunburyumc.org.

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