Grace, mercy, and peace to you all.

It's May! Millie is almost 6 months old! Time is flying by. I know people say this all the time and yet, how true is it. This just means that we need to be more intentional with where our time goes.

There are a few things that I want to highlight for the month of May.

May 1st - Last Day for Junior/Senior High Bible Study

May 2nd - Lutherans for Life @ 5:00 pm

May 4th - VBS volunteer meeting @ 6:30 PM

May 8th - Youth Group @ 6:00 pm

May 15th - NYG Meeting @ 11:45 am

May 15th - Rock Club Activity @ 1:00 pm

May 22nd - Last day of Sunday School

May 22nd - Youth Group @ 6:00 pm

May 25th - Blood Drive all day (anyone willing to volunteer)

Monday Morning - Men's Bible Study @ 8:30 am

Tuesday Bible Study - Every Tuesday @ 5:00 pm

Quilting - every Tuesday @ 9:00 am

Pew Sisters - every Wednesday @ 9:00 am

Some things that I want to highlight. Springhill is around the corner again. Pastor shared in his newsletter article the details of what it looks like to still attend Springhill. This is an incredible tradition that St. James has. The youth love Springhill. The camp is so so good! Please pray about being a part of Springhill this fall.

VBS needs your help. VBS takes 30+ volunteers to run smoothly. Please consider helping with this massive community outreach opportunity. We will be meeting on May 4th to discuss all the potentials that we have for VBS. This year's VBS theme is Seasons of Life.

I am looking forward to the 4th of July Parade. It is crazy to think that Summer is almost here! I need a small committee who would be willing to help me put together this event. I'm need someone who is willing to help with decorations, help put together a flyer/handout, and organize our volunteers/candy distributions. A sign-up sheet will be put up.

The anniversary committee has asked me to help put together a church directory. I need your help with the details. I am starting to update the information available in the directory. I need you to review the information and either update, remove, or let me know if it is correct. Please check out the table and find your name. If you name is not included in the information, please add your name, address, email, and best way to contact you. Thanks!

Our next Thursday skill/class is being worked out. I have contacted Debbie Null to see if she would be willing to lead a parent class on classroom dynamics right now, how to have conversations with your kiddos, and what resources are available to parents to educate themselves on hot cultural topics. More information will be made available when I have more information. :D

God Bless,
  Russell Baumann