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Youth Group

The youth will be attending Youth Annual Conference June 9-12 at Lakeside, Ohio. This year’s theme is “Live It”, based on Colossians 3:17:  “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”.   2 youth, and 4 adults (including Pastor Karen) will be staying together.  Bishop Tracy Malone and Rev. David Whitt are the guest speakers and the guest artists are YoungHeart and rePercussion.

Community VBS – “Maker Fun Factory” – June 26-30

Maker Fun Factory will be the theme for this year’s Community Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each day at New Concord United Methodist Church.

We are looking forward to a fun week of learning, playing, singing, eating and growing in faith!

“Maker Fun Factory”  will include daily lessons including: God made you; God is for you; God is always with you; God will always love you; God made you for a reason.

There will be closing program on Friday and include a picnic for all VBS students, leaders, parents, grandparents and guests. Registration information and a list of items we hope will be donated will be available soon.

An organizational meeting will be 5:30 on May 17 at NCUMC. Co-directors are Torie Briggs, 740-509-3116, and Jennifer Sutphen, 513-518-4887.

Friendship Garden to have big event May 27; volunteers sought

Friendship Garden is a new community garden being built by a group of community partners that includes members of New Concord United Methodist Church, College Drive Presbyterian Church, and other local businesses. The garden is located on the corner of Layton Drive and Cherry Lane on property donated by Muskingum University.

Our mission is…to provide a garden in the New Concord community where neighbors can grow and nourish one another physically and spiritually.

We are conducting a fundraiser to raise money to build raised beds, a fence and a shed.

We plan on offering garden space for individual families as well as a group gardening space to be used for educational purposes, community involvement and to grow produce to donate to the New Concord Food Pantry.

May 27 at 9 a.m. we will be hosting our first big event at the garden. We’ll need volunteers to help put it all together. We’ll have hot dogs and live music at lunch and a day filled with opportunities to meet all of our community partners and find out how everyone can be involved in this community asset.

Please direct any questions to Heather Coen – HEATHERCOEN@YAHOO.COM, or like us on Facebook at New Concord Friendship Garden.