The Design Team and members of the Board met with our architects this last Saturday. Their aim was to dialogue with us about our current feelings and thoughts about the state of our worship space as well as the entire campus. One exercise we did was especially enlightening. We were asked how we would describe Beatitudes to a friend. Next, we were asked to share how we hoped a first time visitor would feel after attending a Sunday worship once the renovation/renewal has taken place. We are in the very early stages of this process and have not yet started talking details, only big ideas.
The architects will meet with members of the Arts Council soon and take them through an abbreviated process of what the Design Team experienced. We are impressed with how they want to hear about our concerns and dreams. The Design Team meets again with the architects in two weeks.
If you have questions, please contact any member of the Design Team. We desire to keep you informed of the progress we are making.
Meet your Design Team.
Jeff Milton – Board President
Chuck Nolan – Board Member
Alan Cochran – Board Member
Peggy Shively – Member
Lori Ramsey – Member
Sherrell Miller – Member
Pat Ezerski – Staff
Stephen Schermitzler – Staff
Tony Minear – Pastor
New to Church of the Beatitudes? Willing to help us learn?
Lee Spangler, Lowell Frye, Jeff Grobe,Mary Boyce, Lee Keaton, Louise Files, Ellen Martin, Marvin Sommers, Angela Corona, Mike Lancaster, Louise Buhman, Alan Cochrane, Chuck Nolan, Shirley Dresbach, Heidi Eberenz, Lesley Setzler, Joy Louviere, Ann Janney, Andrea, David Goldman, Bill Storm, Dosia Carlson
How Our Prayer List Works
You can put a name on the list and as the congregation is drawn will pray in their own way in service of deep trust that God knows what is best. If there is someone you would like on the list please email Kyra at email@example.com or call 602-264-1221 x 103, and let us know if you would like them on the list for 30 or 60 days. We wish you all perfect and vibrant health and happiness this coming year.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding”
Happening This Sunday
9:45am - Children's Spiritual Enrichment
10:00 am - Service of Worship - Worship Center
11:00am - Social Hour - Nelson Hall
11:15am - Interrobang - Nelson Hall Lounge
Celebrating the Music of Morten Lauridsen
Morten Lauridsen, clinician & guest of honor
Festival Performance - Saturday, October 20th, 7:00 PM
See multiple choirs perform some of your favorite Morten Lauridsen selections, like O Magnum Mysterium, Sure on This Shining Night, Dirait-on, and more! Then, the choirs will join together with valley musicians to perform the Lauridsen Lux Aeterna! Reception to follow. $25 a ticket.
Online Giving is Easy Click Here You may choose to give to the church in a variety of ways. Our church supports the community as well as programs that help the homeless and children in our area. If you feel called please donate here. www.beatitudeschurch.org/online-giving
Ann Boal has requested that anyone sending cards and letters for her sister, Lesley Setzler, be sent in care of Ann Boal at 9284 Woods Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720. Thank you.
Beatitudes Music Rehearsal: Summer Schedule. Email Stephen Schermitzler if you are interested in joining the choir. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Council:Thursday August 16 4-6, Student Art Reception for Sunnyslope and Washington High School artists Students, teachers and parents are invited, everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Arts Council.
Interrobang Schedule: 11:15-12pm Sundays in Nelson Hall Lounge. August 19 - Rev. Jim Meadows, August 26 - Dr. Joe Faykosh.
Movie Night: Every 3rd Monday of the month movie showing in Nelson Hall Lounge.
Crusin' Cuisines: Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6pm at a different delicious venue. Next Meeting August 2nd 6pm.Babbo Italian Eatery, 6855 North 16th St., Sprouts Shopping Center. All are welcome. Please rsvp by Monday, July 30th, RSVP to email@example.com/ 602)246-2606.
Community Life Ministry Meeting: No meeting June and July, Next meeting will be August 13th at 6pm.The summer heat has settled into the valley. CLM is asking for cookies to serve during social hour after church. These can be store bought or homemade. Thanks so much! The Nonfiction Book Group: The Nonfiction Book Group will meet Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 4. We will discuss Lisa Mundy's book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.
Arts Council Art Showing: The Art Departments of Sunnyslope and Washington High Schools are exhibiting their student and teacher work in the narthex. This show will hang in the narthex thru the summer. May 20-Aug 30.
Women In Faith: Women in Faith will not have regular monthly meetings from June through August. However, if we have informal get-togethers, we'll be sure to let you know about them in advance.
Beatitudes Book Club: Next meeting Thursday, August 30th at 5:30 p.m. in the board room next to Buckwald’s Grille on the Beatitude’s Campus. We will be discussing “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead over dinner.
Faith In Action Monthly Meeting: Do you contribute to ICM, ShoeBox Ministry, Bishops Pantry, Maryland School? Would you like to do more? Come to our monthly meeting. Second Wednesday of the month at 1pm in the Church Office. All are welcome.
Dr. Charles Emerson will teach the Lost Scriptures, Lost Christianities Fall
Semester course beginning Tuesday, September 11, 1:30-2:45 PM in the chapel at Church of the Beatitudes, continuing for 15 weeks, concluding December 18. The course will explore early books that did not make it into the New Testament, some discovered in the 20th century. Contact Dr. Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-264-9384 by September 4 to confirm your participation.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! Come to a informational meeting in Nelson Hall, Sunday, August 12, after service to discuss our plans for this coming NFL season 2nd Annual COB Charity Football Pool. Any new ideas are welcome.
BISHOPS PANTRY HAS BEEN REPLENISHED THANKS TO YOUR KIND HEARTS AND GENEROUS SPIRITS. WE HAVE AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF FOOD TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED WHO COME TO OUR DOORS RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER; THE NEED IS ONGOING SO WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PICK UP A FEW ITEMS WEEKLY OR MONTHLY. THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT RESPONSE, WE ARE A CARING CHURCH!
FAITH IN ACTION HAS PLACED A CONTAINER UNIT IN THE NARTHEX WHICH WILL MAKE ONGOING GIVING OF ITEMS VERY EASY! THE UNIT HOUSES BASKETS THAT ARE LABELED ICM, BISHOPS PANTRY, SHOEBOX MINISTRY AND MARYLAND SCHOOL. IF YOU HAVE A VERY LARGE BAG OF CLOTHING FOR ICM, THE ICM BARREL WILL BE IN NELSON HALL. YOU CAN ALSO SET IT BY THE CONTAINER UNIT AND FAITH IN ACTION WILLTAKE CARE OF IT.
A GIGANTIC THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES YOU HAVE BEEN BRINGING FOR MARYLAND SCHOOL. THE ITEMS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO MARYLAND AND THE TEACHERS ARE EXCITED AND GRATEFUL. THE CHILDREN WILL BE THRILLED TO RECEIVE BRIGHT NEW NOTEBOOKS, PENCILS AND OTHER ITEMS. FEEL FREE TO BRING SMALL INCENTIVE AND REWARD ITEMS THAT THE TEACHERS CAN USE FOR A JOB WELL DONE, OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP OR PERFECT ATTENDANCE IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A "BIG BOOK DRIVE" FOR MARYLAND SCHOOL!. READING IS A BIG CHALLENGE FOR MANY OF THE STUDENTS SO THE TEACHERS WANT TO HAVE BOOKS IN EACH GRADE'S CLASSROOM FOR THAT PARTICULAR READING LEVEL. THEY HOPE TO PURCHASE PRE PACKED CARTONS FOR EACH GRADE. WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THE FAITH IN ACTION TABLE IN ANY AMOUNT. STOP BY WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THIS PROJECT. ALSO, YOU MAY BRING ANY GENTLY USED OR NEW BOOKS THAT YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE. THANK YOU!
Thursday August 16 4-6, Student Art Reception for Sunnyslope and Washington High School artists Students, teachers and parents are invited, everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Arts Council.
Inside The Church Volunteer Opportunities
CLM Cookie Cupboard is Bare
CLM is asking for cookies to serve during social hour after church. These can be store bought or homemade. Thanks so much!
September 2nd - 9th is your opportunity to help homeless families in need. 4 families are hosted at COB. We will be hosting the families in Nelson Hall.
We are in desperate need for new ushers, we would like our new members to participate as it's a great way to get involved with the church as well as get to know everyone better. Ushers mainly greet people and hand out bulletins. They help people find restrooms, other rooms, etc. They take up the collection and serve communion. After the service, ushers go through the aisles and pick up items left and used bulletins, etc. If you are interested please email Joyce Glazner at email@example.com
Call for Greeters
Please see Kyra Schaefer if you would like to be a friendly, helpful face of Church of the Beatitudes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside The Church Volunteer Opportunities
ICM Food & Clothing Bank is looking for summer volunteers Monday – Friday from 8:45 – 11:30a.m.. We are several positions open where volunteers of all ages can help. Please contact email@example.com or 602-403-3577 for more information.
Serving Labor Day Lunch at Justa Center
Needing donations to purchase food and volunteers to serve lunch to approximately 140 people at the Justa Center on Labor Day. Justa Center serves homeless senior individuals. Donations to COB designating Justa Center. September 3 from 9:30am to 12:00pm, 1001 West Jefferson , Phoenix. Located on the Southeast Corner of 10thAve and Jefferson. Register with Doris or Pat to volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch these Justa Center Videos Overview, introduced at a major fund raising event and subsequently used for general program support awareness.
George Fratarelli Hike For Veterans and For Wildlife
Your fellow congregant needs your support and prayers as he begins his 500 mile hiking journey. Please consider sponsorship up to 500 miles. 75% will go to Mission 22 a NonProfit helping fight the Veteran Suicide epidemic. 25% will go to the WWF World Wildlife Fund. Follow my trip at www.igy6allin.com and Instagram by searching for George Fratarelli.
Tomorrow the SWC will call the United Church of Christ and our ecumenical partners to Faithful Witness AT the Border/Faithful Witness FOR the Border. This two pronged border ministry initiative will launch Aug. 26-30 and continue through November.Details can be found on our website.Thanks for sharing this exciting and important announcement with your church!
We will send the link to the UCC News article announcing our call when it publishes tomorrow.
Rev. Dr. William M. Lyons
What Can I See On The Beatitudes Church Website?
As a Church Member: You have access through the membership portal the Board and Congregational Meeting Minutes Plus everything visitors receive.
As a Church Member/Visitor:
- Calendar of Events
- Access the Beatitudes Radio Show - Weekly Sermons (at the bottom of the home page, you can listen right there), Dialogue and Interviews by Pastor Tony.
- Weekly Blog
- See the most recent Facebook Post (at the bottom of the home page) and Like our Facebook Page
- Sign Up for the Weekly Newsletter and Blog