Thanks go out to the ASP Missionaries from Red Oak United Methodist Church that made homes in the mountains of North Carolina warmer, safer, and drier as part of the Appalachian Service Project. On Sunday, June 28 they shared stories of their trip, the projects they worked on, and the people they met. Their service is greatly appreciated.
Children and chaperones from Red Oak Baptist Church will traveled to Lynchburg, VA this week to attend CentriKid. Campers and chaperones include Caleb Camp, Spencer Cary, Ashton Sykes, Amy Cary, and Nate James.
The summer Community Reading Program will begin July 13! Contact Rev. David Joyner of Red Oak United Methodist Church if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
The Fruit of the Spirit 5K will be here before we know it. Time is running out to become a sponsor. There are various levels of sponsorship available and information on how to become a sponsor is available on the Red Oak United Methodist Church website or from any member. The deadline for Sponsorship Registration is fast approaching; we will need to have our sponsors lined up soon so that we begin to put their logos and other information on the 5K materials, which include flyers, t-shirts, banners, etc. Also, runner/walker registration is now available! On eventbrite.com search "2015 Fruit of the Spirit 5K Race and Walk." Last year over 200 people participated! This year will be even bigger! Register now for a special early bird discount!
ROUMC also offers may fellowship opportunities. One of these is Tale Talk, a book club for any and everyone. You do not need to be a member of the church. The next meeting is scheduled for July 21 when they will discuss Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Frances Chan. Future meetings and books include: September 22, At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon, and November 17, The Devil in Pew Number 7 by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo and Bob DeMoss. Be sure to bring your friends and suggestions for future books.
Summer is in full swing and fall will be here before we know it. Red Oak United Methodist Church is preparing for their fall bible study, scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 6 pm in the fellowship hall. This study will focus on seeking authenticity in one's relationship with Christ. Another study being offered involves a Biblical look at finances, and takes a look at work, debt, and money. This is a four session study, with each session lasting about one and half hours. Small groups are best - no personal information will be shared with other participants. For more information on this study or to register, please contact the church office at 937-9300.
Make plans now to attend "Fun Run" Vacation Bible School at Red Oak Baptist Church on August 10-14 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please contact Amy Cary if you are interested in helping or have questions.
Annie Lee Shearin is now home recuperating following her stay in the hospital. Continue to remember Peggy and Kenneth Bass.
Our sympathy to Jo Ann Jones and family in the loss of her husband, George Howell Jones and to Lisa Dillane and family in the recent loss of her mother, Ann Johnson. Also, our sympathy to Wilbur Batchelor and family in the loss of his wife, Ruby. Ruby Batchelor served in many ways including several years at North Roanoke Baptist Association WMU Director.