5K of Love Food Drive Update

Food Drive to Benefit Shawnee Community Services · August 20-September 24

We are well over the 1,000 item mark! Can we make it 3,000 by Sunday, September 10th?

When you are out shopping for food, Shawnee Community Services is low on canned spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, peanut butter and baked beans. Please consider adding these items to the top of your list.

Our goal is to donate 5,000 items from the Shawnee Community Services food list. Cash donations also accepted. $1 equals two canned items toward our goal. If we collect 10,000 items (or the money to purchase them) Johnny will shave his head bald during worship in October. You can give to this offering or to our General Fund by clicking here. To give to the “5K of Love” choose it from the drop-down menu of special offerings.

Please drop off your items in the back of the worship space. Thank you for your support!

Middle School Youth Group Begins!

Sunday, September 10 • 10:00-11:30 a.m.

F.U.H.N. Squad, youth group for grades 6-8, begins Sunday, September 10th at Shawnee Community. Come for fun and conversations about life and faith. Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Want to know what F.U.H.N. Squad stands for? Join us and find out! See you on the 10th!

High School Youth Group Begins!

Wednesday, September 13 · 5:00-6:30p.m.

Life Squad, youth group for grades 9-12, begins Wednesday, September 13th. Come hang out, have fun and talk about life and faith. Invite your friends! We meet at Pizza West in Shawnee. Come hungry because we will be having pizza!

Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8 · 3:00-5:00 p.mFall Fest Newsletter

Wear your costume and join us for this great FREE family event featuring trunk-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, music, games and a bounce house! Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors. This is a great event for our community.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. This is always one of our largest events and many hands and trunks are needed! Please consider bringing a car or two and decorate it for trunk-or-treat. Volunteers are also needed to help monitor the bounce house and games. If you would like to volunteer please fill out the volunteer form or contact Julie Wilcox at connections@shawneecommunity.org. Sign-up sheets will also be available at the Connection Corner on Sunday.

Middle School Student Retreat at Tall Oaks

Friday, October 6 – Saturday, October 7

F.U.H.N. Squad retreat at Tall Oaks for youth in grades 6-8. We will leave from the church at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and return by 5:00 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $20 per person and includes food, lots of fun activities and lodging. Also, if you choose you can do the Low Ropes course for an additional $12.45 per person.

Don’t forget to pack bedding, towels, appropriate clothing for the weather and shoes to hike in. Please fill out and return the travel form by Wednesday, September 17.

Contact Patt Ludwick at familyministry@shawneecommunity.org for questions or additional information.

Tall Oaks Gala

Friday, October 13 · Arrowhead Stadium North ClubTall Oaks Gala

Celebrate over 50 years of camp and conferences at Tall Oaks at the Annual Tall Oaks Gala on Friday, October 13th at Arrowhead Stadium North Club. Stadium tours begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by a silent auction, dinner and a spirited live auction. Free childcare provided.

Tickets are $90.00 per person but Shawnee Community will pay $30.00 of the ticket price for the first two tables of 8 that are reserved. Reservations are due by September 30th. Visit the Connection Corner in the lobby to learn more about the event or to register to attend. Questions contact Nancy Wyle at 913-432-7678.

Donations for the silent and live auctions are needed. Are you creative and would love to put a basket together for the silent auction? Maybe a movie night basket or a spa basket? Gift certificates are also very popular and often bring in more than their actual value. If you have an item you would like to donate for the auction, contact Nancy Wyle for more information at 913-432-7678.

Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center is a ministry of the Greater Kansas City Region. For over 50 years, children, youth and adults have attended camps, conferences and retreats at Tall Oaks. Tall Oaks also serves many other groups in our community such as summer camps for young people with muscular dystrophy, juvenile diabetes, autism and foster kids. All proceeds from the gala will benefit this wonderful ministry in our region. Thank you for your support!

Coffee With The Pastor

Sunday, October 1 · 11:45 a.m. Coffee With The Pastor Newsletter

New to Shawnee Community? Join Pastor Johnny and Shawnee Community staff to learn more about Shawnee Community and our mission. Ask questions, learn about opportunities to serve and join the church.

One Service – Sunday, September 3

Sunday, September 3 · 10:00 a.m.One Service Sunday September 3

Don’t forget! One service at 10:00 a.m. The Mission sermon series concludes with Here & Around The World, it’s doughnut Sunday and the kids are playing water games during Sunday School! Also, don’t forget your canned food donations for the 5K of Love.

If you show up at 9:00 a.m., we will put you to work! If you show up at 10:30 a.m., join us anyway!

Water Games Sunday in Children’s Ministry

Sunday, September 3 · 10:00 a.m.

Don’t forget! One Service at 10:00 a.m. Kids, come in your swim suits, bring your towel, we will be getting WET! Let’s celebrate the end of summer playing water games during Sunday school!!!

5K of Love Food Drive

Food Drive to Benefit Shawnee Community Services · August 20-September 24

We are off to a great start! So far 683 items have been collected as well as more than $200! We’ve crossed the 1,000 item mark!

We also received an email from Shawnee Community Services about an increased need for canned spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, peanut butter and baked beans. So if you plan to shop, please put these items at the top of your list!

Our goal is to donate 5,000 items from the Shawnee Community Services food list. Cash donations also accepted. $1 equals two canned items toward our goal. If we collect 10,000 items (or the money to purchase them) Johnny will shave his head bald during worship in October. You can give to this offering or to our General Fund by clicking here. To give to the “5K of Love” choose it from the drop-down menu of special offerings.

There are collection boxes set up in the back of the worship space. Thank you for your support!