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Summer Special Music - We are looking for musicians to share their talents in the traditional worship services (8:15 & 10:45) while the choir takes a break this Summer. All types of music are welcome! If you would like to provide special music as a solo or in a group, please email Jeremy Schneider at jschneider@kearneyfumc.org to sign up for a Sunday.


9:30 Summer Connections Groups - If you are part of the 9:30 Contemporary Service and you want to see how you can have some fun this summer building community in our service, check out the 9:30 Summer Connections Card on our website at www.Kearney.church 


Hospitality Needs - The Hospitality Team is in need of Fruit & Veggie Volunteers and Children’s Greeters at 9:30 and 10:45 services. Sign up on the Serve at Church Card or see our Hospitality Coordinator - Sue Hevalow shevalow@kearneyfumc.org


Best Choice/Education Labels - The Merry Martha’s are still collecting Best Choice labels for the Food Pantry and Education labels for the Kearney Schools. Save and bring them to church and place them in the jar by the Outreach Collection desk next to the kitchen.


Adult Sunday School Groups - Every Sunday morning three Adult Sunday School groups meet at 9:30 am. The classes are open to everyone. Please drop in and check us out today! More information may be found on the “Your Next Step” card on our website.

Classroom 1 - “Acknowledging God”, Facilitator: Danny Dale

Classroom 3 - “Acknowledging God”, Facilitators: Bob Lawson & Norma Mooney

Classroom 4 - “Faith, Hope & Luck”, Facilitators: Julie & Jerry Anderson

Are you interested in attending or leading an Adult Sunday School group at 10:45? Please sign up on the “Your Next Step” card on our website or contact Sherry Oxandale: soxandale@kearneyfumc.org or 816-628-5560.


Children's Ministry - First Kids

Power Up VBS - Volunteer Opportunities (VBS - Evenings of July 14-17) VBS prep is underway! Most team leads are in place and we are gathering all volunteers now.  A team lead is still needed for the design and decoration of spaces. This is a super fun role if you like being creative...the sky is the limit! Volunteer areas include: Tech/Media/Graphics, Decorations/Designing, Preschool Music, Preschool or Elementary Crafts, Missions, Games, Preschool or Elementary Crew Leaders, Registration/Sign-up, and other behind-the-scenes work. Contact Lisa Boggess, Children’s Ministry Director at Lboggess@kearneyfumc.org or on the First Kids card on the website. An official online VBS volunteer form is coming soon! 


First Kids Volunteers - Our children’s ministry is in great need of committed volunteers for both short and long-term ministry areas. As our number of children continue to grow, the more hands it takes to support this vital ministry. Committing does not mean you are committing to every Sunday - we work with your schedule. The greatest areas of need include: Sunday morning small group leaders, substitutes, and hosts/floaters. Additional big helps would be Sunday School/Small Groups Superintendent(s), people to help with recruiting when needed, First Kids website design and updates, and design of promotional materials. Contact Lisa Boggess, Children’s Ministry Director at Lboggess@kearneyfumc.org or on the First Kids card on the website. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Student Ministry - IMPACT

Impact Wednesdays - 4:45 Praise Band. 5:45 Dinner. 6:15-7:30 IMPACT

Come hang out if you are a 6-12 grader! 

Care Ministry

Care Ministry’s purpose is to provide compassionate Christian care for the mind, body and soul. For more information please click on the Care Ministry card on our website.

Card Ministry - Cards are written to members listed on our weekly prayer list.

Care Link Ministry- Visits and communion are delivered to local homes and care facilities. 

Funeral Meal Ministry - Food is prepared and served to grieving families before or after the Celebration of Life or Funeral Service. 

Health Ministry - Exercise classes three times a week and monthly health tips are posted on the church website. 

H.O.P.E. Ministry - Practical and spiritual support is provided to our congregation and community.

Prayer Group - Prayers are said for individuals, our church and our world. Provides resources, leadership and examples of ways to connect with our Lord through prayer related activities.  

Stephen Ministry - Provides weekly high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. 

Westbrook Worship - Worship monthly with the residents of Westbrook Care Facility.

Outreach Ministry

Church-wide Outreach Opportunities for May


May 23rd: Whitter Elementary School Ticket Store Day - If you are interested in serving for a couple of hours at Whittier Elementary School Ticket Store, or would like more information, visit the Outreach Card below Lead - Becky Steeby


May 28th: Whittier Elementary Field Day - Please join us at Whittier for a fun day filled with games with the children. There will be a morning and afternoon shifts, and of course you can stay all day. There is a sign up sheet at the Mission Table to provide hot dogs, buns, chips, cookies and drinks for staff and volunteers. We will feed about 100 people!  Lead: Andrette Prather - prathers@gmail.com


NEEDED: Lead Gardener for our Garden of Eatin’ Please contact Lou Marchbank via the Outreach Card below for additional information.


Love Haiti - Buy A Block, Be A Build Partner - Our church has partnered with Margaret and her Christian-based school for eight years. Help is needed to rebuild portions of the school and security wall damaged by the 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti. Margaret and eight foster children share a plywood shed building on the school grounds. By purchasing one block, you can help complete the build project and provide a safe environment for the students. Please see the Outreach Desk in the lobby for more information about the build and how you can be a Build Partner.


Westbrook Care Facility: About 20 residents are in need of small pillows to use to place behind their backs while sitting on wooden chairs. We are looking for individuals or a group willing to make the pillows. The pillows can be your design and your fabric choice. Please visit the Outreach Card or outreachministry@kearneyfumc.org


There are other Outreach Opportunities available in June, July, and August, please visit the Outreach Card below for more information.

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