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  • Sunday School takes summers off.  Will be back on Sunday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

NAME THE CAMPAIGN

The Capital Campaign Committee is happy to report that two stained glass window restoration studios have visited and submitted proposals and recommendations to repair and refurbish our sanctuary windows. Two other companies are being scheduled. So, the “ball is rolling.” Over the summer, please get your “creative juices rolling” and help us give the campaign a catchy logo or slogan. It can be an acronym, or contain several words, or even a picture. Please email your ideas to Beth Massa at massaed@airproducts.com or Ruth Stansfield at rstansf905@aol.com or see them in person by September 1. The winning entry will be announced later that month and a prize awaits the winner. Please also let them know if you would like to be a part of some or all of this exciting project. 

Dan Schantz Fundraiser

          Coupons for FUN Group’s Dan Schantz Fundraiser are included in this month’s newsletter. They are good until December 25. (Please note: FUN Group will receive the proceeds through June, and Village School will receive the proceeds from July through December.). We will receive $2.00 when the coupon or app is presented with a minimum $10.00 purchase. Remember you can share them with friends, too!

Saturday, June 29 from 3-8 p.m. is our Church Picnic. It will happen under the Big Top at Mark and Linda Weaver’s house, 8298 Powder Lane, Zionsville. Cost will be $10.00 per person (children 18 and under are free), which includes hamburger bar-b-que, fried and grilled chicken. Please bring a side, salad, snack or dessert to share along with your lawn chairs & lawn games. Music, dancing and games are on the itinerary for the day. See June newsletter for more information. Please RSVP to Linda Weaver at 215-679-7599 or catofpa@ptd.net.

Coming in July – Old Zionsville UCC Night at the Iron Pigs, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. Join us for a night of fun at the ball game. For more information see the flyer attached with this newsletter. RSVP by June 20th to Linda Weaver at 215-679-7599 or catofpa@ptd.net.

Still Room in the Three Year Old Class for our 2019/2020 Village School year!   Please see Wendy Yeakel (484-764-1342) for more information on our program or to schedule a tour. If you know someone who has children who could benefit from our school, please pass our information and number on. We have small classes with individualized attention and we have a high influence on the arts. Please check out our website for more information at www.thevillageschooloz.com. If you are on social media, we welcome you to follow us on Face Book. We are “The Village School Preschool in Old Zionsville”.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  2. Look left, right, and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well-lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs.
  3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Church World Service Emergency Cleanup Buckets

Supplies for emergency cleanup bucketsIn light of recent hurricanes, Consistory in conjunction with Faith United Neighbors (FUN) group has decided to once again create Emergency Cleanup Buckets for Church World Service. We did this a while back during Lent. Following is the list of items needed, in case you happen to find good sales on these items. Bring any or all of the items you can find. Please feel free to ask store owners for donations. Buckets from Church World Service USA have already been sent to people in the North Carolina area, so they can begin clean up. More buckets are always needed. If everyone gives a little, we can create a lot! Thanks in advance for your help. Please bring items to the pew outside the pastor’s office any time. Please also note that the items are specifically sized etc. to keep the buckets consistent and easy to share.

Here is what is needed

  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)
  • Four scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, including one large
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex-free, non-surgical)
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type
  • 30 45-gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes.

Download a printable shopping list

All cleaning items must be new. All liquid items must be capped and securely tightened.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be asking for specific items we do not have enough of as our Angel Tree project this year so that we can complete as many buckets as possible.

Read more: Clean up bucket collaboration puts more than 1000 kits in the hands of hurricane victims

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