First Presbyterian Church
Manhattan, Kansas June 2011
First Presbyterian Church NON-PROFIT
801 Leavenworth ORGANIZATION
Manhattan, KS 66502 US POSTAGE PAID
MANHATTAN, KS 66502
Address Service Requested PERMIT NO. 349
After the graduation season and the last At the beginning of every calendar year
day of school for children and youth in our many make New Year resolutions. Perhaps
at the beginning of every summer, resolu-
community we head into early summer
with all its promise of swimming pools, tions should be made to take advantage of
ball fields, camps here and away, family a season that by its very nature encourages
vacations, summer jobs, mission trips, us to relax and slow down a little bit and
cook-outs on the deck, summer movies,
Bible School and Sports creation wherever we look, and the sights
Camps, and just the lazy and sounds of a season that beckon us out-
days of summer when side to quiet, serene places. Jesus told his
time seems to take on a
different mode and spirits
Rev. McConnell 6:31). And then a verse later Mark writes:
seem more relaxed. The
beginning of summer also means that foot-
ball season is only three months away and
before we know it the K-State football
team will be starting August practices. The
late Wilton Thomas of our congregation thing special this summer with family or
used to tell me every summer Sunday at friends, or to take a trip to recharge your
the door the exact number of days until the senses and your spirit, look at the possibili-
ties and the opportunities and see what you
Articles for the JULY HEADLINE NEWS will be due on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. can do to make it happen. You might cre-
In addition, the beginning of the summer ate a memory that will last forever.
presents possibilities to do special things
with family. My son and I often went on
Yours in Christ,
mer, which included camping, and visiting Cam
different major league baseball parks. My
First Presbyterian Church
daughter and I took a trip to Chicago one
firstname.lastname@example.org summer where we saw a musical, went to a
cago pizza. These are memories that will
live in my mind forever, and there are
memories that you and I are able to create
for ourselves every summer.
Headline News June 2011
Meadowlark Class meets every Tuesday
Vacation Bible School
June 6th - 10th 1 - 4pm
Every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 at Meadowlark Hills Rev. McConnell leads a class called
Bibles and Newspapers - Crews for kids age 2 - 6th grade PreK-6th grade-June 20th-22nd
news and relate it to faith and action. Topics range from the U.S. economy to the volatile Mid- Adult and Youth volunteers needed 2-4pm - Mon. & Tues.
East to natural disasters in our own country. This class is open to all members and meets in 2-4:30pm - Wed.
MORE info and online registration at Registration forms are in the
www.firstpresmanhattan.com Youth Hallway ( info center).
Questions, contact Andrea Higgins at Questions, contact Chelsea Gentry at
(785)770-7978 or (316)305-9437
The chancel choir joined the Methodist choir to pre- Youth Sports Camps
Reg Pittman and Amy Rosine on April 11 at the
Tennis Camp- Steve Bietau, KSU tennis coach
Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. There is a picture of
KSU Recreation Center Tennis Courts, May 31-June 2 5-7 year olds: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
this group posted in the choir room. 8-12 year olds: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m
Golf Camp-Tim Norris
Colbert Hills Golf Course, June 17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 3rd-6th grade
10 Sterling Shimp 21 Jane Westfall
First Basketball Camp-Adam King
12 Sandra Stewart 22 Mary Pat Cross
June 13-15, Elementary: 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m., Mid-High: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
13 Tyler Norris 22 Marion Kyle
14 Elnora Carney 22 Joyce Whitson
Second Basketball Camp-James Dunnigan, assistant basketball coach Manhattan High School
14 Dillon Roark 23 Harold Ross
14 Tom Stutheit 23 Sydney Shields August 8-11, Elementary: 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m., Mid-High: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
1 Rae Jean Hunt
15 Sara Girard 25 Bobby Cox
2 Kirk Cherry Registration forms available in the
15 Laurie Morrison 25 Ken Gowdy
3 Andrew Brenton youth hallway, church office or online at www.firstpresmanhattan.com
16 Cam McCracken 26 Denise Braun
3 Emmaleigh and
16 Lisa Mertz 27 Clarence Bauman
17 Lew Lane 27 James Braun
4 Randal Hickman
17 Shirley Stone 27 Hunter Lilley
4 Ralph Miller
17 Kristine Tiroch 27 Judy Lundberg
5 Emily Brennan We had a great year at P2!
18 Emily Cummings 28 Mia Jaskowiec
6 John Noordsey It was full of new friend-
18 Shanon Wilson 28 Telva Swenson
6 Faith Roach
19 Becky Klingler 28 Matthew Thompson ships, fellowship, memories,
8 Janet Dittmar
19 Steven Levin 29 Joan Froelich and good times. We ended
8 Marilyn Feldkamp
20 Alyssa Smith 30 Perry Stonehocker the year with a cookout at
8 Kay Weigel
21 Linda Toy
10 Lauren Lickiss
Ministries, Andrea Hig-
Summer First Sunday Brunch
The first Summer First Sunday Brunch will be June 5, and con-
tinue July 3 and August 7, following the 10:30 service in Fisher Hall.
For June 5, last names A-I please bring a meat dish;; J-Q a salad or side
Please contact Cameron to sign up for the Chicago Mission trip. Youth need to be signed up dish;; R-Z a dessert. Beverages and table service are provided.
by June 7. We will leave on July 5 and return July 12.
Thank you to everyone who supported the youth on May 15 for the Chicago Mission Trip
fundraising lunch. We had a great turnout and enjoyed a delicious Chicago-style lunch.
We would like to honor all fathers on ,
June 19 by showing family photographs. Please
bring pictures to the church office by Wednesday,
June 15, at noon.
Bridge Builders met in April and voted to have future meetings at the church,
so please put this on your calendar if you are a Bridge Builder or interested in
Robin, Christina, Alyssa and Jessica Smith becoming a Bridge Builder. We will meet July 27th at 12 noon in the library.
at the Chicago-style lunch
Bridge Builders is sponsored by Deacons and is designed to match its members
with friends who aren't necessarily able to attend church services or participate
in activities but want to stay connected. Please contact Joyce Whitson at
539-3939 or email@example.com with questions.
First Presbyterian staff and
for all you do to support World community,
Thank you so much for allowing
us to use your building for the
Young Life Trivia Night fund-
raiser. The event was so much
A thank you card was received from World Friendship fun and we were able to raise
significant funds to help reduce
card consisted of individual signatures and notes from
World Friendship participants.
Jessie Briggs, Young Life
Tim Manges, Ashley Vander Pol, Christina Smith
Headline News June 2011
With Our People First Presbyterian Church
Catherine Gillum, a sophomore
Many groups in the church do not meet Melvin Hunt received an award from the at Manhattan High School, will Dear Friends,
during the summer months, including Adult Fellow- Institute of Food Technology (IST) and will be offer a baking ministry to the
ship. Their sponsoring body, Deacons, would like declared a Fellow of IST at a meeting in New congregation this summer. If you I am feeling better from my recent stay at
to thank all those who helped on and behind the Orleans later this month. would like Catherine to visit you Mercy Hospital.
scenes to make this a successful year, starting with We also celebrated the baptism of Ellis with a home-made dessert, con-
the committee of Cinda Vogel, Linda Couch, and Jane Lander, daughter of Nicholas and Shana, The purple carnation that I received from
tact the church office, or if you
Joyce Whitson. We thank members who provided who received the customary blanket of love from the church really fixed me up. Thanks so
programs and Stan and Dorine Elsea who were in know of someone who would
enjoy a visit from Catherine, con- much for sending it.
the kitchen, and the calling committee headed by gift of the Board of Deacons. God bless you all.
Betty Chatham. And we thank convener Bill Phil- tact the office. Or she may just
lips, song leader Gil Gillispie and pianist Marjorie Parents and grandparents: be sure to take surprise you some day this sum- In Christian love,
McKee. It takes us all, including you who attend mer with a delicious dessert! Bill Johnson
the meetings! summer and get your children involved. There are
also many volunteer opportunities. Check with
Two weddings involving church members Andrea Higgins or the church office.
happened in our sanctuary during May: Isaac Fra-
sier and Kendra Riley were married on May 7th;; Congratulations to the Manhattan High
Jessica Heath and Justin Geist were married May School seniors who were recognized at the May 22
21st. Congratulations! May God bless you with service. We wish you much success in your future
many happy years together. endeavors. School is out and summer activities have begun.
Congratulations to Steven Graham who Please pray for our service men and
earned the 2011 Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity women overseas: Jake Barth, son of Tom and reviewing a book entitled,
Award for Distinguished Service to Historically Sandy, who recently deployed to Afghanistan, Deb nection a popular Chris-
Underrepresented Students. Steven is assistant to Crowley in Afghanistan, Lauren Lickiss, Aaron tian apologist, evangelist, and writer whose land-
the dean of the College of Agriculture and director Lilley, John Remig all in Iraq, and their families. mark best-selling books include More Than a Car-
of K-State Research and Extension. penter, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, and Right
But we are part of the Easter People! As we live into
In behalf of the students, staff and directors of the this Easter Faith, may we choose to focus, not on the Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads!!!!!
Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Kansas State obstacles in our path, but the opportunities before feared the culture would capture my kids .but I
University, I want to thank you for your recent gift of us!...May we focus not on the accomplishments of figured if I could find the ultimate model of Maureen Thien
$2,500.00. Your generosity and willingness to sup- days gone by, but on the mission toward which God fatherhood and then emulate that model, I had a
port this ministry is greatly appreciated. Your gift is calling us in the days ahead! Librarian
allows the organization to continue our efforts to
meet the spiritual needs of K-
Updated and redesigned for a new generation of
who labor with joy and hope in the field of campus
ministry Please accept our heartfelt thanks. dads, The Father Connection looks at ten parenting
We live in a time of terrific upheaval for religious
qualities inspired by the ultimate model of
fatherhood, God. Embracing these godly charac-
teristics will make all the difference in a child,
David A. Jones, ECM Campus Pastor
boosting self-esteem and sense of purpose, help-
ing him or her to: