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					                                                                                                          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-




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                                                                                                       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
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                                                                                                       daughter and I took a trip to Chicago one
                                                     staff@firstpresmanhattan.com                      summer where we saw a musical, went to a
                                                     www.firstpresmanhattan.com
                                                                                                       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.


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                        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
                                                                                                                 andidhiggins@hotmail.com


                                     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
           Elizabeth Rogowski
                                     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-­


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                                                                                                                                   Summer First Sunday Brunch
Youth Ministries
                                                                                                                      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  joyce.whitson@cox.net  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
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                                              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
                                                                                                                                 from Wrong.
                                                        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
                                                                 Blessings,
                                                                                                                                 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:
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