FLOWERS were placed in the sanctuary today by Jay and Carol Kroeker in loving memory of parents, Vern & Katherine Kroeker and Nancy Starrh.
KIDS OF ALL AGES are invited to join our college group on Sunday, July 15 for a fun afternoon with lunch and water games with the kids at our sister church, Iglesia Compañerismo Cristiano. Come on out after church around noon to 30349 Orange. Ave in Shafter and bring your swimsuit and towel. Questions? See interns MaKenna or Molly.
VBS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Anyone interested in volunteering at the Community VBS at Valley Bible Church on July 9-13 please contact Melany Millwee at 333-1529. Child-care will be provided for VBS workers, including a pre-school program.
FLY FISHING The Men’s Ministries of SMBC will be sponsoring a fun day of Fly Fishing on the Kern River on Saturday, July 21. This is open to ANYONE who would like to try their hand at fly, women, boys, girls, beginners or pros! Coaching for fly fishing will be available. Meet at the church at 4:00 am (the early bird gets the fish!). Contact Alan Butterfield at 978-8290 for more info.
SMBC BACKPACK TRIP The Annual Backpack Trip with Pastor Pat has been set for Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. This is an easy to moderate hike in the Kaiser Wilderness above Fresno and is open to men, women and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so reserve your spot with a $5 non-refundable deposit to the church office by July 1. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Pat or the church office.
COMMUNITY NIGHT OF PRAYER & WORSHIP July 19, at 7:00 PM Shafter Ford Theater
SMBC WRESTLING CAMP The 2018 SMBC Wrestling Camp will be held Monday - Friday, July 16 -20 from 10 am - 12pm in the Fellowship Cen-ter gym and is open to all incoming Kindergarten to 6th grade children. Pastor Pat will be the camp instructor. On Fri-day, July 20, at 7pm, there will be an exhibition match and dessert. The cost of the camp is $15 and includes a t-shirt, team picture, med-al, certificate, and snacks. Sign-up by July 1, forms are available in the church foyer and office.
SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND We have a number of kids that need help to get to summer camp this year. If you would like to give to the Camp Scholarship Fund please contact the church office.
SUMMER INTERNS Once again this summer we are blessed to have two wonderful interns; MaKenna Cummings and Molly Enns! They will be serving in a variety of ministries here at SMBC as well as in Community Development with Melissa Bergen. Their support comes from three sources; the SMBC budget, the PDC and the SMBC Intern Fund. Their combined need in our Intern Fund is $3200 and you're invited to be part of that. Please keep them both in prayer as they serve and also consider supporting them fi-nancially this summer.

USMB NATIONAL CONVENTION July 24-28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah Our theme is: Celebrating our Diversity and Unity "You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Cor. 12:27. Join together with Mennonite Brethren from across the United States as we gather this summer to celebrate our diversity and the mission that unites us. Winnie Bartel will be one of the featured speakers! Registration forms are available in the church foyer or online at USMB Convention 2018.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY If you are a member or regular attender of a Mennonite Brethren, Mennonite, Brethren in Christ, or Missionary Church on the West Coast and attend a college or graduate school on the West Coast and will be at least a college junior, you could be eligible to receive a $1000 scholarship from Mennonite In-surance Services (your home and auto insurance company). Application deadline is July 1, 2018 for the 2018 fall semester. For more information and applications go to
NEED FOR THE PHILIPPINES Craig and Debbe Haley will be going to the Philippines at the end of October and would like to take a bunch of hotel toiletries to the people they will be ministering to. Soon we will start collecting hotel soaps and shampoos so please start saving them now.


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