We had an amazing Easter Egg Hunt here at SOTP on April 8th! There were over 80 children that came out to hunt for candy filled eggs (photo below). We had such a great time. Thank you to everyone that donated candy, we were so very blessed with all the donations. Also thank you to everyone who took the time to fill 2400 eggs, it was a big job but with many hands involved it didn’t take very long!!!
Our next event is on Friday June 2nd, Ice Cream Social Summer Kick Off!!!! We will be kicking off summer with games, music, and ICE CREAM. This event is for the young and the young at heart, so everyone is welcome. Go to the SOTP website and register today.
Calling all VBS volunteers!!!! VBS is coming up fast, July 10-14. This years theme is Ready, Set, Move: Follow Jesus Here, There, and Everywhere! If you are interested or you have any questions on how you can help please contact Jill Gillming
Contact: Jill Gillming firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at SOTP, we want to be sure that everyone has access to the latest events and happenings here at the church. One of the best ways to keep up to date is through our church app called “Church Center”
Not only is this app updated with the most current SOTP information, it is a quick and easy way for all members to register for events, keep in touch with their groups and make requests for things such as room reservations!
During SEE week, we want to be sure to support anyone who is looking to get a better understanding of the app and how it is/can be used.
Feel free to reach out to our Operations Manager, Matt Morrison, anytime during the week to get one on one time specific to any questions you may have.
Contact: Matt Morrison email@example.com
Brighten the Sanctuary
We continue to ask you to please consider signing up to donate flowers to brighten up the sanctuary. Each arrangement will be $50.
The bouquets are delivered from the florist for the weekend worship services. The flowers are yours to keep after the Sunday services or on the Monday following. The church is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
There are several ways to place an order for altar flowers. You can do so online with your regular offering, fill in the sign-up sheets located on the bulletin board in the church lobby, or you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. When you order the flowers, you will need to provide your name, the date you would like them, your phone number, and for whom the flowers are dedicated to or in memory of. I will send you a special offering envelope for the payment in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Mollis.
Thank you for contributing to beautify the altar during our services at Shepherd of the Prairie.
Contact: Diane Mollis email@example.com
For Huntley Public Works
Calling all bakers! The Community Outreach team needs your help! This year we are honoring the hardworking Huntley Public Works department by treating them to lunch May 24th. We will be providing them with pizza, drinks, and some delicious desserts. If you are interested in baking or donating some goodies for the well deserving men and women that keep Huntley looking good, please sign up via Church center or the SOTP website. We ask that all desserts be dropped off to the church by May 23rd. Thank you for your help!
Contact: Tara Mackey firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a way to celebrate Memorial Day? How about joining SOTP’s Community Outreach team in the American Legion’s Annual Memorial Day parade? We are looking for anyone interested in decorating the float and/or walking in the parade with us. The parade is Monday, May 29th at 11 am.
For more information and to sign up to go Church Center or the SOTP website by May 12th! Hope to see you there!!
Contact: Tara Mackey email@example.com
For 2023-2024 School Year
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!
=> 12 slots are available for a 2-day class being offered on T/Th (for children who have turned 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2023)
=> 10 slots are available for a 1-day class on Wednesdays (for children who are at least 2 by Sept. 1, 2023)
=> There is also the option for your child to attend 3 days (Tuesday/Thursday and Fridays). We do highly recommend students who will be entering Kindergarten in 2024 to attend for 3 days, so they will be ready for Kindergarten the following year. Parents have been very pleased with their child’s progress after having been in the 3-day class and felt the extra day was instrumental in Kindergarten preparation.
The registration fee is $50.
Also, if you refer a new family that signs up to our program we will reduce their registration fee and yours to $25!!!
To request more information, go to www.bit.ly/SOTPLLInfo
Contact: Jill Gillming LittleLambs@sotpmail.com
Now Little Lambs Preschool 2023-2024 Registration Open, www.bit.ly/SOTPLLInfo
Weekends AARRK Garden Vegetable Stand, Before & After Services
Saturday, July 1 Next Step Fellowship, 11am www.bit.ly/SOTPnext0723
Sunday, July 2 Food Drive, 8:30 am www.bit.ly/SOTPfood
Sunday, July 2 What’s More American Than Broadway— Artist Series Event, 7pm www.bit.ly/SOTPartist0702
Tuesday, July 4 4th of July, Church Office Closed
Friday, July 7 Drop Off All VBS Snack Donations By This Date www.bit.ly/SOTPvbsSNACK23
July 8 Kicking Off Christmas in July Gifts for World Hunger www.bit.ly/SOTPxmasjul23
July 10—14 Vacation Bible School,
July 17 – 22 High School Youth at Leadership Lab
Weekend of August 5 & 6 Quilt Dedication Weekend
Sunday, August 13 Blessing of the Backpacks / Kindergarten Blessing / Teachers Blessing
Sunday, August 13 New Member Gathering, 3pm www.bit.ly/SOTPNMG0823
Week of August 14 SEE Week
Sunday, August 20 Annual Church Picnic, Noon www.bit.ly/SOTPicnic23
SEPTEMBER & MORE
Sunday, September 10 Rally Day for Kids Connect
Saturday, September 16 Half National Quilt Day Gathering
Saturday, September 23 Revelation 101, 10am www.bit.ly/SOTPrevel23
Sunday, October 1 Small Group/7s Kickoff Noon
Saturday, October 7 The Cat’s Pajamas — Artist Series Event, 7:30 pm