Oh, church family…You are so incredibly magical! Thank you so much for your support in getting the Fall Carnival back up and running. It was a spectacular day (in fact, I think the snow worked to our advantage), with oodles of kids and families filling our building!
Kiddos were able to test their throwing arms with the Penny Toss, Bean Bag Throw, Ring Toss, and Balloon Bust; try their luck at the Duck Pond and test their wizardry skills with the Hogwarts Challenge. Creativity flowed at the Coloring and Face Painting stations, while screams were heard from the Youth Group’s Haunted Maze. Nary a tummy was left empty thanks to a fantastically overflowing Concessions Stand.
All of this could not happen without the generosity of many. Generosity of time, heart, food, and financials. The children’s ministry is blessed beyond measure at Laurel UMC. Specifically, I’d like to thank Rebecca Love for planting the seed to bring the Carnival back into action and diving headlong into these shenanigans with me. As always, a great big thanks to our Sunday school teachers for their never-ending willingness to go along for the ride on these things, giving even more of their time. Thanks to Vera Ulschak (and friend), Linda Shelton, Sandy Western, Alex Amestoy, Mary Southworth, Lee, Christine Amestoy, and Sandy Thomae for hopping on board to man and run additional booths/games/ticket-distributing. As well as the youth who helped man booths and run the maze – you are a delight! And a HUGE thank you to Pam and Richard Figg (and all of their marvelous helping hands) for taking on the food portion of things. That is no small undertaking, and it’s much appreciated. An even BIGGER THANK YOU must go to everyone who donated food for the Carnival. Oh my goodness…We had more than enough to feed the many mouths on the 26th, with food to spare to feed the Youth Group some dinners and possibly the Sunday school kiddos on Dress Rehearsal day.
Truly, an embarrassment of riches, is this congregation. To quote Bette Midler, you are the wind beneath my wings. Thank you all for your amazing hearts!
On Sunday, October 27, the Sunday school also held their annual Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contests. This is one of our favorite days and the kids did not disappoint in their costuming! Congratulations to Mrs. Lester’s 4th-5th Grade class on their big win in the Pumpkin Carving Contest!
The leaves are falling, costumes are being chosen, it can only mean that it's once again time for Laurel UMC's Fall Carnival! You are invited to attend the Fall Carnival to be held on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 @ 11:30am-2:30pm.
There will be concessions, games, and lots of fun for the family (including the fan favorite, "Scary" Maze)! There are no admission fees, tickets to play games are $0.25 a piece or 20 for $5. The kids are welcome to wear their costumes.
We hope that you’ll invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun!
But the fun doesn't start at the Fall Carnival, no, it starts earlier that day when the kids are invited to wear their costumes to Sunday School, where we'll be holding out annual Costume Contest!
See you there, bring a friend!
Come one, come all to the Laurel United Methodist Church Spring Carnival to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at 307 West 4th Street.
There will be NO admissions fees and tickets will cost $0.25 a piece or 25 tickets for $5.00! Receive 2 tickets free by bringing new/unused school supplies that will be donated to the Laurel School District for the 2013-14 school year.
We have many wonderful games (with prizes!) planned and concessions will be available. Come enjoy a day out with the family at Laurel UMC's Spring Carnival, we look forward to seeing you there!
A Sneak Peek at some of the games:
...And more! The Youth have "something fabulous" planned for the day - I can tell you that balloons are involved in one game and saddles in the other...You'll have to come and see us to find out!
Laurel UMC Spring Carnival: Saturday, May 18, 11a.m. - 2p.m.
Bust out your costumes and your mad game playing skills because we are less than one week away from the 2011 LUMC Fall Carnival!!
We recognize something when it works, so much of last year's format will remain the same, but we've got a few game change-ups and some definite fan favorites are making a return. So let's get onto those details!
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Laurel United Methodist Church 307 West Fourth Street (church basement)
There will be NO admissions fees
Tickets to play games (which can also be used at the concessions stand) will be 25 cents a piece OR 25 tickets for $5.00
Receive 3 tickets free when you bring any number of canned food items
Food: We will be serving hot dogs, chili dogs, a meal deal option which includes a dog of your choice, chips, cookies, and a beverage.
Popcorn will also be available
Games: Lots of games and activities are planned including the crazy maze, bobbing for apples, cake walk, face painting, and so much more!
We hope to see you there; tell a friend, bring a friend, and come enjoy our Fall Carnival frenzy this Saturday!
Incredibly October is already upon us. That means that it's time to start thinking about the Fall Carnival! We've got all the info on the Keepin' Up page, but here's a little bit more about what you can expect from that day.
Last year we had an awesome turnout from families all around our community, as well as involvement from many of the committees active in our church. It was a day of great fun for young and old alike.
Once again, you're not only invited to wear your Halloween costumes, but it's encouraged!! We'll get this little shindig started at 11:00 a.m. and shut things down by 2:00 p.m. No admissions fees, but tickets to play games will again be 25 cents a piece. And of course, bring any number of canned food items and receive 3 tickets free!
Oh, and don't forget to bring your appetites because we'll be serving concessions again.
Thus far we've got the penny toss, bobbing for apples, cake walk, bean bag toss and maze signed up for return appearances. New on the board (so far) is a balloon dartboard (a la the fair). We are so excited for our 2nd Annual Fall Carnival and hope you are too!
In the meantime, we'll see you in Sunday School, bring a friend!
It's hard to believe we are already less than a week away from the Fall Carnival, but here it is! Let me give you a run down of the when's, where's, and what's just one more time:
When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Laurel United Methodist Church Basement
Cost: There will be NO ADMISSIONS FEES, but tickets to play games will cost 25 cents a piece. **Please note, if you bring any number of canned food items, you will receive 3 tickets free!
Food: There will be concessions available: Hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, cookies, soda, and popcorn. We will also be offering a "meal deal."
Costumes are welcome!
Games/Activities: If you'd like a sneak peek at what types of games will be offered at the Carnival, head on over to the Fall Carnival page at the church's website.
The cans we're collecting at the Fall Carnival will be the kickoff for the Sunday School's Service Project this Fall. We will be collecting cans from 10/30 to 11/21. *Remember, if you plan to go out in the community to collect cans, you will need to get the okay from your parents first.*
October 31, 2010 - You are invited to wear your costumes to Sunday School again this year as you did last year. We will be holding a contest again to vote on the Most Original, Cutest, Funnies, Best All Around...Please bring a friend and share in the fun and fellowship!
I know it's not much fun to get up early on the weekend, but I look forward to seeing each of you every Sunday!
Much love and blessings on your week,
As I write this, I am very aware that we are less than two weeks away from our Fall Carnival! I am so super excited about this event and hope you, your family, and friends will come out to see us on Saturday, October 30th.
What you need to know:
* When: Saturday, 10/30/10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Where: In the LUMC basement/fellowship hall, located at 307 West Fourth Street in Laurel.
* What does it cost? There are no admissions fees, but tickets to play games will cost 25 cents
a piece. Who knows what kinds of deals we'll have at the carnival...You'll have to come by to
* Will there be food? Yes, we will be serving concessions - Hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, soda,
and cookies will definitely be available. Perhaps more...You'll have to stop by and check it out!
* Can I wear my costume? YES! Please do! How great is it to get some more wear out of your
We've got lots of great activities scheduled for your gaming pleasure as well as a fun house put on by the Youth Group and Boy Scouts. We hope you'll stop by to enjoy a day of family fun with us.
Dive deeper into LUMC's Sunday School happenings on this page!