January 8 Weekly Connection

A new year with lots of things going on!

Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your time:

Singspiration begins at 7:30 tomorrow evening here in our sanctuary.  This is always a great evening of uplifting music and “special” numbers.  If you enjoy singing great hymns of our faith and hearing great music as well, plan to be here!

Saturday morning at 9:00 the Women’s Book Study meets in Veno Hall.  Please read Chapter 3 in preparation. Feel free to bring your coffee with you!

Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00.  It was great to see some new faces here with us last Sunday. Don’t forget to introduce yourself to any visitors during greeting time…and invite them to join you for coffee following worship!  Pastor continues his series on what the church believes.  Last week the focus was on the Holy Spirit and that will continue on Sunday.  Meg has Kids Connection in place to get our little ones excited about Jesus – even at a very young age.  Meg is looking to increase the coverage in our Nursery as well.  Last week we had 3 little ones needing care.  If this is an area where you can help out, please speak to Meg.

SERVING ON SUNDAY:
Ushers:  Donna & Russ Wood
Greeter:  Bob Russell
Kids:  Georgia, Linda and Meg

Be sure and pick up your offering envelopes from the table in the Welcome Center.  If you would like to receive envelopes for 2016 or have any questions, please speak to Elsa or Georgia.

There are lots of things happening here as we begin 2016. As we look towards our Annual Meeting in February,we are planning a “pre-annual soup luncheon”  on January 31st following worship.  The by-laws will be distributed and the new budget should be available as well.  By doing this, everyone will have ample time to review these items before the Annual Meeting on February 14th.  Please plan on joining us that day!  Our NEW Hospitality Team will be heading up this luncheon – look for details in the coming weeks.  I think we will be looking for you to bring a favorite soup to share so you can start thinking about that now!

At the luncheon on the 31st, I will have a “mock up” of the new church directory.  This will enable everyone to confirm their information before the directory is actually printed.  If you have not updated your information, you can do it online via the link you received earlier in the week or if you prefer, you can pick up a form from one of the Resource Tables and return it to the office.  I appreciate your help in getting this done!

I am happy to see our Resource Tables being used!  We try to keep timely articles, Our Daily Bread, magazines etc. available for people to take and read.  If you currently receive any at home or have any appropriate material that you would like to contribute, please let me know.

Our Faith Seeds ministries continues to grow!  In the coming weeks you will be hearing more about howFaith Seeds and Blessing Bags is expanding!  There are many opportunities to help out.  Donna Wood is taking the lead on this and has all the details.  We always are looking for new people to help review correspondence lessons from incarcerated women.  I have marked the church calendar for Faith Seeds to meet on Sunday afternoon, January 24th in Veno Hall.  We have not met regularly in quite a few months for a variety of reasons.  Thank you to everyone who has continued to work on the lessons on your own.  I hope you know how much the girls appreciate this!  They often mention how much they look forward to receiving new lessons and reading our encouraging words for them.

Look for an insert in your bulletin on Sunday for information on Free Family Film Nite planned for Friday evening, January 15th at 6:30.  Fun for kids of all ages!

I think that is all for now – hope to see you on Sunday!

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