Early November Connection

Hope you are enjoying these first days of November. We have a LOT of things to mention today.  I am going to try and be somewhat brief.  Please “plug-in” and read your bulletin and check the bulletin boards and display tables for details on what I mention, please!

The “Walk to Emmaus” is this weekend.  We have 3 women participating  Please keep them in your payers over the next few days.

Saturday is one of our favorite days of the year as we turn our clocks BACK and get that extra hour of sleep.  Be sure and change your clock before going to bed on Saturday night!

Sunday is another busy day here at our church.  This is All Saints Sunday when we remember those that have passed away during this year.  Communion will also be offered on Sunday.  Our Helping Hands offering will be received.   Pastor’s series from The Story continues.  Please read the second chapter of Ruth in your Bible.  You can also read Chapter 9 in The Story.  Your opportunity for prayer is prior to worship in the church parlor.  We look forward to seeing you in worship at 10:00 – start your week with your church family and share in great music, prayers and praises and coffee time!

Pastor’s Bible Study on Abraham meets Monday evening at 7:00 at the parsonage.

Young Life meets at the church on the top floor at 7:27pm on Monday evening.

Please keep the election on Tuesday in your prayers.  That is probably the most important thing that we can all do.  PRAY for our leaders!

OPEN DOOR:  Thank you to everyone who has generously donated food items for the Thanksgiving dinner on November 16th.  Please be sure that your donations are at the church by Friday, November 11th.  We still need 25 pounds of potatoes.  Green Mountain White or Yukon preferred.  Please speak to Georgia with any questions.  We also need some volunteers to help out with preparing vegetables on Tuesday, November 15th at 10:00.  Bring your favorite potato peeler!

PIE DAY!  Once again this year, our WISH group will be baking and selling pies for Thanksgiving.  Please stop by the table in Veno Hall on Sunday and place your order for apple or pumpkin pie.  Thank you to everyone that has volunteered supplies for pie baking!  I think we are still in need of apples, but look at the supply list on Sunday to be sure.  There will also be an insert in your bulletin.

WOMEN’S STUDY: The first meeting of the Women’s Book Study will be on Saturday, November 12th at 9:30 in the Ruth Room across from the office.  If you have not picked up your book, please stop by the office.  Read Chapter #1 in preparation.

FAITH SEEDS:  Remember that we will be meeting with Sue Johnson on Saturday the 12th at about 11:15. in the Ruth Room.

Christmas Fair update: Please look for the sign-up table in the Welcome Center on Sunday to sign up to help, to make a raffle basket, or to bake. There are lots of ways you can be a blessing! I will be away this weekend but if you want to be in touch or join the team of helpers (even if only behind the scenes) please be in touch: barbrialan@yahoo.com.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  Signs, flyers and raffle tickets are also available at the table.  Barbara Sweeny

Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes:  Be sure and pick up your supplies from the Welcome Center to fill a shoebox for a little one!  We will have 2 collection Sundays this year.  November 13th and November 20th.  We are in need of a volunteer to deliver the shoeboxes to the local drop-off spot.  There is quite a procedure in place to assure the boxes arrive at their destination.  We are just one of the pieces!  Once we fill the boxes, they are taken to a local drop-off spot.  They are then taken to a regional spot and then shipped to North Carolina distribution center.  So we have specific dates to adhere to – that guarantees a smooth operation!  Our boxes need to be dropped off at Hope Church in Sharon on Sunday, November 20th from 2:00-6:00pm OR Monday, November 21st from 8:00-11:00am.  Please contact the office if you can help out with this.  In years past, we have delivered about 50 boxes that have fit into my car so pretty much anyone’s care can accommodate them.  I am not able to deliver then this year, so we really need some help with this. THANK YOU!

Steward Hospice held their annual Remembrance Service here last Sunday afternoon.  This was a very memorable time for all involved, especially those that had lost a loved one.  There is a thank you from Steward posted on the board.

Serving this Sunday:
Greeters:  The Chadwick Family
Ushers/Communion:  Marie Schuhmacher, Georgia Shaw, Bev Alty, Steve Carter
Kids:  Meg, Melanie, Sandy, Silpa, Sydney
Coffee set-up:  Georgia Shaw
Snacks:  Leo, Janna
Coffee clean-up:  ??

It would be great to have some new volunteers for coffee time.  We all enjoy this time and we need your help .  Please sign -up and lend a hand!

Thank you for being a faithful part of our church family.

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