New Year Updates!

Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed a great first week of January!  As we get back into our normal routine here, please keep these things in mind.

Saturday at 11:00am – our Moms and Tots group will meet here in the Nursery space.  A good opportunity for Moms and little ones to get out and spend some time getting to know each other.  All moms welcome!

Sunday at 8:45 Prayer Time happens in the parlor at the front of the Welcome Center.  As I mentioned previously Yuniya is set aside for the next month or so.  Marie Schuhmacher will be facilitating this time of prayer – it would be great for more folks to schedule this opportunity into Sunday plans.  This time is to specifically pray for our church and it’s ministries.  Starting your day with prayer is never a mistake and is always good time management!

Worship begins at 10:00 in the sanctuary.  Pastor will be continuing his messages from “The Story.”  If you are following along, please read Chapter 10 in the book which is pages 129-131.  In addition if you prefer to read from your Bible, please read Chapter 1 of First Samuel.  A great goal for this year is to be more intentional about spending time growing your faith. Reading The Story is a perfect place to start – we still have copies available on the table in the back of the church.  Please help yourself!    We look forward to great music, praise and prayer needs being raised, Kids Connection and coffee time following worship.  What we need is…YOU.  Please plan on being here for worship – we miss you when you are not here!

Please note that the Women’s Study will NOT meet on January 14th.  We WILL meet on January 28th at 9:30 in the Ruth Room.  Please read Chapter 3 in preparation.

On a pretty regular basis, we hear from folks in the community who are having financial challenges.  For a variety of reasons we do not typically  give cash to people who do not have a church connection here.  However, we do want to offer them something both to assist them and to assure them that we do care for them and the difficult time they are going through.  We would like to be able to have gift cards for groceries on hand in the office.  If this is something you would like to assist with, we would appreciate $25.00 gift cards to either Shaws or Big Y.  Both of those stores are in good locations for people to get to.  Our last gift card that we have held in the office is being picked up by someone today so your help would be welcome.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday,  January 29th following worship.  We will meet in Veno Hall.  All reports must be in the office by January 22nd.  If you are unsure if you need to prepare a report, please speak with Barbara  Sweeny.

Serving Sunday:
Greeter:  Barbara Sulfaro
Ushers:  Russ & Donna Wood
Kids:  Shannon, Meg, Sandy, Debby S., Sydney
Coffeetime:  Please considering coming by a little bit early to help set up, stay after to clean up, or bring a treat with you!  There’s a sign-up sheet in the hallway leading to Veno Hall!

Thanks for reading – see you on Sunday!
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