Family Weekend Connection

Hope you are having a good week! These are some of the things to keep in mind as you plan your time over the next days and weeks.

Saturday:

Moms & Tots meets on Saturday morning.  Families can meet at Meg’s home in Foxboro at around 9:30 and then head over to the town center to watch the Foxboro Founders Day Parade.  Pack a lunch and snacks to share.

Norwood Art Association “Art in the Park”  also on Saturday at 10:00 on the Norwood Common.  Showcasing local talented artists.  Perhaps our very own Cindy Rudolph will have some of her beautiful work available!  This is a nice time to support a good cause and see some inspiring art!

Craft Day in Veno Hall – a time to bring your projects that you are working on, spread out on the tables and make some good progress on those things that you never seem to find time to do!  Come and go as you need to.

Sunday:  Worship begins at 10:00 in the sanctuary.

Family Sunday:  We look forward to celebrating Family Sunday this week to honor our graduates, our kids, our families raising little ones in the church, and the role we all have in passing on the legacy of faith to new generations!  Part of the celebration will include praising God with songs many of us learned as young people ourselves. We look forward to having you join us!

Don’t forget that this Sunday we will be voting on affiliating with the Evangelical Free Church of America.  Last Sunday we had a good and lengthy discussion time where questions were asked and everyone had the opportunity to share their thoughts.  Voting will happen during/following coffee time on Sunday.  You will have plenty of time to get your coffee and snack and find a seat before the meeting begins.  We need a quorum of 25 members to conduct business.  Voting to affiliate is an important moment in our church and we trust that you will be here.  Realizing that this is a very busy time of year, we are aware that there are members who cannot be here.  To that end, if you are a member and know that you are unable to be here but still would like your vote to count and your voice heard, please contact the church office by 9:00 Sunday morning and let me know of your vote.  That will be recorded on the church membership list and presented on Sunday to be included in the votes.  However, that  absentee vote does not count towards the needed quorum so you are encouraged to be here if possible.  Please continue to pray about this decision and to ask for God’s wisdom and  will.

A cause for celebration!  Last evening’s Open Door dinner was very well attended with 49 guests being served a delicious chicken pie dinner!  How grateful we are for the volunteers who spend hours of their time creating a space that is warm and inviting for our guests and provides good food and conversation.  Please hold this ministry in prayer as we continue to reach out to our community.

Ways you can help out:

Blessing Bag Ministry:  We have a request for 20 backpacks and these are the items we need to help us fill the backpacks.  We need:  20 packs of peanut butter crackers, 20 packs of gum, hard candy and bite size candy, 15 hair brushes and 20 combs. We also have a need for 20 cards of encouragement. If someone would like to do them Donna will be happy to supply the cards.  If you have any questions or can supply one of these needs, please speak to Donna Wood.

Don’t forget to take a look each week at our Kids Connection Blog, even if you aren’t a caretaker for little ones, we’re all part of raising up the next generation in the faith! This week we have links to great articles about passing down our faith and making summer memories! United Kids Connection Blog!  

Just around the corner:
June 15th – Kids Team Dessert Nite
June 17th – WISH Gathering
June 18th – Meetinghouse Concert featuring The Down East Boys

 
Serving on Sunday:
Greeters and Ushers:  David, Shawn, Alicia  with Georgia
Kids:  Meg, Debby S., Barbara
Coffee Set-up:  Elsa & Joanna
Snacks:  Janna
Coffee Clean-up:
Please remember to take some time to help with clean-up before you leave!

Thanks for taking the time to read and make note of what pertains to you!
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