End of August Connection

Hi everyone,  Back to school time is just about here!  Where did the summer go?  Pretty sure we say that every year 🙂  Please keep these things in mind as you plan your time.

The Islam Study will next meet on September 11th.  We have been on a brief hiatus so Pastor can do some additional study.  We have just 2 sessions left.  Pastor will be talking about some of the different sects and how we as Christians living in a democracy understand Muslims migrating to America.  This promises to be a very interesting conversation – no need to have attended previously.  Join us on the 11th for this enlightening study!

Thank you! We’re getting a great response to our backpack need!  Keep spreading the word!  These are the items needed to get the backpacks ready for delivery:  trial size deodorant, chap-stick, hair brushes, sturdy combs, washcloths/hand towels (gently used or new), trial size Kleenex, small notebooks, bottles of water, peanut butter crackers and individually wrapped hard candies.  Please remember all items must fit into the backpacks.

We like to include a card of encouragement with the back packs.  Is this something you can do?  We supply the cards and all you need to do is spend a few minutes writing some encouraging words.  We even have sample suggestions to follow!  Couldn’t be any easier!  Please see Donna Wood if you are able to help out with this vital part of our Backpack ministry.

Back to Church Sunday!  In just one month, we will be celebrating Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 17!  It’s a great way to start thinking about our fall routine, and how we can encourage our families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to join in the great things going on here at our Church. Following the service we’ll be enjoying lunch together.  Please stay tuned in the weeks ahead for details on how you can participate.

As we look to the kick off of the fall season, there’s some ministry needs that are crucial to ensure we can continue to offer a great Sunday morning experience for regular members and visitors alike.  Don’t be intimidated if it’s something new- there’s plenty of people to help walk you through the learning process!

2 people to help with our Kids Connection offerings once a month.

1 person to join our monthly nursery rotation

2 people to join a monthly rotation to help with the projection screens.

People who can serve as greeters and ushers.

People who can assist with coffee time- setting up, providing food, and clean up.

*The church office can help you connect with ministry team leaders to get you plugged in!

The September – November copies of Our Daily Bread devotional are available in the Resource areas.

Back by popular demand…the WISH Bake Sale.  You may recall that our WISH ministry sponsors a Mother’s Day Bake Sale each year.  The reviews are in and the support was so great, that we will be doing an autumn Bake Sale on Sunday, September 10th during coffee time.  A variety of treats will be available for you to purchase.  Some individual items and some larger items for you take home to share.  Mark your calendar please!

Sunday worship begins at 10:00.  Great singing, a time for sharing our prayer needs, an encouraging message from Pastor Kevin, Kid’s Connection and Nursery care are all part of our morning together.  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall.  Be sure and be here!

Following worship on Sunday, the Nursery & Kid’s Team Rally is happening in the Council Room next to the office at 11:30.    If you are involved in this, you have received emails and updates from Meg.  Meg has planned this great time for all the volunteers to get together and be encouraged as we begin the year ahead!

Council meeting is on Monday evening at 7:00 in the Council Room.  Council members- please check your emails for info from Barbara Sweeny.

Our Open Door re-opens on Wednesday September 6th.  There will be a meeting of all the volunteers and anyone interested in being apart of this outreach ministry on Wednesday evening, August 30th at 6:30 in Veno Hall.

After a well-deserved break, our choir will be back in full swing in September.  The first rehearsal of the season will also be on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:15 in Veno Hall.  Be sure and read the insert in your bulletin on Sunday!  Questions?  See Steve Rudolph with any questions.

Well, that was a lot of information!  Make note of what pertains to you and thank you for your faithfulness!  Hope to see you on Sunday!

Serving Sunday:

Greeters:  George & Buki

Ushers:  Bev A., Marie P.

Kids:  Marie, Deb, CArolyn

Coffee Set-up:  ?  (Sunday am help needed)

Snacks:  Roger (bagels), feel free to bring something to share!

Clean-up:  Please consider staying to help make clean-up go quickly!


That’s all folks! Enjoy your weekend, hope to see you Sunday!

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