Mid September Connection

My, what a windy day!  This is just the remnant of one of the hurricanes that has caused such destruction. Please continue to remember all those that have lost so much and or are displaced.  See below for details on how you can be a part of relief efforts.

Sunday worship begins at 10:00 in the sanctuary – our services are designed to be a time of encouragement for the week ahead!  Please be here if you are in the area.  Kids Connection is in place for the little ones.  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall.

Monday evening – Church Council meeting at 7:00pm
Tuesday evening – Fair planning meeting at 7:30pm – location to be determined
Wednesday evening – Open Door at 5:30pm and Choir Rehearsal at 7:15pm
Thursday morning- Moms and Tots – 11:00am at Bird Park


Many thanks to those who have contributed to the Hurricane Relief effort.  There is still time to donate through the end of September.  The funds we receive will be sent to the EFCA has set an initial goal of raising one million dollars to assist with the needs of the EFCA churches.  To date, $735,584 has been received from 1941 churches or donors.

Thanks to everyone for their great support of our Blessing Bag ministry.  When you are out and about, watch for sales on the back packs.  Now that Back-to-School is behind us, the backpacks are available quite reasonably.  Also, these are the items that are needed to have on hand:  trial size deodorants, granola bars, bottles of water and facecloths.

The candle lighters that we use on Sunday mornings prior to worship to light the altar candles get a lot of candle wax buildup and are in need of some TLC!  We have 3 that need some cleaning and polishing.  Can you help out?    You can take one home with you and do it there or you can come by the church and work in the kitchen.  Please give the office a call or speak to Pastor Kevin for details.   We also need someone to clean the candle holders that are on the altar.  These need to be done every few months to keep them clean and to keep the wax drippings from building up.  Again, please call the office or speak with Pastor Kevin.  These are simple tasks but having them taken care of would be a great help!

Thanks to all who made Back to Church Compassion Sunday such a lovely day!  It was great to see the many ways people contributed to making this a great day.  It was wonderful to highlight the impact that so many in our church have through the journey of child sponsorship!  We know that in addition to the child sponsored by our church, we know many families are also on the journey of child sponsorship!  We want to celebrate that!  If you want to sponsor a child, we will have the Compassion International Info Table up for one more week, where we have 12 child sponsorship packets available.  Remaining packets will be mailed back on Wednesday September 27.

Our Under 40 Discussion Group will be starting a new 4 session study Sunday October 1.  We’re excited to go through the series “Unstuck: Moving From the Mundane to the Meaningful”.  The group will meet in the first floor council room at 11:15am on the following Sundays: October 1, October 29, November 12, and December 10.  You can take a peek at the trailer for the study content here:Unstuck Study Intro

Our Kids Connection Blog has info about upcoming opportunities for families, as well as the family Bible focus for September and October! September Family Connection Part 1

The Open Door meal for September 27th is Barbecued Chicken.  These are the needed items:

4 large boxes of Goya yellow rice

8 large bags of frozen peas & carrots

6 dozen dinner rolls

1 pound of butter

Other needed items have already been donated.  We have people who regularly make desserts, but new volunteers for that are always appreciated

Questions??  See Georgia or Marie


New copies of Our Daily Bread are available in the Resource spaces.  Large print copies that start with October are also available.

Serving on Sunday:

Greeters:  Buki & George

Ushers:  Bev Alty, Marie Pierre-Louis

Coffee set-up: Please stop by a little early to see what help might be needed

Snacks:  Janna, please feel free to bring a treat to share!

Clean-up:  Laurie & Tim

Thanks for being part of our church community. See you on Sunday!


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