Did You Hear?
Our Youth Love to Serve
This summer, 20 of our youth spent a week "giving back." During their mission trip to West Virginia, they worked long days as members of different constructin crews, deepened their relationship with God through daily worship and devotions, created new friendships, strenthened old friendships, and learned a lot about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Some of the ways our youth raise money for youth programming include:
- Phone book delivery
- Christmas sale
- Special projects-construction, yard work, various others projects
Are you wondering how you can help them? An opportunity is right around the corner! Beginning August 31, our youth will begin their annual Youth Stock sales. This year, we are moving Youth Stock sales from January to September. If you purchased stocks last January, thank you, and please know that those stock dividends will definitely be honored through the end of December. Keep your eye out for our youth, in the narthex between services. They would love to tell you about their personal mission trip experiences and can share with you how you can support next year's trip through the purchase of a Youth Stock. Thank you!
Youth ready to leave for mission trip last summer.
SERVING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
A new Serve team is forming and this group is open to anyone who wants to help support our Public Schools through our mission outreach ministries. You are invited to attend the next meeting, November 6th at 6:30pm.
Christmas Program Practice
Begins NEXT Wednesday, November 5
What a wonderful message we have to share about the birth of our Savior. The children will be sharing this story on December 14 during late serivce. If your child is between the ages of 3 and fifth grade, we would love to have them join us in sharing this message through song and narration. We will be pracitcing for the Christmas porgram on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 on Novembre 5, 12,
and 19 as well as Dec. 3 and 10. Please come practice so the children can help lead
worship on December 14.
Begins Wednesday, November 12
Christmas is on its way! There are holiday parties to prepare for, gifts to buy, Chirstmas programs, and the list goes on. If you're looking for rest in the midst of chaos, this study is for you. James Moore's "Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam" is all about looking for God reaching out to us through our chaotic lives.
Join Pastor Michelle in the parlor beginning Wednesday, November 12th through Wednesday, December 17th (we will not meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) from 6 to 7:30pm. Books will be available in the office for a suggested donation of $10. Childcare will be provided.
All Church Annual Conference
Sunday, November 16 at Noon
Our Annual Conference will be held November 16 in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and a voting member during this meeting. It will begin with a Thanksgiving themed potluck dinner right after second service. The UMM are providing the turkeys but we would ask everyone attending to bring a Thanksgiving side dish or two to share. Claudia Bakely, our District Superintendent, will provide the sermon that day and lead the conference meeting. Hope your family can come.
Mission in Guatemala Opportunitiy!!!
Opportunities to serve the people of Guatemala through the Organizatin for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM) are coming in 2015! click for more