Thanks to Ruthie Bencal
Today is Ruthie’s last Sunday this year as our organist. Her love of music, her hard work, and wonderful spirit has enriched our worship throughout the summer. Please share your thanks to Ruthie.
Mission for July and August -
Fruits of the Garden - Gifts of the Spirit
Our summer mission will be about sharing your garden overflow. Consider sharing your bounty from First Fruits to the overabundance of your flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens. Through the summer please bring your garden’s bounty to church to share with others. We will have your donations on display during coffee time following the service for others to purchase. All monies will go to the local food pantry. Items that do not sell will be used for the Monday night free meals, and/or for the Thursday free Soup lunch.
Rally Day is September 7
September 7 kicks off our Fall schedule here at our church. On this day we will have an Intergenerational Service and a barbecue. We will focus on looking toward our future as our celebration of our 25th Anniversary will be winding down. There is much to look forward to with God’s blessing and your support.
After worship we are invited to the home of Michael and Kat Magoon, 43 Main St., Northwood, for our barbecue and swim. Please bring salads, desserts, or appetizers to share. We will provide hot dogs and hamburgers.
Also, we will fill a Time Capsule to be opened on our 50th Anniversary, so start thinking of what you would like to put into the Capsule.
The 2014 - 2015 Pledge Year also starts next Sunday, September 7. To date we have received 39 pledges totaling $45,794. If you are planning to pledge, but have not yet, please let Matt Caron know (a simple email would work). Thank you to all!
Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Needed
The best way to nurture the developing faith of the children in our church is with our Sunday School program. We need loving adults who will teach our kids. We have a great curriculum and there will be another adult in the classroom to help. Please sign up on the sheet on the table in Fellowship Hall. You will find it a delight and you will be helping in a very significant ministry.
Soup Lunches at the Church - We Need Your Help
Our free soup and bread lunch will continue through the fall and winter since they have been such a success. Come for fellowship and food, every Thursday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. We welcome additional help for serving, cooking, or donating money for food. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Betty Smith or Gayle Murphy.
An Invitation to Participate or Volunteer - “ I AM ONE’
“NH Day to end Childhood Homelessness” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:00pm - 9:30pm, at Manchester’s Veteran’s Park. A group of us are going to this event, sponsored by Families in Transition, and you are invited to join us. Here are the ways you can participate:
1). Come to this free event which features a Battle of the Bands, food, fun, and homelessness awareness. We can carpool.
2). Buy a $100 raffle ticket, one of only 300 sold to win a $30,000 Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle signed by Steve Tyler of Aerosmith and host of American Idol. See Gayle for a ticket.
You can also volunteer on the day of the event.
3). Spread the word of this event through all your social and personal networks.
As we see in the news, the violence in Central America has increased and many children are making the dangerous journey to come to the US. A prayer service and walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 4:00pm. Starting at Christ the King Catholic Church, 72 South Main St., Concord, we will then walk to South Church, 27 Pleasant St. Concord. Please join us in prayer.
Save the Date - Deerfield Fair
Our day to work the Deerfield Fair is Thursday, September 25th. We will have 2 shifts available: Morning from 7:30pm-2:30pm and in the Evening from 2:00pm-8:30pm. More information to follow.
Annual Meeting on September 28
This meeting will be full of exciting things for our Church and decisions for you to make, such as: a new way of organizing the structure of the church, proposal for by-laws changes, an update on the Capital Campaign, and approval of the budget for our next fiscal year.
Have a great week everyone! ~ Mona