August Mission: End 68 Hours of Hunger
This is a nationwide program housed locally here at our Church. Each weekend for 68 hours children don’t have school lunches or breakfasts, so this program gives them backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritionally sound, shelf stable foods. You can help by bringing in food for the backpacks, money to fill holes in donations, or volunteer your time. The foods they would like are: peanut butter and jelly (no glass jars), soup, mac + cheese, fruit cups, canned pasta, real fruit juice boxes, chili, protein bars, crackers, cereal, tuna + chicken (canned), baked beans, pudding cups, fruit snacks, and ramen noodles.
Our Guest Musician on Sunday is Patricia Savage
Save the Date!! Fisher Cats Game, next Saturday, August 22
Join us for a fun, family evening with the Fisher Cats. We will meet here at the church to carpool to the game. The ticket fee has been generously donated by Revitalizing Touch Therapeutic Massage. We plan to leave the church parking lot by 3:30pm. For more information or to reserve your ticket, you may contact Michael Magoon.
New Fiscal Year begins in September
Sunday September 6 begins the new Church Fiscal year and the new pledge offering year. If you would like a new set of offering envelopes for this year, there is a sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall to request them. Matt will check and put out requested sets starting this Sunday for those already requesting them. You can also email Matt to request new envelopes. These are available for any member, pledging or otherwise for their convenience. If you had envelopes this past year, the set number will change again as we exhaust our supply. This will not affect the tracking of your giving for your annual statements.
Thank you all for your continued support of our Church. ~ Matt Caron
This is the kick-off day to the Program Year and a Celebration of Worship. After church, Gayle will make a presentation about her Sabbatical and we will have a brunch together.
We will host an ice cream social for all choir members and those who might like to become a part of our Church Choir. The first Sunday for choir participation is September 20.
Strawberry Festival Yard Sale Final Wrap-Up
There are several items that did not sell in June that we would like to try selling on craigslist. If you would be interested in taking pictures of these items and posting them on-line, please speak to or call Faith Levesque.
We would like you to approach our fellowship dinners in a new way. When asked for meals for the sick or needy, people think to themselves that they are not a good cook, or they have no time, or it is too expensive. When it comes to helping a church family member, gourmet meals are not needed. We are looking for Fresh Homemade comfort food.
This is not Meals On Wheels. The intention is to provide two meals a week to supplement the quick meals that their caregivers are preparing. We are sending a warm meal along with our prayers! Please ask yourselves:
* What do you like to cook?
* Do you have a meal you can double easily?
* Do you make it a couple times a month?
If you can commit to cooking one meal a month we should be able to extend this fellowship. Please let me know your thoughts on this approach or any other helpful comments. Thank you !
~ Diane Kizirian
Items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
As a new school year begins, great deals can be found on crayons, colored pencils, chalk, glue sticks, erasers, small notebooks, stationery, pens, pencils, and hand-held sharpeners at Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, Office Max, etc. Please keep our shoeboxes in mind, when you walk by these store displays or get flyers in the mail. Our Operation Christmas Child “gold box” will be set up in Fellowship Hall to accept your donation(s) until National Collection Week in November. If you have any questions, please contact Faith Levesque.
Have a great week everyone! ~ Mona