October 18, 2017 Leave a comment
***Back in January of 2015, we designated the third Sunday of each month as our “Building Fund Offering” Sunday.   On these days, there will be the opportunity for people to give an offering, over and above our regular tithes/offerings, for our re-modeling program.  We are grateful to all who have faithfully and regularly given to our building fund over this past two years.  We still continue to have our building fund offerings, collecting money so we can continue to get more of our aging building remodeled and we hope you can, and will, continue giving to our building fund.
***Our next Building Fund Offering Sunday will be Oct. 15, 2017.
***A few weeks ago, we began collecting funds to help with the relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.  We were working through a Christian Church mission, International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES), who is working with a church in Houston who will collect the funds IDES forwards to them and give all the monies out to those in need.  However, we now have Hurricanes Irma and Maria and IDES is helping out there, as well.  If you want to help with any of the recovery and relief efforts, make your checks out to IDES (or you may write in the full name) and, in light of Hurricane Irma, be sure to write “hurricane” on the memo line, and designate which hurricane relief effort you want to send your money to, so IDES knows where to direct the monies we send them.  Your donations are appreciated and tax deductible.  You may mail the checks to the church, or give them to Mary Ellen Schiavone, who is our contact person with IDES and she will periodically mail monies we collect to IDES.
***At our Sept. 24 meeting of people interested in going on church trips next year, it was decided first to apply to go to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch for a work week.  We will request either the 3rd or the 4th week in July and the Ranch will determine which week we will go.  It was also decided to combine the Ark Experience trip, Creation Museum trip and the North American Christian trip into one trip.  But we will meet later on to iron out those details.
***Sunday, Oct. 22 will be our Homecoming Sunday.  Our own Billy Powell will be bringing the message and there will be a potluck following morning service.
***Midweek service on Wednesday, Oct. 25, will be cancelled.
***Sunday evening, Oct. 29, in place of our regular Bible Study, we will have another movie night.  Bring your friends to view the movie.
***Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, will be our annual Neighborhood Halloween Party, beginning at 6:30pm.  We are seeking volunteers for this and also donations of candy to give out.  Also, if anyone wants to do a “Trunk or Treat”, that would be a special bonus.
***In our Sunday evening service, we are in a study of the book of I Corinthians.  Come and join us at 6pm.
***In our Midweek service, we are studying the book of Galatians.   Come and join us and share in our studies at 7 pm.
***In our elective Sunday School class, Lela is teaching a class on selected Old Testament books, this time on the book of Psalms/Proverbs.
****SPECIAL EVENT:  We will be hosting a concert by the “New Legacy Project” (formerly the Blackwood Legacy), a southern Gospel music group from Nashville with ties to the old Blackwood Brothers Quartet.  They will be here Friday evening, Nov. 17 at 7pm and we want to let you know about this now so you can plan on being here and bringing your family and friends.  For more information about them, go to this link:  https://www.facebook.com/ NewLegacyProject
***Check out the various bulletin boards in our Fellowship Hall that we once had scattered in different spots in the church building.  Some were hard to get to and read from and, so now, we have a bulletin board up for our mission news, one for our building news (the building plans are on that board now) and one where we post general news that the church family might find interesting.
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