Christmas Bazaar: Our Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 – 3:00. There will be a basket auction, homemade crafts, attic treasures, heirloom jewelry, bake sale book sale and lunch. Help will be needed in all areas. Please sign up in the social hall. If you know someone who owns a business that would be willing to donate something for our basket auction, please see Mary Lou, she will give you a letter to present to them.
Wanted: Snow Shovelers! All able-bodied are asked to be responsible for shoveling the church sidewalks on a Sunday morning prior to the 9:15 am Sunday School. There is a sign-up sheet in the social hall.
Toys for Tots: Please donate an unwrapped toy for a less fortunate child.
Containers will be in the social hall. The Marine Corp. League will be here to pick up the toys.
Victoria’s Candy Sale has begun! Orders are due by November 25th and the candy will be delivered on December 9th. Orders can be placed in the mail slot near the pastor’s office.
Valley Food Pantry has asked our church to collect cans of peas for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. They want to give each family 2 cans each and there are 60 families. That’s 120 cans! Deadline is November 11th.Cans of peas can be placed in the shopping cart which is in the social hall. Other items needed are soap and cereal.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is at work in the recovery efforts following the destructive Hurricane Michael. To support these efforts, go to umcor.org/donate. One hundred percent of your donation will go to the relief and recovery efforts.
Memorials & Honor Giving
A memorial gift to our church is a contribution one makes in memory of someone who has passed. It is a way to say that person was important to us and will be missed. To give a memorial gift in another’s memory is to express the respect and love that continues beyond death. Memorial gifts do not always have to come at a person’s death. You can also honor someone who is having an anniversary, birthday or just to say thanks. Our Memorial Committee is dedicated to seeing that these funds are used specifically for the needs of our church. There are plaques in the Narthex to memorialize and honor those individuals. Please contact this Committee if you have questions or concerns.
The Sunday School Worship Team will meet on Wednesday, October 10th @ 6:30 pm. All are welcome, please feel free to join us!
Family Ties Pumpkin Carving Night: Family Ties group will be carving/painting pumpkins on Saturday, October 13th @ 5:00 PM. Please bring a pumpkin for decorating, paint and carving tools will be provided. Please let Vanessa know by 10/11 if your family will attend so she can plan for this event. This will surely be a family fun event!
Our annual Charge (Church) Conference will be held on October 9th at 6:00 pm. St. Paul’s Church. We will be joined by seven other United Methodist Churches in the area. This is a time to come together, celebrate the ministries of our respective churches, and conduct a few items of business. The Church Conference will be led by our new Northeast District Superintendent, Rev. Steve Morton. After we conclude, we will enjoy light refreshments together with friends from other churches. I hope you can plan to be part of this special annual event.