September Announcements

RALLY SUNDAY LUNCH will be served by the Mission Committee. Menu includes Walking Tacos, fruit, dessert and beverage. A free will offering will be collected with proceeds being used for mission.

NEVADA FOOD AT FIRST IS OFFERING FREE CARRY-OUT MEALS IN McCALLSBURG on Monday and Thursday evenings. In order to take advantage of this, we need volunteers to hand out meals after they have been delivered to a central location, which will probably be the church. A sign up sheet is available on the table in the narthex.

IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT FILLING SHOEBOXES FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. National collection week begins November 13; we’ll be dedicating our boxes on Sunday, November 12.

THE BALANCE IN OUR GENERAL FUND has fallen very low. Please remember your offering even during these busy summer months.

OUR DAILY BREAD FOR SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourselves.

THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

PORTALS OF PRAYER FOR OCTOBER-DECEMBER are available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

SEPTEMBER MISSION COLLECTION: Throughout the month of September, we’ll continue to collect items for the Bridge Home in Ames. They need packaged food that does not need to be refrigerated and that can be heated in a microwave with no additional preparation required. Canned ready-to-eat soups and other foods that can be opened without a can opener. Also socks and underwear for men and women as well as personal care items. Bring your donations to the church and place them on the table in the upper hallway. They will be distributed to those in need at the Bridge Home in Ames as well as in our local communities.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WILLING TO LEARN TO RUN OUR SOUND/VIDEO SYSTEM. If God has gifted you with a skill for technology, please talk to Mark Thomas or Brad Becker to see how you can help. Brad has offered to teach a class to anyone interested in learning.

OUR CHURCH BUILDING WILL REQUIRE TUCKPOINTING in the near future and the Trustees are inviting everyone to contribute to a fund that will pay for this essential project. Simply mark your donation “Tuckpointing”—we appreciate whatever you can do.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY continues. Everyone is invited to join us at 8:00 am as we study Paul’s letters to Timothy.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY:  All men of the congregation are invited to join in at 7:00 PM on Sunday evenings.

OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF MORE STAFF. We especially need part-time staff (able to work even a few hours a week) and people who would be able to fill in when regular staff is sick or otherwise unable to work. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you are interested.S