SUMMER BOOK & BLOG
This Week: The Spirit & Atmosphere of Your Home
Read this week’s post here. Each week we’ll hear from FirstCov’ers while reading the book “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse”. It has resources for family discussion as well as a blog conversation is available. Grab a book at the table and join this summer study! Don’t forget that some of the questions at the end of the chapters are great to discuss as a family too!
FOCUS ON LIFE
This Month’s Theme: Worldwide Refugee Crisis
Learn about this important area with information, prayer, and tangible steps (right here!) for being Christ’s hands and feet in the world! The Social Concerns Ministry Team provides this monthly reminder for you, your family, and your small group! Check out this summary blog post here to learn more and see this year’s themes. (Subscribe to the blog on the right to get updates in your Inbox.)
A note from Allan Law from “Love One Another” (The sandwich guy!). The Homeless Crisis has grown, in the past 50 years of working on the streets he has never seen so many people in need. As you know a GoFundMe campaign was set up to find a warehouse to store donations, (instead of renting 7 public storage unites and his apartment with 17 freezers and 16 others at 8 drop sites… the fund has grown to $53,000 to date. Intention remains to find a facility this year. This will help with the ability to accept additional donations, and serve the homeless community in larger numbers. Check out LOA at www.mrdinc.org. Thank you for continued encouragement, support & compasssion. Allan Law
MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS! Important Meeting!
Tuesday, August 14 | 6:30p
We’ve checked our church's pulse this year and now it’s time to make it stronger. Please save the date for our Ministry Team Leaders Meeting along with Staff and LT. We’ll have brief updates, reviewing PULSE results and time for feedback and discussion.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN OPPORTUNITIES!
Packing: Thursday, Aug. 16 or Tuesday, Aug. 21
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN packing events! Thurs., Aug. 16 from 12:00-2:00p ( leaving church at 11:15a). and Tues., Aug. 21 from 6:00-7:30p (leaving church at 5:15p). Groups will leave from the church. You can register or get further information by contacting Chuck and Judy Sambs. Chuck: 715-410-8978, Judy 715-377-2306, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up @theHub or here. Young people of all ages are welcome when accompanied by parents or adults.
BLAST (Children’s) & AWANA TRAINING
Choose: Thursday, August 23 or Wednesday, August 29
Come get inspired and equipped for the new year!
- BLAST begins at 6:00p
- Awana begins at 7:00p
SR. ADULT DAY AT LAKE BEAUTY BIBLE CAMP!
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - 10:00a - 2:00p
We are taking our church mini bus to this event to the first 15 that sign up (leaving at 7:00a.) Enjoy a relaxing day at LBBC, taking in the fall colors, tour Lake Beauty’s grounds, listen to some great music and speaker. The day will start with coffee/cookies upon your arrival between 9:30 and 10:00a., and will include a delicious luncheon and dessert. It is a day free of charge! You must sign up by Sunday, Sept. 2 at theHub, the office, or by clicking here.
NEW AT CHURCH!
Children’s Activity Bags
Besides the children’s worship bulletins which are available at the usher’s cart on Sundays, we now have activity bags available @theHub information rack. Please return the bags to the rack after the services.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Pathways to Carbon Neutrality for Churches | Thurs., August 9 | 6:30p
Join Hope for Creation church leaders at the United Methodist Church for an important gathering to continue our work on sustainable living as faith communities. Evan Rank and Mike Noreen of Powerful Choices/RF Municipal Utility will present important steps one can take to reduce energy consumption in our churches and homes. All welcome!
MEN: GROUP OPPORTUNITY
Men’s “IRON” Group: Come support and encourage each other in following Christ with your whole life. Come as you can. Thursdays at 8:15p. Contact Mark Majerus about location (email@example.com).
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