WEBSITE UPDATE: THURSDAY, JULY 20
AUGUST 2017 Gatherings for Worship
AUGUST 6- EUCHARIST
AUGUST 13- C3ELEBRATION OF VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
AUGUST 20– EUCHARIST
AUGUST 27– CHURCH PICNIC SUNDAY
8:30– AT CHURCH, NON-COMMUNION
11 AM– WORSHIP AT SUSAN, GREGG JONES HOME, NORTH RIVER RD
THE MINISTRY OF CHILDREN'S CHURCH!
Call the church office or email us!
EACH YEAR WE SEEK ADULTS TO LEAD OUR YOUTH IN THE STUDY OF GOD’S WORD.
Please consider the CALL to join the staff.
1. Classes meet on non-communion Sundays during worship hour;
2) Materials are provided in advance;
3) Teams of two (unless you desire solo) co-teach the 30 mins in class.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL / MUSIC CAMP
AUGUST 7-10, 5:30-MEAL
We will need teachers, musicians, young adults, high school leaders, general staff–crafts, childcare (possible), kitchen (2-4)
We are a MISSION people committed to serve our God and the people within our Fellowship, our community, and throughout the world loved by our Lord!
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
4TH ANNUAL FOR OUR SAVIOUR’S PARTICIPATION WITH OUR SISTER ‘OLDE TOWN’ CHURCHES!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 5:30-7:15, PLUS CLEAN UP!
We need: 16-25 Volunteers
1) Simply walk 1st Congregation’s lot and “meet and greet” the community (10-12);
2) Host a game/activity for youth/adults (4-7 people);
4) We anchor the “Face Painting” (4-6 people); and need paints;
5) Workers to help clean up at 7:15 pm. (3-4 people) ;
6) “Spares” if other churches are short handed to assist them (2-3);
7) Each church to asked to purchase a new 20 in bike, unisex, for a youth drawing, estimated cost with helmet and lock, $90. See Pastor Don. A layman from Grace Episcopal can assemble or pick up.
8) Transport 2 large = 5 gal. Beverage dispensers with s/f drink to 1st Congregational that day, prior to noon from Our Saviour;
9) Some ‘white elephant items for the adult Bingo game inside 1st Congregational;
IT IS CALLED “ CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AND OUTREACH “ TO THOSE WHO NEED THE LORD AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO KNOW
PEOPLE DO CARE IN THIS COMMUNITY, FROM OUR CONGREGATIONS!
HELP US TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE CHURCH’S NEIGHBORHOOD!
CHURCH NEWS NOTES
ICE CREAM SOCIAL/KAREOKE
@ ST. JOHN UCC WALL ST./PINE
23RD ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC AT THE JONES, HOME
11am, Worship Service
12– Shared Potluck
3:30p –Clean up begins
Tables/chairs return to church
JOIN US IN THE STUDY OF GOD'S WORD
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITHIN OUR SAVIOUR
Hand Bell Choir
Youth Vocal Choir
Adult Vocal Choir
Individual instruments- to accompany service Music
Special Music during summer
Combo contemporary music groups
Lectors: Scripture Lesson Readers- Youth and Adults
Deacons: Assisting Minister to liturgy, Communion Assistants
Greeters: Welcoming worshippers
Design and make Banners
Altar Guild: Behind the scenes support for Sacraments, Candles, Paraments, etc.
Chancel drama: Design, Direct, Script, Cast, and share in worship
Sponsor/co-sponsor a COFFEE HOUR after 11am worship
Host/Hostess for special Events, concerts during the year
Greeter at front door prior to worship service
Attend/Participate in monthly potlucks
Attend/Participate in weekly Wonderful Wednesday meals, activities
Host future cottage meetings 3 sites, in early fall- Contact pastor
Call/send greeting cards to absentees, ill, prayer life, homebound
Organize, work with others for annual Church Picnic
Volunteer to photograph church events, and provide to church office the digital originals for possible use
Serve 1-2 x month with CHILDREN'S SERMON
Organist, plan, staff and select VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, first full week in August Any portion.
on our Board of Education: dreaming, decision-making, implementation of educational ministries
Serve on our YOUTH COMMITTE: planning, organizing, implementing Christian and FUN events/activities for our youth and families.
Staffing for August VBS: crafts, teachers, support, meals, music, etc. Music school component for older youth, play with/teach.
Prayer Chain Ministry- call office for more details
Home shut-in Communion Ministry- See Pastor
Offer a smile, introduce yourself to those you do not know their names (not just those Your suggestions?
Assist with bulletin folding/production
Assist with monthly newsletter assembling and post office transfer, calculations.
Availability to do small office tasks
Learn software for bulletin formation, requires pre-existing computer skills
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE BEYOND OUR WALLS:
Soup Kitchen, cooking serving, cleaning for the indigent of our community
Habitat for Humanity: Job site work and possible food baskets this summer for the workers to eat- See Pastor
Neighborhood Ecumenical Team (NET): monthly inter-church group coordinating material assistance to needy. Monthly meeting.
August NATIONAL NIGHT OUT hosted at FIRST CONGEGATION. See Pastor, as details are made by churches.
More opportunities as they become available to our people.
BUILDING, GROUNDS, PROPERTIES:
Assist with Tasks as TRUSTEES identify on erasable board in upstairs classroom.
Flower beds on property, work with Sally Sawyer and TRUSTEES.
All types of talents, skills, general laborers, always need- check of tasks with your availability. KEN PARRY
See something that needs to be returned, please do so.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Bring in for a coffee hour: make sure refrig is emptied, counters cleared, coffee pot emptied, drained, off.
Ovens: turned off, and temp down, burners, off.
Classrooms, sanctuary, parlor, any room, tables clear, wipe as needed
Discard old bulletins found in hymnals, pews.
In this way, we are can all care in some portion, to maintain a good appearance of our property. THANK YOU.
If you borrow: videos, anything, be sure to return it promptly.
UPDATE: THURSDAY, JULY 20 CONGREGATIONAL COOK-OUT
WONDERFUL WEATHER, FOOD, PEOPLE, TIME!