The Joy of Living and the Joy of Giving
It is good to remember from time to time the Joy that our Faith and our Generosity bring to us.
As a part of a loving Christian community, we people of Faith are truly blessed. For most of us, our church family is the greatest social support outside of the family. It is also the most common type of volunteer activity. The result is improved physical and mental health through:
· A positive and hopeful attitude about life and illness, which promotes improved health outcomes and lower mortality rates.
· A sense of meaning and purpose in life, which affects health behaviors and social and family relationships
· A greater ability to cope with illness and disability
During the month of September, we want to give thanks for the blessings our faith offers to us. We also want to be reminded of the deep joy that generosity brings into our lives. I have asked three people from Faith to share from the heart, the love they have for their church. This will begin the last weeks of September. During the month of October, we want to give you the chance to respond by letting us know about your heart for Faith. This will be a great help to your church leadership and through them, your permanent pastor when he/she is called. Where do you find joy in serving?
Save the date October 14th for our all church dinner which follows our morning service. We will be recognizing three of Faith’s finest, and reporting on your response to what God would have you do at this time in your life.
Stewardship Committee September 17th @ 9:00 am.
Want to assist with our annual Stewardship Emphasis this year? We will be organizing on the 17th of September at 9 am in the church library. This is your chance to help others to see the gifts of God in their lives and to use those gifts on behalf of others.
All Church Bible Study Kick-off – September 10th @ 12:30 pm.
All the women’s circles AND the Men’s Bible Study are invited to join in for a lunch and Bible Study, to kick off the new season of Studies for the fall and winter. Pastor Bunge will be leading the study and the women will provide the lunch.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor John Bunge
We gather for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 am for a traditional service of worship, that includes a Liturgy of Praise, Hymns, Choir and the sharing of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. From September to May we have Sunday School available for all children ages 3-11. (5th Grade)
Following worship, we gather for a time of Fellowship, coffee and light breakfast foods.
Come and join in the Fellowship!
WELCA is having two events this month.
All Circle's Bible study on Monday, September 10th @ 12:30 pm.
Thursday, September 20th @ 10:00 am is a General Meeting and luncheon. All are encouraged to attend.
Our Stewardship Committee is having two workshops this month-
Tuesday, September 11th & Tuesday, September 25th. Both are at 10:00 am. They are reading and discussing a book by David Green called, "Giving it all Away, and getting it all back again." A book about how to live generously, everyone is encouraged to come and join in.
We have a CALL COMMITTEE: Bill Brauer, Julie Chevaraux, Gale Eury,Len Morris, Mike McGavran, Dee Seel, Amy Sinclair and Roxie Foss. We are excited to be moving forward in our ministry as we begin the interview process for our next settled pastor. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
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