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What do you get when you combine the treats from Trunk or Treat and the fun from Family Fun Fair? You get Pumpkinfest! The Children and Family and Youth Ministry Teams are hosting an outreach event for the families of our community. We will have hayrides outdoors, and indoors we’ll have games, stories, snacks, balloons and face painting. We’ll end the event with a costume parade and Family eXperience, or FX. What is an FX? It's a drama with music, media and fun all rolled up in one!

What do we need from our church family? Well, most importantly, we want you to come! Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Bring your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Invite people on Facebook, or send them an invitation in the mail. We know that people come when they are personally invited, so invite someone!

We also need donations! We are putting together Operation Christmas Child boxes again this year, so we need goodies for our boxes. We also need food donations. You can sign-up online for any of these items.


 



Join the Journey ~ Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2014
 

This year's stewardship series will focus on the vows that we take when we join the United Methodist Church. We vow that we will be faithful to the Body of Christ with our “prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.” Over the next few weeks we hope to unpack these vows and empower you to live them out in your life.

We also are planning an All Church Meeting on Sun, Nov. 9 at 12:30 pm. We’re going to have a light lunch and unveil our new strategic plan and priorities entitled “Join the Journey.” We’ll learn more about where we believe God is leading us in the next 2 years.

The series will culminate with the combined Thanksgiving Service where we invite everyone to renew their membership vows and “Join the Journey” on Nov. 23 at our combined service at 10 am. 

Sunday Worship Schedule: traditional style worship at 9 am, Sunday school for all ages at 10 am, and contemporary style worship at 11 am.


 



This fall we are going to invite all of you to participate in a focus group. Our goal is to better determine your needs – and the needs of the community around us – as we seek to become an even more faithful congregation of disciples and servants. Jeri Lampman and Saundra Hudson - both Vision Team leaders - will conduct the groups. Pat Zimmermann (Administrative Council Chair) and Dennis Denby (Lay Leader) will assist as well.


Because we are all at different stages in our lives, we invite you to attend a group that best matches your stage. However, as you will see, many of you could fit into several different groups, so please pick the one that makes the most sense to you. If you cannot attend your stage of life group and another time works for you, please feel free to sign up accordingly. We truly want to hear from as many of you as possible.

To make them as accessible as possible we have currently scheduled them for Sunday mornings from 10-11 am in Rm. 104. If we need to schedule other times, we are willing to consider that too. You can sign up online or at the Servant Center at the back of the Ministry Center. We also invite you to be in prayer for this exciting process!


Sep. 7 Parents with Grown Children

Sep. 14 Parents with Young Children

Sep. 21 Older Singles

Sep. 28 Younger Singles/Couples

Oct. 5 Parents of Elementary Children

Oct. 12 Retired People

Oct. 19 Parents with Teens

Oct. 26 Parents with College Age Children

Nov. 2 H.S. Youth