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We joyfully welcome Eric and Heather Landram to our church family. Eric has accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor for our congregation! Many thanks to our search committee and to all who made this calling possible. We look forward to Eric's ministry with us in the coming years. Thanks be to God! Eric will begin his ministry September 1st.
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COMMUNITY CAMPOUT August 28-29: Pitch your tent in our church yard for a night of campfires, games, snacks, evening devotions and fellowship. Dinner will be served Friday night and breakfast will be served Saturday morning. Watch for announcements to tell you ways you can help this event be a success. If you can't stay overnight, feel free to come out for any portion of the event.
Youth Kickoff 2015: Friday August 28th - 6:00 pm, - Saturday 29th 6:00 PM. This years kickoff event will begin at the church camp-out on Friday 28th.
Our youth are invited to come and bring friends for a larger community event that includes time for games, fellowship and worship under the stars at our own church field and at the beach at Mt. Gretna lake.
During interval times youth will be gathered for breakfast sessions that will deal with conflicts with friends, parents, and enemies. ) just in time for school) while grounded in Jesus as our cornerstone.
CHILDREN'S NURSERY: We welcome your child to our Nursery. It is available during worship and Sunday School for newborns up to age 3. Our staff has full background checks and are ready to care or your child.
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP: (Kidz' Connection) Children, age 3-Grade 1 will be escorted from the 9:15 service at approximately 9:50 Those attending the 9:00 am worship are welcome to join the group by going directly to the Children’s Wing at this time.
Parents of the children in Kids’ Connection are most welcome in the children’s rooms. We ask that you check in at the Welcome Desk before entering the children’s wing. Thank you.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: You are invited! Tuesday Bible Study begins September 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Friendship classroom. October through May the group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.
This Bible Study has been continuing for about fifty years! Many changes have occurred over those years. Now men and women attend (only women for many years), and now one hour of study (it used to be a tea and cookies social hour and then study). It remains a wonderful time of teaching (usually by a pastor) and learning from a selected book of the Bible, discussion, fellowship, friendship and laughter!
Watch the bulletin for an announcement coming soon regarding teacher and which book we will study, but do mark your calendar now! BIBLE STUDY ON SEPTEMBER 15!
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: It's time to get together to do some Bible studying. This fall we will be looking at Beth Moore's Breathe, a study about the Holy Spirit. It's a six week DVD lecture and workbook (for daily home study) course. We will begin on Thursday, September 24 and without bad weather or changes finish on October 29. Beth is an inspired teacher and an inspiring leader. It will be an exciting 6 weeks.
Call 626-5504 or talk to Nancy Leed to be included in this exciting series of lessons and discussions or sign up in you Sunday School classroom.
TUESDAY EVENING MEN"S GROUP: All men are invited to join a newly forming Tuesday evening men’s group. It will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month from 7-8 pm in the conference room by the church offices. We will study the book, Falling Upwards, by Richard Rohr. You will want a copy of this book. It is not available at our local Christian bookstore called Lifeway. It can be purchased on line.
Steve Hess will facilitate this group. Let him know now if you have interest in this group at 626-2131.
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: Begins this fall will be on Saturday, October 10 at Oregon Dairy Restaurant. Our new Lead Pastor, Eric Landram will be the speaker. The meeting is one week later than usual because District Conference is the week before. Sign-up sheets will be in the classrooms and by the church mailboxes two weeks before the breakfast. The Breakfast will begin at 7:00 am and conclude by 8:30 am.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ALIVE OFFERS TWO ADULT CLASSES: Both classes begin on October 14. Jenn Balmer is teaching a class on marriage called You And Me Forever. It is a class on relationships and is open to singles. It will run for seven sessions. The second class is Understanding Israel Today. It will run for four weeks and be taught by Tom Maiello of Evangelical Seminary.