Our community outreach, otherwise known as the Annual Clothing Giveaway, is this Saturday, October 15. It’s tradition is well known in our area and many line up outside an hour before it starts because this gift of free clothing is so important to them. We are looking for volunteers to help host our “guests” (speaking Spanish is helpful), as well as for clean up and resetting the auditorium. If you are able to help in any way, contact Courtney Shipe (allshipesandsizes@gmail.com) or just come. The event is from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and clean up begins immediately after.

And for those who can come for the “Exchange” part, you can donate, sort  and “shop” for clothes, today/Thursday or Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Church Work Day
Mark your calendars now to join us on Saturday, October 29, for our fall work day. Outside there will be leaf blowing “events” and general landscape clean-up, and inside there’s always cleaning and possibly painting. There’s something for all ages, and you can come at 8:30 a.m. and stay until 1:00 or for as much time as you can contribute. Please sign up on The City so that we know how many tasks to plan.

Christmas Eve Service
On Saturday, December 24, we will have our annual Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the birth of our Savior together through song and Scripture. No childcare is provided.

Christmas Day Plans
For your planning purposes, on Christmas Day (also Sunday), we invite the church family to come at 11:00 a.m. only for a Christmas Day Devotional together. The service will be shorter than a regular Sunday schedule. Childcare will not be provided, except for nursery age.

On October 9, Pastor Jack talked about Abraham, a man who lived his life with an enduring faith. The story of Abraham reminds us that we should not doubt in the dark what God has promised in the light. Click on “Faith In…God’s Promises  from Hebrews 11:8-23

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 10/9/16 – $16,071.30
YTD giving needed for budget – $36,992.38
Actual YTD giving to budget – $34,452.25
Giving under budget – $2,540.13

THIS WEEK
October 16, 12:30pm – CANCELLED – World Missions Potluck with Cutherells

THIS MONTH
October 29, 8:30am-1:00pm Church Work Day

LOOKING AHEAD
November 1 – Congregational prayer with the elders
November 6 – Membership Information Class
November 8 – Election Day – Exercise your privilege!
November 13 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Week of November 13 – Fall LIFE Group session ends
November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Weekend (office closed)
December 10, 10:00am – Ladies Christmas Brunch
December 24, 6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 25, 11:00am only – Christmas Day Devotional
January 1 – New Year’s Day