Lovely Fall Weekend, info & opps

The Church Work Day is this Saturday and you know what they say about “many hands make light work”. Please bring your hands and feet to help make the church property ready for winter and cleaned up inside too. It starts at 8:30 a.m., and you are welcome to come for the whole time or even an hour is helpful. If enough workers come, we plan to end by 1:00 p.m. Bring leaf blowers if you can, gloves, rakes or tarps. We also have cleaning projects inside if outside is not your thing. If you have questions, contact Debbie Stevenson () or go to the calendar on the City to let us know you are coming.

New Deacons Vote – November 6
A bulletin flyer today introduces Chung Kim and Steven Koleszar who are being recommended by the elders to become deacons. Members are requested to attend a congregational meeting to vote on them on November 6, immediately after the 2nd service.

Baby Shower – November 13
Please join us in honoring Martina Emanouilova and Breana Parker on Sunday, November 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., hosted by Jan Murphy. Both moms will welcome their second child this winter. Please bring refreshments to share! For more details and to RSVP go to The City or contact Jan Murphy (540-388-2480/). This is for all women (18 years & above). 

A Community Thanksgiving – November 24
Tree of Life Ministries organizes a Thanksgiving Day dinner for anyone in need financially, or for anyone who needs a place to go, or even for anyone who doesn’t like to cook on Thanksgiving. It’s open to all. They need volunteers to donate or cook food, and to serve. The dinner is 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on November 24, so you could still help and get to your own family’s celebration afterwards. For more information to help or to attend, go to or Thanksgiving Dinner 

On October 23, Pastor Jack reminded us to “believe Who’s you are” as Moses was required to do by faith. Moses had many challenges and waiting periods that God empowered him to endure. Find out more at “Faith in…Being Set Apart” from Hebrews 11:23-29.

Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 10/23/16 – $12,023.71
YTD giving needed for budget – $73,984.76
Actual YTD giving to budget – $62,801.89
Giving under budget – $11,182.87

October 30 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
November 1, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders

November 6, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
November 6 – Congregational Vote on Deacons
November 6 & 13 – Signing Christmas cards for missionaries

November 6 — Turn back your clocks

November 8 – Election Day – Your vote does count!
November 13 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
November 13, 3:00-5:00pm – Baby Shower
Week of November 13 – Fall LIFE Group session ends
November 13 & 20 – Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
November 20 – World Missions Potluck with Cutherells
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 (regular schedule)