CHURCH RECEIVES A MAKE-OVER
It has been a busy two years for the Properties Commission and their various maintenance committees. The church has gone through several much-needed renovations. The renovations and changes were needed to improve not only the appearance of the church but to repair neglected areas that needed attention.
Some of the changes made are: new sidewalk and ramp in the back of the church, new double doors at the South alley, new security system, new windows and blinds in the pre-school and head-start rooms, back and side fellowship stairs power washed, window wells cleaned out, all doors of the church painted, memorial garden chairs and church railings painted, trees trimmed in front of the church, new kitchen floor in the parsonage, parking lot resurfaced, alley rental house painted, laminate floor replaced and Bathfitter shower installed, and of course, the Chapel received a new coat of paint, carpet, pews and window treatment.
Yes, it has been busy, but there are still things to be done and who knows what next year will bring. Ours is an older church and needs a lot of TLC...We thank the Properties Committee and their helpers for providing this Tender Loving Care.
Widdowson Chapel Dedicated
The Widdowson Chapel has undergone extensive remodeling over the past year. The new pews and chairs have been installed. The windows have been adorned with new shades and valances. Walls were painted and new carpeting has been laid. A dedication of the chapel was held on Thursday March 9, 2017, during the church's Lenten service. An Open House was held on March 19, 2017. Click here for more photos.
The Prelude videos used during the Sunday morning services are available at this web site. These videos play with background music.
Preludes Sunday Church Service Prelude Videos
Next Movie Night
October 20, @ 7p.m. in youth room and watching "Natural Treasure Book of Secrets
SU/15: Colored Handbell Practice -11:45 a.m. in K-2 room
W /18: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/19: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/19: Youth Handbells - 5:00-5:40 p.m.
F /20: Movie Night - 7:00 p.m.
SA/21: Fall Festival @ Camp Eder-10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
SU/22: Cherub Choir Recording Session - 2:00 p.m.
W /25: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/26: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TU/31: Leadership Team Budget Meeting - 6:45 p.m.
W / 1: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/ 2: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/ 2: Youth Handbells - 5:00-5:40 p.m.
SA/ 4: Women’s Ministry in Social Room - 9:30 a.m.
SU/ 5: Service of Remembrance
TU/ 7: Nurture Team - 6:45 p.m.
W / 8: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/ 9: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/ 9: Youth - Handbells - 5:00-5:40 p.m.
SA/11: Men’s Breakfast – Parlor House - 8:00 a.m.
SA/11: Women’s Breakfast - ParlorHouse - 8:00 a.m.
TU/14: Leadership Team-6:45 p.m.
W /15: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/16: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/16: Youth - Handbells - 5:00-5:40 p.m.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY SOUP SALES
There was the smell of fresh Vegetable Soup permeating the entire lower level of the church this past September. You could hear the buzz of ladies making things happen in the kitchen.
There was the sound of swishing water as they washed the jars; the sound of the dish washer as it sterilized the jars; the slice and dice of vegetables for the soup; the stirring and the tasting of the soup; the filling of the prepared jars topped with lids and rings and then the wonderful sound of "pop", "pop", "pop" as the jars sealed ready for their distribution to the waiting church consumers.
The ladies filled 89 quarts of vegetable soup for donations of $5 or more. All monies collected will go toward mission work that the Women's Ministry will be supporting in 2018. The consumers were asked to return the jars and rings as soon as possible so they can be used again next year.
Many ladies signed up to help with the soup making and we found we couldn't use everyone - but there is always "next year".
Women's Ministry wants to thank everyone who ordered soup and also the ladies and gentleman who worked cheerfully in the kitchen preparing and filling all orders. It's wonderful when our church family can work together in fellowship and goodwill no matter the task at hand. Many thanks to all!
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