Now that summer is almost over, vacation time is coming to an end and we are settling back into our regular routines, I want to thank all of you who have stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and participated in the functions of the church: Providing goodies for our after church café; volunteering (or being volunteered) to be a greeter and take up the offering; setting up and participating in our Bake Sale/Yard Sale and making it a big success; and, helping out on a moment’s notice.  The words to one of our favorite hymns states, “I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together…..yes we’re the church together.”
  • On September 8th at 11:30 a.m. we will be celebrating Family Fun Fest on Rally Day.  It will be an afternoon of fun and food.  Please join us – all are welcome!
  • October 6th is World Communion Day.  In observance of this special day our communion will consist of breads from various countries.  There will also be a planned pot luck after church – the dreaded clipboard will be coming.  We’d like you to bring or wear something that represents your ethnicity.
  • In coordination with St. John’s Lutheran Church we will be having a winter-wear drive.  Distribution of our collections will be during Alden-Hebron Grade School’s parent/teacher conferences on October 23rd and 24th.  We’ll be collecting gently used, clean coats, hats, gloves/mittens and boots appropriate for children from kindergarten through 8th grade.  If you wish to donate please talk to Shirlee.  I thank you in advance for any and all donations you wish to make.
A big thank you to Sharon for suggesting, Stephanie and Natalie for teaching, and all who participated in the 3-D event at the Harvard Moose Lodge.  It was a wonderful evening of dancing seniors, children dancing, food (of course) and the room was filled with joy and happiness.  We are so blessed!
“Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News.  Be wise in all your contacts with them.” Colossians 4:5.

-Shirlee Correll, Nurture Chair

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