- Hugh Manley – Men’s Bible Group
- Rosalie Coxen- Women’s Bible Study
- Eleanor Cline- Myrtle McHenry
- Rev. Rudiger- Christian Friends
- Kayla Cline- teens
- Sue Reynolds- 3-4 grade
- Morgan Abbott- 1-2 grade
- Tina Taflan- PreK – K
- Jenna Maine- infants-3 years old
Missions -- We will continue to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. In the past year we have donated almost 200lbs of pop tabs to this fund. For anyone who does not know what this is I can tell you that it is a wonderful service. The Ronald McDonald House is a place that provides sleeping accommodations as well as some simple food staples to parents who have children in the hospital on either an emergency situation or long term. Lindy and I had to utilize the Pittsburgh facility after the birth of one of our children and it was a blessing to not have to worry about driving back and forth. We will also continue collecting stamps. All the information on this program is posted by the back entrance to the church. This year the Sunday School collection on the first Sunday of each month will be a Compassion Child Collection. The adults and the children will each sponsor a child. The collection on the second Sunday of each month will be a collection of items to put together packages for Church World Services. Each package will be announced in the newsletter the week before. It costs Church World Services approximately $2 to ship each kit, so any monetary donations on this week will go towards this donation.
Brown Bag Bible Study -- Grab your lunch and your Bible and explore the Bible with Rev. Rudiger. This class happens at noon each Thursday in Fellowship Hall. Don’t forget to invite a friend to lunch this day!
Jesus Time -- Please find it in your hearts to spend 45 minutes with the children. This program is not difficult and always contains a simple craft or game. It seems that it continues to be the same faces volunteering for this. I’m sure the children would love to see a new face or two!
Children’s Handbell Choir -- The children will practice on Monday, September 15 and September 22 from 6:30-7. The children will perform on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm. Cove is hosting the UOVP meeting that evening and we will perform for the! In October the children will practice on Monday the 13th and Monday the 20th from 6:30-7. In November the children will practice on Monday the 10th and Monday the 17th from 6:30-7.
Kris Cross -- Kris Cross will practice from 12-1 on the following dates: September 28, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16, and November 23 Kris Cross will also perform for those attending the UOVP meeting on September 23rd.
Slime Time -- Slime Time will be a community event set up similar to a one day VBS. As you can imagine we will incorporate some science into the days Bible lessons. I WILL NEED HELP WITH THIS EVENT!!! Please watch your bulletins and newsletters for more information as the date gets closer.
Glory to God in the Highest -- GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST will be our children’s Christmas program performed on December 14th. Rejoice with the angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus as the children tell the amazing story of that first Christmas night. You will hear the children sing some familiar Christmas Carols as this story is played out for you. Practice for the children will be on Wednesdays from 6-7 on the following dates: October 1, October 8, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, and our dress rehearsal will be on December 10.
Christmas ADVENTure -- Our Christmas ADVENTure will be a community event again scheduled like a one day VBS. This day will be full of stories and Bible lessons for the children as well as some crafts and LOTS of music. Why all the music? We will close our program asking all families to join us in a pot luck dinner after which the children will sing (possibly play depending on our numbers) for the parents as a closing to our joy filled day. I WILL NEED HELP WITH THIS EVENT!