WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

It’s October, y’all! OCTOBER! I can’t even handle it! Miss Sue has given me loads of information to throw your way, so prepare yourselves…it’s gonna be a doozy!

Let’s start with Operation Christmas Child! There is a display table in the main foyer with everything you need…OCC info, packing tips and, most important, shoeboxes! Donna gave us a goal of 200 boxes…that is 200 children we can directly affect and show the love of Christ. There will be a gray tote for anyone wanting to donate individual items. Important dates are Wednesday, October 21, sewing day with Donna at the church at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, October 28, Shoebox Packing Party from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Final collection day for shoeboxes will be Sunday, November 1!

Saturday, October 10, is shaping up to be a very busy day! Starting at 8:00 a.m. is a church work day…lots of inside and outside jobs to accomplish before the weather gets challenging! (See how I put a positive spin on that? Let’s just say I prefer raking to shoveling!) Later at 5:30 p.m. (yep, same day!) head on over to Nick and Sheila Newnum’s place for a fellowship. This one is extra special to celebrate our time with Pastor Rick and his family. There will be lots of fun activities, good conversation and hot dogs to roast! Bring your chairs and a couple of the following: a covered dish, dessert, chips, s’mores stuff or pop. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Now I know you wait with bated breath each month for this newsletter. Maybe you even frame it and put it on your wall. (Yeah, right!) Seriously, do NOT toss this one away because this newsletter has the directions you need to get to Nick and Sheila’s house! Here you go: Take 41 North approximately 10.5 miles to Tangier Rd. Turn left at the sub-station. Continue West to Co. Rd. 425. Turn Right on 425. Continue North ½ mi. Turn Left at the ‘T’. It’s the first house on the Left (Blue House). You can reach Nick or Sheila at 765-498-5132 or 765-505-2613. I plan to just follow all the cars and stop at the house that has the most cars parked in their yard! See you there!

MOPS news for October…There will be a Small Group meeting with childcare from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 and a Play Date from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28. It is hard work raising littles! Getting a little adult conversation can be priceless to a stay-at-home mom! Reach out to your neighbors and the tired momma at the grocery store…invite them and let them know they are valued.

And for the kiddos…Our Kids 252 Program is moving back to Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-7:30pm, starting Wed. October 7th!! Light meal served at 6pm, and program 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Don’t forget the Bible studies that will be on-going in October: Monday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for the ladies, and Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, and Sun. nights at 6:00pm for everyone.  And Men’s Ministry Study will meet every other Thurs. night starting on Thurs. Oct 22 at 7:30pm. Challenging studies…don’t miss out! That’s all I can fit it in! See you next month!