WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter


What happened in September? Anyone?  Okay, here’s the recap!  Sunday, September 7, was the Picnic in the Park event.  There was some door-to-door prep work the day before, and we had a great turnout!  Picnic news:  I hear there was lots of good food and good fellowship.  As I understand it, Pastor Garry and Gary Overpeck won the Corn Hole Tournament!  Did they get a trophy or at least a picture?  Somebody get back to me on that!  Anyway!  Thanks for your hard work to make the outreach a success!  The following Sunday evening was a church fellowship that included our 252 kids and their families.  Lots of good food (again) and good fellowship (again)!  Am I starting to see a pattern here?!  Food, fellowship…I like it!


On to business…Saturday, October 4, will be a church work day from 8:00 a.m. until noon. It’s time to clean the gutters, cover the plants, close the pool…oh, wait!…that’s my house!  Well, I’m sure there are some fall-ish things that need to be done at church, too.  Here’s an idea…let’s show up and find out what those things might be!  See you there!


On Sunday, October 5, is a church council meeting at 8:30 a.m. All committee leaders need to attend in preparation for the business meeting following the morning service.  Yep, you guessed it!  Same day!  Isn’t that convenient?


Pastor Garry is planning another 4-week Membership Information class for anyone who is interested in church membership. There will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer.  The start date hasn’t been decided on yet, but it will be soon.  If you missed it the first time, don’t miss it the second!  Contact Sue or Pastor Garry if you have any questions.


Okay, I want you to take a deep breath and I don’t want you to panic! Okay? Good?  Good!  Guess what time it is?  It’s time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child!  I know it’s only the beginning of October, but if we start now, we’re not running around crazy trying to pack the boxes the week before it’s time to turn them in!  Trust me!  You’ll thank me later!  The information sheet and instruction pamphlet are on the hall table.  You need one of these, so pick one up.  You also need a shoebox, so check with Regina Overpeck or Donna Leonard about the best boxes to use.  The countdown has begun…we’ve got about 6 weeks to pack them and get them to church.  Last year we collected around 100 boxes.  What should we aim for this year?  Goal challenge, anyone?  I’ve heard a suggestion of 250 boxes…what do you think, Mission team?  Can we do it?  Let’s bring it, people!  Run, do not walk, to get your boxes ready and to be a part of this opportunity to serve kids from around the world!  Are we ready?  Grab those running shoes, stretch it out and breathe!  Don’t forget to breathe!


Y’all already know this…I mean if you’ve lived here for at least one year, you know this. Covered Bridge Festival.  Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 19.  ‘Nuff said.  Get out there.  Share Jesus.  Love your neighbor.  Be intentional.  See you next month!