We will have many special musicians join us for worship while our choir is on hiatus for the summer. Come and hear God's praises lifted in fresh, new ways! Here is a brief schedule
- Aug 14 - Elmer family Extravaganza: Phyllis, Dave, Cassandra, Melissa and Angela
- Aug 21 - Northern Blend a cappella, including Bunny Gorman
- Aug 28 - Grieco Sisters: Toni Zygadlo, Cathy Peyton, Lisa Smith, Linda Ebensperger and Mary Jo Walsh
Tuesdays at 7pm "God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions" is a 6 week small group offering led by Pastor Michael. There is room for 15, so contact Pastor Michael for location. Learn how examples of different Biblical characters who faced these issues can help you see God's answers, answers that can change your outlook ... and your life.
The Wednesday morning Bible study will resume meeting on August 10 at 9:30am. The topic will be "Who Is Jesus." New faces are always welcome!
The Building Blocks Project will be held August 22-25. Our volunteers will be helping contractors at the Dexter Presbyterian Church on repairs to their foundation. The youth group will be staying overnight at the Garry cottage. Anyone who can help is encouraged to contact Donna Dunckle, mission chair.
The Malawi Early Literacy Team with Heather White will be traveling to Malawi for 2 weeks beginning August 11. Please pray for them as they meet with teachers and officials to continue to develop training and materials for the teachers of northern Malawi. They will also check in on projects for Women of Grace, and the schools we have helped build.
Food pantry donations are especially needed during the summer when children do not receive meals at school. Please place your non-perishable items in the baskets in the narthex or Fellowship Hall. The Watertown Urban Mission is also collecting school supplies and backpacks for their critical needs program. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack supplies.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm in July and August. In addition Penny is only in on Tuesdays.
The church Rummage Sale will be held on September 23rd and 24th with proceeds to benefit the Watertown Urban Mission. This year we will not be taking donations of clothing, but all other items can be dropped off at the beginning of September. The deacons would welcome any volunteers to help set up and price items beforehand, as well as work on the days of the sale. Let any deacon know of your interest orcontact Sue Beaman in the church office.
"Our Kids" forum will meet again on Thursday September 29. We will begin with a soup and sandwich supper followed by a discussion of topics covered in chapter 2 of the book "Our Kids - the American Dream in Crisis". Copies of the book are available for loan or purchase, so see Linya Bell. This forum brings together representatives from various social agencies in our community to share information on services that are available for families in need as well as grant opportunities are being developed.