November 19, 2017

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - We are providing 40 Thanksgiving Baskets to families at Prairie Lake Elementary.  The last of the items should have come with you this morning.  Baskets will be assembled at the close of service today, and distributed on Monday & Tuesday, November 20th- 21st.  Our women’s groups are joining together this evening, at 5:00, at Cathy Sullivan’s home to make homemade pies to go with the baskets.  It’s not too late for you to participate.  Just contact Cathy or Donna Rodgers for the details, and plan to join us in this labor of love.  

BAPTISMAL SERVICE - We have scheduled a Baptismal Service at the end of the worship on Sunday, November 26th.  
If you are ready to take this important step in your walk with Jesus, please note on your Communication Card, or contact the office and we will get you set.

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passage for next week is Psalm 89.

ANGEL TREE FOR THE BRIDGE - Again this year we have the opportunity to bless our brothers at The Bridge, and their children, with Angel Tree Christmas gifts for the kids.  Please take one or more angels from the tree and purchase an age-appropriate gift for about $20.  We have 30 blue angels (for boys) and 27 pink (for girls).  The Family Day Christmas party is December 9th, so we only have 2 weeks to get our gifts purchased, wrapped and returned.  Please be sure to put the angel tag on the bottom (outside) of your wrapped gift.

RED CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Christmas party for RED Student Ministry is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th.  All Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend and bring your friends.  

BIBLES FOR THE PHILIPPINES - This is the last day for our kids in the Reign Forest to collect money for Spanish Bibles for kids in the Philippines. We’ve almost reached $1,000, which is the goal.  Let’s support our kids as they choose to be The Church for their counterparts on the other side of the world! 

AGAPE SOURCE CAMPING OVERNIGHT - The Agape Source camping overnight at Moss Park for Chinese interns is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 29th (one night only).  Everyone is invited to participate, but especially those families who hosted these students when they first arrived in August.  Contact the office for more details.

FINANCES 11/16/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 278,982

OPERATING INCOME  $ 268,270

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 273,570

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $10,712

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 16,538

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 2,694
 

November 12, 2017

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - We are providing 40 Thanksgiving Baskets to families at Prairie Lake Elementary.  Remember that all the items you’ve agreed to donate need to be here by next Sunday, November 19th.  Baskets will be assembled that afternoon and distributed on Monday & Tuesday, November 20th- 21st.  Our women’s groups are joining together, the evening of the 19th, at 5:30, at Cathy Sullivan’s home to make homemade pies to go with the baskets.  If you want to be a part of the pie-making team, contact Cathy or Donna Rodgers for more details, and plan to join us in this labor of love.  

BAPTISMAL SERVICE - We have scheduled a Baptismal Service at the end of the worship on Sunday, November 26th.  
If you are ready to take this important step in
your walk with Jesus, please note on your Communication Card, or contact the office and we will get you set.

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scriptures for November are:  November 19 – Psalm 19, November 26 – Psalm 89

RED CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Christmas party for RED Student Ministry is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th.  All Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend and bring your friends.  

BIBLES FOR THE PHILIPPINES - Our kids in the Reign Forest are hoping you will help them raise money to provide Spanish Bibles for kids served by Joe and Mercy Nieboer in the Philippines.  At the close of service, they will again be stationed
at the back doors with buckets to collect all your change.  Please dig deep in your pockets or wallets and be as generous as you can.  Let’s support our kids as they choose to be The Church for their counterparts on the other side of the world! 

WINTER’S COMING – SHARE A JACKET - Winter is coming, and many of our brothers from
The Bridge do not have coats or jackets to keep them warm in the chilly mornings and evenings.  You can help by donating men’s coats and jackets of any size – new or gently used.  Drop your donations off at the Information Desk over the next couple of weeks.  The guys will be very grateful for your practical help!

AGAPE SOURCE CAMPING OVERNIGHT - Agape Source has scheduled a camping overnight at Moss Park for Wednesday, November 29th (one night only), for the Chinese interns.  Everyone is invited to participate, but especially those families who hosted these students when they first arrived in August.  Contact the office for more details.

FINANCES 11/09/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 262,656

OPERATING INCOME  $ 262,608

OPERATING EXPENSES   $ 246,867

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $ 48

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 15,848

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 2,648