October 16, 2016

FALL FEST, WED. OCTOBER 26TH The church will sponsor this event for our K-5th kids, and invite our surrounding community. Will you help by providing some carnival-type prizes for the kids such as: Bulk Novelties, Bubbles, Bouncy Balls, Plastic Animal Figures, Spinning Tops, Plastic People Figures, Play Jewelry, Stickers, Small Plush Items, Finger Puppets. US Toy Store (in Apopka) is a great resource. They sell bags full of small prizes of all kinds. Please place your items in the bin in the lobby.

40 DAYS OF LOVE There’s only a couple more weeks in the 40 Days of Love campaign. If you haven’t already, start now. If you have made your list of names of people in your Area of Accountability, and are in the process of showing them the love of Jesus through your acts of care, remember to look for opportunities to share with them the Gospel – the Good News that God is a Good God who loves them, that Jesus is a perfect Savior! Let’s continue to be The Church in our community!

DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE See Amanda at the Information Desk to pick up your copy of the Pictorial Directory. They are available to anyone who would like to have one until they are gone.

CHOIR On Sunday, October 30th, we will again be led in worship by our choir. Everyone is welcome to be part of the choir. Whether you have sung with us before or not, let Jaime Largaespada know if you are interested in participating. Today is the last day to add to this month’s choir, so don’t wait.

GOOD NEWS CLUB (GNC) Our first day to have Prairie Lakes Elementary students attend our Good News Club will be Friday, October 28th. That’s less than 2 weeks from now. Invitations are being sent home with students this week. Let’s be praying that God will prompt the hearts of students and their parents, and bring to us every kid who needs to hear the Good News we have to share!

KEEP THE BRIDGE OPEN Everyone, please join us as we encourage the Department of Corrections and our state government to keep The Bridges of America program going. Simply go to keepthebridgeopen.com, sign the petition and contact our governor and secretary to lend your support.

M.I.A ITEMS If you have borrowed items and failed to return them, please do so ASAP. We especially need for our 6’ and 8’ white plastic-top tables, and an ionizer. Some of our lost sheep have returned to the fold. Thank you to those of you who brought them back. Please keep looking for anything you might have borrowed in recent months!

FINANCES 10/13/16 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $219,548 OPERATING INCOME $193,700 OPERATING EXPENSES $206,181 OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $25,848 YTD MISSIONS GIVING $17,921 YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING $3,500