October 30, 2016

LET’S BE THE CHURCH FOR OSFCA Orange and Seminole Foster Care Association For the next 3 weeks we are collecting items to donate to the OSFAC to help with the transition and placement of children in the Foster Care system. Please select items from the flyer you received with your bulletin, and place them in the bin in the lobby, as we commit to be The Church for these little ones who are in great need of the very basic necessities of life.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS Our plan this year is to provide 30 Thanksgiving Baskets for families at Prairie Lakes Elementary School. Please choose one or more cards from the baskets on the Information Desk, purchase items, and bring with you over the next few weeks. We plan to assemble the baskets on Sunday, November 20th, and distribute them on Tuesday & Wednesday, the 22nd & 23rd. Note: Because storage is an issue, rather than purchasing turkeys, this year we are asking for cash contributions so we can purchase all the turkeys right before we begin distributing.

TIME CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY Remember to “FALL BACK” next weekend. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night. Get an extra hour of sleep, and maybe get to Church a little early!

MUNCH SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13TH Stay and have lunch with the church family. Everyone bring a crock pot of soup to share. Sandwich makings and drinks will be provided.

COMMUNITY GROUP LEADER TRAINING Sunday, November 20th, immediately following service, all current community group leaders, as well as anyone currently participating in a group or interested in joining a group is encouraged to stay after service to be challenged and motivated regarding our Community Groups ministry and purpose. Note on your Communication Card, or contact the office if you are planning to come so that we can plan appropriately for lunch.

KEEP THE BRIDGE OPEN Go to keepthebridgeopen.com to sign a petition and find information on how to directly contact Governor Scott and Secretary Julie Jones to express your support for The Bridge program.

BRIDGE LUNCHES Every other month, we serve lunch after service to our guests from The Bridge. Might you be Interested in participating in this exciting opportunity? Note on your communication card and one of the Elders' Wives will contact you to join them in hosting.

FINANCES 10/27/16 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $235,230 OPERATING INCOME $209,755 OPERATING EXPENSES $225,057 OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $25,475 YTD MISSIONS GIVING $19,185 YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING $3,611