March 13, 2016

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY  Primary Election Day this Tuesday, March 15th.  Please be sure you exercise your right/privilege to vote.  Voter Guides are available on the back table which will give you candidates' answers to some questions that may concern you, and a general overview of their positions.

BRIDGES OF AMERICA FAMILY DAY  If you want to serve and be blessed, join us Saturday, March 19th, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM to help us celebrate Family Day with our friends at the Bridge.  There are lots of ways to serve.  Call the church office for info.

8THIRTY8  If you haven’t gotten your “I AM N” bracelet yet, and you want one to declare your commitment to pray for the persecuted church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, there are more available at the Information Desk.  Be sure to set your alarm for 8:38 pm every day and go to Facebook.com/8thirty8 for specific requests.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  There will be a brief Congregational Meeting immediately following the morning worship service next Sunday, March 20th.  All members should make plans to stay for this important meeting where we will elect Elders and approve the budget for our new fiscal year.

GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER EXPERIENCE  Make plane now to walk through the Good Friday Experience on March 25th, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.  This year you will hear from Peter, Pilot, Mary and others in Conversations in the Dark, as you go through with your family.  It should take about 30 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly.

EASTER EGG HUNT  The Children’s ministry is planning something special and different for the kids and we need your help. The following items are needed for donation by Palm Sunday (March 20th):  Small individually wrapped candies (including chocolate!) and Small toys and trinkets (Easter themed is great but not necessary)  i.e. balls, tops, tiny bubble dispensers, plastic crosses, bookmarks, favors, tiny plush items (bunnies, ducks, chicks, etc).  Please place your donated items in the bin at the Information Desk over the next couple of weeks.  Thank you for helping make this a fun and exciting event for our children!  

FINANCES 3/7/15 – YTD DATA

BUDGET   $394,695

TOTAL INCOME  $372,407

EXPENSES  $379,524

TOTAL INCOME OVER/UNDER EXPENSE - $7,117