February 19, 2017

CANNED GOODS FOR PRAIRIE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Remember to bring your soups and other canned goods with you when to come to service or small group this week and next for our Souper Sunday collection for the food pantry at Prairie Lake Elementary.  We only have a couple of weeks to overwhelm the school with our generosity.  Now, don't bring those cans that have been sitting in your pantry for the past two years because nobody in your family will eat what's in them.  Bring new and freshly purchased items so we can give the kids our best.  We want them to see the compassion and care of the Savior in our actions.  Are you in?

CHOICES WOMEN’S CLINIC  Choices Women's Clinic staff and volunteers are trying to get their new facility (1851 W Colonial Dr) ready for occupancy, hopefully by next month.  If you missed the painting days this weekend, don’t worry.  There will be more opportunities for you to help in the weeks to come.  Please note on your Communication Card if you want to be on a list of people to contact when the next project comes up.  

NEW COMMUNITY GROUP  Beginning next Sunday, February 26th, we will offer a couples community group using the study Love & Respect, facilitated by Pastor Tom and Nancy Welch.  If you would like to participate, please note “Love & Respect” on your Communication Card, or email Pastor Tom.  We will order books this week as needed, so don’t wait too long to decide.

SOAPING IN FEBRUARY  In February the challenge continues to take some time each week to S.O.A.P through a passage in advance of Sunday service.  Then come each Sunday prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  For next Sunday, February 26th, the passage is I Peter 1:13-2:8.

LOOKING AHEAD  We are in the early stages of planning for the Easter weekend (April 14-16).  If you would like to be part of the Good Friday Prayer Experience team – helping with design, set-up/strike, dramatic monologue, etc, please note on your Communication Card or contact any of the staff.  We’ll let you know what is involved, and get you started.

FINANCES 02/16/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $360,686

OPERATING INCOME  $337,042

OPERATING EXPENSES  $347,944

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $23,644

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 29,314

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 4,767