February 26, 2017

CANNED GOODS FOR PRAIRIE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  This is the last Sunday to bring your soups and other canned goods to the church for the food pantry at Prairie Lake Elementary.  If you forgot today, please bring them early this week so that we can deliver our donated items and show them 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. Please note on your  Communica- tion Card if you want to be on a list of people to contact when the next project comes up.  

SECOND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST  Come on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM for a time of corporate prayer, this month led by our students in the RED STUDENT MINISTRY.

CHURCH SECURITY  Every Sunday morning, someone is assigned to monitor the building and parking lot for the purpose of added security.  If you would be willing to be on the rotation, please contact Cathy Sullivan.

NEW COMMUNITY GROUP  Beginning today, Pastor Tom and Nancy Welch began a new series on personal relationships, “Love & Respect” at 9:00 AM, Room 240.  If you are in a relationship or want to be, this is a great class for you.  The class is pretty full, but see Pastor Tom if you want to try to squeeze in. 

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLY  S.O.A.P. through a passage in advance of Sunday service each week.  Then come each Sunday prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  The passages for the month of March are:
   March 5 – I Peter 1:22-2:3
   March 12 – I Peter 2:9-3:16
   March 19 – I Peter 3:15-16
   March 26 – I Peter 3:8-5:14

LOOKING AHEAD  If you would like to be part of the Good Friday  (April 14th) 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.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  Sunday, March 12th, we will meet immediately following the service to elect Elders and approve the 2017-2018 budget.  Everyone, but especially all members, are encouraged to stay for this brief meeting.

FINANCES 02/23/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $368,527

OPERATING INCOME  $355,604

OPERATING EXPENSES  $347,944

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $12,923

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 29,612

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 4,820