PART-TIME YOUTH LEADER NEEDED

We are in need of a part-time Youth Leader.  If you or someone you know may have interest, please contact the church for more information.

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS



Annual Harvest Party

Sunday, October 22nd

5 PM


Everyone is invited.  There is food, games, pumpkins, prizes, hot dogs, s'mores, and all the fixin's.  It's a cookout!  It's a celebration!  It's a gathering that you just can't miss!  There's a costume contest for both children and adults.  Bring your children, their childrem, and a whole lotta excitement.  (Everyone is asked to bring snacks, both the sweet and the salty.)  Sign up to attend in the Narthex.


Women's Book Club

Monday, October 23rd

6 PM


"A Novel Bunch" will be having a movie night instead of reviewing a book.  Women of all ages are invited to join at any point in time.  The movie, "Lifted", may leave many speechless though and makes a review among us tough!  Yes, the movie is that inspiring.  Please contact the church for more information.



Craft Show

Benefiting the BSA Venturing 725 Crew

November 4th

10 AM - 4 PM


Get your shopping done early and help a great cause!  Direct Sales and Crafters!  Raffle baskets - camping, movie night, and more. Kid-friendly demonstrations - S'more, Face Painting, Knots, etc.  Registration for 725 - Pack, Troop, Crew


Women of Joy Conference:  Rescued

August 10 - 12, 2018

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis


Register now for your opportunity to attend this event.  The deposit is only $25.  Scheduled performers and speakers include Mandisa, Liz Curtis Higgs, Sheila Walsh, Mark Lowry, and Charles Bilingsley.  More details are available on the bulletin board in the Narthex.


2018 Scheduled Midwest Presbytery Meetings


February 16 - 17

First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, OH


May 18 - 19

Knox Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI


September 14 - 15

Warsaw Evangelical Presbyerian Church,

Warsaw, IN


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDY

(AND AN ADVENT SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES)



The current study is the video series The Story of Salvation, from Dust to Glory, by Dr. R.C. Sproul. Please join us at 9:00 AM for Sunday School!


A NEW adult Sunday School series will begin November 26th and go through December 24th; the five Sundays of Advent.  The church office has been able to obtain 10 brand new books for $7 each (regular cost $15.99).  If you would like to reserve your book (Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam), please contact the church office.


The R.C. Sproul series will resume after Advent.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM STARTING AT EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL


EMS is putting together a JA program, called JA in-a-Day.  The date is October 23rd from 7 AM - 10:30 AM, and they need 10 volunteers!  They are looking for volunteers that like to talk about their careers and education.  There will be two training sessions at the Trenton Library; September 27th and October 10th from 6 PM - 7 PM.  (You only need to attend one.)  Contact Andrea.Hobson@EdgewoodSchool.net if you are able to help.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION, CHURCH DIRECTORY INFORMATION, AND PLEDGE CARDS AND GIVING ENVELOPES

The church office keeps emergency contact information on all its members and regular congregates.  Is your information up-to-date?  Who do you want contacted in the event of an emergency?  Please, take an Emergency Contact Form, fill it out, and either return it to the office or drop it in the collection plate.  There are separate forms for the youth.  

Also, there is a 2017 Church Directory located on a table in the back of the sanctuary.  Please review your information and please use the red pen provided to update your information for the upcoming 2018 edition of the directory.

Pledge cards and 2018 giving envelopes are also located on the same table.  Deadline of pledge cards is 10/31/2017.

Thanks!
OCTOBER IS STEWARDSHIP MONTH

It's that time against to turn in your giving pledges for next year.  Stewardship cards are available on a table in the back of the sanctuary.  Please prayerfully consider what you can give financially.  Thank you!


WHY PLEDGE?
1)  Pledging is a central Christian practice.
2)  Pledging supports our church community.
3)  Pledging helps other people in need.
4)  Pledging focuses our priorites.

Please note that the act of pledging and giving is more important than the amount of money that is pledged or given.