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Announcements 6-22-17

posted Jul 26, 2012, 9:13 AM by Germaine Galjour   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 7:20 AM ]

             Welcome! For far too many people the Bible is an imposing, impenetrable, ancient book that has little to say to people in the modern world. Yet, the Lord desires that His Word be seen as a mystery. Each story is a guessing game as to how our heavenly Father will achieve His will. We are part of that mystery . . . but we know that the clue to how our God works His will is through His love, grace, and mercy. No matter what happens, God will show His mercy to us. We are glad you are here today and invite you to join this household of faith. Please see the minister or one of the elders if you have any questions about our congregation.

   If you are visiting with us today, please fill out a visitor card and place it in the offering plate.

            We will be going to Webster Springs, WV from July 16-22. Since our facilities will be more basic than we have experienced in a few years, we need to plan ahead for everything. We will have an organizational meeting today at 3pm to finalize the roster, decide on menus, plan for rides, and hand out paperwork. Please plan to be at this meeting. If you cannot attend, or know of some who cannot attend, please let me know. No paperwork — no trip.

            We will collect our 2-Cents-A-Meal Offering during worship.

            We will hold our annual church picnic next Sunday after a special worship service. We will have BBQ as our main dish (and the church is also providing drinks). We ask each family to bring two dishes that go with BBQ (salad, veggie, or dessert) to feed 12 people. Come and join the fun — no fireworks, but great fellowship!

            There will be no breakfast next Sunday. The AAA class will fix breakfast on July 9th.

            Mayland Fellowship is facing some difficult decisions as to the future of their mission and existence. Everyone is invited to meet at the Newland church at 6:30pm this evening to review a recently completed survey of the member churches. Decisions about the future of Mayland Fellowship will be based on the input from these surveys.

            Then, on July 9, the Mayland Fellowship will gather for the quarterly meeting at the Grassy Creek Church. There will be a cookout at 5:30 followed by a business meeting and then a program of music. Everyone is invited and invited to bring a friend! The Mayland Fellowship is working hard to increase participation in their gatherings.

            Sadie Thompson thanks everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and calls during her recent surgery and recuperation. Both Sadie and Jim hope to be back soon and send their love to their mountain church family.

            Remember The River ministry in Johnson City by dropping your travel-sized shampoo and soap in the collection basket outside the office.           

            Make sure you have a 2-Cents-A-Meal jar! Every time you sit down to eat, drop two cents into the jar and make a difference. Our youth are sponsoring this program to show how the Lord can turn just a little into big blessings.

 Sandi Carter is the head usher for July

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          There is no attendant present to care for children during worship and other events. The nursery will be available for use by parents should a child become restless during worship. We have “busy bags” hanging in the narthex for children to take into the sanctuary. We encourage families with young children to begin using these bags.

           We ask that a parent accompany his/her child should the need arise to leave the sanctuary during worship. Safety concerns and insurance regulations require that children not be unattended on church property.


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