August 30th News and Notes

Kick-off Sunday

Kick-off Sunday will be Sunday, September 9th.  We will kick-off our fall programming with a celebration after worship.  You will provide the entertainment through karaoke!  There will be food, face painting, a bounce house, a petting zoo, and a pony ride!!  Plan and joining us and invite a friend!  If you are available to help set up, please let Chris know!


Choir has returned to rehearsing on Wednesday nights in the sanctuary at 7:30.  They will begin singing on September 9th.

Love Does

We will be starting a study based on the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff this fall.  It will begin on September 17th at 7:00.  It is a five week class and will meet on Mondays.  You do not need to buy the book (but it is an excellent read!)

United Campus Ministry

Rev. Holly Ulm of the United Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland has reached out to us for help.  First, she asked for prayers for the students and they move in and return to campus.  They are also looking for someone who is willing to serve on the board of UCM.

Finally, they are looking for assistance with their L3: Listen, Learn, Lead program.  The idea behind this program is to have students interview people of faith to tell their “call” stories to be posted on the UCM website to be available to students on an ongoing basis.  They are interested in how the work of the Spirit let people to the work of their life, either professionally and/or living out their faith in the way of Jesus Christ?

This will help students to network and find role models in the fields they are interested in so another dimension is to try to connect students who are exploring various professions/life callings with local church members engaged in the students’ areas of interest.
AYoung people are in search of hope in these challenging times.  To hear how older people of faith have made it through many “toils and snares” is a true blessing and often inspiration for young people’s journeys.
This project is designed to make faith real and relevant to college-aged young people.

Two Week Outlook

Sunday, September 2nd

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Chat & Chew following worship

Wednesday, September 5th

  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Sunday, September 9th

  • Worship, 10:00
  • Kick-off Sunday celebration!

Wednesday, September 12th

  • Choir rehearsal, 7:30

Thursday, September 13th

  • Men’s Breakfast, 8:30, Nautilus Diner
  • Ladies Luncheon, 11:30

Looking Ahead

  • September 9th, Kick-off Sunday
  • September 19th, Seeds begins
  • October 14th, Celebration Sunday
  • December 2nd, First Sunday of Advent
  • December 9th, Congregational Meeting
  • December 16th, Kids Christmas program
  • December 25th, Christmas
  • July 7th-13th 2019, Mars Hill Mission trip

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