Last year we received a very last minute plea from Need Line to
contribute items for their Christmas baskets (they sent out 600
last year and plan to send out 800 this year). We told them
that it would be helpful if we could know a few months in advance
what we might contribute. After receiving a list from Need Line,
the Outreach Committee has committed to our congregation donating
400 boxes of cake mix and 400 icing (chocolate or vanilla) to these
much needed and welcomed Christmas Boxes. There is a bin at
the back of the sanctuary for you to put them in. Please also
remember to bring hearty soups, and canned
meat. for our Green Needline bags.
The CWF Noel market is right around the corner. This year “Attic
Treasures” will be housed in the nursery. Bring used items to the
designated place in fellowship hall. Tickets are available for
the CWF Soup Luncheon and Quilt Raffle (Saturday, November 2)
from members of the CWF.
Registration sheets are available in the narthex to sign up for
the Disciple Women's Ministries Fall Retreats, scheduled for
October 19-20 and November
Ann Thornton is asking for help to clean up after Wednesday
Night Live on October 16 and October 23. If you can help,
please stay after the programming to
Anything you would like to have in Church Life needs to get to
Debbie Batteiger this week (Nov / Dec
Camp Loucon weekend for youth is coming up Nov 1-3. Youth
need to reserve ASAP. Forms have been emailed out to the youth
and are available on the windowsill of the sanctuary at
Debbie has some samples from her archival work in the Church
Office if anyone is interested.
From Nancy Dycus regarding youth activities for
October 27 Laser Tag at MSU. It will be $100
for 20 people for 20 minutes. This is for a youth
function but anyone can sign up so the youth will have
October 30 Halloween party for children preschool
to 6th grade. Wear costumes. Party at
Judy Phelps house.
EVENTS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
THIS UPCOMING WEEK
Tuesday, October 15
7 p.m. ~ The Far West Men’s Disciples Fellowship is
meeting in our fellowship hall for a meal, followed by a
program on “Soup for the Soul.” Everyone (both men and
women) is encouraged to attend! We will need people to
help with set up, serving, and clean up.
Happy Birthday Elena Roberts, Shannon Farley!
Wednesday, October 16
9 a.m.-noon ~ Homeschool Co-op
5:30 p.m. ~ Intergenerational Wednesday Night Live.
Our meal (prepared by Ann Thornton and friends) will begin
promptly at 5:30 PM, followed by a program on “Racism in
Western KY,” that will include a photographic exhibit by Bryan
Warner of hate rallies in Western Kentucky and a presentation
by Rev. James Gearhart (DOC clergy and former chaplain at
Lourdes) who will talk about NAACP and other groups working on
problem of ongoing racism in our area. NOTE: We
encourage our youth to attend this event!
7 p.m. ~ Choir
Happy Birthday Amberlyn Hall!
Thursday, October 17
6:30 p.m. ~ Boy Scouts
6:30 p.m. ~ “Head and Heart” ecumenical discussion group
led by Dr. Ken Wolf at First Presbyterian Church. We will be
discussing the introduction and first two chapters of Richard
Rohr’s book Immoral Diamond.
Happy Birthday Reed Falwell!
Saturday, October 19
Happy Birthday Ethan Phelps!
Sunday, October 20
9:30 a.m. ~ Sunday School
10:30 a.m. ~ Worship. Following worship come and enjoy a
delicious bowl of soup and bread as we raise funds to help
support the important community outreach of New Salem Christian
Church in Hayneville, Alabama (that we visited during our trip
this past summer).
Happy Birthday Andrew Holton (Hatcher)!
Monday, October 21
7 p.m. ~ Home Bible Study
Happy Birthday Alyssa Daughrity, Celeste
Tuesday, October 22
Happy Birthday Brooks Daughaday, Judy Eldredge, Olivia