September 2018 Newsletter
On Sunday, September 9, Grandparents Day, the Fellowship Team will be serving special refreshments following worship. Everyone is welcome to bring something to share.
Adult Bible Study
Our monthly Adult Bible Study will begin this month. We will meet on Wednesday, September 12 and 26 at 7pm. Each month thereafter we will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday. Plan now to come and let us study God's word together.
The following were installed as Call Committee members on Sunday August 26: Bob Bisanar (Chairperson), De Clymer, Ellen Crider, Jerry Haas, Pat Haas, and Peggy Poe. They have already been faithfully working on their homework assignment given them by
the Synod. Following the completion of that, the Synod will have a training session for the Call Committee. Please keep them in your prayers, support them in their task, and respect their need for confidentiality.
Yes, we are having a Yard Sale this year. The yard sale will be September 21 & 22. Funds from our previous yard sale have given us the opportunity to pay for the trips up to Living Waters, start our congregation garden, purchase two staff chairs in the Annex, purchase the two cabinets in the ice room, and we still have money.
Opportunities to assist with the Yard Sale:
Sept. 16: Stay and help put the chairs away after service and set up tables
Sept. 17 thru 20: Come help gather up all the donations, put them on tables or hang them on racks, etc. We will be doing this after 5 pm. All help will be appreciated
Sept. 21 Open for business - 7 am until 3 pm
Sept. 22 Open for business - 7 am until 2 pm
Sept. 22 - 2:01 pm We start boxing up what we didn't sell, taking down tables and putting out the chairs.
We hope everyone will start gathering up their donations. We can store some but are very limited. If you can store your donations until closer to the 10th, it would be great. If you would like volunteer to help, please see Deborah, Stella, or Sunday.
The choir will be having a Bake Sale at the Yard Sale on Saturday, September 22nd. If you would be willing to donate any baked goods for the sale, please let Tim Bolick know.
Church Council will meet September 10 at 7PM in the Annex.
Golden Agers will meet at 11:30AM September 13 at Amazing Grace.
Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA will meet September 16 following worship.
News from the Outreach Ministry Team
On August 25, the donation from Vera's family of furniture and other
household items was moved to the U-haul storage unit. Many, many thanks to Randall, Jerry, Kurt, Bobby, Christian, Cameron, and last but not least Merrie. You
talk about a moving DREAM team. We have one!!!!
Back to School BASH
The Back To School BASH is a Ministry to Teachers and Students held by Grace Chapel
Methodist Church. It was held on Saturday, August 11 and was a big success. They cooked 600 Hamburgers and 400 Hot Dogs. Drinks, desserts and chips were available as well. 257 AGAPE bags were given out to K-2 to 12th. There was also a teacher's booth of different kinds of schools supplies for them to take. Not only supplies were given out, there were lots of games, bounce house, photo booth, inflatable water slide, and many
other activities for the children. To Top It Off - EVERYTHING WAS FREE!!!! The main item for next years Bash is to seek more VOLUNTEERS.
The socks that we were washing and pairing were recently donated to BASH. There
were probably over a 100 pair of socks given out. It was such a delight to see the smiles on the faces not only on the children that received them but also the parents. They shared how it affected their budget and were very thankful to get them. Thank You ladies for all your work on them. Outreach Ministry couldn't do it without you.
Have you noticed we have 2 new cabinets for our supplies where the ice machine is located? The big brown closet just didn't do the job as well. We still are collecting 'Box
Tops' for the elementary schools. The container is located in the back on the shelf of on kitchen window.
We have a request into council to change the faucet to a hot and cold handle in the kitchen. This will provide instant hot water. We waste a lot of water. We have to listen until we can hear it 'click-in' before we know we will get hot water.
Coming soon, a new program, "Sharing Coupons". We all don't get or use the same coupons so why not share them. We will have a container that we can go through and get what we can use and toss the coupons in with the ones we get and don't use. We all
enjoy saving money when we can.
We are working on trying to get a CCL license, so we can show movies at Amazing Grace.
The items brought to us for Living Waters for the past several weeks will remain items taken to Living Waters. None of those donations will go into the Yard Sale.
Keep the grocery bags coming! Living Waters can't have too many and they certainly appreciate receiving them.
On behalf of Your Outreach Ministry, we Thank You for allowing us to do this ministry.
Virtual Dementia Tour® - An Experience that can change your outlook
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia. The truth is that when dementia strikes, it strikes the whole community, not just the individual. Thanks to the VDT, health care professionals, family
caregivers, business leaders, first responders and educators are experiencing for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. During a VDT experience, trained facilitators guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks. The VDT was created by P. K. Beville, award-winning geriatric specialist and founder of Second Wind Dreams, an international, nonprofit organization committed to changing the perception of aging. Participants are led through the approximately 45-minute experience in 10-minute intervals and only need to be present for their appointment time. Each VDT is limited to the first 36 who sign up. Caldwell Hospice is excited to offer the following Virtual Dementia Tour opportunity to our
community - October 10, 1 – 3pm, McCreary Family Professional Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. For more information or to register please call 828/754-0101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"God's Work - Our Hands Sunday"
On Sunday, September 9, churches across the country will participate in “God’s Work - Our Hands Sunday." This annual day of service is a time to share God’s love, serve local
communities, and lift up neighbors in need. All congregations are invited to partner with Lutheran Services Carolinas for a meaningful service project. Here are some ideas:
Collect needed items. Various items are needed to support LSC programs including winter coats for children in foster care, household items for refugee families who are starting a new life, and bingo prizes for senior living communities.
Complete a home improvement or landscaping project at your local LSC child and family or senior ministry.
Lead an activity at a senior living community. Activities can include singing or playing instruments, visiting with residents, calling bingo, participating in the weekly worship service, sponsoring arts and crafts projects, leading an exercise class, hosting a spa day, or sharing devotions.
Distribute handwritten cards or notes to LSC residents or staff members letting them know someone is thinking of them
Make stuffed elephants. These elephants are a beautiful reminder of God’s love for the children in LSC’s care. Elephants can be sewn by hand or by using a sewing machine. LSC can provide the pattern and instructions for this project, which is great for people of all ages.
Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love.
Than the smile on their face.
They've a supply of precious stories,
Yet they've time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.
I believe that God sent us Grandparents
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love