Announcements for July 17

Church Fam­i­ly Pic­nic 

Next Sun­day July 24

Come play fam­i­ly games after 9:30 Sun­day School Ser­vice: cro­quet, bad­minton, bean bag toss, bin­go with prizes and more in John­son Park across the street. Pic­nic starts after 11 o’clock ser­vice. The Men’s Club will cook ham­burg­ers and hot­dogs and all the trim­mings. Bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair. Tables will be set up for the food buf­fet, ice tea, lemon­ade, and ice water.  Plates and table ser­vice will be pro­vid­ed. If you need, the church bus will be avail­able to take you from our park­ing lot door around to the oth­er side of the park so there will be few­er steps and flat access to the fes­tiv­i­ties. The Mem­ber Care Com­mis­sion requests that you sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall, so the cor­rect amount of meat can be pur­chased. If it rains fes­tiv­i­ties will be held in Gath­er­ing Room and Fel­low­ship Hall.

Tiny Hous­es for Good — July 30

We have com­mit­ted to help Andrew Lunet­ta and his Tiny Homes for Good project on Sat­ur­day July 30. Meet at church at 8 a.m. and take the bus to the project to help with what­ev­er Andrew needs to help him with a home for the home­less.  A sign-up sheet is in Fel­low­ship Hall. If you want to learn more about Tiny Homes for Good sign up and give us your email.

July 21, Aug. 11

This is a new ini­tia­tive for the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee to assist the church pro­gram­ming bud­get. Lim­it­ed to less than 100 halves  – when they are gone, they are gone. “Sides” avail­able for 50 cents each.  You may RESERVE your chick­en halves now by sign­ing up at the table in Fel­low­ship Hall and PAY AT PICK-UP. These are THURSDAY after­noon dri­ve-through BBQs in the rear park­ing lot aimed at com­muters. Cars will dri­ve in for win­dow pick-up. Vol­un­teers need­ed — Please check your plan­ners to see if you can help on July 20–21 or Aug. 10–11. Vol­un­teer sheets are in Fel­low­ship Hall. NOTE: these events will only take place if enough vol­un­teers sign up to help.

Step Up Moment — donate snacks, encour­age fit­ness

We are col­lect­ing healthy snacks and water for the Step Up Moment pro­gram at the Res­cue Mis­sion in Syra­cuse. There is a drop box at the rear entrance to the church. The pro­gram is a free exer­cise pro­gram for the Res­cue Mis­sion and the local com­mu­ni­ty.

Senior Min­istries Oppor­tu­ni­ties

There are seats avail­able on the bus trip to Coop­er­stown on Sat­ur­day, August 20. Tour either the Base­ball Hall of Fame or the Farmer’s Muse­um. Includes buf­fet lunch at The Ote­saga Hotel and a stop at Fly Creek Cider Mill — $40 per per­son. THIS TRIP IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO REGARDLESS OF AGE.

Below are list­ed oth­er Senior Min­istry trips and seats avail­able. Infor­ma­tion can be found on our table in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Wednes­day, August 17  Camil­lus Erie Canal Din­ner Cruise — 2 seats

Wednes­day, August 20  Bus trip to Coop­er­stown — 30 seats

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 21  Bus trip to Corn­ing — 40 seats

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

For those of you who have pur­chased stuffed toys for “Project Christi­na,” thank you. The need is increas­ing because there are con­sis­tent num­bers of chil­dren that are removed from their home week­ly and big­ger sib­ling groups involved. Social work­ers use the toys to calm the chil­dren dur­ing the inter­view process which is extreme­ly trau­mat­ic. You can be assured that your gen­er­ous heart is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

Video On Demand- View and Share our Wor­ship

The church makes video record­ings of the 9:30 a.m. ser­vices. If you would like a copy of the video in DVD for­mat you may request one by fill­ing out one of the request cards in the pews and drop­ping it in the offer­ing plate. Let us know the date of the ser­vice you would like and whether you want the com­plete ser­vice or just the Pastor’s Med­i­ta­tion, and your name and phone num­ber of course, and we’ll have your video ready for pick­up in the church office with­in a week (or so).