Announcements for August 21, 2016

Senior Min­istries Events

Wednes­day, August 17 Erie Canal Din­ner Cruise — no bus pro­vid­ed — arrive between 5–5:30 p.m. at Sims Store — 5750 DeVoe Rd, Camil­lus. Sail­ing is prompt­ly at  6 p.m.

Sat­ur­day, August 20 Coop­er­stown — arrive at church by 8:30 a.m. bus departs at 9 a.m. sharp. and returns around 6:15 p.m.

The only event with open seat­ing is the trip to Corn­ing Muse­um of Glass on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 21. Infor­ma­tion can be found in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Sup­port fos­ter chil­dren through Project Christi­na

The num­ber of chil­dren being placed into fos­ter care is now the high­est in many years. Social work­ers give toys from Project Christi­na to these chil­dren when they are removed from their homes. It gives the chil­dren some­thing to hold on to dur­ing this trau­mat­ic expe­ri­ence. If you would like to help ease the pain of a child, please place a stuffed toy in the box in Fel­low­ship Hall. Deliv­er­ies are made every few months. Thank you for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

Save Octo­ber 15 for a Wom­en’s Bible Study and  Break­fast

Women are invit­ed to attend a Women of the Bible break­fast at the church on Octo­ber 15. Enjoy a buf­fet, fel­low­ship, and learn about Phoebe — one of the many influ­en­tial women of the Bible.

Help pro­vide house­wares to refugees

This year the Refugee Reset­tle­ment pro­gram from Inter­faith Works in Syra­cuse has wel­comed 600 new Amer­i­cans. In the next few months they antic­i­pate an addi­tion­al 200 from Soma­lia, the Con­go, Syr­ia and Iraq. Help is need­ed to set up house­holds. Look for an arti­cle in the autumn All of Us list­ing things need­ed and where to put them; or see the poster on the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter bul­letin board.

 

“Brady Bread” sup­ports two local pro­grams

Do you like home­made cin­na­mon raisin bread? Do you believe in jail min­istry? Do you believe in help­ing the home­less? If you answered yes to any of these ques­tions, then look for “Brady Bread” at our church this fall. Pur­chase a loaf of home­made cin­na­mon raisin bread for $3, and the pro­ceeds help inmates in the Ononda­ga Coun­ty Jus­tice Cen­ter and their fam­i­lies, or “Ped­al for Pos­si­bil­i­ties” that helps home­less peo­ple earn their bike, hel­met, and a lock to pro­vide them with trans­porta­tion, exer­cise and com­mu­ni­ty.

Spir­it Singers Chil­dren’s Choir to rehearse at 8:45 a.m.

NEW TIME for the Spir­it Singers Choir rehearsal this Fall will be from 8:45–9:15 a.m. on Sun­days, begin­ning Sep­tem­ber 11. We are blessed to have a won­der­ful choir for our chil­dren and need enough time to ade­quate­ly rehearse. We hope that par­ents and chil­dren will be will­ing to make this com­mit­ment to their chil­dren’s musi­cal wor­ship expe­ri­ence!

Vol­un­teers need­ed to pro­vide meals for the Teen MOPS

Our church hosts meet­ings for a Teen MOPS (Moth­ers of Preschool­ers) group, and they could use our help in pro­vid­ing the young moth­ers, their chil­dren and the vol­un­teers that facil­i­tate the pro­gram with meals. Vol­un­teers may either pre­pare a meal and drop if off at church on the meet­ing day, or donate gift cards to gro­cery stores or restau­rants. Con­tact Kay Phillips at 451‑6619 if you would like to help.