October 11 & 12 - AppleFest at Mahaffey Camp on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Activities include campfire time, a steam train demo, a scarecrow decorating contest, a benefit auction, live music & the “Anything Edible” Apple Baking Contest. Also, for children are games, crafts, & horse rides. Family Trail Rides too!! Join us for warm apple cider & homemade apple butter!
Halloween Outreach: We have purchased the “Jesus Through the Eyes of Children” videos for $1 each! If you would like to contribute, please designate your envelope “Halloween Outreach.” We are asking you to kindly donate candy for the treat bags. On Saturday, October 19th at 11a we will be packing the treat bags. If you would like to help it is always fun. Join us downstairs in the fellowship hall.
November 3 - On Sunday morning, November 3rd Dan, Carolyn, Felix & Carmen Rehder will be joining us to share with us about what God has been doing in their ministry to the deaf. (Carmen was born on Sept 18th)
November 10 - we will be honoring our Veterans. If you have served in the military and still have your uniform, bring it with you! We will be hanging them in the sanctuary for that morning!
November 27 - On Wednesday evening, at 6pm we will be having our Thanksgiving Eve Service. Plan to attend an evening to give praises to the Lord for His goodness!
Loose Change - Changes Lives! 2019
Annual Baby Bottle Campaign bottles are now available in the foyer for you to take home & fill with change, cash or checks. Money helps Choices provide FREE Pregnancy testing, first trimester ultrasounds, education and information, counseling, material assistance, prenatal education, STD testing, & Abstinence education in schools. www.choices-for-life.org. Your Loose Change really can Change Lives!
Samaritans Purse - Operation Christmas Child 2019
October is the month to write to the children & include a picture if you want! We are coming to the end of our year again!
This month we are also asking you to write a letter & possibly include a photo. Then in November we will need help with the shipping cost of $9 a box. Thank you to those of you who donated money toward the items we still needed! It’s such a blessing to be able to fill these boxes with wonderful things! National Collection Week is Nov. 18–25, 2019.
Please consider helping to “fill the gap” & provide items we still need: 26 glue sticks, 12 coloring books, 5 girl’s hair brushes, 15 balls, 10 cars, 28 colored pencils, 16 Band-Aids, 28 Chapstick, 20 bars of soap, 22 calculators, 29 tiny notebooks, 46 small reading books, & 45 flashlights
What is The Life Book?
God's Word in a format students love to give as a gift. The Life Book contains a short recap of the Old Testament, the entire Gospel of Mark (ESV), scriptural answers to issues teens face, and an opportunity to trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Throughout The Life Book, the margins are filled with handwritten teen reaction ranging from an agnostic to a strong believer. This unique interactive approach points teens back into the scripture being talked about. Simply Give the Gift, It's not a program, it's just giving the gift! From the shyest introvert to the boldest pre-teen or teen in your church, all can be involved with this approach to evangelism. They simply give The Life Book as a gift to their peers and trust God's promise in Isaiah 55:11 - "So will my word be that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish that which I purpose, and will succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Life Books are now available for our pre-teens & teens to distribute to their peers. (Not an adult evangelism tool.)
Please see Pastor to receive copies!!
For Children's Church announcement: after Mother's day we will be starting a new curriculum called "FINDING JESUS UNDER THE SEA" It is about going deeper in their relationship with Jesus.
Once again the students in Beaver’s ROTC program are providing free snow removal service for elderly and disabled Beaver residents. To enroll for the removal service, contact 724-773-6700 EXT 202. Then whenever the snow flies, the ROTC students will show up to shovel your walk or drive.