THE PANTRY SHELF
For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in. Matthew 25:35 KJV 2003
The Volunteers in Mission (VIM) REBUILD TEAM returned safely and in good spirits from their week of work at Pateros, in the Okanogan helping finish new homes to replace those destroyed in the wildfires of 2014 and 2015.
Your contributions assured that all costs of the mission trip were covered.
"What a great team we were!!! We all lived up to our Mission Covenant. Thank you, everyone, for sharing special skills (painting, scraping, shoveling, shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc.) and being flexible and considerate. We must remember that our families and friends supported us with their prayers, too." Extracted from an email by Noriko Lao, Team Leader.
Thank you for donating coats to the Lynden Coat Drive. If you know of children or adults in need of coats, the distribution is taking place November 7th, 8th and 9th at Community Transitions, 205 South B.C. Avenue, in Lynden. Collection and distribution is sponsored by the Lynden High School Leadership Class, Lynden School District Community Transitions and Family Community Services.
Look for details in the December Skylight regarding the annual Christmas Families food baskets. Six families are referred by Lynden School District's Family Community Services to us each year.
11/1 - Cheri Jackson
11/4 - Bev Honcoop
11/4 - Danielle Ingham
11/5 - Jessie Numeyer
11/5 - Betty Cullom
11/5 - Peyton Wiseman
11/10 - Deanie DeGraaff
11/11 - Cal Moseid
11/14 - Daleen Brutout
11/16 - Peg Moseid
11/22 - Emilee Young
11/24 - George Werkema
11/29 - Jo Young
11/3 - Rick & Sarah Love
11/5 - George & Margaret Mustard
11/9 - Eddie & Nancy Buckalew
Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa & chocolate bars will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall, following church service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Help support small farmers.
NEW OFFICE HOURS
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
UMW meeting is Wednesday, Oct 16th
Executive Meeting @ 10:30 am
Pot Luck Meal @ 12:00 pm
Meeting/Program @ 1:00 pm
A representative will be speaking to us about senior preparedness (really information for everyone) during an earthquake or other major emergencies.
**Remember, November meeting is the month that we collect our Thank Offering.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend a special bible study on November 22 at 1:00 pm. Christel De Waard has graciously agreed to lead us in this special bible study. This Inductive Bible Study will focus on three basic steps; Observation, Interpretation and Application. If you are interested in attending, please let Bev Honcoop know at 354-2896.
THANKSGIVING FEAST - SPONSORED BY THE OUTREACH TEAM
Plan to attend the 6th annual Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday, November 20th following church.
Chef Rick Love and his helpers will prepare a delicious Thanksgiving meal. The menu includes: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dressing, rolls and butter, pumpkin pie and beverage.
Please sign up and bring a side dish for the Appetizer/Sides Table. Suggestions: green salad, vegetable tray, fruit tray, olives, pickles, stuffed celery, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, appetizer, a family specialty or something you love, but would never fix just for yourself.
Reservations will be accepted beginning Sunday, October 30th. The deadline is Tuesday, November 15th. Reservations may be made at church, by calling the church office at 354-4169 or emailing Paula Hardman at email@example.com
Cost is $9 per adult. Children are welcome at no cost. Please let us know how many people are attending in your group, including all children who need a seat.
We will be organizing a set-up crew, cooks, servers and a clean-up crew to make the day go smoothly. Please volunteer if you are interested.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Henry Dotson and family, Peg Moseid, Robert’s cousin Dixie, Brother of DS Daniel Foster and family, Vivian Morris and family, Dick & Vi Stone, Jack Young, Deanie DeGraaff, Ruth Lordahl, Kay & Everett Zuidmeer, Gaylen Brevik, Pat & Joanne White, Jane Young.
Safe travels. Prayers for our Congregation. Prayers for those recovering from illness or injury. Prayers for the lonely or grief stricken. Prayers for our Nation & World. Prayers for those serving in the Armed Forces.
If you would like to add a joy or concern to the prayer vine, please contact Frances Shuler at 354-1943 and the vine will be activated. The following is our current prayer vine: Frances Shuler, Betty Oberwortmann, Bev Honcoop, Margaret Mustard and Eleanor Shagren.