This Sunday, September 16th, is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, and Fill the Food Barrel Sunday. There will be a Blessing of the New Busy Bags during Children’s Time (these are the bags full of activities for fidgety kids). Donna Lee has sewn colorful new bags and Cheryl Hall will fill them with new stuff. Thanks, you two! Adult Forum resumes this Sunday at 10:15 in the Activity Room with a study of Isaiah (better get in at the beginning so you don’t lose the plot line). And there is also a Council Meeting at 12:15 pm after the services. I know I sound like a broken record, but any good new deficit-reducing ideas are welcome… are welcome… are welcome… are welcome… (see, there used to be these vinyl discs called records and sometimes the needle would get stuck – just trust me, it would have been hilarious 30 years ago).
Tonight (Friday the 14th) is Game Night! Join us at any time after 6:30 pm in the Activity Room for potluck food, board games, and schmoozing. Never been? Better try it now! Attendance has been dwindling, so who knows how much longer it will be around. (Plus, it’s so much more fun when you’re there – you party animal!)
This Tuesday (Sept. 18th) sees the return of Tuesday Bible Study after summer hiatus. Pastor Tim leads this informative and apparently hilarious (judging from the laughter wafting over to the office) study at 10 am each Tuesday. After the Bible Study, on third Tuesdays of the month (like this Tuesday) at 11:30 am, is the Daytimers’ Luncheon to which everyone is invited. You don’t even have to come to Bible Study (I don’t), just come, eat, and have fun!
Update Your Contact Information for the new photo directory: Cheryl Kuhlmann is bringing printouts of the information she has on Sunday. Please check it over to see if we have your correct address, phone number, and email. Even if your information hasn’t changed for years, please double-check to make sure everything is spelled correctly (including you, Pastor Time). And if you haven’t made a reservation for your photo session, why not? The photo directory is an important tool for new members (and forgetful old ones like me) so that names can be easily put to faces. Think of it as a hospitality/outreach type of thing. Talk to Cheryl Kuhlmann (510-502-0890) or go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yeexjb4x/ if you still need to sign up. Remember, you also get a free 8×10!
Please join us for a Baby Shower (Babies Shower?) for soon-to-be new parents Diana and Collin Thormoto as well as Amanda and Charles Bartlett on Sunday, September 30, at 12:15pm in the Activity Room. Come celebrate with light appetizers and cake. Contact Marta Wicke or Krista Lanzarotta for questions or suggestions.
See you in church!