The Circuit Rider First United Methodist Church of Piedmont October, 2014 Volume 10 October is our month for Stewardship Emphasis. Our theme for this emphasis is “the Power of One”. Each of us has a role to play. Each of us has the ability to make a difference. Each of us is called by God to be faithful with all we have been entrusted. And when each of us does our part, together the church can accomplish amazing things for the Kingdom of God. If you haven’t already, everyone should be receiving a letter introducing our stewardship emphasis soon. We are asking everyone to first pray and seek God’s guidance as we consider our financial commitments for 2015. Over the next three weeks we will talk about it in our worship services and a follow up letter will arrive later in the month with a commitment card. Then, on November 2, All Saints Sunday, we will ask everyone to turn in their commitment cards during worship. Again, please pray and seek God’s direction for you and your household. To reference Jesus’ image from Luke 10; the field before us in Piedmont is bursting with potential. Pray that the workers, and the resources for the workers, will be made available so that the harvest might be brought in. We will be having a “Safe Sanctuaries” training on Sunday Oct 19, at 4:30 pm. It is mandated by both our Annual Conference and our insurance provider that all people who work with youth and children, whether paid or volunteer, take part in this training. Please make this a priority on your calendar. The training will only take about an hour and is free of cost. Our Children’s Ministry Fall Festival will be Sunday October 26, at 4:00 pm. Thank you to all who have stepped up and contributed both time and resources to this event. Because of your generosity we will be able to make this a truly fun and memorable time for our children. There are still a few items needed, which you can find on the back table in the church lobby if you’d like to contribute further. Grace. Peace & Joy, Randy Wade This Friday, October 17, is the Lock-In. As of now, Mid-High will be sent home at midnight because I have not received any volunteers for the 1am-3am and 5am-7am shifts. Let me know by tomorrow evening (Wed) if you want to change this outcome. Sunday, October 19 at 4:30 we will have a Safe Sanctuary training for all volunteers who work with youth or children - including chaperones, SS teachers, small group leaders, etc. It is required. Please make an effort to be there, as it is unknown when we will be able to schedule a make up date. Wednesday, October 22 Mid High students will host a church Taco Meal as a camp fundraiser. We need monetary donations to offset the cost of food. If each parent did $20 we would profit from the meal. If you can donate, please give it to me or Mary Kay in the church office ASAP. Jenise has agreed to work in the kitchen, but we will need students to help with meal prep, serving and clean up. Thank you & God Bless, Carrie Helm Sunday, October 19th “The Power of One” Worship Services 8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am United Methodist Men’s Breakfast 7:15 am Children’s Christmas Pageant Practice 2:00 pm Board of Trustees 3:00 pm Members are: Keith Welch, Mike Bell, Heather Lewis, Barbara Rubley, David Thompson, David Peterman, Evelyn Munsell, John Malone Safe Sanctuary Training for all volunteers who work or help with children & youth—4:30 pm Nominations Committee Meeting 6:30 pm Members are: Jim Swaim, Whitney Hayes, Jerry Dickerson, Nancy Smith, Sarah Jennings, Heather Waller, Kirk Tilley, Jenise Culp, Carla Lewis, Amy Post Youth Worship 6:00 pm Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord to thee. Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise. Worship Attendance “The Unfriendly Beasts” 8:30 am & 11:00 am—197 Sunday School—88 Our Gifts General Budget—$ 3463.00 Children's Christmas Pageant Building Fund—$ 305.00 for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade will be Sunday, December 14th during the SS hour. Kids will also sing an excerpt during each service that Sunday. Rehearsals will be Sundays 2:00pm-3:00pm beginning October 19th. Registration forms available Sunday morning on the table in front of the church office or parents can email me to receive a digital copy. Apportionments—$ 150.00 Senior Adults & Friends Each Wednesday 12:00 pm! $3.00 each—Call for reservations with Evelyn Munsell 373-2905 October 22nd, 2014 Spicy Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Rolls, and Cake Marci Corey & Carrie Helm Flu Shots for Senior Adults Oct. 22nd @ 11:00 am Prayer Concerns William Kuhl, brother of Heather Miller, in the Army, serving in Afghanistan Chad & Jerri Colette’s mother; last stages of Alzheimer's Dorothy Kern, under Hospice Care; mother of Mary Kay Wilson Gena Menhusen, lower GI testing Please call the church office if you have a prayer concern. We will make sure that your requests are directed to our ministers and the prayer team.
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