Announcements for 10-07-18

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Announcements – October 7-October 13

Elder on Call:  Charlie Adams is available for congregational needs this week.

Join in our adult studies during the 9:45 a.m. Spiritual Formation time:

In Fellowship Hall – Genesis (Dr. Mickey Efrid)

On 2nd Floor – “Scripture and the Authority of God” (N.T. Wright)

Book Study Opportunity:  Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Merritt’s book, “Learning to Speak God from Scratch:  Why Sacred Words are Vanishing—and How We Can Revive Them.” Discussion of part 1 continues Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 pm.

Our church office will be open limited hours this week while Dawne is taking vacation leave. The office will be open on Tuesday from 9am – 12 noon.  Pastor Christy will also be available in the church during the morning on Thursday to address any needs.

Women’s Fellowship will meet Monday, October 8th at 12 noon at Fursty’s Restaurant on Freeway Drive. Rick McKinney will speak on Christian action. All Presbyterian Women are invited to attend and to bring their friends.

Men’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. Please let the church office know if you plan to attend.

Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received October 14th. The offering supports a variety of peacemaking efforts:  25 percent is retained by the congregation, 25 percent is used by Synods and Presbyteries, and 50 percent is allocated by the General Assembly ministries.

Called Congregational Meeting and Fellowship Meal:  Sunday, October 14th 

We have 3 matters to come before us in the context of a congregational meeting at this time:  1) Approval of Nominations Slate, 2) Narrative Budget Presentation, 3) Addition of Affiliate Membership category.

This meeting is scheduled to happen in tandem with our October Fellowship Meal – we’ll be having Mike Wilson’s BBQ, slaw, and baked beans. We are asking for a $6/person contribution to share in this delightful offering and everyone is encouraged to consider bringing in a dessert.

Our Nominations Team presents the following as the slate of officers for the 2019-2021 Class of our Session: Grounds – Tilda Balsley, Finance – Thomas ThompsonMontreat – Tom Callicutt, Worship – Becky Norman, and Fellowship – Phil Neal

Caregivers will meet Monday, October 15th at 10:15am in the session room.  

Fall Cleanup: The Grounds Committee clean up date will be Saturday, October 20th (rain date, October 27th) Clean-up will begin at 9:00 am. Please bring garden tools if you have them.

Our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has carefully reviewed 65 potential candidates to date and they continue to be in conversation with a number of these candidates as we discern who will offer the best fit with our congregation. Lift our PNC and the candidates under review in prayers for God’s guidance.