It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of September with schools starting and fall knocking on the door. It has been a very busy summer for many of us and the next few months, at least for our church family, has several things which are worthy of mentioning that we will be involved in as the year comes to a close. So, I thought that instead of a typical article, I would make note of several of those events.
Annual Free Car Wash – This will be taking place Saturday, September 14th from 9 am to 2 pm. If you would like to help out, contact Angel or Matthew to let them know. Note, the rain date is the following Saturday, September 21st.
Annual Fall Workday – This will be held on Saturday, October 12th. There will be various projects to do which could use your helping hands. Sign-up sheet on the back board by the recording station. Also note that the rain date for this event is the following Saturday, October 19th.
Skate for the Light Night – Typically held at the Happy Wheels in Portland, this event is an alternative to the traditional trick or treat on October 31st which lands on a Thursday this year. More information to come when available.
Thanksgiving Baskets – Gathering names and bringing in food for thanksgiving baskets. This is always a wonderful opportunity for us to help those in need. More information to come soon.
Yankee Swap – Always a fun time where we exchange those infamous gifts, share a great meal and spend some wonderful time together. The great thing about this, is that Brad and Brenda want to come and be a part of it.
With these things in front of us, the closing of 2019 looks exciting filled with great opportunities to serve. Along with that, I can’t help but look backward and realize the helping hands and efforts to serve those around us. Here are just a few things which have taken place: Congregational Breakfast – The Ladies Day – Spring Workday – Work and Worship Week – Moving the Shaws and more. What is important about each one of these is the people behind them which make them all possible. It causes me to think of Ephesians 4:16 from the ETRV, “The whole body depends on Christ. And all the parts of the body are joined and held together. Each part of the body does its own work. And this makes the whole body grow and be strong with love.”
Thanks to all those who make what we do so special. Each of us play a significant role in helping us be the Body of Christ which God so desires. Let’s finish the year with loving zeal to glorify our Savior Jesus Christ. And may our Lord bless us as we set our sights on 2020.