Hallelujah moments! 1) good conversations celebrating a birthday; 2) celebrating worship and Holy Communion; 3) a good kick-off with our youth Sunday afternoon, with thanks to Will Bonnell, President, and Betsy Smith, adult coordinator; 4) enjoying the holiday at home and at the pool one last time; 5) Bible Study on Wednesday; and 6) visiting homebound members.
Recent prayer requests: For healing, Marvin Townsley (Fort Grove and Sharon UMC pastor Norma’s husband), Harold Blevins (JB. Brown’s friend and First Baptist, Hopewell, member) and Barbara Clement’s brother. For comfort, the family of James C. Pool (Bob’s uncle) and the family of Idell Gornto (Virginia Cogle’s former neighbor). For God’s care and guidance, students, teachers, parents and school staff, the people of Syria.
Adult Choir begins anew this Thursday, September 5, from 7 to 8 pm, and on most Thursdays.
This Sunday’s worship will focus on Jesus teaching about the cost of discipleship, whether family, possessions or careful planning ahead. Read Luke 14:25-33.
Nominations and Leadership Development Team meeting this Sunday right after worship. Members are: Pastor Bob, JB Brown, Laura Young, Matt McAllister, Theresa Simmons, Betsy Smith, Savannah Helmer, Wilda Rolley and J. E. Bishop.
This Sunday evening we get “Back to YAK.” Hooray! YAK is “Youth, Adults and Kids.” Junior Choir goes from 6:00 to 6:30. Junior Youth (elementary through 6th grade) meets in the sanctuary, Jesus and Me Senior Youth (7th and up) meet in the Fellowship Hall and an Adult Class meets in the front left classroom all go from 6:30-8:00 pm. Strengthen your faith with fellow members in one of these small groups for study and fellowship.
Staff-Parish Relations Team meeting this Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 pm in the Bible Class.
Hospitality Team meeting Monday at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Members are Bill Young, Kathy James, Beverly Stotesberry, Carol and Jerry Moody, Jan Powers, Carol Dralle, Ruby Leonard, Rita Powers, and Walter and Sylvia Massey.
Education Team meeting Wednesday, September 11, at 5:30 at the home of Julie and John Brockwell. The Brockwells are grilling out and everyone else can bring side dishes. All teachers and adult leaders of young people and other interested persons are invited.
The Finance Team will meet Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Myrtle Rucks Circle meets next Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 am at King’s BBQ in Petersburg. All women, especially those who can most easily meet during the day, are welcome.
Altar Coordinator: Wilda Rolley. Greeters: Ruby and John Leonard.
Ushers: Michael Pond, Joe Simmons, Walter Massey, and Bill Tomko.
Offering Counters: Carol Dralle and Theresa Simmons. Rollaway Club: Walter Massey.
Nursery Staff this week: please check with Julie Brockwell. Grass cutters this week: Larry and Adam Hayes. Next week: Joe Smith and Mel Reames. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you for reading these thoughts and praying for concerns of the church. See you Sunday!