Greetings from Church of Peace - Festival Edition

Greetings from Church of Peace where this place is going to be hopping for the next few days! Here’s the rundown:

TODAY: Fall Festival set-up begins at 5:00 p.m. If you aren’t here helping to set up, please be at home baking up a storm for the bakery booth!

FRIDAY: Set-up continues. Bring in your baked goods, your candies, your books, your treasures of yesterday, your raffle baskets, your jewelry, your items for the country store. Don’t forget those craft projects!

SATURDAY: Join us for a day of fun and service! The hours will be 9-3. We can still use some help in the dining room. If you can’t help, please come, shop, and eat (chili and a hot dog, Jet’s pizza, caramel apples, ice cream sundaes, and – best of all? – knee patches). Drink a cup of delightful tea while you watch the children at their games. Clean-up will begin promptly at 3:00 and extra hands of help will be more than welcomed. Let’s make this Fall Festival a big success – our missionaries are counting on us!

SUNDAY: Worship begins at 8:45. The Sunday School children will provide the anthem. Join us as we ponder Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?”

PARENTS OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN: Please take note that we are counting on our confirmands to help us with the children’s games at the Fall Festival; any block of time from 9-3, their help would be appreciated. Also, the children sing in worship on Sunday. Thank you for your support of these faith formation activities.

The Messenger November edition will be in the narthex on Sunday and on line on our newly-redesigned website later today. Visit it at www.uccchurchofpeace.org.

Tuesday brings another fun gathering of the Golden Fellowship. Denny Smith will help us remember the good old days of train travel. Please sign up so we know how much food to prepare for the luncheon.

That’s the news from Church of Peace!

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: I thank you, O God, for our active faith community at Church of Peace. May our efforts to serve others in the name of Jesus be a blessing to many. May our children grow to love and follow you. May I be an example of your compassion and grace. Amen.