We have offered two Pastor Chats at the new TransAlta Commons building on Centralia College campus. We’ve been able to engage a few students in conversations (and hand out a couple of gift cards for the espresso stand there). We will continue with our Pastor Chats there every Tuesday mornings, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. (note the change in time), with the exception of October 3rd (Tom has a district meeting). Of course, we will continue to offer our Thursday afternoon Pastor Chats at Dawn’s Delectables from 2 to 4 p.m. We will hold Pastor Chats on each Thursday in October.
CARING GROWTH GROUPS MEETING TIMES
Would you enjoy more Christian fellowship and friendship? A time to explore the Bible and learn with other Christians? A small group is just for you. We have several and each one is always open to new members, come and join us anytime. Contact the church office and we will help you get in touch with a small group leader. 36o-736-7311
Everyone is invited to the community dinners, come and join us for a time of friendship and fellowship and enjoy a free meal.
All Meals are Free and All are Welcome to Attend
Monday October 23rd, 5:30 pm Monday October 30th, 5:30 pm
Youth Group News for October
Youth group kind of got off to a stumbling start in September, but we’re ready to gain some momentum in October! We have a lot of fun events planned. Look below to see what’s in store for our youth:
October 1st: The CROP Hunger Walk! We’ll participate in the CROP Walk as a group. Our church gets to host this year’s walk, so we’ll meet at the church at 1:30 or so for registration. The actual 5K (3.2 miles) walk starts at 2 p.m. There will be snacks and beverages provided at the end of the walk. We should be finish by 3:15 p.m.
October 8th: Sardines! We’ll play one of our favorite games this Sunday- Sardines. In sardines, one person goes and hides, and the rest of the group tries to find them. When you do find the person hiding, you hide with them. We’ll start at 6:30 and end by 8 p.m.
October 15th: Retro Game Night! Some youth group games have been around for a long time. We’ll play several old time favorites this night. We’ll start at 6:30 and end by 8 p.m.
October 22nd: Board Game Night! Playing board games is a great way to get to know each other and to build relationships. So bring your favorite board game (no guarantee that we’ll play it, however), a snack to share with the rest of the group, and something for yourself to drink. We’ll start at 6:30 and end by 8 p.m.
October 29th: Maze Monster: Halloween Edition! Our all time favorite game with a Halloween theme! We’ll start at 6:30 p.m. (it should be dark by then by this time of the year) and we’ll play until 8 p.m. Wear good shoes to move around in, and bring something for yourself to drink. And bring a friend and your courage (you’re going to need it.)
We’ll plan for the month of November at our October 22nd meeting.
Youth Sunday School: BL4Y!
All of our Sunday School classes will resume on September 10th at 9:30 a.m. This includes our youth who will be diving into a Bible study entitled BL4Y (which stands for Bible Lessons for Youth). The first quarter will focus on covenant. Pastor Tom will lead the first half hour, which will be the Bible lesson for the day, and then Leah Wegener will take over the second half of the class. She is planning on having the youth build a pantry that will be stocked with nonperishable foods for anyone to take. This little pantry will be located on the grounds of the church. One of the youth’s goals will be to keep this pantry stocked from week to week.
UMW October Calendar
Oct 11 Birthday Lunch 12noon
Oct 18 Unit Meeting 12noon
Oct 29 Bake Sale before/after Service
UMW Bake Sale!
Sunday, October 29th
Delicious home baked goods! Something for everyone!
Come satisfy your sweet tooth!
Charge Conference: Sunday, October 29th
Our annual All Church Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, October 29th! We’ll be meeting from 4 to 5p.m. The Gifts and Graces Team will meet with District Superintendent David Nieda from 3 to 3:45. This is the meeting where we elect a new slate of officers and approve the pastor’s salary package for 2018. Plus, we celebrate the year that has been! Don’t miss this very important meeting.
Raise the Roof Capital Funds Campaign Update
By the time you read this, our roof will have been replaced. We found a great contractor who did an outstanding job. Now all we have to do is to finish paying for it. Thus far, we have raised $15,350 through one time gifts and pledges. If you haven’t made a pledge yet, you can pick up a pledge card from the church office.