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August 15, 2019, 5:49 PM

August 16


 
WEEK of August 16
POTLUCK
This Sunday, August 18, we are having our first potluck lunch to kick off the fall season.
Please bring a favorite dish to share and enjoy
the fellowship.
The new school year is about to begin, and your interest and support are again needed to help provide school supplies for children at Mendez Elementary. A list of needed supplies is below. Please place your donations at the "Mendez Education Station" located in the Narthex. Supplies will be collected through Sunday, September 8.
Your loving expressions of generosity are so very much appreciated.
  •         Box of #2 Sharpened Pencils
  •         5 Inch Scissors
  •         Boxes of Crayons
  •         Bottles of Glue
  •         Large Glue Sticks
  •         Boxes of Facial Tissues
  •        Package of Manila Paper
  •         Package of Construction Paper
  •         Package of Colored Pencils
  •         Package of Erasers
  •         Package of Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  •        Box of Quart Size Zipper Plastic Bags
  •         Box of Gallon Size Zipper Plastic Bags
  •         Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks - 70 Page
  •         3 Hole Hand Punch
  •         Pocket Folders - Classic Colors
  •         Packages of Notebook Dividers
  •         Box of Classic Colored Crayola Thin Washable Markers
Please deposit donations at the Mendez Education Station in the Narthex by Sunday, September 8.
THANK YOU
Our Youth Group has a new name: God’s Arrows. 
A new t-shirt has been created. We are taking orders now for the vintage royal blue soft tee. The youth have graciously included all children ages Kindergarten through 5th in having a shirt. We need to know who wants one asap. The shirt will cost $15 but we will make sure everyone has one. Please let Shawn or Gael know the size needed. Forms will be in the Narthex.
 
FCC Youth group for grades 6-12 is meeting Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 
We could use some help with meals each week. 
  • There will be a sign up on the counter in the Narthex on Sunday.  
  • Meals need to be for 12-15 people.
  • Suggestions are crockpot meals like chili, sloppy joes, biscuits and gravy, pulled pork sandwiches, sandwich makings, etc. 
  • You can also purchase and bring things like pizza, chicken nugget platters, Subway, etc.
  • Food needs to be at the church on Tuesday by 6 p.m. 
  • If it is a crockpot meal, you can drop it off early and plug it in again in the kitchen.
  • Food can be delivered to the far back counter in the kitchen.
  • Shawn can also take cash to use in purchasing the meal.
This is another great opportunity to prioritize our youth and let them know we care and support them. 
 
School has begun! Blessing of the backpacks will be Sept 8 during Sunday Celebration at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to blessing backpacks we will be honoring 14 of our young people who are making important transitions this year. At 9 a.m. on the 8th we will also begin our new Sunday School classes for youth and adults. 
There will be planned children’s activities at 9 a.m. and Bible study will continue to be during worship/Children’s Church.
 

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