Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday we will look to the nature and mission of the church as we investigate the question, The Church: Community of Country Club. It can be so easy at times to turn inward and find a sense of purpose and comfort from a safe, predictable environment. But is that what we are called to do as the church? Is that what Christ modeled for us as He walked the earth? Come and join us this Sunday as we look to our calling as Christ's body of believers and what that can look like in our section of Ocala. I encourage you to invite a friend and come be a part of the celebration!

2. Pumpkin Patch - The Pumpkin Patch is in full swing! And we can always use your help. This is a very important event in the life of the church and I want to encourage you to volunteer as often as you can. We need people to help sell in the patch, people to help read to the field trip groups we will host, and people to help with a few administrative duties. As you can see there is a little bit of something for everybody. This is a great way to meet the community, help our church, and simply have a great time while doing it all. You can signup to help in the Patch at the Connection Station in the Narthex and you can call the church office, 629-5688, to volunteer to read stories.

3. Operation S.A.F.E. - I want to pass along an invitation for a seminar being held here in town. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites you to participate in Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation), Be Scam Smart, a free workshop for seniors, their families, and caregivers. It’s taking place 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday,October 16, 2013, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 3300 NW 10th Street, Ocala, FL 34475, with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.

4. Nursery Help - We are looking for people to help us staff our nursery on Sunday mornings. The number of young people we have in the nursery is growing and needless to say, that is a good thing! If you are interested in helping Ms. Joy care for and teach our kids during worship, please let the church office know. You can email by clicking here, or call 629-5688. Thus far, we have had five people sign up and we are looking for at least eight. Remember the old adage, many hands make light work. I hope you will consider volunteering to help support this ministry.

5. October Newsletter Articles - If you have information that you would like to include in October's edition of the Sunshine Herald, please have those submitted to the office by next Sunday, October 20th. You may legibly hand write them, type them, or email them. Thank you for your help in making sure we are all informed.

Advent Conspiracy Update - I have been incredibly moved at how this congregation has responded to support this challenge. Each week I will post an update of how much has been raised towards our goal. If you would like more information about this challenge and the charities that will be supported with the proceeds, please visit our website by clicking here.

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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