Our sympathies to Brad Smith and Hannah on the death of Laurie Smith on August 9th.
Looking ahead – Camp Sunday is today and our Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on Sunday, September 8. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15.
Sunday Schedule Change – Beginning September 1st, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am, and Sunday School & Adult Faith classes at 9:15 am. Evening Song Worship will continue on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.
FLY helpers – This is the final week of meals provided by the ‘Feeding Lunches to Youth’ program in Marion. FLY has served more than 5,000 meals this summer! We need volunteers every day this last week, so please sign up online at http://signup.com/go/JDqAoNO or email Jill Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult.
Churches of Marion Food Pantry – Can you help us fill the summer ‘food gap’ for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in our gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). Thank you so much for your continued support!
55+ Group – The proposal to establish a new group for the 55+ crowd has been met with enthusiasm and support. If you can, please gather with us Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 am in the fellowship hall or contact Pam Brown at email@example.com. We welcome your interest and suggestions!
Scrapbooking Group will meet on Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 9 pm. If you want to take part, contact Donna – firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome to join in our creative fun!
Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.
Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.
Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: email@example.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.
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Facilitators will be needed as we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes. We’re particularly looking for folks who want to facilitate a class in one of these areas:
> Doubters – folks with questions about faith – why? how? who?
> How do I…. pray? study the bible? learn a new spiritual practice?
> What does the Bible say about… money? health? relationships? parenting? dying? etc.
Contact Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan (email@example.com) if you’re even a little bit interested in serving this way.
Lifetree Café – Join us Sunday at 9:05 am or Friday at 12 pm for coffee, snacks, and discussion. Feel free to invite outside friends, as we have conversations about topics relevant to everyone. Our subject this week is “Faith & Science”