Looking ahead – Camp Sunday will be on August 18th and Youth Mission Trip presentation will be on September 8th.
Fall schedule change – Beginning September 1st, we’ll have First Light Worship at 8:00 am, New Song Worship at 10:30 am, and Sunday School & Adult Faith classes at 9:15 am. Evening Song Worship, on Wednesdays, will continue at 6:00 pm.
The Call Committee for our new Senior Pastor met recently with Pastor Paul Ostrem & were given some excellent guidance on how the Call Process works. We are meeting again shortly with the intent of working on a Congregational Survey. This survey should reflect how we see ourselves growing as a church and what qualities we are seeking in a new Senior Pastor. We are asking for everyone to prayerfully consider where we are right now & who will be the right person to lead us into the future. Most importantly, we ask for your continued prayers as we move through this important process.
40 Backpacks were purchased and filled by Resurrection givers in July, so students right here in Marion can start their school year off with no worries. Thanks to Marion Cares staff for organizing this much-needed program for our area youth.
FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!
Churches of Marion Food Pantry // Summer is the time of year when food donations go DOWN, due to lack of food drives and fewer donations coming in from participating churches, and demand goes UP, as kids are not receiving school-based meals. Can you help us fill the gap this summer 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 the gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!
Mary Martha Rebecca Circle will be having our summer luncheon at the Olive Garden on Wednesday, August 7 at 11:30 am. All are welcome even if you aren’t a usually a member of the group.
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 on Sunday, August 18 at 9:30 in the fellowship hall or contact Pam Brown at email@example.com. We welcome your interest and suggestions!
It’s time to stop worrying about money! The nine-lesson Financial Peace University (FPU) course is the proven plan to help you keep a budget, beat debt, and build wealth! Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts teach every lesson with biblical wisdom, and you’ll get support and encouragement along the way. FPU includes your workbook and a free year of Financial Peace Membership, and an online tool kit to support your journey. This series will begin in September; contact Pam Brown or Donna Dennis for more info.
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 Dennis or Dan Tegtmeier if you’re 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 “Getting Unstuck: Practical Ways to Improve Your Life”