Church bulletin announcements for the week of 04/24/16
Deacons Ministry Ingathering
In an effort to highlight the deacons ministry on the Sundays we observe the Lord's Supper, we have an ingathering of goods and monies for their emergency assistance ministry. We will next observe the Lord's Supper on Sunday, May 1. Begin making plans now to contribute to this ministry. Here are some things we are in need of: cooking oil, cold cereal, tuna, potted meat, Vienna Sausage, canned ham or chicken, beef stew, chili mix, chicken & dumplings, soup, green beans, pork & beans.
National Day of Prayer
The first Thursday of May of each year is regularly set aside to call our nation to prayer. For years, the President of the United States of America would issue a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer. Join us at noon on Thursday, May 5 in the City Council Chambers at Havre de Grace City Hall, along with other churches in Havre de Grace, for a time of prayer for our town and nation. Let us gather together to pray.
Susquehanna Baptist Association Churches are working to provide health kits to be used in a variety of ministries including international students, homeless, migrants and prison inmates. The items we are collecting should be placed in a two gallon zip-lock bag or a 14"x12" drawstring cloth bag. The items should include the following: large bath towel, wash cloth, soap (full size bar), shampoo (large size) toothbrush, toothpaste (large), large comb (no rat tail combs) and deodorant. Please put only the requested items in the bags. All items must be brought in by Sunday, May 22 and may be put in the 1st-3rd grade children's Sunday School room upstairs in the Education Building. If you have any questions about this project, please see Dawn Dawson.
Note of Thanks
Nancy Simpers would like to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, cards, calls and flowers during her recent back surgery and recovery.
The Church Council will meet on Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. There should be a representative of each ministry present. Your efforts in making arrangements to be represented are greatly appreciated and allow us to deal more effectively with church business. The meeting will go no longer than about an hour, finishing up by 10:45 a.m. at the latest.
Internal Audit of the Church's Books
The Finance Team of our church is working to improve our church's stewardship health and practices. One of the initial steps we want to take is to conduct an internal audit. The team is looking for a volunteer from the church membership who would be both qualified and willing to conduct this internal audit. If that describes you, would you please notify the church office of your availability as soon as you are able? We look forward to the partnership and the church's move forward in our Turn Around Journey.
Youth Ministry Activities
Rent-A Kid: The Outer Limits Youth Ministry would like to announce that youth will be available to help perform basic lawn maintenance and household chores for church members. Any donations received will be used by the youth doing the work to defray the cost of attending events/retreats. Contact Chip (410-937-0659) or Danielle (443-356-3438) to arrange for a member of the youth to come and serve.
Youth Mission Team Money War: The Youth Mission Team is continuing to prepare to travel to Pittsburgh. Towards that effort we have begun this year's money war between the boys and girls on the team. Help them raise the needed funds to join in the Lord's work in this friendly competition. Winners pick restaurants for lunch there and back.
Special-Called Business Meetings
On Sunday, May 1 at the end of each morning service there will be a special-called business meeting to vote on the Values Statement that the Strategic Planning Team has proposed for the church. There will also be a special-called business meeting on Sunday, May 8 at the end of each morning service to vote on Personnel Team members.
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For details or to sign up to help please call Don Ratzlaff (410-939-4929).
The Deacons will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. All active deacons should plan to attend.