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"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."

--Romans 1:17


Church bulletin announcements for the week of 07/24/16

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 Event's for Summer
July 25-29: VBS
August 1: Conowingo Pool
August 17: Mini Golf and Artic Circle
September 7: Youth Wednesday Night kick off party
VBS Update: We are still in need for drivers to go on today Sunday July 24th to Oak Grove to pick up VBS decorations at 1:00p.m. We will also need people to help set up the decorations today when we get back around 2:30-3:00. Please see Danielle or you can reach her on her cell at 443-356-3438 if you are able to help. Let's get ready to have an awesome VBS week.

Singles Ministry BBQ and School Supplies drive
The singles ministry is having a BBQ and school supplies drive on August 21st at the church. School supplies that they are looking for is: 10 packs of paper, 12 notebooks, 6 packs of #2 pencils, 6 large erasers, and 6 pencil boxes. Please contact Bill Cook with any questions.

Church Family in Need
We spoke recently with Paul and Connie Henry. They are both struggling badly with health issues: both have fallen and hurt themselves. Paul was asking if we as a church might be able to pull together a work party to go down and build a ramp to help them get into and out from their trailer. We believe they may have access to materials (and we can call them back to confirm this), but they need a ramp, and need it really soon. If you are in a place to possibly help with this project, would you call the church office to let us know? Thank you!

Extreme Family Outreach
Extreme Family Outreach is a non-profit program that goes into the under-served communities along the Route 40 corridor of Harford County with "Community Impact" programs, teaching children and their families about making wise choices, the importance of education, staying in school, bullying, drug & alcohol abuse and much more on a weekly basis. One of the programs that helps kick-off their fall semester is the "Back to School" Bash. This program provides school supplies for 400 children. Would you help by having a school supply drive within your church family? We ask that all school supplies be delivered to the EFO office (801 C. Philadelphia Road, Joppa, MD 21085) by 4:00pm on Thursday, August 4th. The following items will be needed for this effort: Pens, Pencils, Glue Sticks, Elmer's Glue, Markers, Back Packs, Rulers, Crayons, Color Pencils, Hand Sanitizer, Composition Books, Protractors, Index Cards, Dividers, Big Erasers, Scissors, 1" Binders, Pencil Holders, Pencil Boxes, Highlighters, Tissue Boxes, Hand Wipes, Pocket Folders, 3 Prong Folders, College Ruled Paper, Wide Ruled Paper, Pencil Sharpeners. When we touch the heart of a child, you change lives, communities, the World!!
Steve Gambrill, Extreme Family Outreach

Praise Team Practice
Practice for the praise team will start back up on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:45p.m. Adults and teen vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to be a part of this preparation to lead the congregation in worship on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Wiggins at 443-307-1793.

Grace Place
Grace Place needs a driver with a pick-up truck, van or SUV to pick up donations at the Klein's ShopRite in Aberdeen in August or September. The donations are picked up on Tuesday mornings between 9-9:30am and brought to St. John's Episcopal Church for distribution that day. If you are able to help, please call Louise Silsby at 410-734-6721(home) or 410-652-4554 (cell). Thanks for your consideration.

Alpha's Glory
They are less than three months away from the date of the annual 5k walk/run, and they are needing to form a committee to organize this fundraising event. The committee meets regularly to plan and organize the event which takes place on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Planning this event includes soliciting sponsors, promoting the event, registering participants, coordinating volunteers for set-up, prizes, t-shirt, timing, etc. If you are interested and or available call Karen Wilson at 410-272-4711 or 443-553-6474 before July 29th. Thanks so much.

Christmas in July
First Baptist's Sunday Bible Study classes can participate again this year in the children's Christmas Shoe Boxes, a project of Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham, President). The actual collecting of the boxes will be in November, but we are asking you to keep an eye out for sales on school supplies as we get closer to the first day of school.  Also, money is needed to ship the packages ($7.00 per box).  Samaritan's Purse asks us to be praying for these children.  Let's make a difference in a child's life.



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