It was a beautiful weekend September 19th to 21st for a hometown fair. The weather was cool and crisp and the rain stayed away for 2 of the 3 days. Our parking lot, always the popular and convenient spot for fair-goers, was full most of the weekend. The brownie sundaes were exceptionally delicious and were a hot item, especially on Saturday in the gorgeous weather. The Missions committee produced a crop of warm, yummy apple pies to sell to parade-goers along with melt in your mouth donuts and coffee.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make these fundraisers successful!!
You are the best! Our retreat was a tremendous success due to your participation! In addition we want to give thanks to all those who were not able to attend, but fully supported the event with prayers, positive expectations and with great food. Rev. Rick, our Congregational Development coach, will be sending us a summary of the day and a date for the next gathering. The next step is to move toward a doable plan to make all those wonderful possibilities come true. Share your experience with others! Friends, let’s keep the Holy Spirit moving in our midst!
Let us initiate the New Year with excitement and great expectations. Mark your calendar to participate in a community gathering where we will be honoring the past, celebrating the present, and claiming a vibrant future. Everyone is needed to share, love and plan for the spiritual and numeric growth of Hope. Come; let us collaborate with the Holy Spirit and each other in the creation of our future!
We give a big thank you to Joan and Ginny for all of their hard work to make our church’s Holiday Bazaar a big success! Thank you as well to everyone who helped out in so many different ways. It looks like Mrs. Claus’ cookie sale is becoming a well received new tradition!!
Addie's Craft Ministry Corner
Mrs. Claus' cookies
Joan checks out the baked goods
Carolyn and Shirley oversee the crafts
Ornaments for Imagine No Malaria
Paige, Adam and Katie sell ornaments for the Sunday School Mission project, Imagine No Malaria
Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to make landfall, battered the Philippines Friday, Nov. 8. With sustained winds of 195 mph, the category 5 storm cut a swath of devastation across the northern tip of Cebu and tore through the three large island provinces of Samar, Leyte and Bohol. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with partners in the Philippines to provide assistance immediately.
Please be in prayer for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Find out how to join the relief effort.