Bulletins – If you would like to have the bulletins emailed to you, please contact Sheri at email@example.com
Operation Christmas Child – Please bring your packed shoeboxes to church today. If you forgot your shoebox, the church will be open this afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 for you to drop off your shoebox. Play for those who will be receiving the shoeboxes. Pray that the shoeboxes will be a Gospel Opportunity to the children that receive them and that God will be real and personal to these children and their families.
Profession of Faith Class – The Scriptures call and encourage all of us to publicly profess our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ throughout our lives. As a church, we also encourage our young people to publicly profess their faith as one way of affirming and personally owning God's promises made to them in their baptism. Pastor Aaron will be starting a Profession of Faith class shortly after the New Year. It will meet once a week for four weeks. Any of our youth (Jr. or Sr. High) who are interested in participating in this class and making profession of faith should fill out one of the cards on the table in the foyer, and place it in Pastor Aaron's mailbox.
Mask Policy – Masks are required when 1) entering the building, 2) taking your seat, 3) singing, 4) leaving your seat, and 5) exiting the building. Masks must also be worn at any small group gatherings that take place in the church building, including but not limited to, Sunday School, Bible studies, Youth Group, and prayer meetings.
Exceptions: 1) Children in the 4 th Grade and younger are not required to wear masks, but parents are encouraged to have their children wear masks if they are able to. 2) People with medical conditions which prevent wearing masks are not required to wear one.
The Worship Committee has been thinking about the Thanksgiving service. This has been a difficult year for us on many levels but heightened with the CoVid issues and aftermath of the derecho, not to mention issues with grief and loss.
It can be difficult to give thanks in trying circumstances, yet God asks that we give thanks in all circumstances. And often, God speaks most loudly in those situations.
Maybe God has been speaking to you. We would like to know your story. How have you seen God at work?
We are hoping to structure our service around stories of how God is working, hoping to use some of your stories. Please share it with a member of the worship committee: Pastor Aaron, Fred Van Zante, Jenny Swersie or Lois Vos.
During the month of November, our congregation will once again be collecting food items for the Newton Salvation Army food pantry.
Requested items include any kind of Stove Top stuffing, canned baked beans, canned sweet potatoes and canned green beans, but all food donations would be welcomed.
Place your food items in the collection boxes (marked Thanksgiving) that are under the mailboxes.