Sunday – October 4th – World Communion Sunday – “Neighbors in Need” annual offering will be received.
Adult Forum at 9:00 am – we continue a series on those in long-term recovery from addiction. We’ll watch part of the documentary, “The Anonymous People.”
10:00 am Intergenerational Communion Worship – 2nd graders and older remain for the entire service. We’ll baptize one of our little ones and dedicate our confirmands and their mentors for their work this year. Pastor Jim will offer a communion meditation on “The Work That Reconnects.”
Rev. Michael Dowd inspired many with his presentations at FCC on Sept. 20-21. Audio recordings of both his Sunday sermon and Monday night presentation may be heard on our website: http://www.fccsheboygan.org/
Thurs Women’s Group meets each Thursday from 9-10:15 am in the church lounge. This fall, the group is reading Joan Chittister’s book “Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life.” All women are welcome. Child care provided. Pastor Julia, leader.
New to FCC? Please join us for a “Newcomers Class” on Monday 10/5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Led by pastors and Deacons, it is a time to learn more about our church’s mission, vision and history, and make some new friends. No obligation to join but we’ll receive new members into our fellowship on Sunday 10/18. RSVP to the pastors if you plan to attend.
“Journeys”– Weds. Oct 7th This program for 8th graders is held on the first and third Weds of the month from 5:30-6:30 for the discussion and a 6:30pm meal. On Oct. 7th, the group will learn about “Adam and Eve: The Loveable Screw-Ups.” Thanks to Ertel family for providing the meal
“A Geography of Grace” Begins on Oct. 8th A small group “Circle of Trust” series held on Thurs. nights from 6:30-8:30 pm in the church lounge, led by Pastors Jim and Julia. This 12-week series (6 in fall; 6 in spring) explores the metaphors from geography and nature that speak of the inner life. The group will create a sacred space where participants learn how to listen deeply to one another and engage in self-discovery. See flyer on Education table in narthex.
Electrical “troubleshooter” wanted – if you have a good sense about electrical wiring, Chris Kuehnel could use your help troubleshooting an issue with the lighting in the front courtyard (combination of photocell and motion sensor). Let him know if you can assist.
“Booyah Bash” fundraiser on Sat. Oct. 10th from 4-8pm in Lucas Hall. Enjoy Booyah (a hearty soup cooked by Ceil DePrey) and other delicious foods, listen to the music of Sheboygan Light Rail, participate in a silent auction and raise fund for music scholarships for the Gospellers trip to Germany next summer. Tickets on sale in narthex – $5 (per bowl) and $8 (per quart for carryout). Contact David Wernecke for more details – 920-208-6409.
Kiwanis & SASD Clothing Collection Bring in gently worn, clean, warm winter clothes (infant to adult sizes) for donation between now and Oct. 30th. Collection barrel located in church coat room. The clothing exchange will be held on Sat. Nov. 7th at Grant Elementary School from 9-11am.
Hygiene Kit Collection for Syrian Refugees – Church school children and families are collecting items to make “hygiene kits” to be sent to Church World Service to aid families that are fleeing from Syria.
· Hand towels measuring approximately 16″ x 28″ (no fingertip or bath towels)
· Wide-tooth combs
· Nail clippers
· Bars of soap (bath size in wrapper)
· Toothbrushes (in original packaging)
· Boxes of standard size Band-Aids®
Donated items can be placed in the bin located under the easel in the narthex. On Sun. Nov. 1st, the church school children will pack up these items into plastic bags and send them off to CWS. The 2015-2016 weekly church school offering is designated to help buy additional hygiene kits and to pay for processing costs.