Outreach & Community for the weeks of November 18 & 25, 2018

Thanksgiving Gathering on November 19

Please join us for the Thanksgiving Gathering on Monday, November 19, at 7 p.m.  Dessert will be provided as we give thanks around our tables together.  Please RSVP on the sign up in the gathering area or on Facebook.

Pumpkin Pies for St. Paul's Community Center

Please sign up in the gathering area to bring a pumpkin pie in support of St. Paul’s Community Center’s Thanksgiving meal.  Please have the pies to the church kitchen by Tuesday, November 20 at 12 p.m.  Disposable containers, please.  Thank you!

Book Group on November 28

The book group will meet on November 28 to discuss Winter Stroll, a novel by Elin Hilderbrand.  This meeting will be off-site.  Please contact Jackie Matzinger at 419-841-3578 or matzinger1@aol.com for more details.

Advent Festival on December 2

Please join us for the Advent Festival on Sunday, December 2, after the 10:40 a.m. service.  A light lunch will be served.  Come to make ornaments, to sing songs of the season, and to celebrate Advent with your church family.  Please RSVP on the sign up in the gathering area or on Facebook.  The fellowship board would appreciate donations of cookies.  The cookie sign up is also in the gathering area.

Blood Drive on December 9

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 9, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a Blood Drive happening in Wright Hall.  Appointments can be made by calling the church office at 419-882-0048 or checking the sign-up in the gathering area.  Sponsored by the Health Ministries Board.

Personal Needs Collection for November

For the month of November, we are collecting toilet paper and brown paper grocery bags. The collection basket is in the gathering area (to the left as you enter the main church doors).  Thank you for supporting this important ministry, a partnership of our church’s Personal Needs Workgroup and Sylvania Area Family Services. 

Three ways you can help our ministry:
-bring a package of toilet paper with you the next time you come to the church
-have a shipment of toilet paper from Amazon (or another online retailer) sent directly to SAFS
-make a monetary donation to our church, clearly marked “personal needs,” and we’ll do the shopping for you.

Luncheon and bazaar report and update meeting date

Thank you to all who supported this year’s luncheon and mini bazaar as bakers, crafters, kitchen helpers and guests! All areas of the event made a profit with enough money raised to make several meaningful gifts to local outreach. Oh, and by POPULAR DEMAND, there will be an event next year. What fun was had by all! Get involved by attending second Tuesday lunches and join in the review meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Elves’ Den, downstairs, at 10am. We will review the event, the financial report, and enjoy snacks and fellowship. Questions? Call Tami at 419.885.7874