We will need lots of volunteers to help with sprucing up the outside of the church as well as dusting and cleaning windows on the inside of the church. We will be meeting at 9am on Saturday, April 23rd. Bring shovels, rakes, clippers, trimmers, blowers and anything else you can think of we might need to get the job done.
We are continuing an in-person Sunday School program during the 10:30 a.m. service as well as a Wednesday Bible School program on Wednesdays at 4:30pm via zoom!
Our Sunday teachers are Gail Achilles and Anita Halpern and our Wednesday teachers are Nancy Gansner, Gail Achilles and Anna Friedrich. We are using the Whirl curriculum, following lessons that go along with the lectionary (the lessons that are read each week.)
Please come on Sunday morning or contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of the Wednesday zoom class. (Please make sure we have your email address so we can send you the zoom link. Materials will also be sent to those participating on zoom. A Bible will be provided to your child if they do not have one. Please let us know.) For more information see, Melissa Prunkel
Monday Night Bible Study will meet via zoom from 7-9pm on Monday nights. They are reading, "Leading a Life of Balance" by Christa Kinde, foreword by Marilyn Meberg. There are 12 chapters, and they started Chapter 1, on January 24. All are welcome to come at any time during the study.
Your Sister in Christ, Gail Achilles.
We will be resuming in-person VBS in 2022. Gail Achilles is enthusiastically looking forward to August. We will be doing “Monumental” Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, August 8-12, 2022 from 9am to 12noon. We will be needing lots of volunteers to help out in many different ways. Please contact Melissa Prunkel, Gail Achilles or the church office with your suggestions or to volunteer to help. Thank you, Church Family!
SOCIAL MINISTRY PROJECT
Books – Books – Books for the Children
141 Impact is a ministry we have supported over the years through Pastor Nelson’s daughter, Carrie Brown.
They have raised funds to build a community library to supplement education in Uganda. Reading is such an important part of every child’s life. These children are anywhere between 3 and 15 years old.
Therefore, they are in need of books to fill that future library and we can be a special part in doing that. We donate the money for them to purchase the books in Uganda.
Our Social Ministry team prays…
. our families will work with their children to donate the money for these books
. our grandparents will donate book moneys in honor of their grandchildren.
. everyone else supports the need to purchase these books
The hope is that we can actually have labels in the books they purchase showing given “by the Hood Family”, for example, or “Given in Honor of Greg Hood.”
We are figuring on $5.00 per book with a goal of $150.
There will be a “Book Bank” on the foyer desk and another one in a Sunday School room.
If you want a book specific for your family or child, please let us know.
Bless a child today. Show our love to these parents who are deeply grateful for what is being done for their children.
Any questions, please contact me. Your Sister in Christ, Sharon Hood
Coffee Hour after Worship on Sundays at Faith
In an effort to return some normalcy to Faith Church (not only are masks optional now) but we will be bringing back ministry teams and congregational volunteers to help out with coffee hours.
We all love to congregate in the Fellowship Hall after worship to break bread (or cake, or fruit, or pretzels, etc.) together but we need some help providing the “bread.”
The coffee hour sponsors for the month will be listed in the Mustard Seed on the Volunteer page and also weekly in the bulletin.
Here are the assignments for April.
4/3 Evangelism-Doug Renner;
4/10 Anniversary Coffeehour - Congregation to bring finger sandwiches;
4/17 Easter Sunday - NO Coffeehour;
4/24 Evangelism-Doug Renner
On Palm Sunday, Faith’s Anniversary, we will have a special cake and we are asking the congregation to bring finger sandwiches to share. We will not be having a coffee hour on Easter Sunday as everyone will be anxious to get home for Easter festivities!
If you are not presently attending in-person church, you could possibly drop something off before-hand or have someone on your team bring something.
Thank you to all those that pitch in to set up and clean up the kitchen on Sundays!