Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26
The Deacons welcomed Nancy Callahan to join the group as we gear up for fall service projects.
The Heartwarming Tree will be up and ready to receive warm hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens to distribute among those with need in the community beginning Sunday, Oct. 7. Bring new (or gently worn) outerwear to fill the limbs of the tree!
On the same day, Oct. 7, the Deacon’s Soup and Sandwich will be served after the 11 a.m. service. Come and eat your favorite, find a new favorite or try them all! Proceeds collected at the luncheon will support the needy family fund.
November will start with the beloved Tricky Tray on Nov. 3! See the accompanying page on our website for details, prizes, and surprises! On the same day as the Soup and Sandwich (Oct. 7), you will be able to pre-order your Tricky Tray tickets for a discounted cost for one day only! Flyers will be distributed throughout the church, and announcements will be in the bulletin, so you will know the pricing.
Nov. 18 will be Deacons Sunday and the day that Deacons will also distribute Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. Church members able to donate turkeys are asked to contact Debi Heusser.
December may sound far away, but it will be here before we know it! Deacons will continue with service projects that the congregation anticipates, including the Cookie Walk, Sock-It-to-Me Collection and The Wish Tree. More details will follow soon!
The Food Pantry served 35 families in August, distributing 210 bags to 71 individuals, 17 children, and 5 veterans. After years of use, “Phil” is retiring as the receptacle for Food Pantry donations. Look for a new container to drop off food in the Narthex. Judy Richmond will be leaving the Deacons after December, but will continue to call Bingo during Deacons Coffee Hours. Our Food Pantry and Needy Family Fund have also purchased Bibles, and have been distributing them to anyone who would like them and have come to us for assistance. There has been a wonderful response to this new ministry, and we hope to keep it going.
Mums will be sold during the Roast Beef Dinner and Tricky Tray. More information, including pricing, will be coming very soon!
We wanted to make everyone aware that the EPC Starfish Program, for church members and friends, is available for service and funds needed. The anonymous program recently was explained during a Minute for Mission on Sept. 9. Anyone who needs help with either service or finances, should contact Deacon Byron Parker, who will keep all requests confidential. Those willing to donate funds or service to those in need should also contact Byron.