Last weekend, the church voted and called Cole Rhoades to be Associate Pastor. He will bring faithful leadership to worship gatherings and craft a vision for student ministry. Cole & Kaitlen will officially begin at the end of September. Pray for them as they search for a home. Let’s show our appreciation also to Paul Cook and his family for leading us well.
    Hope you all had a great summer! It’s time to kick-off the Awana year. Join us for hamburgers and hot dogs on September 5 around 6:00-6:30pm. Stick around to visit with other Awana families as the kids play. We will have a water bounce house, and some kiddie pools for the littles. Let your child wear a swimsuit or shorts and bring towels. You may want to bring lawn chairs for outside. They will have a blast playing in the water! You can register for Awana on this website. Awana is a fun discipleship program for kids.
    Marriage Enrichment and Dessert for Couples will be held September 7. Child care opens at 5:30pm. Bring a sack supper for the kiddos. Be back at the church by 7:30pm for dessert and Marriage Enrichment. Invite a couple friend! All age couples are welcome. If you need a partner couple for teaming up for dinner, let Sandy Oravetz know. This is a great way to get to know people.
    Life is sweet! Prayer and planning has begun for our 2018 Women’s Retreat October 5/6 at Camp Copass. This year we’ll be returning to the Tally Retreat Center’s lovely hotel accommodations we enjoyed two years ago. We have reserved 24 spots – nothing would make us happier than needing to reserve more! Complete your registration today online.
    God’s hope for our spiritual lives goes far beyond merely attending church. The key to seeing this is in sharing our lives with other believers. We encourage everyone to gather in small groups and share what we are learning. Our small groups welcome people from all ages and stages.