Announcements and Activities

If you were one of those who crammed for tests at school, you might be a person who has put off writing your ADVENT DAILY DEVOTIONAL entry until the last minute. And that “last minute” is midnight October 20th!  You can email your entry to Penelope at or place a hard-copy in her mail box. If you have questions, please ask Tami Robinson or Mary Braudrick.

The October Year-Round Stewardship theme is STEWARDSHIP OF OUR GIFTS AND PASSIONS. You will find copies of this year’s Passions & Gifts sheet and the Sunday Servants sheet in your mail boxes; our intent was to give you one copy of each per person in your household grade 9 and older; we may have mis-counted, so there are extras on the narthex table. Please identify ways that you are willing to serve, both on Sundays and other times throughout the year; check those boxes; sign your name; place the finished forms in the designated wicker basket. If you have questions, please talk with Phil Cronk or Bob Torrey. Kids up through grade 8 will have their own sign-ups through Sunday School.

FALL FINANCIAL PLEDGE CAMPAIGN: Your 2020 pledge cards were placed in your church mailboxes in early September and MANY of you have already completed and returned them! Others of you have been waiting for Commitment Sunday (today) to arrive and plan to place them in the offering plate today. Thank you so very much for helping our Church Council in the 2020 budgeting process (it certainly helps to know how much money is likely to come in). And for taking the step of faith and discipleship by, in advance of knowing what might be happening in your life during the next 15 months, committing a portion of what God has blessed you with as an offering returned to Him.

GARDEN FINAL TALLY:   8,591.00 lbs.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR COMING SOON:  We invite everyone to participate in our 18th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will be held on November 2 this year. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The proceeds from the bazaar will again go to our church Emergency Fund.  Set up time will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, and doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. We will again serve lunch and baked goods, and the kitchen will be open all day with free coffee for vendors, and of course other delicious treats! The Lunch Ladies will be there with their pans and cinnamon rolls. We will need help with setup and cleanup, soup and chili to sell, and of course items for the Bake Sale.  Back by popular demand is our Raffle. We will display the raffle items in the church narthex, so shoppers can purchase raffle tickets as they enter the bazaar. Please consider what you could donate for this part of the fund-raiser.    We are also encourage members who do crafting to consider buying a booth and selling your homemade items at the bazaar. It is a great way to earn a little extra cash for Christmas!    November will be here before you know it. Don’t miss out!  Click here for the invitation letter.  Click here for the registration form.

BAZAAR BAKERS NEEDED:  Time to start baking. We want to make the cookies and fudge sale bigger and better this year. Dig into your recipe files, as we would like to put greater emphasis on holiday/specialty/ethnic cookies. We are also looking for and encouraging any new bakers and fudge makers. Freezer friendly recipes are especially popular! Thank you for your continued support.

CROPWALK:  This year’s Canyon County CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, October 20, 2019  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and the walk begins at 2:30, beginning at the McCain Center, College of Idaho.  Packets are available.  Please contact either Tim McHugh or Steve VanAtter.

EMAILS: If you aren’t receiving emails of church notices and the monthly Epistle and would like to, please leave your email address on the attendance sheet or with the office, and you will be added to the distribution list.

Julie Haugen is sending cards to members who have lost someone or are hospitalized, and in other circumstances in which a card may be appropriate.  Please contact Julie if you know of a situation that may apply.