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What kind of legacy are we leaving our children, grandchildren and future generations? Have you even thought about that?

We know children go through stages of physical development progressing from totally dependence on adults as newborns to being fully independent as adults. We also recognize that a child develops mentally, emotionally, and socially as they grow and experience the world around them. The spiritual and moral development of children is equally complex. Just because a child says that it is not appropriate to hit a playmate or that one should always tell the truth does not mean that their behavior will follow.

Pastor Patti's Picks

I am an avid reader and consumer of various media. Each month I will share with you that which I’ve found to be spiritually motivating and/or relevantly informative. Enjoy!

“Living through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and Laughter”
Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.” Reinhold Niebuhr

            October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Our church is organizing a cancer fundraiser on October 15 to benefit a local charity Maureen’s Hope that assists people and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer.  So, when I saw the book “Living through Breast Cancer with Faith, Hope, and Laughter” by Laura Jensen Walker I just HAD to read it – and I’m glad I did.

Zimmerman News

We are supporting the work of United Methodist missionaries Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman in Kathmandu, Nepal with donations received in the amount of $1369.68 as of July 2016.  This is an increase of over 100% from last year’s donations. 

Election Day Food Booth & Pie Sale

Our church is a polling place for the upcoming election. The polls will be open on Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The U.M.W., U.M.M. and the O.W.L.S. will be serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate, donuts, sandwiches, soup, chili, chowder, and pie. Whole pies will be for sale also. We need your help to make this successful.

If you can help for 2 hours or more, please sign-up during Fellowship Time or contact Betty Morrow.

Donations of pies are also welcome. Please help to show our neighbors what a wonderful church we have. Betty Morrow, 635-6228

Eureka Book Club

Our next meeting has been changed to October 25 at 6:00 pm.
The book for October is “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

“Eureka” will meet on:  Nov. 28, Dec. 21 (Wednesday), Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22. 
Please let Rev. Walz know if you plan to participate.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m., in the church parking lot; inside will be games and food. If you would like to participate in Trunk or Treat by providing treats in your trunk, please RSVP to Jackie Anderson.  Plan to arrive by 5:10 p.m., and plan for 120-150 children. Please consider offering some non-food items for those with food allergies. We also need bakers to provide desserts! If you can make cookies or cupcakes, please let Jackie Anderson know. Decorated cupcake liners will be provided for your use. Thank you!

Children's Christmas Bazaar

It’s not too early to start thinking about the Children’s Christmas Bazaar! It will be held on Saturday, December 10
This year the multi-purpose room will be transformed again into a “store” where children (up through grade 5) can shop in secret for Christmas presents for friends and family and have them wrapped. 
All items will cost 50c. But, we need items, new and gently used, for the children to purchase. We love homemade items too!
Some suggestions to get you thinking! Bookmarks, coasters, potholders, hot pads, table decorations, hats, scarves, mittens, placemats, napkins, eyeglass cases, mug rugs, wooden items…
Don’t forget the men – children want to buy for dads, grandpas, uncles too: key chains, handkerchiefs, ties, small tools, manicure sets, coffee mugs…
All items can be brought to the church office.