By Donna Van Dine
Summer is closer than you think, so now is the time to start planning for Vacation Bible School 2016. If you would like more information on the Director’s duties, please contact Donna Van Dine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-551-0889 or Ursula Pinckney at email@example.com or 443-995-2035.
By Kathy Reichard
January 2016 will start the process for new two-year terms on the Church Council. We need two council members and two church members to serve on the nominating committee. This process runs from January to April. If you are interested in serving in this very important process, please contact Kathy Reichard at 410-674-8479. If you prefer, please consider running for a position on the council. Anyone can run for any office. Elections will be held in May.
As you change out your closets for fall and winter, please consider making a donation to the Lutheran Mission Society. Collection is in the Church basement by the handicap ramp.
During the month of November, CAP will be collecting canned vegetables.
We put out a plea for donations to provide holiday baskets to our CAP clients and folks in our community in need. In the past two weeks, you donated more than 90 holiday baskets! Your generous donations and the matching contribution will allow us to warm many hearts and stomachs this holiday season. Unfortunately, our work is never done. We have seen an increased need in our community for food and it has put a strain on CAPs financial health this year. Your generous donations of food, clothing, and money throughout the year are greatly appreciated. Non-perishable food donations may be given any time in the basket at the bottom of the sanctuary steps. Cash donations should be made payable to Christian Assistance Program and mailed to 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113 or you can make checks payable to FELC, designated to CAP in the remarks, and placed in the offering.
Clothing should be taken to Nichols Bethel at the Murray Rd. address.
We are blessed with many volunteers who help weekly at the CAP pantry. We can always use a few more helping hands, particularly when we have our monthly food bank delivery and during the holidays when we prepare and distribute the food baskets. Mark your calendars to help:
CAP also needs help with filling the following positions. If you are interested, please contact David Vitchock at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Gantt at 410-760-0485 or email Aggantt2@aol.com:
November is Commnity Services Board Emphasis Month
1 – All Saints’ Day; Daylight Savings ends
7 – Apple Pie Contest and Chili Cook-off (5 pm)
11 – Veterans Day
25 – Thanksgiving Eve Service (7 pm)
26 – Thanksgiving
29 – First Sunday of Advent
Condensed from Jan Perez’s minutes
Donna Van Dine is the new editor of Gospeltality.
Thank you to Jean McHenry for the many years of service she has provided as editor, and thank you to Donna for taking over this important service!