FELLOWSHIP AFTER WORSHIP
Coffee will now be available every Sunday morning beginning this month. Many thanks to Tim R for providing this special treat for us.
HARVEST HOME SUNDAY - October 22
We will be celebrating Harvest Home together on October 22nd and we need to decorate the church in preparation. Bring your decorations to make one of our windows reflect the bountiful beauty that is just outside our church. Bring your decorations with you on a Sunday morning or contact Pastor Susan or Linda G to arrange having the church opened for you to decorate your windowsill in a special way or in memory or honor of a special person in your life. Looking forward to enjoying this year's display!
Also, as part of our celebration on the 22nd, we will bless your donations of shelf food items for local food banks. Bring your food items in now and leave them with the display in the front of the church. Look for the red Flyer wagon! Our donations will be a real blessing to the local food bank. Thank you for your generosity!
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - Sunday, November 19
Please plan to attend because your voice and vote are needed. The meeting will begin promptly after worship. We will review committee reports, the church budget for 2024, and consider any actions or items that may be presented at the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We need four Consistory members beginning January 2024. No experience needed. Whether you have never been on, or have been off for a long or short time, please consider serving your church as a deacon or elder. Terms are three years and meetings are monthly for about an hour. You can attend in person or via Zoom. There is no July or August meeting. St. Vincent needs your leadership to help guide, make decisions, and create a vision to carry her into the future. Contact Pastor Susan or Brenda McFadden if you are interested.
We are seeking five volunteers to serve as members of the Endowment Committee beginning in 2024. Investment experience is not a requirement. Members serve 3-year terms and are expected to meet quarterly with our investment manager, Valley Forge Financial Group, to review the performance of the portfolio and to serve as responsible stewards of the funds. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Chris B or Denise J by October 31.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO
Has your name, address, phone or cell number, or email address changed? Please contact Linda G at the church office or email your changes to email@example.com. Thanks!
BAGS OF HOPE for BRINGING HOPE HOME - through Sunday, October 15
This is a program that allows donors to create and drop off care packages to local hospitals/ cancer centers for families who are going through treatment. We are looking to prepare 100 bags. Please consider supplying the following items by October 15 so the Mission Team can fill bags for distribution. You can leave donations on the back table at the church. Questions? Contact Danielle S. Thank you!
· Crossword Puzzle Books
· Adult Coloring Books
· Crayons / Colored Pencils
· Decks of Cards
· Bottled Water
· Reusable Water Bottle
· Chewing Gum
· Life Savers / Hard Candies
· Throat Lozenges
· Mini Bottle Unscented Hand Sanitizer
· Mini Lotion Bottle unscented
· Chap Sticks
· Personal Blanket
· Hats / Scarves
· Head Pillow
· Hand-Made Cards with Words of Encouragement
FREEZER MEAL MINISTRY
A small gesture, like providing a meal, can be a blessing both to the giver and receiver. This program is an opportunity for volunteers to prepare meals that can be frozen in advance and available to be shared with families or individuals in our church or community who are facing a life event (i.e. welcoming a new child, experiencing a personal crisis or medical issue, grieving a loss, etc.). We keep them in the freezer downstairs for distribution. Questions? Contact Sam H.
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