NEWS and UPDATES from our CHURCH

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   WOMEN’S GROUP PROJECT      Church women met on July  27 th to finish up the sundresses  and bags.  We  blessed them during our worship on July 30th.  The items are being  sent to our sister church in Ghana where Pastor Charles has an orphanage and school for many little ones.  A labor of love, indeed!

  

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 FROM THE PASTOR     

                 Announcing my intention to retire January 1, 2018 has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for me.  On the one hand, I am eager to be at home with Mark, working on quilting and writing and such.  On the other hand, I am sad to think that our time together has a deadline to it.  Once I am back from vacation, we race into autumn and, before we know it, the holidays.  Suddenly six months seems short. 

                   But we have much to do together before January.  An ad-hoc committee to revamp our bylaws will convene; Bible studies will continue; after-church coffee hours are on the horizon as well.  The Women’s group will be seeking out new projects and the Sunday School will be back in full swing on September 10th.  Of course there will be a search committee working with the Fellowship to call a new pastor to serve this wonderful church as well. 

                   Worshiping together is the foundation of all we do as church; it is a part of our covenant with one another and with the Lord to be a part of Sunday mornings together.   Let us reaffirm that covenant and strive to come together each Sunday to worship and praise God together.

        

Blessings,

           Rae

 

 

 

ON LINE STUDIES AVAILABLE

     Our church subscribes to RightNow Training.  This is an on line source of over a hundred studies, lectures, documentaries, and children’s programs designed to deepen and develop our personal faith life.  It is easy to sign up – just give Rev. Rae your e-mail address and she will add it to the roster for our church.  An invitation will arrive in your e-mail; follow the easy steps and you have access to programs by some great Christian teachers.  This is a wonderful alternative to those who cannot make our Bible Study classes here at church.


DONATIONS FROM MOHEGAN CHURCH 

          Did you know that every month our church donates $1000 to a local group or organization as part of our outreach?  The recipients so far in 2017 include Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut, Bethsaida Group, Montville High School Safe Grad Fund, Montville Youth Bureau and Social Services, Raymond Library, Veterans Fund in Montville and  St. Vincent de Paul in Norwich.  Because you give, others can receive.

 

 

WAYS TO HELP OTHERS

Church members have offered to help out in various ways.  Here is a list of ways to help and the members who will facilitate that for us:

 

·         Eyeglasses and hearing aids – Lion’s Club – Phyllis Eichelberg

·         Clothing and toiletries -St. Vincent de Paul  - Jim and Donna Gilman

·         Pet toys, old pillows, blankets, towels – Humane Society - Sandy Eichelberg or Heather Pettengill

·         Non-perishable foods, papers goods – Social Services of Montville - Will collect at church; deacons deliver periodically

·         Box Tops for Education – in Box in Narthex – Donna Osborne or Liz Kukich

·         Old Cell Phones for Women’s Shelter– Kevin Roberts

·         Pill Bottles – Matthew 25 Ministries - Sally Rogers

·         Tabs from cans (soda, cat food, etc) for Shriners – Russell Scott or Fred Deep

 


SUMMER READING AND WATCHING – FROM OUR LIBRARY 

          DVD –  “Standing Firm:  Transformed by Tragedy”

A movie about faith, love and the power of prayer following the story of David Corwin after the death of his wife and the bitterness that grows within him.  Son Steven seeks advice and prayer from others to help reach his father.  Special features at the end of the movie tell about the making of the movie, the casting of actors, and how God led them all.)

                            

Book -- “Worry-Free Living:  Trading Anxiety for Peace” by Joyce Meyer

Struggles are an inevitable part of living in this world.  Does worrying about your troubles present you from enjoying your life?  God will give you freedom from your concerns when you turn them over to Him.

         


                          

 

 ONGOING STUDIES:  No Classes in August

BELIEVE:  Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus

        

         Class meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00.


RAY VANDER LAAN SERIES

            The fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 we will be using these DVDs as focus. 

We are currently in the Sinai desert, learning how God has called and covenanted with His people.

 Perfect for both history buffs and Bible study friends.

 


 



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A word from Martin Churchmouse 

        

August sure is hot!  I spend a lot of time in the swimming pool trying to stay cool.  How do you beat the heat?  Church is air conditioned – so there’s a way!!!!  See you there!!

 

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

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