Sunday, September 7, 2008

Announcements - 7 Sept. '08

Our Annual Puppet Outreach is THIS Saturday, Sep. 13 at 5 p.m. We need people to help with various jobs and to share with children. Please also come on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to help with canvassing. We need lots of people to go door to door and invite people to the Puppet show. Please come help us reach children for Jesus!

We still need a few more volunteers for Awana. Please talk to Cathy Anderson (706) 937-6829 or Mary Corbett (706) 931-2393 for more info on how you can change children’s lives for Jesus!

Baby shower for Lisa & Jeff Roerdink, Fri., Sep. 12 at 7 p.m. at Linda’s house. Confirm with Sarah R. if you can come. Please help by bringing snack foods. Registry at

Our next Congregational Meeting is Sept. 14, 6:00 p.m. One of the items of business is voting on Dennis Laman as a deacon. Please be in prayer about this. Pastor Travis encourages everyone to spend a day fasting about this before next Sunday when we vote on this important issue.

The Annual A+ Women’s Care banquet is Sep. 25, 7 p.m., at the Colonnade on Battlefield Pkwy. Call Joan Vos at 706-931-2552.

All-Highlands Retreat is Oct. 3-5. Cost is $35 per person. Children 5 and under are $25. Children 2 and under who will not need a bed are free. Sign up with Dan Hudson. One of the things we will be doing is having a book group, contact Tuggy if you are interested. The retreat will be at Camp Vesper Point, north of Chattanooga.

We’re currently signing up students for ESL. Know anyone whom this would bless? Please call Heather, 267-614-9248?

Grace PCA in Dalton is putting together a disaster relief team (supplies & people). Contact

Our weekly budget is $3,289. Last month’s average was $3,946. We are at 96% of budgeted giving for the year ($4,435 behind).

[Does it seem some kind of ridiculous coincidence that] the prophets of the Jews foretold the birthplace of him who would be ruler of those who live good lives and are called God’s portion, and that a virgin should conceive Emmanuel, that signs and wonders of a certain kind would be done by the prophesied Christ, that his word would run so swiftly that the voice of his apostles would go forth into all the earth, and that the predicted the sufferings that he would endure after his condemnation by the Jews and how he would rise again?

Origen of Alexandria (c. 225)