Just a reminder...
Please practice social distancing during our services unless you are in the same family.
Senior High Youth Group
October 25th we will be celebrating fall festivities with a pumpkin festival starting off by going to Lewis Farms. Please meet at the church at 4 pm. Cost is $10. See ya then!
Cookie Dough ... Caramel Corn
Don't forget to pick up your cookies in the freezer in the old kitchen. Thanks for your continued support!
It's that time of year again... packing time!
Visit the Operation Christmas Child display in the Narthex to learn more about the program. There are lots of donations needed so be sure to check out the donation tree to find out how simple it can be for you to help. I'll be collecting donations until Friday, November 13th, with a Packing Party to follow on Sunday, November 15th, at 12:30; lunch provided. Monetary donations can be given to Terri in the church office. Any questions please contact Sarah Bernhardt (231)903-5353.
College Care Packages
It's that time of year again, if you have a child who is in college right now, please send the church their address. Russell is planning on sending out care packages this week. If you have leftover amazon packages/boxes, please drop them off in Russell's office.
Your Help is Needed
On Sunday, November 1st, we are asking for a freewill collection of gift cards and monetary donations for a local family (mom, dad, ... 2 kids) who have been displaced due to a house fire. Some gift card suggestions are: Target, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Old Navy. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 894-8471.
November 1st is Time Change... Fall Back one hour!
White Lake Giving Tree Applications Available on Bulletin Board. They are due to St. James Catholic Church by November 1st.
Junior High Youth Group
On November 1st, at 6:00 pm, we will be doing group builders and initiatives. This is open for all youth 5th - 8th grade. Any adult that is willing to help bring snacks for this evening, please contact Russell.
The quilt shipment went out last Wednesday, October 21st! Included in that shipment was: 180 quilts, 30 backpacks, 3 large boxes of soap, and 9 fabric sewing kit! Thank you for all of the donations through the year! Through the month of November we will be collecting socks for men, women, and children! There is a tote in the narthex where donated items can be placed!
Time is running out! If you are a Thrivent member, we need to apply for the action teams soon! They are easy to set up, any questions, please talk to Marci Bentz or Russell Baumann.
Bible Refresher Class
Did Noah come before or after Moses? Can't remember who married who? This class is just for you! We are offering a Bible refresher class for all that stuff you know you know, but just forgot. Come on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 5:00 pm, for Tacos and desserts. We will meet each Tuesday in the Youth house. We will be using the videos from The Bible Project (which you can find on YouTube) to go through Old Testament stories. Come join us!
The Anniversary Committee is holding a slogan/logo contest needed to kick off our 150th Anniversary celebration. An example might be "Rooted in Christ" or whatever you come up with. The slogan ideas must be received by Sunday, November 8th, and the congregation will have until Sunday, November 22nd, to vote. The winner will receive a $100 gift card for their entry. Using that slogan we would like you to create a logo. These will also be displayed, and the congregation will select the winning logo. The winner of the logo contest will receive a $250 gift card. So get those creative minds in gear so we can make 2022 a real year of celebration!
Our next blood drive will be Wednesday, November 25th, from noon - 5:45 pm. This is a great drive to donate at, since we will be offering free t-shirts (as long as supplies last) to those who donate. Sign up now on the American Red Cross website to register to donate!
Midweek Fall Fest
Wednesday, October 28th, the celebration begins from 6:00-6:60 pm for our 6-8th graders, down in the Fellowship Hall. At 6:30-7:30 pm our Kindergarten through 5th graders will have their celebration! You can wear a costume but it needs to be church appropriate!
NOVEMBER IS LONG-TERM CARE AWARENESS MONTH
Planning for future long-term care—your own or for a loved one—should be a part of every retirement plan.
Why?? In an instant...A disability or diagnosis can change your life and your family's.
- Where would you receive care?
- Who would provide it?
- How would you pay for it?
Interested in learning more about long-term care planning and insurance? Contact your local Thrivent Financial Professionals, Marci Bentz and Tony De Nicolo at 231-894-8886.
Just a reminder... Ways to Give
Download the eGiving App "GivePlus" to set one-time or recurring donations. You can also manage and view your giving from the convenience of your smartphone! Text ~ set up a one time or recurring donation by texting the amount you wish to give to 231-674-8049. When using electronic giving please consider checking the "optional" box -Give additional 2.75% to help offset the processing fee.