THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES- 10/13-10/19

SUNDAY
Sunday School classes
meet immediately following morning worship.  If you need help in locating a class, please stop at the Information Booth.

There will be a meeting today in the Fellowship Hall immediately following morning worship to discuss Vision 2020, and we will meet again on Sunday, November 3.

Coffee and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Room following the morning service.

MONDAY
9:00 AM – Young at Heart Mystery Tour. See announcement below for details!

TUESDAY
9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Hostess – Mary Roerdink;  Leader – Alice Navis

6:00 PM – Connect Team Meeting in the Library.

WEDNESDAY
6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Classes meet.
Security – Doug Brusse;  October 23 – Tom Wensink

6:30 – 7:30 PM Uth Meetings
Jr. High
Super Large Group(Shed), then small group.
Sr. High (3rd Wednesday) Super Large Group, then Sr. High Large Group.

6:30 PM – Nominations Team Meeting in the Conference Room.

7:30 PM – Sr. Choir Practice.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Fall Middle School Retreat & High School Worship Retreat
at Silver Birch Ranch departing from FRC at 4:00 PM.  Arriving back on Sunday, at 2:30 PM.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE!

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR CITIZENS & RETIREES: Young at Heart will be going on a “MYSTERY TOUR” tomorrow leaving at 9:00 AM from the church and returning at 2:00 PM. We will be stopping at a restaurant for lunch. A sign-up sheet is at the Information Booth.

We’retrying something new and we’re calling it Faces of FRC. Each Sunday an individual or family will be featured prior to worship as part of the pre-worship announcements.  We need your help.  All you need to do is answer a few simple questions and submit a photo. You can either submit your information by going to the FRC website: frcoostburg.org and click on the Faces of FRC tab and fill out the form online or pick up a form at the Information Booth and place it in the Faces of FRC box.

There are still photo sessions available on Nov. 29 and 30 for our new pictorial directory. You can go to the church website (frcoostburg.org) and click on the Pictorial Directory tab to schedule your session or you can call the church office and Ruth or Jill will help you schedule a session.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Brian.

The Gathering Place Sheboygan location is seeking two caring individuals who enjoy having fun, working in a small group setting to enrich the lives of others. If you enjoy socializing with others, laughing, playing games and trivia, going on outings, you may just be the person we are looking for. We have snow birds that head south for the winter, with some being gone already and are looking for the right individuals to fill that spot. No previous experience of working with adults with memory loss is necessary, but helpful. We will train you and work with you to help us in this unique setting.Please call us at 920-627-6847 and leave a message or email carolb@stpaulfalls.com  Thank you!

Sunday, October 6th – Offering Received – $20,393 (Budget Amount Needed $19,669;  Attendance – 396.

MISSION OF THE MONTH:  The offerings received in October will be going to Silver Birch for their storm damage relief. The amount received to date is: $315.00.

We are looking forward to kicking off our third season of IFIT-Faith in Training Ministry for Youth with Special Needs, tomorrow evening at the Gibbsville Reformed Church.  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of the month October-May from 6:00-7:30 PM. We are welcoming both participants and volunteers. If you know of someone who could participate,please, encourage their family to have them join us.  If this is a ministry you would like to continue to be involved in or become involved in please contact Nancy De Jongat 207-7542 or contact your church representative.  Also, we are excited this year to be adding WeFITT Families In This Together as a way for parents to connect and discuss doing life alongside children with special needs. Questions about WeFITT please call Diane Navis at 564-6315.

October Food Vault Needs:  Soup, canned meat (spam, canned chicken,canned tuna), boxes of potato flakes, and pancake syrup.  Items can be placed in the food vault barrel in the coat room outside of the office.

Urgent Need:  We are still collecting coupons from the Sunday paper.  Please consider sharing them with us when you are finished cutting what you will use!  Your coupons help us save $$!

Parents of Bible Class and Sunday School Kids – thanks for your support today.  It was great having he kids help lead us in worship.

THANK YOU, church family, for your generous donations to our community meal on Tuesday!  We were able to serve almost 70 people a delicious, healthy dinner. Also a shout-out to Texas Roadhouse for donating the salad, fixings, and rolls.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Fifth Graders – It’s time to sign-up for our next High Five event (an Escape Room @FRC) on Sunday, October 20th. Sign-up is on the High Five Board outside the church library.

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

Attention Ladies:  Please come to the Seeking Him Bible Study starting next Sunday evening on October 20th at 6:00 PM.  Location at church to be determined.  This is a 12 week video study by Nancy DeMoss Wagemuth.  Hope you can come and Seek Him together!  For more info see Mary Lou Roethel

ADVANCED ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 20 – High Five Event from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

October 27 – Refreshments and fellowship time with the Pastors after the morning service for “Pastor Appreciation Month”

November 3 – Meeting to discuss Vision 2020 after morning worship in the Fellowship Hall.

November 12 – November Food pick-up.

July 19-25, 2020 – High School Twin Cities Mission Trip  – sign-up on the Uth Board, $75 deposit (to lock  in early bird rate) due Nov. 20,2019.

 

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Kay Huenink as she receives rehabilitative therapy at Rocky Knoll.

Pray for Ron Oonk as he recovers from his heart attack and anticipates starting cardiac rehab soon.

Pray for Carol (Herb) Hengst who is receiving rehabilitative therapy at the Giddings Avenue Campus of Pine Haven.

Pray for Ken (Shorty) Hoftiezer who is under Hospice Care in his room at Cedar Grove Gardens.

Pray for Nancy Josiah as she receives weekly chemotherapy treatments on Fridays. Pray that the treatments are effective with minimal side effects.

Pray for Ruth Ann Draayers as she undergoes some tests in an effort to get relief from back pain.

Pray for Verla Westerbeke as her body responds to her most recent chemo treatment and as she receives test results to determine the effectiveness of the treatments.

Pray for Jean Kohls with her ongoing treatments for cancer.

Pray for Tom Horn with his ongoing kidney dialysis and other health issues.

 

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month

On Sunday, October 27th, there will be a fellowship time with refreshments served after the morning service in the Fellowship Hall to show our appreciation to our pastors.

There will be a basket available for cards.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Reach - Within FRC and Our Community:

Oostburg Christmas Parade:  If there is a parade this year it would be wonderful to have a team of people who could help with:Electrical (lights/music), assembly and construction, creative vision and theme.  Let's share the message of Christ and reach out and welcome our community to FRC!

LoveInc.: The furniture team is looking for people to help pick up furniture donations the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons each month. FRC will be providing and serving the meal for the Transformational Ministry on Thursday, November 7.  More information coming later for those who are interested in helping and getting a glimpse of transformational ministry.  Please see the Love Inc. Board for other opportunities to serve our community through Love Inc.  Next volunteer training is October 15th,from 6:00 – 7:30 PM or October 17th, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM.

Reach - Our World:

Missionaries – Gay Wynveen and Pam Quaas do a wonderfuljob in keeping us up to date with the missionaries we support through the boardin the narthex.  Contact them if youwould like to help support our missionaries by letter or email.

RememberNhu – Ending child sex slavery through prevention. FRC helped start the Ke24 home in Kenya.  Sponsorship is still need for 29 girls (Either $60, $40 or $20 per month).  Imagine the impact we can have on these girl’s lives.  Please consider changing their world.  See Pastor Brian for details.

Operation Christmas Child has begun…
● Start with a shoebox or similar size plastic bin.
● Use the brochure as a guide for what to put in and what NOT to include.
● Put label on the cover, Do NOT wrap, include your $9 donation for shipping.
● Return to FRC by 11/3

*Include a personal note and/or fill out the coloring/info sheet. Info/brochure located by the Love Inc. table.

If you have any questions about any of the Reach opportunities, please contact Cindy Hoitink 564-3150 or phoitink@hotmail.com.

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