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Blessing of The Animals - October 4 - 6:30 PM
We will have a blessing of the animals at 6:30 PM in the shelter on Friday Oct. 4th, which is the Feast of St. Francis. All types of animals are welcome, although we would ask that folks be considerate and not bring animals that don’t get along well with others. We also ask that the animals have a leash or restraint of some kind.
Neighbors in Need (NIN) offering - October 6
Beaver UCC will receive the NIN offering on Sunday October 6th as one of our four special denominational offerings we take up during the year. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.
Harvest Dinner - October 20 (Carry-in)
Keep October 20th on your calendar for our usual carry-in on the Third Sunday of the month. For this carry-in we will have our annual Harvest dinner, to celebrate the harvest season and our farming history. There will be a prize for the best dish made with something that was grown at a home garden or farm.
Big Ol’ Pumpkin Night - October 25 - 6:30 PM
Dear Jr. High, Sr. High, families, and other folks who might want to join, let it be known that we will be having our annual grand pumpkin carve off on Friday October 25th at 6:30 PM here at the church. Please bring a pumpkin to carve, whatever carving instruments you feel you need, and come prepared to “bring it on” as the youth would say. We will likely have apple cider and other snacks, feel free to bring those as well. We will also have different categories of competition and prizes, yup that’s right prizes.
Adult Baptism Sunday - October 27th
Recently it was requested by an adult in the church that they wanted to be baptized, as they never have been. It was felt that this would be a good opportunity to offer this to other adults in the church who might have never been baptized. We will be baptizing any such adults who wish to receive baptism for the first time on October 27th during service. If you are interested in this, please talk to Pastor Brian. If you want to be baptized, but the 27th does not work for you, Pastor Brian would be happy to find another date that does.
Interested in Becoming a Member?
We have had several people come forward recently who are interested in joining the church. We will have a joining ceremony on the second Sunday in October, 10/13. If you are not a member yet and would like to become a member or associate member, please let Pastor Brian know and he can include you in the upcoming ceremony. If that Sunday does not work for you, we can also always have you join on another Sunday.
Communion Attendant Program
For many years when serving communion in the church, people who could help distribute the elements of communion were limited to those people serving on the consistory. The consistory has recently had several discussions about this and has decided that instead of this system, Beaver Church will now allow anyone who wishes to may become a communion attendant and assist with communion. If you wish to become a communion attendant, you will need to briefly meet with Pastor Brian and receive some training and literature. After that, you are an attendant and can volunteer to help serve communion whenever Pastor Brian asks. For those in the church who are ordained clergy, you have automatically been made communion attendants, and no extra training is necessary.
Cookie Walk - November 16 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The date for the cookie walk fundraiser has been set for Saturday November 16th. We will be selling cookies from 10am-5pm and will have a signup sheet for volunteers sometime before the event. For all of those who signed up to bake cookies, please get them done before November 16th. If you can’t do what you have signed up for, please let Pastor Brian know. Cookies already made can be placed in the large freezer in the back room of the kitchen. Please label the type and the amount by dozen.
VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS, OH MY!
It would be impossible to list everyone and not miss one name!
- Here’s to the lawn folks who keep the grass cut
- Who pull up the weeds
- Who pile up the brush
- Who hose off the sidewalk so the names can be read
- Who clean up the flowers and take out what is dead