Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
BBQ and Oyster Roast and Auctions - Tickets on Sale!
Tickets are on sale as of today through the Parish Office!
Generic letters you can take to businesses to ask for donations are ready! You may get them from the table in the Parish House entryway.
Help Needed! The auction committee is collecting items and gift certificates for the Silent auction. Please contact Kay Jewell or Belinda Cowling. We are looking for speciality items, art, wine, antiques, etc. for the live auction. Please contact Teresa Davis at 804-339-4189. Let Kay, Teresa, or Belinda know if you can help with checkout and breakdown of tables and rooms after the event.
Parish Office Hours
Britton Trimble, the Parish Administrator, is generally in the office Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm. She usually takes a 1pm-2pm lunch break.
Adult Christian Education is Back!
Adult Christian Education follows refreshments on Sundays. Join us as we view and discuss a DVD series, Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses. Author Bruce Feiler will take us on an amazing journey to sites of Biblical stories such as Mt. Ararat, the Temple Mount, Mt. Sinai, and St. Catherine's Monastery. Along the way, we'll meet local tour guides, archaeologists, monks, Bedouins, and tribal leaders. As our host deepens in his faith, we will have the opportunity to explore our own. No outside reading is required for this series, but you may want to begin reading Genesis in preparation. There is a companion book available. Contact Joan Beal for more information.
Walk in Love
This year's Stewardship program and theme is Walk in Love. If you have not already, please pick up a 2017 pledge card in the Parish House (to the left of the main bulletin board) or the back of the church. We invite you to pray for Immanuel as we prepare our church for 2017.
The children gather at 9:55am, and are brought to church to join their families for Holy Communion on a couple of Sundays every month. Godly Play Sundays for this semester include November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 11. Age groups are: 4 year olds through 2nd graders meet in the right side of the Parish Hall, while 3rd graders through 5th graders meet in the library.
Cub Scout Corner
The Cub Scout Calendar through the end of November:
- 10/25 - 6:30 regular meeting
- 10/29 - (Saturday) Scouting for Food bags out
- 11/1 - 6:30 regular meeting
- 11/5 - (Saturday am) Scouting for Food bags in
- 11/8 - no meeting
- 11/12 (Saturday) hiking outing
- 11/15 - parent/leader meeting at Allen residence
- 11/22 - no meeting
- 11/29 - 6:30 regular meeting
Yoga at Immanuel!
Come join us for Integral Hatha Yoga on Tuesdays, 4:45 pm - 5:45pm in the Parish House. The recommended donation is $12. Beginner to intermediate levels are welcome; please bring your own mat. The class is being taught by Martha Childress, RYT 200. Martha has taken 200 hours of training to become certified to teach Yoga through the Integral school, which was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda, who stated the goal of Yoga is "an easy body, a peaceful mind and a useful life." Contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Update: Parish House Security System
Keyholders, please be sure you still have your access code and instructions (see Britton Trimble in the Parish Office for a replacement if needed). We've set off several false alarms recently by inputting the wrong code. After 3 false alarms, the Hanover Sheriff's Office will charge us. Please don't trust your memory - take a moment to review your code and the steps to disarm the security system before you unlock the Parish House door.
If you are the last person to leave the Parish House, it's up to you to lock up and arm the security system. If the system only beeps once when you try to arm it instead of starting the 45 second countdown of beeps, it's not armed. Pull the main door more tightly closed, stand still in front of the alarm panel for a moment, and try again. If you set off the alarm by mistake, please call Britton Trimble, Parish Administrator immediately at 814-7342. Please call Britton if you have trouble arming the system.
Attention Past and Current Shawl Knitters
If you have any leftover Homespun yarn that you would be willing to consider contributing to a "shawl of many colors" prayer shawl(s) that will be constructed of all of our offerings, please bring it to church or drop it by the parish house during office hours. It's a great way use up the leftovers and create a unique shawl with many blessings for its wearer.
Donations for CornerStone
Ham, corned beef, and hamburger helper are October's suggested donations. Thanks for all that you do to help those in need!
Shop at Kroger, Help Immanuel!
Have you tried registering your Kroger Card with the Kroger Rewards program? It's a very easy way to benefit Immanuel, and not many of us are doing it. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card, choose Immanuel (Kroger organization number 82682) under Community Rewards, and whenever you shop at Kroger Immanuel will get a small percentage back. See Britton Trimble in the Parish Office for more information. Britton will even help you log in and set it up!
The Calendar for October 19-26
- Parish Office Closed
Sunday, October 23
- 10am: Holy Eucharist
- 11am: Refreshments, followed by Adult Christian Education
- 6:45pm: EfM
- 7pm: Venture Crew
- 4:45pm: Yoga
- 6:30pm: Cub Scouts
- 7pm: Search Committee
- 7:30pm: Choir