Seven members of our church community went to Eleuthera, Bahamas to work to improve housing for the people there who are poor in monetary things, though rich in joy, enthusiasm, faith and community.
Below are photos from this experience including Karina Tarte playing with a young boy at one of our work sites, a before and after of the house we built roof framing for, indoor wall framing at the other site, and scenes at both work and at our living site.
Thanks to all who participated in our “Souper Bowl of Caring” offering. We raised $332.70 for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.
We also collected 44 food items for our church Food Shelf. Hurray!
On Sunday Nov 9th during worship, we give everyone an opportunity to support God’s mission through our 2015 church budget by making a pledge. Pledges help us plan our ministry well.
This year there is a $10,000 challenge grant from several generous NFUMC families that will match every new pledge, and every increased pledge amount. For example, if someone increases their pledge $20 a week, the challenge grant would match $20 x 52 weeks or $1,040. The total amount of a new pledge would be matched by the challenge grant.
We will learn at the brunch if this challenge grant was fully matched. The figure below shows what happened last year in terms of new and increased pledges.
If you as a parent would like parent resources to continue the Sunday School lesson at home, go to this link, click on the “Leader” bar, scroll down to “Hop on Home weekly parent page” and click there (or click directly on this link to get to this page in one step).
You can then select the Sunday that you want to explore as a family. There are simple suggestions to continue the lesson at home.