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Christian Education Corner

Happy Fall y’all! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Rally Day/55th Anniversary/Confirmation gathering last month! And one last congratulations to Heather Bugay and Ben Jasutis as they were officially confirmed!  We are looking forward to another great Sunday School year!

After a successful first outing in the spring, the Christian Education program is once again volunteering at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg. We have signed up to work on Monday, October 22nd from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining our group for this wonderful mission project, please follow the instructions below. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Tracy Strilich. Thank you!

Date: Monday. Oct. 22

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:  Schaumburg (address is 1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg 60173)

Website: http://volunteer.fmsc.org/register/#.W5aodtJKi2X

Steps:

Go to website above

  1. Select the Schaumburg location
  2. Find Monday, October 22, 6:00-7:30 PM. The website will indicate if there are spots available. If there are, select “Reserve”.
  3. Follow the easy steps to create an account and register the number of volunteers you would like to bring.
  4. Notify Tracy Strilich if/when you register so we can look for you that evening.

Missions

Thank you to everyone who donated to The Pine Avenue collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  Our next Mission project will be our Butterbraid fundraiser to help raise money for Ashton’s family for Christmas.  Ashton and her family are currently going through a tough time, emotionally and financially.  Ashton’s father left the family a few months ago, leaving Ashton’s mom to raise and provide for 5 children (Ashton, her sister Destiny, a nephew, and twin nieces).  On top of the emotional turmoil that Ashton’s father has been causing, Ashton’s mom is having a hard time making ends meet, for although she is substitute teaching, it is not steady and she is often limited to Ashton’s school for she does not have enough gas money to travel several miles to the other schools in the district.  (The other schools in the district are anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour away.)  Her mom has asked me to have our church keep them in our prayers, for Ashton and her sister have been affected emotionally and are currently receiving counseling.  I am still working out the details for the Butterbraid sales, but the plan is to have the sale around the second or third week in October.  Donations can also be made to this fundraiser if you do not want to order any Butterbraids.  Ashton’s mom has been very grateful for all we have done for them in the past, and I appreciate any generosity you can consider to help Ashton and her family this year.

Hospitality

The time is quickly approaching for all of us to wish Lynne well and to say goodbye to her as she leaves for her newest great adventure, retirement!

Please plan on attending the potluck luncheon on Sunday, October 14th.   Sign-up sheet posted in Fellowship Hall.

THE CROSS IN MY POCKET

I carry a cross in my pocket

A simple reminder to me

Of the fact that I am a Christian

No matter where I may be.

This little cross in not magic

Nor is it a good luck charm

It isn’t meant to protect me

From every physical harm.

It’s not for identification

For all the world to see

It’s simply an understanding

Between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket

To bring out a coin or a key

The Cross is there to remind me

Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me too, to be thankful

For my blessings day by day

And to strive to serve Him better

In all that I do and say.

It’s also a daily reminder

Of the peace and comfort I share

With all who know my Master

And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a Cross in my pocket

Reminding no one but me

That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life

If only I’ll let Him be.

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