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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK

UPDATE: The Fair & Yard Sale brought in over $9,000!!! Thanks to all involved.

The Biblical text for this Sunday is Matthew 14:22-33.

Meetings for the week:      

   The Board of Deacons will meet today at 11:45 am.

Last Sunday’s attendance was 61.

Pastor Keith’s office hours this week:
Wednesday, August 16th, 3:00–5:00 pm and Friday, August 18th, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

This Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 PM, Rev. Jennifer Gingras will make a presentation in the social room on her work in Jerusalem last spring.  She was part of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).  She was one of a group of human rights observers, who provided a peaceful presence of support, particularly for displaced Palestinians, on the West Bank.  The presentation will take about an hour.  Jennifer is the Senior Pastor of Monroe Congregational Church UCC in Monroe, CT and the daughter of Ron and Kathy McGlinchey.  All are welcome to attend!  Check out the following links for further information:    http://www.globalministries.org/jennifer_gingras,  http://loveshoutingstones.blogspot.com/ 

Church Picnic - our annual pot-luck church picnic has been scheduled for Sunday August 20th at Tidal Falls from 4 pm to 6 pm.  In the event of inclement weather, Betty Lewis has graciously offered to host the gathering at "The Big House" on Point Road. Please invite your family and friends and bring along any company visiting you to share good food and stimulating conversation.  No agenda or speeches, just fun and an endless buffet of delectable delights.

Learn to Make Bread or Rolls with Master Baker Roberta Scott at her home in Sullivan on Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Roberta supplies ingredients.  You bring your pans. Details are posted on a signup sheet in the Social Hall.  It’s a church fundraiser; the cost is $20.   “Everything is more fun with Roberta!”

Offering envelopes - There are still 5 months remaining in the church budget year and offering envelopes are still available. Perhaps they will help schedule and budget your church giving. Please contact David Wildes (422-3739) if you would like a set.

The Hancock Boy Scouts can always use your returnable cans and bottles to help pay for their many activities.  Please call David Wildes or Cynthia Wood at 422-3739 to schedule a pick-up.

Prayers this week are requested for:  

   John, Dick, Mark, Tina, Children of the family of Charles, Firefighters in western United 

   States, Dianne, Aaron, Christopher, Sheldon