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Weekly Announcements - September 24, 2017

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:44 AM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 6:24 AM ]

Flowers

Today’s flowers are in celebration of Emily Cremean’s birthday!

 

Clothes 4 Kids

If you have not yet signed up to help with this awesome ministry helping local kids, it’s not too late. Forms are available at the Info Center.

 

Facilities Supervisor Position

We are looking for a part-time facilities supervisor as Bob Roesky would like to pass the baton. We are grateful for Bob’s service in this capacity over the past couple of years. The position’s primary responsibility is to oversee church facilities and assets and works closely with the board of trustees.   Responsibilities include: oversee the cleaning, landscape, maintenance and repair of church properties; monitoring outside groups’ use of the church;  supervise work by outside contractors; manage relationship with rental      tenants. The position is estimated to be approximately 10 to 12 hours per week, with a very flexible schedule. Please contact a Stewardship &           Personnel committee member should you be interested or know someone that would be interested in the position.

 

Mugs and Muffins

ALL women of the church are encouraged to join us for "Mugs and Muffins" on Saturday, September 30th9:00-10:30am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your own coffee/tea mug. Our new Director of Christian Education and Youth,   Julie Oswalt, will be leading us in this time of inspiration and fellowship. We will also be packing "weekend backpacks" for children at Goshen Lane      Elementary. You won't want to miss it!

 

Mifflin Book Club

We will be discussing What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell next Monday, September 25th at 7:00 pm in the church library. All are welcome! Want to get a head start on October's book? It's Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson. And November? The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.

 

Fall Youth Rally

It's time for all of our youth in grades 6 - 12 to sign up for the Presbytery Fall Youth Rally on Saturday, September 30th, Noon - 3:00 pm at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pickerington. Cost is only $5.00, and we will meet at the church at 11:30am to carpool to the event. FRIENDS WELCOME, so sign up with Julie Oswalt, Kevin Mason or Kathi Bubb this Sunday!

 

Table Sharing Last Day to Sign Up

Sign-ups are wrapping up for our next round! Small groups of 6 - 8 people will meet at a home for a casual dinner and conversation. A host will provide the location and the main dish - others will contribute with a side, drink or dessert. It's a great way to get to know people at the church. Sign up at the Info    Center TODAY - groups will be assigned this week.

 

Habitat for Humanity

Workers are still needed for the October 21st workday. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 15th. Future dates are November 18th and December 2nd.  Sign up at the Info Center or contact Ned or Marquell. 

 

Walk to Bethlehem Update

Week 1 - wow are we traveling far! Miles traveled - 1042.81. We have 99 travelers signed up and about half reported mileage. We stopped in the city of “Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia only 469 miles from Columbus, but we logged a lot of miles in the city. We explored the firsts that Philadelphia is noted for such as the first US flag sewn by Elizabeth (Betsy) Ross, the first Presbytery in the US founded in 1706, and the first brick house built in 1682. We then traveled for a meal at City Tavern with its revolutionary era renditions. (a few copies of Kim’s entire travelogue are available at the Info Center).

 

GRIN is Moving

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need) is moving during the next few weeks. They would appreciate any help that you can give. Please check the sign-up genius at http://www.grin4gahanna.org/. They are in real need of trucks, if anyone has any to offer or would be willing to help with the moving pieces.

 

Disaster Relief

We continue in prayer for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.   We are also supporting them financially, with a contribution of $2,000 to  Presbyterian Disaster Relief from our church by the Service Cornerstone.

 

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 1st, is World Communion Sunday, when we are reminded of our connection with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. It is also the Sunday that we collect the Peace and Global Witness Offering through the Presbyterian Church (USA), which reminds us of our calling to serve those in need around the world. This offering supports every level of the PC(USA) to work for peace and respond to injustice both near and far. Christ is our peace and we are bound together in him; we join in Christ’s proclamation of peace no matter where we are.

 

Pardon Our Mess

The Parlor and Room 7 are under construction due to issues. The Trustees are working to get both rooms back in good condition as soon as possible.