CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

Sunday, September 16, 2018


F.R.O.G. WORKERS MEETING • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 • 6:00 P.M. We will serve pizza and salad for dinner in the Johnson Fellowship Hall. Please come. We have many items to go over.


CELEBRATE RECOVERY • September 20 • 6:30 p.m. • Sanctuary – We are pleased to have Dave from DFC come to share his CR testimony with us this week. Lots of childhood abuse from his father set the stage for Dave to grow into an angry man. Without the power of Christ being released to heal and work within us--we very often repeat the very behaviors and attitudes we claim to hate. Come hear this remarkable story of Jesus' healing and redemption.


NEW CR Women's Step Study will begin September 25 on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 203 with Mary DeSormoux leading. You DO NOT have to be in CR to join this in-depth healing study. Materials available the first night; please reserve yours in advance if possible. Text or call Mary DeSormoux.


CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING • Wednesday, September 26 • 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fellowship Hall - Known agenda items include: Updates on Pastoral Transition process. See key dates below. Updates on sanctuary remodel. Nominating Committee and Overseers reports. Other items.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: “KEY DATES” from the Pastor Search Team / Elders

     October 2 - meeting to sign/finalize contract with consultant (New Church Specialties) and Interim Pastor, Tom Kinnan

     January 13 - Pastor Rick’s last official sermon as Senior Pastor here.

     January 19 - Pastor’s Transition party--open house Family Life Center 2-5 p.m.

     January 20 - Celebration Sunday with testimonies. Two services.

     January 23 - Pastor Tom meets with staff

     January 27 - Pastor Tom preaches
When our Congregational business meeting voted 85% to go with church consultant New Church Specialties it was explained that THEY would choose the Interim Pastor. They have. They also have a process (surveys and interviews) that also comes with their being consultants to help us choose our next pastor following the interim. In other words, once the decision was made in July’s CBM, then all these other decisions automatically followed. Thanks for your prayers and support at this exciting time.


ALLIANCE FRIENDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY CONTRIBUTIONS - If you would like to give a contribution as a memorial gift "in honor of" OR "in memory of" those who have been promoted to Glory, please write your check to Alliance Friends Church with AFCA in the memo section. Names of individuals who have recently been honored with a contribution in their name are: Sidney & Betty Swiggett (sister and brother-in-law of Dr. Ed Mitchell).


LOST & FOUND – Clothing, Tupper wear, a crockpot and many other items are located on a table in the Coffee Bar room. Please take a look and see if any of it is yours. Any items not claimed by Sunday, September 23, will be taken to the Goodwill.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY • September 27 • 6:30 p.m. • Sanctuary – Crossroads is where we stand when we have allowed God to begin to heal our wounds and sinful behaviors. We have had some successes, but this comes with caution: “so, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall” I Cor 10:12. It’s easy to get lazy and begin relying on yourself again. Come learn how to prevent that slippery that pulls you back into old negative patterns.

HELP CORNERSTONE GET TO “YOUTH EXPLOSION” – Our kids are serving you lunch next Sunday, September 30, after the Revolution service. We praise God for your generosity and look forward to seeing you! -Youth Pastor Randy Jellison 


SUNDAY MORNING VAN PICK-UP CHANGING…If you want the van to pick you up on Sunday mornings, please call the church office & ask for Hannah (330.823.4210). You will need to call every week by noon on Wednesday to let her know if you want picked up that week. Volunteers to drive the van on Sunday morning are needed. If you are interested in driving, please call the office & ask for Hannah.


F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God) is our Wednesday evening children's program for ages 4 - grade 5 and will begin October 3. Please be in prayer for this ministry. Bring your children, grandchildren and Invite your neighbors. They may find JESUS! Each F.R.O.G. night begins at 6:15 and ends at 8:00. For details call Alice at 330.823.2051. Thank you for your support.


24 HOURS OF PRAYER - There are 5 Mondays in October. We are going to gather in the Sanctuary for 3-hour shifts beginning at midnight, Monday to Midnight Tuesday! Sign up at the table in the Welcome Friends Center Sunday, September 16 or 23 or contact Debbie Noble at 330-823-4210 / 24dnoble@gmail.com for more details.


WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP MENTORING PROGRAM will begin in January. Do you have a desire to mentor someone, but never knew how? Have you            always wanted to be mentored, but never knew who? This program is for you! We are offering a “Titus 2 Program focused on INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PURPOSE OF CREATING PASSIONATE WOMEN FOR CHRIST.” This will take the stress and guess work out of women helping women…and allow older women to use their wisdom and younger women to feel equipped and empowered to find their purpose in life. 
                            * Meet as a group at least 1x a month     *1 mentor to 3     *Homework assignments (provided)     * Bible memorization   
                                                                       * We train and support you     * Super easy plan to follow 

PRAY now about whether God is asking you to mentor or whether God wants you to be a mentee. Debbie Noble and Colleen Santee will have a table in the Welcome Friends Center on Sundays, September 30 & October 7. We will have information, applications for mentors/mentees & chocolate 😊.  


THANK YOU! – Mike and Melissa Duriga have been fully funded for the Niger trip. God Bless you for your generosity! His Love for us is overwhelming.


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