E-NEWS – MAY 2016 Front Page

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AUCTION WRAPUP

 Ninety-five people dined, did some bidding, and enjoyed good food and great company at our Sixth Auction/Dinner fundraising event at the Captain’s Inn.

Eleven thousand dollars was raised for our church’s general funds.

Thank you to everyone who participated in any way:  organizing the event, attending, and donating items and food.  You all truly demonstrated that “Hope is An Anchor for the Soul.”

MOTHER’S DAY

 Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day, and the folks at the Heart Rock Café will be making it a BERRY special day.  There will be flowers for every mother, and the goodies will be Strawberries.  So join us for this special day!  And…Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms.

SPRING CLEANUP OF CHURCH GROUNDS

 The Caring for God’s Creation Mission Group is again sponsoring a spring cleanup of our church’s grounds.  Thank you to everyone who signed up to help spruce up the area around our church building.

We will continue to replace overgrown shrubs around the building.  We plan to remove three large, overgrown shrubs by the corner of the classroom by the glass doors leading to the entry to Fellowship Hall.  They will be replaced with small, slow-growing shrubs.

We need funds to pay for the shrubs and their removal/re-planting.  These shrubs will be on the pulpit on Mother’s Day and planted the following week.  Anyone wishing to donate towards the shrubs should see Bernie Schnaudt during the Heart Rock Café.

[See related article under Events on our web page]

CONFIRMATION CLASS

 Our Confirmation Class is in its final steps toward becoming members of our church.

They will meet with the Session for dinner on Saturday, May 21 at 5:30 PM.

Confirmation Sunday is May 22nd.  Please come out and welcome our newest members.

[See related article under Events on our web page]

 SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS

 May 7th is our Little Caesar Event.  Take a flyer from the church or take a picture of the flyer on your phone and bring it to Little Caesar on that day.  Our Sunday School will get 40% of all proceeds on that day!  Enjoy a good meal and help support our Sunday School.

T-Shirt fundraiser is now closed.  We exceeded our goal of 100 shirts!  We have raised over $700 for Vacation Bible School.  Our VBS program will be free for ALL and

is going to be an awesome throwback VBS, taking the best days of our best VBS programs in the past and putting together a great week!  It will run during the last week of July:  Monday the 25th – Friday the 29th.

Youth Sunday is June 5th, the last day of regular Sunday School.  Come and enjoy the worship service led by our Sunday School children.  Today is also the Church Picnic.

MEMORIAL SERVICES

 We will be celebrating the lives of three members/friends who have passed on to the Church Triumphant:

Bob Conklin – Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5 PM at the Forked River Presbyterian Church.  Repast to follow in Fellowship Hall.

Faith Kline – Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11 AM at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, 1070 Hooper Ave, Toms River.  Gathering music will start promptly at 10:30 AM.  Wear bright and cheerful colors of the rainbow.

Larry Hilinski, husband of Elder Heidi Hilinski –  Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10 AM at the Holiday Harbor Marina on Tiller Drive, Waretown, at the pavilion by the pool.

HUNGER ACTION TEAM

 The Hunger Action Team (HAT) met at the Lacey Food Bank on April 20th.  They packed 250 lbs. of potatoes, 160 lbs. of carrots, 78 lbs. of oranges, and 7 bushels of apples (donated by the Monmouth Food Bank) into 175 bags.  These were distributed to Lacey families when they received their bag of packaged and canned foods.  Our bags of fresh produce each month provide these families with a break from a diet of canned and boxed foods.

If you would like to help HAT pack the produce, we meet at the Lacey Food Bank on Wed. May 18th at 11 AM.

Remember to collect your coins during the month and bring them to church on the Second Sunday of each month for the Cents-Ability offering.  As always, thank you for

your continuing support of this important mission!  For more information contact Isabel Orriss at 609-693-1828.

COMING IN JUNE

 Sunday, June 5th – Church Picnic and Wear your T-Shirt to Church Sunday.  [See related article under Events on our web page]

Saturday, June 18th – Antiques Appraisal – 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.

[See related article under Events on our web page]

INFORMATION:

May Calendar – Posted under Events on Web Page

Save the Date Calendar – Posted under Events on Web Page

Prayer List – Posted under Service/Deacons on Web Page

Military Prayer List – Posted under Service/Deacons on Web Page

Church Leadership – Posted under About/Leadership on Web Page

2016 Deacons and Elders – Posted under About/Leadership on Web Page

 

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