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August 8, 2023

Men’s Midweek
Tomorrow night – Wednesday, August 9 @ 7:00 PM

 Sunday 8/6 – Sunday 8/13 is an OPEN Week at Family Promise, meaning there is not a Host Congregation supplying volunteers for the week, so they are in need of people to sign up to volunteer. If you are available to take any slots, please sign up here: 

I also saw other things in this life that were not fair. The fastest runner does not always win the race; the strongest soldier does not always win the battle; wise people don’t always get the food; smart people don’t always get the wealth; educated people don’t always get the praise they deserve. When the time comes, bad things can happen to anyone!
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (ERV)

Does “NO FAIR!” ring out at your house often? I found that in a child’s world, that usually means, “You have something I want” or “You get to do something I want to do.” In my classroom, children would see me eating a snack they liked and would call out, “No fair!” simply because they wanted it instead of the snack they had that day. Teaching children about how to have a healthy mindset about true inequities in life can be a bit more challenging. Simply saying something like, “Life’s not fair! Deal with it!” isn’t usually very helpful. I found some wonderful articles about teaching this concept to our children – from toddlers to teens.





August 9 – Men’s Midweek
August 13 – Congregational Sunday
Family Group Leaders Meeting 12-2 pm
Bring your own lunch.

August 16 – Women’s Midweek: “Knowing the Enemy”
August 20 – Congregational Sunday
August 23 – Men’s Midweek
August 25-27 – Mother/Daughter Retreat @ Camp Swamp

August 27 – House Church Sunday
August 30 – Middle School and Teen Kickoff
All middle schoolers and high schoolers and their parents are encouraged to attend.
7:00 PM at the church building
For everyone else, this will be “Hospitality Wednesday.”

Looking for a way to serve others? 

There are multiple opportunities for people to travel and serve this fall with the potential to be partially funded through Generosity Sunday funds. Please see the websites below.  Anyone interested should contact one of the ministers or elders.  

•   Swamp Corps https://www.campswamp.com/swampcorps/ – 3 upcoming trips this fall.

•   HOPEww Volunteer Corps https://www.hopeww.org/hvc – 3 trips open this Fall, each one is at least one week in length.

•   HOPEww Community Service Brigades https://www.hopeww.org/csb – 4 trips left this fall, four-day long missions.

Camp Swamp Retreat Schedule
To register for any of the retreats, click on the link:

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