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Good afternoon! We have a sidewalk in back again. It’s not ready to walk on yet; probably late Thursday.

++           This Sunday is our Annual Meeting at 11:45. Please bring a potluck item for sharing after the meeting.

++           Adult Sunday lesson will begin again this Sunday the 11th at 8am.

++           All women are invited to the WELCA general  meeting this Saturday 10th from 10 to Noon. Light refreshments will be served.

++           Bell Choir meets this afternoon at 4:45pm.

++           Our ELCA “Good Gifts” piggy bank fundraiser raised $206.45 for an animal(s) to give to a family/individuals.

++           Youth group Shebang forms are due this Sunday at the 6:30pm meeting. Shebang is Feb 13-16 in Tigard, OR.  SHEBANG! is an awesome annual retreat for youth grades 6-12, sponsored by the SHEBANG Ministry Team, as a ministry of the Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Church.  It is a fun-filled weekend of skits, learning about God, fun, music, sharing your faith, worshiping God, and more fun!

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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Good afternoon !

++           A speed bump was installed today across the parking entrance. We can’t drive across it for about 24 hours. Bell ringers: use the far west dirt drive and park west or turn into the lot and park there. Please don’t drive in or out the main entrance.                 – Craig Terry

++           The “sidewalk” in the back of the church once again has wood planks for “cleaner” and safer walking to the office. The two parking spaces at the office are now available for use. Please be aware of any construction workers or equipment that may be nearby.

++           Bell Choir practice tonight at 4:45pm.

++           Celebration Planning meets tomorrow, Thursday at 1:00pm.

++           Men’s breakfast is Sat Dec 20th, 8am at Charburger.

++           FISH Duty is on Mon Dec 22nd and Friday Dec 26th. No FISH on Wed Dec 24th.

++           Thank you to everyone for participating in the dedicated offering for FISH Operations (food). We received $600 from Thrivent and were able to send a check from Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership to the FISH Operations for $1890 from us and Thrivent.

Bette Lou Yenne
Treasurer-Columbia Gorge Chapter of Thrivent

 

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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Good afternoon!

++           Decorating of the Sanctuary and Christmas tree will be this Saturday 13th at 10am.

++           Women’s Spirituality meets this Saturday 9am at church.

++           Bell Choir will now be meeting on Wednesdays at 4:45

++           Board meeting this Sunday 14th at 11:45

++           WELCA bible study will be Tuesday Dec 30th from 2-4pm

NEWSLETTER CORRECTIONS:

++The Annual Meeting will be at 11:45  (not 10:45) on Sunday January 11th. Sorry for any confusion.

++Photo bottom left from Christmas Bazaar was of Pat Crompton, not Ila Mae Schneeberg.

 

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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November : leaves still falling; frost on the pumpkins. Wait……those aren’t leaves and that is not frost. It’s SNOW!!  Winter is here; stay warm and safe everyone.

++           Memorial Service for Marjorie Oates, who passed away Nov 7th, will be this Saturday Nov 15th at 2pm at Asbury Our Redeemer. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

++           3rd Annual Empty Bowls Event on Tuesday November 186:30 PM at the Hood River Middle School Cafeteria

Money from this event goes to the FISH Food Bank.

Gorge Grown farmers grow the food; Ahi’s Ohana Catering Company makes the delicious soup; Pine Street Bakery bakes the bread; HRV High School students create the bowls for you to take home. All the soup you can eat and a wonderful artfully crafted bowl for only $30.00 a person  Tickets are available at Waucoma Bookstore and the Gorge Grown Farmers’ Market. A few tickets are available at the Hood River FISH Food Bank. This year there are 50 more bowls than last year.

++           Volunteer Training Opportunity for Warming Shelter

Nov 25, 7pm-9pm  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

For more information, please contact   Anna Carmichael (revannacarmichael@gmail.com)   or   Andy Wade (hrws@hoodrivercares.org)

++        The 2015 Mt. Angel Women’s Retreat will be held from March 6 – March 8. The theme of the retreat is “The Rivers of Our Lives”. The cost of the retreat usually runs around $135, which includes 2 nights and all meals (from dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday) at the Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel, Oregon. We are trying to get an idea of how many people will be attending. If you are interested in attending, please contact Carol Kyger at cckyger@gmail.com or give her a call at 541-386-6341. She will start collecting deposits for the retreat in January.

++           December Women’s Spirituality Group will be meeting on Dec 13 at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.

++           As many of you have heard in the news, on Thursday night November 6th at the Portland Trailblazers basketball game a woman suffered a medical emergency during the game and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital. Tragically, Sandy Zickefoose died that evening shortly after arriving at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center. Sandy was the wife of Rev. Michael Cowan, a retired United Methodist Elder from our annual conference. Michael served most recently at Aloha UMC, before he and Sandy retired in 2012. Please hold Michael and his family in prayer during this very difficult time.

Warmly, Lowell Greathouse
Columbia District Superintendent

 

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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Good afternoon everyone!

++  Charge Conference Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 In the Fellowship Hall with UM District Superintendent Lowell Greathouse. Members of the Board and standing committees are especially encouraged to attend.

++   Women’s Spirituality meets Saturday Nov 8th at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.

++   Faith In Action meeting: Nov. 10 10:30 at the church.

++  If you were unable to attend a “get-to-know-you” group with Pastor David, there will be one final session on November 9th, at 11;30 at church; a light lunch will be provided.  Pastor David will lead a fun, guided discussion, and you will learn something new, not only about Pastor David, but also about others you think you already know well.  Please RSVP to Linda Boris if you plan to attend so we can make arrangements for lunch.

++  The All Church Christmas Bazaar on December 5th and 6th from 10am to 3pm. Setup will be on Thurs Dec 4th at 9am. We appreciate everyone’s donations to our sale – cookies, candies, pies, special breads and homemade jams are all good sellers. Craft items would be appreciated too.   We also have a very popular “recycled” Christmas item table. If you have anything Christmas that  you are not using, bring them to church the morning of December 4 when we are setting up for the sale or any November Monday morning, Happy Hands meets every Monday 9-11 in the Fellowship Hall.

++  Our Youth Group raised  $119.21 “trick-or-treating” for UNICEF at their last gathering ! The rain luckily held off while going through the neighborhood where Linda and Nathan Boris live. Thank you to the Boris’ for having and feeding the group at their home.

++  The Women’s Retreat at Cannon Beach is this weekend. Safe driving to all. We are looking forward to this special time of fellowship and book study.

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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Good afternoon everyone!

++  Wear RED, if you like, this Sunday 26th for Reformation Day.

++   Asbury Our Redeemer raised $1205.00 for FISH Food Bank at last Sunday’s service! Columbia Gorge Chapter of Thrivent will do a 1-1 match. Thank you Bette Lou Yenne and Rose Miller for organizing this.

++  If you have been saving plastic or paper bags for FISH, please bring them to the church as soon as you can.  FISH is VERY low on the bags.  We are not able to use the small (produce, newspaper type) bags but rather the type of plastic bags used at store checkout.  Thanks for your help    -Kathy Terry

++   Happy Hands news:
  – Happy Hands will be meeting on Mondays in the Fellowship Hall.
– See’s Candies are being sold, and eaten, like…………..well, chocolate! Buy a bar for $2 and help raise money for moving the Asbury church bell to our partnership.
– Christmas is coming and Happy Hands is busy getting ready for their Christmas Bazaar on December 5th and 6th from 10am to 3pm. Setup will be on Thurs Dec 4th at 9am.

++           Gorge Ecumenical Ministries invites faith community members to attend an informational candidate forum on Thurs October 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will take place in Hood River at Riverside Community Church (4th & State) and will feature candidates for the position of State Senator, State Representative and Hood River Mayor.  Spanish language interpretation will be provided and all are invited.

++        Warming Shelter volunteer trainings         Volunteers are needed for the upcoming season of offering shelter and hospitality our community homeless.

Oct 23rd 6:30-8:30 Immanuel Lutheran Church (9th & State St)                  Oct 25th 9-11am Riverside Comm. Church (317 State St)

Contacts– Andy Wade hoodriverws@gmail.com and Rev. Anna Carmichael revannacarmichael@gmail.com

++   Study group is starting this week at the Pettits’. We will meet at 7:00 Thursday evenings in the Pettits’ yellow room so choir members can join if they wish following choir practice (no dinner but cookies will be served).  Gigi is going to be leading the study of Marcus Borg’s book “The Heart of Christianity; Rediscovering a Life of Faith.”  We have 3 extra copies at our house to share, so if you own the book, you should bring your copy.  Let me know if you have questions and also if you are planning to attend.   -Pat Pettit

++  Charge Conference Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall with UM District Superintendent Lowell Greathouse. Members of the Board and standing committees are especially encouraged to attend.

++           If you were unable to attend a “get-to-know-you” group with Pastor David, there will be one final session on November 9th, at 11;30 at the church; a light lunch will be provided.  Pastor David will lead a fun, guided discussion, and you will learn something new, not only about Pastor David, but also about others you think you already know well.  Please RSVP to Linda Boris if you plan to attend so we can make appropriate arrangements for lunch.

Blessings!

Jennifer Fowler
Office Manager

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Good afternoon!

 

++  Charge Conference Thursday, October 30th at 7:10 in the Fellowship Hall with UM District Superintendent Lowell Greathouse. Members of the Board and standing committees are especially encouraged to attend.

++  Special Offering Sunday, October 19th will be a special opportunity to support the FISH Food Bank with a financial offering for their food distribution program.Columbia Gorge Chapter of Thrivent will do a 1-1 match. Please make your contribution for this special offering to Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership and note it is for the Thrivent special offering for FISH Operations.

++  FISH Food Bank Duty
Mon October 20th
Wed October 22nd
Fri    October 24th

++  Warming Shelter volunteer trainings. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming season of offering shelter and hospitality our community homeless.
Oct 21st 6:30-8:30 Mid-Col. Center for Living (1610 Woods Ct)
Oct 23rd 6:30-8:30 Immanuel Lutheran Church (9th & State St)
Oct 25th 9-11am Riverside Comm. Church (317 State St)
Contacts- Andy Wade hoodriverws@gmail.com
Rev. Anna Carmichael revannacarmichael@gmail.com

++  Gorge Ecumenical Ministries invites faith community members to attend an informational candidate forum on Thurs October 23 at 6:30 p.m.  The event will take place in Hood River at Riverside Community Church (4th & State) and will feature candidates for the position of State Senator, State Representative and Hood River Mayor.  Spanish language interpretation will be provided and all are invited.

++  Confirmation/youth group meets Sunday 19th at 6:30 in the office building

++  This coming Sunday at the Celebration 10:30 service, our worship will be enhanced with an  interpretive dance by Emelia Gendreau and assisted by her brother Alden.  Emelia and Alden are children of this past Sunday’s worship leader, Pastor Jill Rowland.         -Audrey Bentz

++  Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership received two thank you notes for our recent donation of school supplies to Parkdale Elementary School — one from Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg and one from the Hood River County School Board.  The letter from the school board is posted on the announcement board if you are interested in reading it.           -Linda Boris

 

Blessings!
Jennifer Fowler

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Good afternoon and happy 2nd day of Fall !

++   Food on the 4th is this Sunday 28th.  Bring your non-perishable food items to worship to be distributed through FISH Food Bank. The food bank is out of canned tomatoes, diced or whole. Another needed item is cooking oil in the smaller sized bottles.

++   September 27th Drug Take Back Day, the Hood River Fire Department, Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Prevention Partnership will be hosting a drug take back collection site at the Hood River Fire Department, 1785 Meyer Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing the medications. No questions of request for identification will be asked during the drop off).

The participants may dispose of the medication in its original container. When submitting the container, the individual is encourage to remove any indentifying information from the prescription label. This can be done by removing the label or utilizing permanent marker.

All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Note: Intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications or medical waste WILL NOT be accepted due to potential hazard posed by the blood borne pathogens. Thanks for helping keep Hood River a safe place to live, work and play!

++  Women’s WELCA bible study is Tuesday Sept 30th from 2-4pm in the fellowship hall.

++  The FISH building foundation will be “curing” for about a week.

++  Happy Hands sent out 15 UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Health Kits on Friday to Utah where they will be sent to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster.  Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes.

And with that we reach the end of September! The month went by quickly with regular school starting but also our own Sunday school. Next week begin group studies with Pastor David and also another study at the Pettit’s. I will be out of the office the week of Sept 29th. Contact Pastor David with any questions or office needs.

Blessings!

Jennifer Fowler
Office Manager

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Good Afternoon!

++  Newsletter items are due this week. I will be out of town the last week of September, so please send info soon/now!

++  Women’s retreat sign-up sheet is in the narthex, as well as roommate request, and carpooling info.

++  Men’s Breakfast is Sat 20th at the Charburger.

++  Food on the 4th is Sept 28th. Non-perishable items.

++  A gathering to plan a mid-week study group is Thurs Oct 2nd at 6pm at Roy  & Pat Pettit’s home. They will serve a main dish, and others can bring a potluck item.

++  Adult Sunday Study begins Sunday Oct 5th at 8am in the fellowship hall. Led by Pastor David.

++  Because of the change in school starting times, I will be in the office at 9am Mondays and 8:30 Tues, Wed, and Thurs.

Blessings!

Jennifer Fowler
Office Manager

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Happy Sunny Day everyone!

++  This evening 6:00pm is a Safe Sanctuary Class for anyone who didn’t attend Sunday’s class. Soup will be served.

++  Sign-ups are needed for Coffee Hour, Ushers, flowers etc this month.

++  Sunday School for preschool and elementary youth starts during 10:30 worship, this Sunday 14th, upon the “passing of the peace” part of our service. Sunday School will meet the 2nd thru 5th Sundays of the month.

++  Confirmation Class/Youth Group-  middle/highschool youth and parents are invited to an introduction meeting at 6pm Sunday in the office house. Meal in included.

++   Happy Hands will be meeting at Pat Pettit’s home, 1809 Montello, every Monday during September at 9am. It is open to all women who like to do crafts. Bring your craft along and join the fun.

++   Recycling- Items brought to church to be recycled need to be free of food residue; CLEAN! Styrofoam must be tape free and SNAP; nothing bendable.  Sharon P. and Craig T.

++   Women of our church: WELCA meets this Saturday, September 13th from 10-12 noon in the fellowship room. We’ll follow with a salad and dessert potluck.  All women of the church are invited to come and enjoy the fellowship, help plan some activities and  enjoy a delicious lunch.  Please call Kathy Terry if any questions.

++   School Supplies:  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed school supplies and money for supplies for the Parkdale Elementary School.  After church on August 31st, we had 456 crayons, 32 markers, 47 glue sticks, 232 pencils, 12 scissors, 6 boxes of Kleenex, 5 large bottles of hand sanitizer, 21 rulers, 41 notebooks, 80 colored pencils, 45 pencil-top erasers, 9 large erasers, 4 boxes of Band-aids, 24 folders, 2 calculators, 450 sheets loose-leaf paper, and 10 backpacks!!  And more has come in since this count was taken.  Plus $78 to buy more supplies!!   The folks at Parkdale were so appreciative – you have made a big difference in our community.  Thank you again from Faith In Action.

++  The next Women’s Spiritual Group meeting will be on Oct 4 (Sat) at (9:00am) in the Fellowship Hall. We’re meeting there instead of the church office for easier access for members attending.  Carol Kyger

++  Card Class meets this Sunday 14th at 1:15.

++  The Emergency Voucher Program in Hood River is searching for volunteers. The program provides food, gas and lodging vouchers to clients who are in a crisis situation. The role of a volunteer is to listen to the client’s story, write appropriate vouchers, and refer to other services. Volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, 12pm to 2pm. Please contact Rev. Anna Carmichael if interested. 541-386-2077 revannacarmichael@gmail.com

 

Blessings!

Jennifer Fowler
Office Manager