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)
++ 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.