Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us Sunday at 8:15/10:45 am for this week’s message “The Joy of Submission.” 

Our Youth Ministries are back up and running for the 2022-23 year. Youth Sunday school for kids 6th – 12th grade is from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Youth Room (upstairs across from the balcony) and Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for 6th – 12th graders.

The ROCK kicked off on Wednesday with 41 kids the first night!  If you are looking for a way to help support the ROCK, consider purchasing a Spaghetti Dinner tickets. The fundraiser meal will be held Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  For $10 you will get spaghetti, choice of sausage or meatball, roll, side salad & dessert.  You can dine in following church or take your meal to go. Tickets available during office hours and on Sundays.

Save the Date! Sunday October 16th we will be hosting a free concert by Chiz Rider at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.  The Youth Group will also be hosting a small Fall Fest in the social hall prior to the concert from 4:00 pm – 5:30 PM. Food will be available for purchase.  Please see Pastor Brian for more information.

Weekly Announcements

The ROCK begins Wednesday!  4:30 pm – 7 pm.  All kids age 4 through 12th grade welcome for a home-cooked meal, age appropriate lessons, crafts, games, gym time and more!  Contact Ashley with any questions at ashleymiller1228@gmail.com

The ROCK will be having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 pm -2 pm.  Tickets are $10 and must be purchased ahead of time in the church office or on Sundays.  Dine in or take out. All proceeds benefit the ROCK.

This Saturday, September 17th is our monthly luncheon from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  All are welcome.

Sunday, September 18th is the clothing pick up at the Jaffa. Please plan to meet around 5:00 pm at the Jaffa to transport clothing back to 2nd Ave for the Hope Chest. 

The Food Pantry shelves are bare!  If you have any extra (in-date) nonperishables you’d like to donate, please bring them on Sundays or call the church office to set up a time to drop off.  

Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer to read scripture, be a greeter, communion server, or help in another way during Sunday services.

Just a reminder, we have Martins grocery gift cards for sale; 5% of your purchase gets donated back to the church.  

Weekly Announcements

We hope you can join us Sunday at 8:15/10:45 am; if you aren’t able to be here in person, you can watch live on YouTube (please note the music is not available to stream at 8:15).

If you are interested in helping with Sunday worship by greeting, reading scripture, running slides in the balcony or playing music, please reach out to us and let us know you are interested!

The Food Pantry date has been changed back to Sept. 30th, so please ignore the date change sent earlier in the week. Going forward the Pantry will be the last Friday of the month.

ROCK VOLUNTEERS REMINDER! There will be a brief meeting in the social hall Sunday, following the 10:45 service. Please plan to attend, if you cannot make it let Ashley know ahead of time, ashleymiller1228@gmail.com so she can talk with you about the plans for Wednesday.

The ROCK begins Wednesday!  Any kids age 4 through 12th grade are welcome to attend 4:30 pm -7:00 pm.b. Kids will be given a home cooked meal, have age appropriate lessons, games, arts & crafts and more.

 *Reminder, if child did not attend school for any reason, was sent home from school or shows any signs/symptoms of a cold, flu, stomach issues, has a fever, etc. They are not allowed to attend the ROCK that evening and will be sent home if they do arrive at the ROCK with any of these symptoms*

Soup & Sandwich Lunch:  Saturday, September 17th 11:30 am -1:00 pm, dine in or take out. All are welcome!

Sunday School Reminders: 

-We offer several adult classes during the 9:30 am – 10:30 am Sunday School hour; please contact the church office more info. on adult classes.

-2nd Ave Kids (age 4 through 5th grade) meet in the upstairs balcony classroom; please do not drop kids off prior to 9:30

-Youth Sunday School meets in the upstairs Youth room for kids 6th – 12th grade

Announcements

Please take a few moments to read over this week’s announcements.

Office hours are back to 7:30 am – 1:30 pm M-Th (available M-F until 3:30 pm by email) for fall/winter, unless otherwise noted.  Please call ahead so we know to expect you so we aren’t in another part of the building when you arrive (we can’t always hear the doorbell in other parts of the building).

Food Pantry date change:  Please note, after the Sept. Scroll & Calendar were printed, it was decided to change the pantry date to Friday, 9/23.

ROCK Volunteers Meeting: Sunday (9/11) following the 10:45 service (in the social hall, will last approx. 20 minutes). Please plan to attend if you are helping at the ROCK in any capacity this year.

The ROCK kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 14th!  All kids age 4 through 12th grade are invited from 4:30 pm – 7 pm.  Please contact Ashley for more info ashleymiller1228@gmail.com or with any questions.

Hope Chest fall clothing pickup will be Sunday, Sept. 18th–time TBA.  All volunteers are greatly appreciated!

Announcements

We hope you can join us Sunday at 8:15/10:45 AM for this week’s message “Practical Theology for Real Life Moments: Accepted Religion.”   We will also have a Blessing of the Backpacks, where we will pray over students and school employees before the beginning of the school year, at both services.

Tomorrow, 8/20 is our monthly Soup & Sandwich Lunch from 11:30 am – 1 pm, all are welcome!  Dine in or take out available.

Beginning this Sunday, you will notice baskets with individual packs of tissues at the entryways and on the round table.  If you are in need of a tissue during services, please take a pack and take any left home with you (please dispose of any used in the trash cans before you leave). This way we are not spreading germs using tissues out of the same boxes.  (Hand sanitizers are also available in the sanctuary)

As we begin a new school year, just a reminder for 2nd Ave Kids ministries:

  • Kids Sunday School 9:30-10:30 for kids age 4 through 5th grade
  • The nursery is staffed during the 10:45 service for children birth-age 3 (when they turn 4 they are invited to join Jr. Church)
  • Jr. Church during 10:45 is for kids age 4 through 5th grade

Youth Group Sunday School and Sunday evening meetings are for kids 6th grade-12 grade. Please contact Pastor Brian for more information on anything Youth related.

Donations Needed

Jr. Church is in need of juice boxes/pouches, waters, etc. for the kids to have during snack.  With approx. 20 kids each week- they go through a lot of drinks!  You can drop donations off during office hours or bring them to the Jr. Church classroom on Sundays.  You can also purchase them right from their Amazon Wish List and have them sent right to the church.
Amazon Wish List

Upcoming Events

The Block Party is only a few weeks away!  If you’d like to volunteer, please click here to sign up!  The Block Party committee is also looking for items (or made up baskets) to be donated for our silent auction.  Please contact Jody Langguth (or the church office and we can reach out to her for you) for more information.  The Block Party is Saturday, August 13th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, August 1st at 6:30 pm is S’mores Night here at the church. All are welcome!

Sunday, August 21<sup>st</sup> will be the Blessing of the Backpacks. This will be held at the 8:15/10:45 services.

The ROCK will begin back up on Wednesday, September 14th for all kids age 4 through 12th grade. The ROCK will then run every Wednesday, that there is school (Unless otherwise noted)from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  If you’d like to volunteer, and have not before (or haven’t for awhile), please reach out to Ashley at ashleymiler1228@gmail.com and she will walk you through the clearance process.