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 or with any questions.

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


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 and she will walk you through the clearance process.


Join us Sunday at 8:15/10:45 AM for our message “Expression of the Heart: His Love Endures Forever” Psalm 118:1-14.

Monday, July 11th at 6:30 pm is Game Night – everyone of all ages welcome!  Bring some (church appropriate) board games and a snack!

Sunday, July 17th, is our “Stock the Pantry” day.  We will have a table set up outside the Food Pantry on the stage for you to drop off your donations before/after services.  If you’d like to make a donation of nonperishable goods, but can’t bring them next Sunday, please call the church office to make arrangements to do so.  

VBS is about a week away!  There’s still time to sign up any kids age 4-5th grade.  July 18-22 6-8 pm   If you’d like a way to help out this ministry but can’t volunteer, please consider making a donation to sponsor t-shirts for the kids!  Your donation can be placed in an envelope marked “VBS T-shirts.”

Just a reminder, Jill will be out of the office until Tuesday, July 12th.

A Few Reminders

The church office will be closed Monday, July 4th for the holiday. The church office will be open Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. Jill will be away until Tuesday, July 12th.  Please contact Pastor Brian directly with any pastoral needs.  Please note messages left after 12:30 pm on Wednesday, July 6th will be returned on July 12th.

Blueberries will arrive (for those who ordered) on Thursday, July 7th, time still TBA.  Pastor Brian will let you know when they are here so you can pick them up.

Looking for a way to help VBS but can’t be here?!  Ashley is looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of the t-shirts for the kids.  Sponsorships can be placed in envelopes marked “VBS shirts.”  Each shirt costs $10 and any help is greatly appreciated!

VBS is only a few short weeks away!  July 18th – 22nd for kids age 4 through 5th grade.  Please contact Ashley with any questions.

Rise Up Camp is July 25th – 29th at Highland Park for kids ages 4-12, please see Pastor Brian for registration information.

The church Block Party will be back on Saturday, August 13th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Invite your friends, family & neighbors!  It will be a great time of fun, games, fellowship & delicious food! Volunteer opportunities coming soon! 

Food Pantry

We will be holding our monthly Food pantry this Friday, June 24 from 11:00 am unit we run out of food. This is open to all Blair county residents, and you must have Photo ID. If more then one person in a car is asking for food, they must have their separate Photo ID.