EVENTS FOR THE WEEK:

Tuesday, August 13
10:00 am   Prayer Group
1:30 am   Dulcimers 
4:30 am   Personnel Meeting 
7:00 pm   Barbershoppers 7:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday, August 14
1:00 pm   B & G Meeting
Thursday, August 15
10:00 an   Men’s Prayer Group
 
Sunday, August 18
8:30 am   Adult Bible Study
9:30 am   Worship Service  
9:45 an   Children’s Church 
3:00 am   Youth Group
 
 
 

MISSION COMMITTEE PROJECTS:

You are invited to join the Mission Committee in collecting pink or blue plastic caps from Prairie Farms milk (gallons and half-gallons).  Leave the white stickers on.  These will be given to Habitat for Humanity, which receves cash donations for the caps.  A container is on the table in the narthex for your bottle caps.  Thanks for your hlep.

In August, please join the mission committee in supporting the Back Pack Program which has been designed to help hungry school children here in  Mattoon.  Several churches including Broadway Christian, 1st Methodist, 1st Baptist, 1st Christian and East Size Nazarene are already involved in this ministry.  
 
Because of Mattoon's low economic level, during the school year, many students qualify for free and reduced lunches, but teachers have reported that these kids often do not get fed on the weekends.  Through an application process, elementary and middle schools have identified these children and members of the various churches "stuff" food into backpacks which are delivered to schools on 2 Fridays every month.  First Christian provides children at Riddle school.  They would welcome our contributions of 
 
- pudding cups (any flavor)      - cheese or peanut butter crackers in individual packages - Pop Tarts, iced, pack of 2, any flavor    - Beanie weenies - individual pop-top cans - applesauce cups, any flavor       - individual boxes of breakfast cereal 
 
We will be collecting this food during August. Cash donations will also be accepted and forwarded to First Christian Church.   It is difficult to imagine that Mattoon has so many kids who are going hungry.  Can you help?  Call Elsie Carter, Sue Gathmann, Sibyl Etchason, Susan Millsap, Jerry Parker, Vicky Williams or Jo Swick if you have questions.  There is a basket on the table in the narthex to hold our donations.

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ... 


 

First Presbyterian Church will be hosting  a Blood Drive on  Tuesday, August 20th 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

 

   All Church Golf Outing

- September 22 at 3:00 pm
More details soon.

 

 


LOGOS Family Nights is taking a break for the summer - but will resume this Fall.  Please look for notification when activities will begin again.

LOGOS is an intergeneratonal program designed for all ages of the church to develop and foster relationships in Christ together!  Our kids' program consists of ages K-5th grade.  They will attend Bible study, learn worship arts and have recreational time.
Pastor Matthew will also be teaching a class for all the parents and adults that attend.

 

The Thursday morning Bible Study group meets at 9:00 am every Thursday morning.    The group is currently joining in a discussion of the Book of Genesis.  Everyone is invited to meet for this Bible study, no previous experience is necessary.    

 

 

    


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