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Mid-year giving statements have been mailed out. If you didn’t receive yours, or have questions about your statement, please contact Christine Wiggins in the church office. Thank you for your generosity that supports our mission!

We welcome and celebrate kids in worship! Our new worship cart is ready to go! Kids are welcome to use the items during worship; everything has been thoughtfully picked to help enhance their learning and experience of worship. All our young people are invited to decorate their very own worship bag during Fellowship time today!

Several members of the Doris Dahl Memorial Garden (DDMG) team, as well as church treasurer, Dani Cole and Doyle Linder trimmed and removed several decades of long neglected and overgrown shrubbery surrounding the DDMG a few weeks ago. Located on the southeast side of the church building, plans to renovate and expand this garden site are being developed by the DDMG team with input and recommendations from the congregation. If you would like to join this team or need additional information about this project, please see team members: Tom Arney, Becky Brecht, Alicea Hardesty, Charlene Knowles, Lin Linder, Lynn Phipps, Lucy Smith, or Janice Stanton.

We continue a new focus in worship, where we will follow the “big story” of the Bible for a year, using the Narrative Lectionary. We will go from Creation through the early Christian church. The scriptures we will explore show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite us to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. This year we'll be moving through Year 2 of the Narrative Lectionary which means we'll focus on the gospel of Mark in the Spring after spending the fall and early winter in the Old Testament.

Pondering pre- or post-retirement identity? Or just want to discuss with others who “get it” about navigating a new phase in your life? This theme has been bubbling up in the church recently, and so I’m wondering if one of you might start up a conversation. This could be a book group, a casual meet-up during Fellowship Hour, or whatever else you might dream of. Talk to Chelsea if this topic is stirring in your soul and you might be able to organize or lead a conversation/group. We will have an interest meeting on Sunday, October 1, during Fellowship Hour.

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