September Newsletter

OCTOBER 9 WORKDAY

We are planning a special workday on October 9. We will begin at 9 am and end at 6 pm, but people should feel free to come late or leave early or stay for just a couple of hours, if that is all the time they have. We will have pizza delivered to the church for lunch and perhaps something at the end of the day, too.

Our project will be to paint the sanctuary, which has not been painted in well over thirty years and needs some attention. We have someone taking care of the highest parts of the ceiling—and so we do not expect anyone to do that difficult and scary job. Instead, we will focus on painting the area on the ground floor.

We plan to have all the prep work (scraping, patching, taping, and priming) done in advance. (If you can give a hand in doing that, we would also appreciate your help.) All that members of the church will need to do is show up that day.

If you have experience in painting, we’ll put you to work right away. If you haven’t painted before but want to learn, we can teach you. Or you can help those who are painting by moving ladders and drop cloths and getting additional supplies.

More details will be given as the October 9 date gets closer. But for now go ahead and reserve that date on your calendar.

RETURN TO UPSTAIRS WORSHIP MAY BE DELAYED

Usually we return upstairs on the first Sunday in September—or the second Sunday if the first Sunday is too hot, as it well might be this year. But there is an additional wrinkle: we will be working on the sanctuary ceiling and may not be able to move upstairs. Or if we do, worshipers may be asked to sit on just one side, since we will have to move pews to reach the ceiling. Watch your email and the bulletin for more information.

BIBLE CLASSES

The Sunday Bible class should finish our survey of the Psalms in mid-October, as you can see from our tentative schedule:

DatePsalms covered
8/29108–112
9/5113–118
9/12119
9/19120–128
9/26129–135
10/3136–139
10/10140–144
10/17145–150

There will be no Bible class on Wednesday, September 29.

FOOD PANTRY

We always appreciate your donations of non-perishable food items to our food pantry. You can bring them on Sunday morning or on Wednesday morning or arrange some other time to drop off the items.