WE WILL BE STARTING A ROOTS OF OUR FAITH CLASS– if you are considering joining New Beginnings, or would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church, please contact Pastor Oman.
OFFICE MANAGER POSITION Effective as of September 30th, Melissa will no longer be in the position of office manager. If there is anyone interested or you know anyone who may be interested please contact pastor Oman.
FORMER STRIPPER SHARES A STORY OF HOPE AT LIFETREE CAFÉ A woman who danced for 18 years in “gentlemen’s clubs” reveals the realities of stripping for a living at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the café and Thursday at 12:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “Trapped: A Stripper’s Journey Out of Hopelessness,” features a filmed interview with a woman who began working in the adult-entertainment industry at the age of 18. “My self-worth was tied to the amount of money I could bring home in a night or the amount of adoration I received from men,” the woman says. “It took its toll on me.” During the program, participants will be given an opportunity to share times in their own lives they’ve felt trapped and how they escaped.
BACK TO SCHOOL BUNCO September Bunco will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30 pm and ALL are welcome. This month will be a “bring your own after school snack” with beverages provided. No experience is necessary so join us for some fun, prizes and laughter!
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH SOC There is a special event coming up in October for the congregation. Watch for more information in the future.
WALK FOR WATER has been rescheduled to October 1. Get a team together to walk to help alleviate the world water crisis.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM Our Wednesday evening children’s program will begin on September 14 from 6:15 to 7:30 pm.
We will be sharing a bible study, activities, crafts and a snack with the kids from kindergarten thru 5th grade. Each month we will also have an outing that could include a service project, bowling, mini-golf or in-house movie. Anyone that would like to spend time with the kids in our church family is welcome to visit and help out.
NOTES FROM PASTOR OMAN Pastor Oman will be on vacation, attending the wedding of his nephew, through September 9th. He can be reached by cell phone: 217-621-8697. Pr. Jay Johnson, St. John, Royal, will be available in the case of emergencies. His cell is: 217-552-0011; church: 217-583-3110.
NO Bible study on September 4.
The Wednesday 12:30 Bible study will resume on September 14.
Confirmation classes for 6th grade and older youth will resume on Wednesday September 14. Because of scheduling conflicts, our first class will be at 7:15 p.m. We will study the Old Testament during this unit.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, August 21st was 81 and total offering was $2,928.00.