Announcements for the week of October 23rd

WEDNESDAY EVENING LIFETREE IS TAKING A BREAK. Please consider coming to Lifetree in the Pool House at Candlewood on Thursdays at 12:30 pm and meet some new friends. Contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358, if you have questions or comments.

Practical approaches to resolve relational conflict will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Thursday at 12:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “Dealing With Difficult People: Secrets for Everyday Life From a Hostage Negotiator,” features a filmed interview with police SWAT commander Rick Arnold, a trained hostage negotiator. “I think there are things people can do in their lives to manage conflict in general,” says Arnold. “One of those is to tolerate people and their differences while understanding people are at different levels of character development in their lives.” During the program, participants will have an opportunity to discuss difficult people in their own lives while brainstorming ways to better interact with them.

OKTOBERFEST IS COMING! On October 30 from 4-6pm the SOC will be hosting a dinner of German food and music at the church. Tickets are a donation of $15 per couple or $7.50 for a single. This dinner is for everyone in the congregation and their guests. The seating is limited to 80 so get your tickets early. The tickets will be available after church starting Oct 9.

NEW BEGINNINGS IS CALLING LEADERS FOR THE 2017 LEADERSHIP TEAM. The Nominating Committee would like your input on the search for President, Secretary and Financial Secretary. Please spend time in prayer for the leadership of our congregation and how you and others may serve. If you are interest in serving, would like more information or have suggestions, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee or email The members are: Mike Feigl, 369-5078, Jim Heinold, 202-1253, Nichole Jessup, 621-2693, or Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE Starting on October 16th and continuing once a month, the American Lutheran Church in Rantoul will be playing shows from the Sight and Sound Theatre on their screen in the Sanctuary and would like to invite all local churches to attend. There are flyers out in the Narthex that has all of the information. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Pastor Oman.

QUARTERLY OFFERING STATEMENTS are available in the narthex on the table in the wicker basket in alphabetical order.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, following worship. Plan to attend!

WATER MISSION We have been hearing of the devastation from hurricane Matthew. One avenue to help is through Water Mission. Please view the video sent out in an email and see how Water Mission is gearing up to help. If you would like to help through Water Mission feel free to contact them directly, or make a check to Water Mission and put it in the offering plate or drop it off in the office, we will send the checks to Water Mission. Prayerfully consider how you might help.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER BECOMING ONE OF THE NBLC “POP” LEADERS! “POP” or more traditionally called the Prayers of the People is a time during our church service when we have the opportunity to pray for specific needs in our church, nation and world. As God’s children, He delights in hearing us call upon him at any time. Each Sunday, the tradition at New Beginnings has been to have a person prepare and lead each of us during this portion of the service. The prayer recited is also shared on our church website. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Pastor Oman or Lisa Schwarzentraub.

CANDY NEEDED FOR TRUNK-OR-TREAT! New Beginnings will have a car in the Mahomet Community Trunk-or-Treat on Friday October 28th. Last year’s trunk-or-treat was a big hit with over 1,000 kids coming through. If you would like to donate candy, please place it in the tub in the Narthex. Also, if you would like to help design our trunk or help hand out candy, please contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY The students and staff at Lincoln Trail Elementary School will host their annual Veterans Day Assembly on November 11, 2016. We would like to show our appreciation to the veterans and active duty personnel who have made, and are making sacrifices for our country. The assembly will include music performed by the students as well as recognition of veterans and active duty personnel in attendance. Join us at 9:15 in our cafeteria to enjoy coffee and cookies with fellow veterans. The ceremony will begin at 10:15 in the Lincoln Trail Gymnasium. Please join us for this special tribute to our veterans!

NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Pastor Romanowski has been in contact with the North Carolina Emergency Management folks and has a list of needed supplies. They are trying to fill a trailer as quickly as possible to take down. Items that would be needed include: bottled water, baby food, diapers, blankets, non-perishable food (pop top cans are best), hotel size toiletries, toilet paper. You may drop them off at First Baptist Church or at 603 State St. Mansfield on the back porch. If you have questions, please call Chery at 773-459-0643.

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