Announcements for Week of Jan. 29

BUNCO SET FOR FEB. 2 All are invited to an evening of fun and laughter! Please plan to come play BUNCO this Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 6:30 pm. This monthly get-together is open to everyone, super easy and sure to bring a smile. Feel free to bring a friend and a snack to share.

VALENTINE’S DINNER The Valentine’s Dinner is just a few weeks on Feb. 12 from 4-6 pm. We will be having pork tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner and fruit salads and dessert. We will have dinner music and there will be special entertainment for all to enjoy. The price again this year will be singles $5 and couples $10. Many people under 55 wanted to come last year so the dinner is for anyone 18 and up but it is still limited to 80 people. You are welcome to bring friends and family but don’t wait to get your tickets because they will go fast! Judy Lane will be selling tickets in the narthex after church or you can stop buy the church office during the week to get your tickets.

B.O.B. YOUTH OUTING The bowling and pizza youth outing will be on Feb 1. We will be meeting at the church at 5:30 and plan to leave AT 5:45. We are planning on returning about 8:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. RSVP Cheryl Heinold by Jan 29 with the number of youth that you will be bringing. The price is $10 per person.

WALK TO JERUSALEM Don’t forget to write down your miles on the papers in the Narthex. We have over 6,000 miles to go to make it there by Easter. Everyone can join in – youth and adults.

MEN’S MEATING Monday, Feb, 13, 5:30-6:45. Fellowship hall. A place where men can meet and find biblically supported advice and conversation. Topic is Brats. Come and help us kick this off! Please RSVP so we know how many brats to provide. For information or RSVP call Rich 621-4288 or

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CU AT HOME ONE WINTER NIGHT On Friday, February 3, more than 200 people become “box dwellers” and spend 12 hours outside in a cardboard box. It’s C-U at Home One Winter Night 2017, and we need your help! If you are available the afternoon of Friday, February 3, from 3:30 pm-7:00 pm, and would like to be a part of the Box Dweller Registration volunteer team, please sign up now! Maybe you would like to help us keep everyone safe during the late night and early morning hours? We need you for our OWN Security Team. The biggest need is from12 am-3 am, covering the time the bars close. We also need security help from 3 am-6 am, and each shift from 6 pm-12 am. Other One Winter Night volunteer opportunities include medical, set up, donation collection, photography, and street teams (think waving signs and raising awareness–great for young people!). Sign up to VOLUNTEER here: page.

SWEET LIFE CAFÉ RETREAT Ladies, come savor time with God and friends at Sweet Life Café Retreat on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We all love going out for a warm cup of coffee or tea with friends. And most of us long to extend those short visits and take time to slow down and really enjoy time together. That’s exactly what we’ll do at Sweet Life Café. Join us at this retreat, where we’ll savor time with God and friends. Together we’ll experience meaningful Bible studies, flavor-filled activities, and scrumptiously delicious fun! Registration begins next Sunday. Be sure to invite friends! For more information contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358 or

The existence and causes of evil will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the Candlewood Pool House. The program, titled “Confronting Evil: One Man Takes a Stand,” features a filmed interview with Peter Ash, founder of Under the Same Sun, an organization dedicated to helping people with the genetic condition of albinism overcome often deadly discrimination. “People with albinism who live in cultures where the dominant skin tone is much darker obviously stand out more,” Ash says. “We notice that discrimination and stigma are more severe in these cultures.” During the program participants will also have the opportunity to discuss places they’ve seen evil in their own world and what they’ve done about it. This Lifetree Café Program may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

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