Announcements for the week of Aug. 25, 2019

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is responsible for seeking out members of the congregation to serve on the Leadership Team. We are in need of three members of the Congregation to serve on the Nominating Committee this year. If you are interested in serving, please contact Jeremy Jessup at 621-9344 or jmj872@gmail.com.

FALL 2019 B.O.B. We are making plans for the fall B.O.B. After School program. The starting date will be September 11 from 3:15 ā€“ 4:45 (1:15 ā€“ 4:45 early dismissal days), the time will stay the same as previous years. We again will provide snack, Bible study, games and other activities plus outings at our program.
If you are interested in working with the B.O.B. (Better Off Believing) program this year contact Cheryl Heinold. We have a great time interacting with the kids each week.

B.O.B. will be planting seeds again this winter so if you have any 2 inches flower containers you would be able to donate please talk to Cheryl Heinold.

THANK YOU to Andy Busch for preaching today! Pastor Oman is just returning from vacation, and Andy agreed to preach! Thanks!

GREAT RIVER MISSION DISTRICT During the Great Rivers Mission District meeting, held at Lutheran Week, Pastor Waktola Dufera of Life Stream Oromo Evangelical Church (an NALC CGS Ministry partner) spoke to the group about their dire need for financial aid. We at New Beginnings currently sponsors them with monthly donations of 1% of our congregational giving. Their congregation consists almost exclusively of Oromo Christian immigrants from Ethiopia. The Oromo are churchless & have space-hopped no fewer than four times. They have an opportunity to purchase a church building in which to worship but despite being able to maintain a mortgage, have been unable to raise the total amount for the down payment required by the lending institution. While New Beginnings cannot sponsor the fund gap entirely, the church council made the call to appropriate $2000 of the congregations’ reserves to LSOE to give assistance, effective immediately. Through Sunday, September 28th, additional donations will be collected to send to LSOE to help with the building acquisition. If you would like to help, please write LSOE as the designee in your contributions. Contact Rachel Busch Jones for more information.

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