Posted by: deercreekcharge | July 16, 2010

The Dwelling Place–18 July 2010

Welcome back to Deer Creek Charge! This week, we are talking about the dwelling place, the place where you spend your time, effort, energy, etc. What are your priorities? What should they be? Come as we discern this together as we learn to let our light shine like a lighthouse–a beacon of light to our community and world! (Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out the post from 2 weeks ago…) The Scripture Passage is Luke 10:38-42.

This Sunday is also the 3rd Sunday of the month…which means we have our food and fellowship time after worship at Mt. Tabor! It will be wonderful as always! Bring something with you or come as you are…you are always welcome at Deer Creek Charge!

We have a lot of things going on right now…and lots of things coming up! Check out the announcements below, and if you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see you at some or all of the events!

Grace and Peace.

Announcements

Today—3rd Sunday Refreshments—All are welcome after worship at Mt. Tabor!

Deer Creek Choir is taking a break for the month of August. If you (or someone you know) is interested in providing music during this time, please let us know. We would welcome your gifts!

Deer Creek is collecting school supplies for children in need through Mason-Dixon Community Services. If you are interested in helping out, please see the list by the entrance for what to bring. Location: Deer Creek.

On July 4th we introduced a new visual aid for worship that will continue for several weeks. Come watch as the lighthouse painting grows and develops each week as we as a congregation journey towards letting our light shine for Christ in our community. If you have ideas for how we can better be in mission with the community (instead of to the community), please share them!

Deer Creek Women’s Circle will be hosting the annual Peach Festival on Sunday, August 15 at 6pm. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit UMCOR, a non-profit group through the UMC that helps people recover from disasters all over the world. Join us!

We will have a “Blessing of the Backpacks” (and students, parents, teachers, bus drivers, “lunch ladies,” support staff, etc.) on Sunday, August 29th during the Children’s Message. Please bring your backpacks or other “tools of the trade” as we embark on a new and exciting school year!

Dates For Your Calendar:

Sunday, August 1, BETWEEN worship services (10-10:30am): Charge Council will be meeting to discuss the parsonage bathroom since both churches have had contractors in to look at it. Criteria for picking the contractor includes: a cost estimate (at minimum, an hourly rate for labor); experience w/ similar projects and availability. Submissions MUST be in writing w/ enough copies for the council. Location: Deer Creek.

Monday, August 30, 7pm: S/PPRC meeting to work on compensation packages, etc. for 2011 in preparation for charge conference. Location: TBD.

Sunday, October 17, “After Worship”: Charge Conference. All members of the both churches are invited to attend. If you are the chair of a committee, we need you to be present, if at all possible. It will be led by Rev. Bruce Haskins, our Adventure Guide.  Note: Bonnie is assuming that the meeting will be held at Mt. Tabor since it is “after worship” but stay tuned for details as we get confirmation on this from our guide.

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