VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our adult volunteer will escort them to the Village Kids room. Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service. Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Cathy Edwards.
WE WELCOME REV. JUDITH FRANK as our guest preacher today while Pastor Cheri is away.
CIRCLES OF GRACE - We are not of one mind when discussing human sexuality and the United Methodist Church. Specifically, the issues of ordination and homosexuality have proven to be particularly divisive. This September, all clergy and laity of the West Ohio Conference are invited to participate in a respectful, grace-filled conversation called Circles of Grace around these issues. We pray these conversations are the beginning of a way forward as we strive to minister together in unity rather than division. Please prayerfully consider being a part of these intentional opportunities for dialogue. Any learnings from this Circles of Grace process will become a resource to the Annual Conference's life, including the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates as well as the Extended Cabinet and the Board of Ordained Ministry. The Circles of Grace conversation in our area will be on September 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dock at Findlay, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 800 South Main St, Findlay, OH 45840.
NEIGHBORS IN NEED (NIN) – Next Sunday, October 4, we will be collecting this special mission offering for the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of the NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministries. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects.
HAY RIDE AND BONFIRE – Saturday, October 10 at 4p.m., hay ride location TBA followed by bonfire at Suzie and Kristen’s, 1742 Meadowhill Ct., Toledo, OH 43614 at 6 p.m. Contact Kristen at 419-654-2016 or email@example.com for directions.
GETTING MARRIED? WHAT’S THE RUSH - With the recent Supreme Court decision, many couples are rushing to the altar. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss topics and decisions necessary in order to enter into life long marriage. Whether or not you are thinking about marriage or you have already tied the knot, this seminar is relevant for you. Attorney Rosemary Barciz will lead the seminar at The Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant Street, Maumee, sponsored by The Village Church, on Sunday October 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Pay at the door.
LET’S FEED OTHERS - Many in our area face hunger every day. One small way you can help is by joining The Village at Food For Thought at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St. Toledo on Friday, October 16 at 6:00pm. We will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and pack sack lunches, which are distributed the next day downtown. It only takes 45 minutes to an hour, and the camaraderie and joy you will feel by doing something for others can't be beat. There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby at Sunday worship. Any questions or to carpool, contact Patti Lusher at 419-349-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASTORAL CARE - Pastor Cheri is on Clergy Renewal Leave and will return on November 9. If you are going to be in the hospital or have other pastoral care needs, please contact Rachael Koehler who is coordinating pastoral care, at 419-902-0724, or email@example.com. If you have other questions, please contact the Office Manager Shelly Savory, 419-984-7131, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at email@example.com or 419-984-7131 by 10 a.m. on Thursday.
PRAYER GROUP – The Prayer Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Teresa Hagedorn and Z Schwartz’s home, 2252 Havenwood Dr., Toledo, OH 43614. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions or more information.
THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues? Theology on Tap may be for you! We will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together. (NOTE: We are now meeting only once a month.) The next gathering will be October 8th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH. For more information, contact Karen Shepler at email@example.com.
The Village has a small Good Samaritan Fund to assist members of The Village Community who have emergency financial needs. If you would like to contribute to this fund, make a donation at any time by placing in an envelope or writing a check to The Village and noting in the memo line or on the envelope that your gift is for the "Good Samaritan Fund." If you are someone who has a financial need, or if someone asks for your assistance, please direct them to Pastor Cheri. She will determine whether or not funds are available to assist.
Are you grateful for The Village Church? If so, would you consider making a weekly or monthly financial commitment to The Village in order to sustain our vital ministries? Making an online donation can be set up so that it happens automatically. Go to our web site at www.villageohio.org and follow the home page link, "DONATE." If you have questions, please contact our Office Manager, Shelly Savory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-984-7131.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – Kroger has a fundraising program for nonprofits called Community Rewards. The Village is now enrolled on this program! To participate, just register your Kroger Rewards Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com using The Village Church’s organization name and/or organization number 76669. The Kroger Rewards Program allows Kroger shoppers to donate money to The Village just by swiping their Kroger card each time they shop.
DO YOU LIKE OUR SUNDAY FOOD? We've got great food - and it's all because of you! If you would like to donate money for Sunday snacks instead of signing up to bring them in, please do so in the Sunday collection basket. Mark your donation "Village Sunday Food." If you would like to bring in snacks, a sign up list is located on the bulletin board in the hospitality area, or let Mary Ann Robinson (email@example.com) know. If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.)
GREETERS - Enjoy meeting people? Greeters are needed to say hello to people as they enter for Sunday service and to greet newcomers to The Village. If you are interested sign the "greeter calendar "located on the bulletin board or email Marjie Zonner at firstname.lastname@example.org.