Community is Restored - Cheri Holdridge - 5/17/2015



VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our Village Kids leader, Megan Kemerley, 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 Dana Rood.

 SUMMER FAVORITES - Do you have a favorite scripture or a favorite song on the radio that you think would be a great worship song? Pastor Cheri would like to use your scripture story or song in worship this summer. Please let her know your favorite by June 8. Forms are available at The Village or e mail Pastor Cheri at

WATER SUNDAY - Once again we will celebrate Water Sunday at the end of the Summer. As you travel this summer, or participate in water related activities close to home, take a small sample of water and save it. This could be from a lake, pond, river, or even your favorite pool. Bring the water with you to worship on Sunday September 13 as we celebrate Water Sunday and remember our baptism. Questions? Contact Pastor Cheri.

 THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues?  Theology on Tap (formerly Pub Theology) may be for you!  We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together.  The next gathering will May 28th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen Shepler at

 COOKIE MAKING FOR SYNOD – The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is meeting in Cleveland at the end of June. As the host Conference, Ohio is providing hospitality. All the local churches are asked to bake cookies so that thousands of dozens of cookies will be available for the participants. If you would be willing to make 2 or more dozen chocolate chip cookies (with no nuts) to contribute, please contact Pastor Cheri.  Cookies needed by the last week of June.

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 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 ( 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

If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131 by 10 a.m. on Thursday.


The Land is Restored - Cheri Holdridge - 5/10/2015


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