Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday School and Small Group

I found the Sunday School book we were interested in on Amazon for $11.66 (free shipping).  It's called God's Promises That Keep Us by J. Ellsworth Kalas.  I really think we will like it.  I will have Kurt check with Linda to see if we can purchase a class set with Sunday School Money.  I think other classes would enjoy this study, too.  It will help us study/memorize scripture, plus there are personal stories to make things easier to relate to and questions for reflection.  It was written to provide encouragement in daily living.

Also, for anyone who wasn't at SS this morning, we would like to start a small group study on parenting.  Here are the details we came up with:
  • meet second Saturday of each month - to start in January
  • 7:30-8:30 ish or later if you factor in fellowship afterwards
  • volunteers to bring snacks/drinks
  • meet at church (possibly fellowship hall??)
  • open to any one who is a parent, grandparent, or would like to be a parent someday.
  • Study Material = Born to Be a Blessing:  A Parent's Guide to Raising Christian Children by Mrytle E. Felkner
  • I'm guessing each person/couple would purchase thier own book ($11.90 on Amazon + free shipping with orders over $25)
  • We still need to get this approved with Larry &  ask about using the church on a monthly basis
  • We talked about doing babysitting at the church, but voted against it.  We would like a hassle free night for parents to fellowship and study together.  It was also suggested that parents could split up and take turns staying home with kiddos each month, or find a babysitter if both want to attend.
  • If we get a large number, we could always break off into small groups for the discussion. 
If anyone has other details that we should discuss, please post or write them down.  This is still early in the making, so things can be changed. 

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


my friend michelle had surgery today to remove the ovarian cyst .. all i've heard is that it went better than expected .. please pray for her and the baby's recovery!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Auction Results

Just wanted to let you all know that our monthly snack was one of the higher bids this year at the mission auction. I believe that it went to the buliders class (will have to check on that), and it brought in $140 dollars.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mack and Shack rhyme . . . better write that one down for discussion . . .

Making good progress on the Shack. So far, definitely not a prop-up-the-couch book. If you want, edit this post or leave comments w/ discussion topics for Sunday. Remember, first 3 chapters only. Read further if you want but don't spoil the story for everyone else. I'm assuming that Andy, with his love of all works fiction, is several chapters ahead and, Brad, with his love of prose in general, is not only finished reading the book but through writing several alternate endings.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We ordered a few copies of the shack but they won't be in until Tuesday . . . So, maybe a Nooma video on Sunday, assuming others won't have their books yet either?

Don't forget about Chili and Euchre on Saturday. Be there at 4:30 to help set up if you can.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Matt & Lynne's grandma Lashley passed away this afternoon. please keep the family in your prayers.

The rest of the family are still in FLA - heading back soon.

Lynne and her dad were there to be with grandma before she passed away.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

prayer request - preterm labor

hello again..

just wanted to ask you all to pray for my friend Katie .. she is a little over 29 weeks pregnant & experiencing preterm labor & is 70% thinned .. she goes back to the doc tomorrow to see if the contractions have stopped. she also just found out she failed her glucose test, so she is pretty shaky.

please pray that she can make it another month so her little boy can be healthy ... and all you women who i know have experienced this, any pointers would be great :)

her husband's name is chris. thanks.