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Weekly Announcements for 8/21/2022
Announcements usually change on the previous Wednesdays:

Announcements:

PUMPKIN PATCH MEETING: Our final planning meeting (Before the Sept 5th Workday) is today at 12:15p.  Bring projects & tools (Especially jigsaws)

FIRST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY: Thank you to all who donate to the church food pantry.  Located in the church office, it’s open from 10am-2pm, Mon – Thu. Our volunteers handle people who come in for assistance.  Monetary donations are welcomed (indicate Food Pantry on your donation) and we’ll purchase items needed at the most economical cost. If you prefer to bring food, we encourage the items found in your Incoming Tide Newsletter. Food can be dropped off in the church lobby on Sunday or in the office Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm.

NEIGHBORHOOD COOK OUT:  Join us right here in our parking lot for a neighborhood cookout on August 25th at 6pm! We will be grilling hotdogs and spending time with church and neighborhood friends. Contact Suzi for more information or ways to help!

LAY SERVANT TRAINING: A LAY SERVANT IS…An active, supportive member of a UMC, eager to serve through the church, well informed on Scripture, and on the doctrine, heritage, and organization of the UMC, committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries, and spoken communication, and willing to improve his/her skills through training.  Sign up for training on Sept 9th-10th at Tomoka UMC. Cost is $25. Connect with Hank Lunsford at 941-284-3241

NEW THRIFT REPORT:  Do you have 3-4 hours a week to serve? The Thrift Boutique needs volunteers for Tues, Wed and Thurs 1-4pm shift, Friday 10am-1pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Call Ryan at 716-535-0004 and join us for this important ministry to serve our community.

THE CHURCH LIBRARY HAS MOVED: it is now in Room 12. Books and videos for study groups are on the left side of the room. Reference and leadership materials are on the right side. It is open on Sundays. If you need to use the library during the week, please ask for a key in the office. There is a book to sign out your choices. Questions? Call or e-mail Donna Knott.

SHOP AMAZON SMILES TO BENEFIT FIRST CHURCH: Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-0974343 to earn money for First Church who has earned $599.53 reported as of June 2022.

IMPORTANT PUMPKIN PATCH DATES:
-Next Planning Meeting 8/21 12:15p -Patch Workday 9/5 9:00a-12:30p
-Pumpkin Patch Rally & Volunteer Meeting 9/11 4p-5:30
-First Unloading 10/1 8a -Second Unloading 10/22 8a

KEEP THE DATES: 2023 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS JUNE 5-9, 2023