TBW Weekly Announcements – August 3, 2016

This week in worship:
Date: 7-Aug
Theme: Practice Wise Stewardship
Plan: Lee Swick
Preside: TBD
Speak: Heather Featherstone
Piano: Ruth Anderson
PA: Amy Ragland
Acting Deacon: Eldora Engebretson & Mary Ragland
PPT: Eldora Engebretson
Greeters: Scott & Diane Sloan

New announcements are purple

Planners/Presiders: Please send copies of your worship services to Eldora Engebretson (elnjoeng@cox.net) , Heather (heather.featherstone1972@gmail.com), and the person scheduled to do your PowerPoint (check the schedule) as soon as possible. This is especially important if you are doing new hymns that are not as familiar to the congregation.

Effective July 1, 2016 due to World Church budget cuts congregations will be paying for their tithing envelopes. Please let Carrol McCans know if you want to continue getting your envelopes or sign up for e- Tithing. The cost of envelopes is $5.40 a year per family. We will need to include this expense in the budget. Thanks.

Just a note on the e-tithing (as far as I know): Thunderbird West is not set up to take your tithing electronically, so if you sign up for e-tithing, any funds you designate will go to World Church. Since we are called to give equally to both world-wide and local mission tithes, you will still need to contribute locally as you have done in the past through your envelope or other methods.

In an effort to clear some space for a future project, the facilities and worship committees invite you “help yourself” to any of the old hymnals that are now located on the short pew in the fellowship area. Please take what you wish. Anything not claimed by August 7 will be donated to Goodwill. Thank you in advance!

Heather is looking for people that have a sewing machine or are pretty good with a needle and thread (or knitting/crochet). She is in need of people that are willing to put together shoulder bags for the Manna Bag project at the end of August. Homemade, reusable bags are a nicer gift than a Ziploc baggie of goodies. Please see Heather for patterns and/or materials (she has some scrap material and LOTS of yarn) if you are interested in donating your time to this project.

Sunday, August 28 during worship service: Manna Bags are coming. Here (http://tinyurl.com/hacfc4d) is a list of things we need for the manna bags. There will be bins in the fellowship hall to place your donations in – check around the building for take-away lists if you can’t print it from here. We are also looking for people to sew/crochet shoulder bags. Heather has a simple pattern you can use or find a pattern of your own.

August 12-14, @ Whispering Pines: Young Adult Retreat. More info coming soon.

Sunday, August 14, 10:00am – Business meeting to approve the call of Kevin Harper to the office of Priest.

August 19-21, @ Whispering Pines: Spiritual Growth Retreat.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00am – Commission Leaders meeting at the church. Please let Dulcy know if you can make the meeting.

Sunday, August 21, 10:30am – Worship Brunch. We will be having brunch during the worship service time – as time of worship and fellowship. Come hungry. This is a “planned” meal brunch so if you want to bring something see the sign-up sheet near the kitchen.

September 16-18, @ Whispering Pines: Women’s Retreat.

Sunday, September 25, 10:00am – Business meeting to elect 2017 Pastor and Secretary.

Sunday, October 30, 9:30am – Budget meeting

Schedules are here – http://tinyurl.com/zsczltf (If you wait for the page to load, you should be able to see tabs either at the bottom or at the top of the page with the month names – you click on the month you are interested in and it should open. If you still are having problems, please let me know)

Want a printable calendar of events for your fridge? Click here – http://tinyurl.com/z72jlcu, and then click “print” in the upper right corner. Want a different month? Click the down menu on the left side with the month name.

Any announcements that you want in the weekly updates should be sent to this email address (thunderbirdwest.cofchrist@gmail.com) with the subject line “For Announcements”. The Weekly Update goes out on Wednesday evenings so any submissions for the email should be sent no later than  Noon on Wednesdays. 

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