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3rd Annual Pie Auction Coming Sunday, October 28
Our third annual youth pie auction will be held Sunday, October 28 following worship.  Join us for this fun event as we raise funds for next summer’s mission trip to Minneapolis.  If you would like to bring a pie, please sign up on the sheet in the gallery. 

New grief support group has started
A new grief support group within our church meets the first Wednesday of each month from 11-12 noon in the fireside room.  This new group is open to anyone in the church or community who is experiencing grief.  Facilitated by Dr. Don Harr, this group provides support, encouragement, and help to those facing grief.  All are welcome.
Prayer retreat to be held at Eagle Rock Sanctuary
A prayer retreat will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9-3 at Eagle Rock Sanctuary, near Lockwood.  Led by the Rev. Jim Bell, this retreat will explore various ways to pray.  A light lunch will be served and all are invited to attend.  The cost is only $5.  Call Jim at 628-2524 to reserve a spot.  Space is limited to the first 20 who register.
New members class to begin on Sunday, November 4
This class is open to everyone who would like to become a member of our church and/or those who would like a better understanding of what it means to be a Presbyterian. Led by Pastor Dave he will be sharing about Presbyterian beliefs, church history, and some of the things that are currently going on in our church.  This class will meet on November 4 and 11 and new members will be introduced during worship on Sunday, November 18.
Vacation Bible School was Fantastic!
Over 90 children joined us this year for our "Outdoor Adventures" Vacation Bible School program in June.  Thanks to an awesome crew of volunteers to helped make our VBS so successful.  What a fun week we had!!
Summer 2012 Mission Trip to Belize, Central America was incredible!
26 youth and adults from our congregation traveled to Belize and built a home for a very poor family.  It was a life changing experience as we were able to share with others the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  Thanks to many who supported this trip, both prayerfully and financially.  The mission team will be sharing of their Belize trip during worship on Sunday, August 12 at 9:30 AM.
OGHS Fishing Derby results!
    Our annual One Great Hour of Sharing Fishing Derby surpassed last year's record of 151 pounds of coins received.  This year we brought in 187 pounds of fish totaling $1,750.  Thanks to all who contributed to this special offering as all proceeds go to help those in need.  Next year's goal?  How about 200 pounds!
Spaghetti Dinner and Pie Auction was a big hit-- literally!
    As our kickoff fundraiser for next summer's mission trip to Belize, Central America, we had a very successful spaghetti dinner and pie auction on Sunday, October 16.  Almost $2,400 was raised with all of the proceeds going to this special trip where we plan to build a home for a school/orphanage in Belize in June of 2012.  Thanks to all who joined us for this special event.     
Here are a few pictures of the pie auction.  The above picture shows people enjoying the good meal.  The picture below shows Pastor Dave getting a little more pie from Heather than he expected.

Community Block Party Appreciation
    Thanks to the many people who made our community block party on August 17 a great success.  About 250 people attended and enjoyed a great evening of free food, large inflatable games for the kids, music, and fun.  We plan to make this an annual event so your help next summer in making this an even bigger and better event would be greatly appreciated.
 One Great Hour of Sharing Offering was Huge!!
    Thanks to all who participated in our One Great Hour of Sharing fishing derby.  71 individuals and families returned fish boxes filled with coins on Easter Sunday. Our goal was to collect 100 pounds of fish.  No only did we meet our goal, we shattered it as 151.2 lbs. of fish were returned. WOW!! The amount of coins inside the fish totaled $1,365.  In addition, over $2,000 was received in our OGHS general offering.  Our church's mission committee matched this amount, bringing our total offering to over $5,600.  This money will go to help those in need.  Thanks to your generous support of this special offering that is received every Easter.
Youth Basket Auction Was Great Success
    Over $8,300 was donated to youth mission trip to Belize though the 13th annual gift basket auction on Sunday, March 25.  Thanks to all who donated baskets, purchased baskets, and helped with the wonderful meal.  What a generous congregation!!






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