News & Notes 9-30-17


UNIVERSITY PLACE LUNCHES
FLUM will be providing a duty-free lunch for University Place teaching staff once each semester this academic year: on Wed., Oct. 25 (11:30 – 1:00) and Wed., May 9 (11:30 – 1:00). Missions provides the meal, and volunteers mingle and converse with students, assisting them as needed during lunch time in the UPES cafeteria. Please help on either or both days. To sign up, contact Nancy Campbell.

UNIVERSITY PLACE CLOTHES CLOSET
UPES School Counselor Ms. Wheat could use some help getting the school’s student clothes closet re-organized. Would a couple of FLUM members like to team up to tackle this? She would be most appreciative. To volunteer, contact FLUM’s UPES liaison, Nancy Campbell.

Wednesday Night Meal – Oct. 4, 5 – 6 p.m.
Menu: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls,
salad and dessert
Meals are $6; children, youth, and college age eat free!
Contact the church office by noon on Tuesday to sign up.

Heifer Project News
Panna Deir and her husband went into debt shortly after their marriage to pay for his sister’s wedding which, because his parents were dead, was his responsibility. What he expected to be a two year obligation stretched to 25 years, with the lenders charging extreme interest rates and refusing to acknowledge the debt had been paid many times over. All the while, Panna cared for her family and worked baking bricks and cleaning houses in exchange for food. Joining the Heifer sponsored self-help group appealed to her desire for a different future. Heifer training helped Panna to give their one goat better care so it was able to reproduce. Encouraged, she dared to pursue a dream she’d had for years- a little shop. Heifer had encouraged all the members of the group to put a few rupees into a revolving loan fund. Confidant in her business plan, she borrowed the funds and set up a small shop in a wooden shed painted blue and elevated on stilts to sit about two feet above the sand. Stocking her shop with tobacco, candy, vegetables and grains, she unlocked the doors before sunrise and waited, but customers wouldn’t come. They did not want to eat food Panna had touched, remembering her work of cleaning human waste buckets or latrines. More on Pann’s story to come. As of Sunday September 24th we have given $2,415.61 toward our $5,000 Heifer Ark.
Thank you,
Lucy Deason

COMING UP ON SUNDAY
Scripture: Deuteronomy 11:18-25
Sermon: “The Power of Knowledge”

UPCOMING PRAYER CHAPEL VOLUNTEERS
Traditional: Volunteer Needed
Sunday School: Andy Kuhl
Connections: Christy Heaps

SUNDAY’S ATTENDANCE
Traditional: 142 Sunday School: 88 Contemporary: 48 Nursery: 4

UPCOMING WELCOME CENTER GREETERS
Traditional: Andrew Tuggle
Sunday School: Amy Duncan
Connections: Coneta Guinn

CONNECTIONS SNACKS
Dianna Shaw