Outreach Update 8-19-17

FLUM will host a community-wide Dog Show on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2-4 p.m. The goal is to get to know our neighbors and their pets. Categories for Best Dog will include Best Ears, Best Paws, Best Smile, etc. Please sign up in the church office to show your dog and/or to help with the show.

On Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 from 6-7 p.m. we will be teaching an inter-generational class on making clothespin Christmas ornaments. Years ago the women of our church made these ornaments; they made Mr. and Mrs. Claus, angels, nutcrackers, clowns, Little Bo Peeps, Little Drummer Boys and other ornaments. Martha Besant has helped us with gathering the supplies, and we are now looking for people to help us with the class. The commitment will be for two Wednesday nights and you will be helping little children and big children paint, cutting and gluing ornaments, and helping with clean-up. Susan Dickinson will have the supplies ready. Thank you so much.

Our “Neighborhood Time” continues on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Our goal is to get to know our neighbors and have them get to know our church family. We will have lemonade, water, chips and lots of conversations. Thank you so much to everyone who has come by to encourage us and learn about this new ministry.

Please join our team for the 12th Annual “Vicki Kerr Walk To Remember” fundraiser for Caring Days on Aug. 26 at University Mall from 8 to 10 a.m. Caring Days is a daycare for adults with memory disorders. All donations are welcomed; if you donate $40 or more you will receive a T-shirt. The money raised goes to keeping the rates at half price for those who attend. FLUM is putting together a gift basket for the raffle; we are asking each Sunday School class and small group to donate a $20 gift card. Please contact Beverly White for more information or the church office to sign up.

Our Christian Book Club will start on Sept. 11; we will meet on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Aldersgate Room.

Over Christmas we are going with Filter of Hope on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. More info can be found at www.filterofhope.org.