Baby Shower

We are looking forward to a Baby Shower for Ruth Skiver on Sunday, December 9 at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us in celebrating with Ruth as she prepares for the arrival of her little “pink package”.  She is registered at Babies’ R Us.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat 2012

From Jean Priestap—Thanks to everyone who participated in the Trunk or Treat event for Pioneer Club from 5:00-7:00pm on Halloween night. Because of the rain, we had to move all the “trunks” indoors to tables but we still had 50 or 60 people join us for a wonderful night of sharing games, candy and our faith with those from our church and the surrounding neighborhood. Many thanks to our two pirates (Larissa Kain and Katie Puffer) who stood out front on Pilliod Road drawing people into the church. We were blessed to have 7 or 8 families from the neighborhood stop in and participate in the fun. Table themes included a safari table, a castle with princess, shepherds, Star Wars, and various Harvest tables. Free hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate were enjoyed by all. A big THANK YOU for everyone who donated candy for us to pass out.

Christmas Choir

It’s that time again.  The choir is going to start practice on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.  We will practice from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm every Tuesday night (5 practices) and will sing for the church on Sunday, December 23.   The music is already chosen and the folders and CDs are currently being prepared so call Carol Stanik (419-865-3887) and she will put your name on one.  If you love to sing, please consider joining us this Christmas.

Thank You VBS Helpers!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead and assist—and especially those of you who prayed for—the Vacation Bible School program at Western Avenue this past week. You allowed us to reach children who, from the youngest of ages, will have memories of being loved in the Name of Christ. These children went home with tangible evidence that the ones who talked to them about Jesus were the same people who actually reached out and took an interest in them.

Who’s My Neighbor International Festival

On June 23, the American School for Women and Children participated in the Who’s My Neighbor International Festival held at the WPOS Christian Center. Yes, it was hot, but it was worth every minute. Thank you, volunteers, who braved the heat to lend a helping hand!

Men’s Competition Night 3

On June 2, we held our third “Men’s Competition Night”. As always, it was simply an excuse for men to get to know and encourage each another while eating and competing or just plain relaxing. By the end of the evening, Caleb Dudley & Scott Bernhard were the new euchre champs having beaten Wes Falls & Richard Altman in the finals. And for the cornhole tournament, Caleb Dudley & Jake Hoen out-dueled Dick Altman & Scott Bernhard. For those of you keeping track, Caleb Dudley now has a very large target on his back for next year…