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      This Week in Worship:    

Sunday Worship Times:

8:30, 9:30 & 11 am

This Week in Worship: Complaint Free Living-Why Do We Complain?  
Imagine living in a complaint free world, where no one had anything negative to share about other people, their work, or home life.  Say amen if you can! Join us Sunday as we continue our series titled, Complaint Free Living!  One goal of this series will help us break the habit of complaint and give a month-long challenge to push complaining out of our homes and lives so that we can find the beauty of the life God has given us. We will be looking at Exodus 15:22-25, 16:1-4, and Luke 5:27-32.. Hope to see you Sunday. Bring a Bible and bring a friend.  

Field Day of the Past, September 19th-21st
Please mark your calendar for Field Day of the Past on September 19, 20, & 21st.  Len & Susan Eastwood will have a booth at Field Day of the Past and will be in need of volunteers and cookies/brownies (4 cookies per sandwich bag or 1 brownie per sandwich bag).  There are many ways out can help out!  Bake cookies/brownies, volunteer, and/or donate money for supplies.  If you have any questions or would like to bake/volunteer, please email Lyndal Howard @

Please follow this  link to register to volunteer (your time is greatly appreciated):

Mid-Week Gathering continues on Wednesday!  
We will start with a pizza dinner at 6:00 and then break into groups at 6:30 (along with The Cherub & Trinity Choir practice).  Pastor Gordon will be leading a study for parents called Sticky Faith.  Sticky Faith presents powerful strategies and practical ideas to help impact a deep and lasting faith in your children.  Frank Yurek will be leading a study on 1st Thessalonians.  The youth will begin a Bible Study, 36 Parables.  If you plan to attend, please contact Pastor Gordon at  

Shalom Farms Mission Day, October 11th
All families with children are invited to our annual Shalom Farms Mission Day on Saturday, October 11th.  We will work together harvesting, cleaning, and helping the farmers with their work for the day.  We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. or at the farm at 9:30 a.m.  Bring gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty.  Plan to stay a few hours.  Complete and return the bulletin tear-off on Sunday or email Leigh Ann at
Playground Clean-Up Day, October 12th
Please join us for our playground clean-up day on Sunday, October 12th, after the 9:30 worship service.  We will be washing the equipment, removing weeds, clutter, and trash.
Nursery Volunteers Needed 
Nursery volunteers are needed for the 11:00 a.m. worship service on October 12th, November 30th, December 7th, and December 28th.  If you can volunteer, please complete and return the bulletin tear-off on Sunday or email Leigh Ann at

Youth Ministry News
The Youth Choir practice will begin again on Sunday, September 21st at 4:30 p.m.  We are very excited to have 3 youth choir leaders this year-Janna Maxey,
Christie Holcomb-Guimond, and Rick Holloway.  There will be a Confirmation Orientation/Information Meeting on Sunday, September 21st, from 5:45-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary for youth (8th grade and above) and parents.  Please let Chad know if you will be attending (338-4596 or  As part of our Mid-Week Gathering, both middle and senior high youth are invited to participate in a bible study. Dinner starts at 6:00 pm (optional) and the Bible Study (36 Parables) will go from 6:30-7:30 pm.

CARITAS, November 29th-December 6th
CARITAS will be November 29th—December 6th.  Donations, entertainment,
special services, laundry servant coordinator, and volunteers (overnight chaperone, van driver, or laundry volunteers) are needed.  Please contact Harriette Horn at  338-1107 if you can lend a helping hand. 

Mark Your Calendars!
September 19-21:  Field Day of the Past
September 21 @ 12:00 pm:  Acolyte Training (3rd-5th Grade)
September 21 @ 5:45 pm:  Youth Confirmation Orientation Meeting
October 11 @ 9:30 am:  Shalom Farms Mission Day
October 12:  Youth to Belvedere Plantation
October 12 @ 10:00 am:  Playground Clean-up & Youth Trip to
  Belvedere Plantation
October 17-18:  Hope’s Alive @ Goochland High School
October 26:  Trunk or Treat
October 27 @ 7:00 pm:  Outreach Committee Meeting
November 29-December 6:  Caritas










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