Parsonage Roof Project: “Raise the Roof!”
The Parsonage needs a new roof, Trustees, the committee responsible for the buildings and grounds is starting a fund drive to help keep Pastor Debbie dry. The goal is to start the roof by May of this year, so in order to do that we will need to raise $7500.
We will display a chart to show how the fund raising is progressing. What we will do is mark off in $320 increments, each one representing 1 sq. foot, $320 a whole square. We invite you to prayerfully consider helping with this project. Please write checks to Antigo UMC and put “parsonage roof” in the memo line.
Fill Your Mug with Equal Exchange Coffee and Smile!
Like coffee? Fill your mug with some equal exchange free trade coffee and not only help small, local coffee growers but also helping “Smiletrain” put a smile on a child’s face. With the help of a small grant our church has been able to purchase $250 worth of coffee. All proceeds from the sale of this coffee will be donated directly to “SmileTrain”, with a goal of raising $500, enough to cover surgery costs for two children suffering with a cleft palate.
So, purchase a bag of coffee, put a smile on your face and a smile on a child’s who hasn’t been able to smile.
Soup for the Soul
There’s nothing like eating a steamy, warm bowl of soup in the winter to warm up on a cold day, to comfort the body and soul. The library has a big collection of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Warm up your soul by reading one of these books. They include “101 stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit”. The Chicken Soup books will be available in the entry way and, similar to the devotionals, will not require completing a check out card. Take one or more home and keep them as long as you want. Return them at your convenience, or share them with a friend.
Thanks for continuing to donate books and materials to the library. New books and DVD’s are shelved every month. The Little Free Library continues to be used, with people selecting 6-8 books every two weeks. What a wonderful mission; Christian books distributed throughout our community! Thanks again for helping make this happen. “Love Packages” is a world-wide mission to distribute used and out-dated print material to missionaries around the globe. (Stay-tuned to learn more about this in future months.) Keep donating. Even well-used or out-dated Bibles and books can be helpful to this mission for people in parts of the world that don’t have access to scriptural print material. Don’t throw away the used Upper Room issues. Place them into the donation basket in the library and they will be set aside for the Love Packages mission.
Remember, the library is open to anyone, anytime the church office is open or on Sunday mornings before and after worship.
Need a Ride?
Do you or do you know anyone needing a ride to church? If so, please let the church office know. We have a system in place that will provide a ride for anyone in need of one. Kyle Crum will be notified by the church when someone is in need of a ride. Kyle will then call a potential driver from his list of volunteer drivers. He will continue to call drivers until one of them can take the person to church on that particular day. Thanks to Kyle and to those who have volunteered to provide rides. PS don’t be afraid to ask. We want to give you a ride.
Willing to give someone a ride to church?
If you would be willing to put your name on the potential driver list, please sign up in the church narthex or just let the church office know. By putting your name on the list, you may be called and asked if you could provide a ride for a person needing a ride on a given day, and if it works for you, you say “okay. If it is inconvenient for you on that particular day, you simply say “it won’t work today”. You probably won’t be called more than a couple of times a year. So please add your name to the list.
Mailing or email address change?
We would like to keep our email address list current. If you have a change in your address or new address that you would like us to use please contact the church office or fill out a green form found in the back of the pews and place it in the offering plate.
Visit from the Pastor
If you would like Pastor Debbie to stop and visit, please call her or the church office. We would be happy to make arrangements. If you know of someone hospitalized, please let us know.