A family of faith living on mission in the light of God’s love
First News for August 9th, 2020
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UPCOMING EVENTS/LATEST NEWS
*Updates from First Place Food Pantry
Thank you all for all you have been doing to care for the citizens of this community during these challenging times. We just wanted to let you know that our food supplies continue to remain strong and that we are open to serve anyone who needs us.
Our annual fundraiser, Bowls of Hope 2020, will be a drive thru event this year.
us Take-Out Hunger with a Drive-Thru BBQ,
September 12 from 3-7 pm in the north parking lot of First Place at 16 W. Franklin St.
We will have several tents and will feature entertainment as you pass through to pick up your dinner. We will also have some crafts and special treats for sale. So get a great meal, wave at your friends, go away humming a tune and help a great cause.
Tickets are available online and reservations are required.
Tickets: $15 at https://bit.ly/2Y7roS0. Raffle tickets are $10, raffle items will include gift cards to local businesses and restaurants. We will need a number for our chef by Sept. 1, 2020, Dinner will include: ½ half grilled chicken, smoky baked beans, southern style slaw, cheesy corn muffin & surprise dessert.
If you prefer paper tickets please contact me at 937-418-6836 or email email@example.com.
Sincerely, Sharon Buse - Event Chair
*Troy First Swag (i.e. “Love Thy Neighbor”) T-Shirts ($10), mugs ($10) and water tumblers ($10) can be purchased in the church office M-F, 9-5pm or just see a staff person after church services in the sanctuary gathering room.
*STILL TIME TO DONATE TO PELOTONIA: Pelotonia has always been more than a bike ride! While the large group signature bicycle ride in Columbus is canceled, coming together to raise critical funds for cancer research is not! 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia Riders and Volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Every dollar donated is invested in the brightest minds and ideas, and the tools and technology needed to change the future of cancer care. (Check out impact stories at www.pelotonia.org/impact ) YOU can make a difference! Make your tax deductible donation: online with a credit card
for Jenny at https://mypelotonia.org/profile/JS0642
for Jeff at https://mypelotonia.org/profile/JS0698
for Sarah at https://mypelotonia.org/profile/SS0129
OR send a check to us (591 Chartwell Ct., Troy) payable to Pelotonia (NOT TO US)
Thank you for your support as we continue to work together to END CANCER. Team Schilling
*Furniture, if anyone has any living room furniture in good condition that they would like to donate to one of our church families please contact Susan at the church office 937-335-2826
Cookies for our Recovery Ministry at First Place. We still need the dates of October 15, 22. Sign up outside the church office or call the church office at 937-335-2826
*First Place Worship Center “Refresh”. Ways you can help: wall prep (removing/reinstalling), wall repair (spackling/sanding), wall painting. This will be the week of August 10th – 14th. Email Evelyn West for how you can best help, firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH AND CHILDREN MINISTRIES
*Vacation Bible School is happening on Facebook Live the week of August 24-28 from 6:00-7:00 pm each evening and is open to kids’ ages 4 through completion of 3rd grade.
This year we need to have kids pre-register so we can make sure to have enough supplies for all the kids. Deadline to register is Friday, August 14 so please make sure to let us know how many of your kids will be participating. You can call the office at (937) 335-2826 or email Penny Hoekstra at email@example.com
Children and Youth Sunday School and Jam will resume after Labor Day.
CARING AND SHARING
1st Friend of Week cards are located on the prayer wall on the table at the First Place Worship Center. If you would like to send a card please fill one out and place it in the red basket on the prayer counter. We will make sure it gets delivered to our special friend.
*The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God by Richard & Cindy Shepherd in memory of their parents and in honor of our community’s First Responders.
*First Friend of the Week!
Pat Swank, Happy Birthday, August 8
69 Tamworth Road
Troy, Ohio 45373
Hospital Visits: If you are admitted to a hospital and desire a Pastoral visit, PLEASE call or have a family member call the church to let us know. Due to HIPPA laws the hospital will not notify us unless you specifically ask them to notify your church Pastor.
Prayer Chain: If you would like to join the FUMC prayer chain or if you have a prayer request that you would like the members to pray for, please email Brad and Laura Bemus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-524-9145.
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE MINISTRIES
Let’s Go Update: Let’s Go trips are going to be social distancing, taking temperatures and wearing masks on the buses through the end of the year. Only 25-26 people on the bus, even with this in mind we still have room for 6 more people on our Castles of NY trip that is rescheduled from June to September 14-18. We also have room for 6 more on the Autumn on the Ohio River trip. Chriskindlmarkt has been cancelled by Chriskindlmarkt. Down payment for both trips due now. Please call Diana at 937-216-7088 with question.
*Thank you, our family wanted to thank you for the lovely meal you provided after Nancy Cox’s memorial service. She loved the time and service she shared with you. In God’s Love,
Thank you Joan Lucas.
*Dear Anonymous, as always, thank you for your gifts. I am grateful not only for your monetary help, but also for the fact that you are thinking of me. It’s very encouraging to say the least, to think and know someone is concerned for you. Psalm 92 says “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord and to sing praises unto they name O most High”. As it is right to sing and give thanks to Him so it is to do the same unto you. Though I do not see Him I know Him by those who love Him. In Him, Isiah Shannon
*Thank you to Arlene Ehlers for delivering the beautiful alter flowers. So sorry with the COVID we were unable to visit. How wonderful to belong to a church where so many married couples are living God's model of marriage. We celebrate you all.
*Love Thy Neighbor signs: When you drive around town do you get a "warm fuzzy" seeing the wonderful red LOVE THY NEIGHBOR signs? I know we do and look for them now when we go out. What a wonderful idea let’s keep it going!!
First News Announcements: If you have any upcoming events, latest news or prayer concerns, please email the information to email@example.com or the office 937-335-2826 by 5:00 on Wednesday.
*Stewardship News, a weekly report on the financial status of Jesus’ ministry here at Troy First can be sent to you via email if you sign up for the weekly “First News & Information”.
WEEKLY CHURCH CALENDAR
Sunday: August 9
6:00pm Healing Service
Monday: August 10
11:30am Troy Noon Optimist Club mtg
7:00pm Church Council mtg
Tuesday: August 11
3:00pm Virtual Market
6:30pm Women’s support group
Wednesday: August 12
6:30pm Men’s support group
7:00pm Bible study
Thursday: August 13
6:30pm First Place Recovery
7:00pm Praise Team practice
Friday: August 14
7:30am Republican Men’s club
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