Announcements

Can't remember where you put your announcement sheet after Sunday's service?  Just look here for any reminders you might need.

Announcements for Sunday, November 18, 2018

Prayer

If you have prayer joys / concerns, fill out a green prayer card and give it to an usher.

 

This Sunday is dedicated  by Janet Paine in loving memory of her sister Katherine Paine.

If you would like to dedicate a Sunday to the glory of God or in memory or honor of someone, please sign up on the bulletin board and mark your $300 gift “Dedicate a Sunday.”  If you wish, you may also submit a picture for the screen to projection@gladstonechurch.org.  Thank you!


Cinnamon Rolls and Cider for sale by the Youth all morning.

 

November Food Drive

Please place all items in or by the shopping cart just outside the sanctuary.  All items are accepted each week except for perishables, which must be brought on Nov. 25 only.  The weekly foci are:   Nov. 18  supper foods,    Nov. 25  paper products and perishables          

 

Stewardship Campaign

There is still time to turn in your 2019 pledges.  Finance Committee met and were informed that the giving was down $12,000 from last year!  We did not meet our projected budget this year (2018), and as of the end of October we  have six apportionments to pay along with all the other operating expenses.  The giving pattern as we looked back the past four years is the money given goes down $12,000 per year.   Our expenses keep going up!

Please if you have any intentions of pledging do so now.  The Finance Committee will be meeting the first part of December to approve the 2019 budget.  The total pledged amount that was received to date will cover the Pastor’s salary and living expenses and some of the church’s utilities.  There are going to be some major decisions made — please make the work of this committee easier by turning in your support of the church.  Programming, helping people is such a HUGE part of Memorial’s life, and we would surely want to continue in those areas.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Finance Committee.

If you need a pledge sheet, they are in the back of the sanctuary near the offering plates.  After filing one out, put it in an envelope and place in the offering plate or give to Lisa in the office.  Thank you!

 

2019 Giving Envelopes are now available on the black table just outside the sanctuary. Please write the box number next to your name in the binder.

 

Venison Project

Please spread the word to all hunters that if they are interested in donating their deer to help feed hungry people, they can take their field dressed deer to Steve Soderman’s on Days River Road, Viau’s in Escanaba, or the Garden Mini Mart.  All three of these will process the meat for free, although if you are taking the deer to Garden Mini Mart, you must first skin the deer.

 

Children and Youth’s Christmas Program will be during the 10:30 service on Dec. 16.  Terri Branstrom will serve a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings after that service.  Please sign up now if you plan on staying for the dinner as Terri is already planning and purchasing.

 

Backpack Buddies

On behalf of the current 150 Gladstone and Rapid River School Students receiving weekend food backpacks, thank you so much for your  financial support.  Because of your generosity, we are able to improve the nutritional value of each child's food backpack with shelf stable milk, cheese and beef sticks and fresh fruit regularly.  Your continuous support of this local mission is greatly appreciated.

Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis Club

 

The Altar Guild Needs Two More People for 2019

Volunteers serve with two other people to cover two months of the year.  Please talk to Berta Johnson if interested 428-2241 or 280-3250.

 

The Altar Guild Christmas Party is Tuesday, December 4th, at the Stonehouse. We will gather at 5:30 and plan to order by 6:00.

 

The Square Reader has been available for use for the past month.  It was a real convenience to have at the Fall Bazaar and the Pasty Sale.  The Reader will be available at most of the church’s events.  Did you know that you can use your charge or debit card for your offering?  The Reader is ready for use now if you choose to use it.  Starting the first two weeks of December before church Virginia or Larry will be available to show anyone how to use the Reader.   It is so easy.  The Square Reader is set up so that you can also make contributions to the Special Offerings such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Backpack, etc.  We ask that you use the Reader only if your TOTAL CHARGE is more than $10.  The Reader works with phone, chip cards and the traditional swipe.   The Reader gives you another opportunity to give, and many of us carry little to no cash. A receipt is sent to your email or cell phone.  Such a convenience!  Any questions, please ask Larry or Virginia

 

The Schwans Fundraiser has already raised $480 for our Youth Group!  Through Dec. 14, 5% of all orders you place online or over the phone will go to the Memorial Youth Group.  It is important to connect to the fundraiser first.  Online, it’s on www.schwans-cares.com, and search for Memorial Youth Group.  The campaign number is 40698.  .Any questions, feel free to contact Melissa Livingston via email at melrlivingston@gmail.com or text (906) 241-8167.