Simon’s Says

Happy October!  Wow – how did that happen?  It seems like Labor Day was yesterday.  As we look ahead to the month, there is a lot going on at our church, and the Fall Uniter will provide details in a couple weeks.  But just to prime the pump:

Coffee Hour is back, at least in a modified form.  As weather permits, we will gather outdoors near the entry to the Fellowship Hall for a hot beverage and, occasionally, sweet treats!  The lovely reception after last Sunday's Memorial service reminded us of just how much we have been missing this part of our Sunday mornings, and thanks go to Diane Lindsay who suggested we give this a try.
 
Tellabration! is happening Saturday afternoon October 16 at 4:30; it will be outdoors and distanced, so please bring a comfy chair.  And tell your friends!
 
Stewardship 2022 is ramping up toward the end of the month, when we will be asking ourselves to consider our church’s financial support.  October 31, November 7 and 14 will focus on our individual and collective stewardship, and we will present our 2022 pledges during morning worship November 21.
 
Our Annual Budget Meeting will be held after worship on November 21, when we will also be electing officers, and board and committee members.  This is usually done at our Spring Annual Congregational meeting, but the pandemic kept us from both our 2020 and 2021 Annual meetings.
 
I’m going to be away for two of the next three weeks, one for vacation and one for study leave (details about the latter will be in the next Uniter), and I’m grateful to Lol Fearon and Rev. Toni Smith for leading worship on the two Sundays I’ll be away.  And next week the church office will be closed (October 4-8); Toni will handle any pastoral emergencies that may occur until I return.
 
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday, and our service will take us on a trip to a variety of churches around the world – or at least halfway around it.  See you then!

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