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Newsletter for November 2021


EAST MAIN STREET

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2021
SENIOR PASTOR:
Roger Gardner

ASSOC. PASTOR
Raphael Starr

TREASURER:
Kandie Courtney

FINANCIAL SECRETARY:
Nancy Ritchie

WEDDING COORDINATOR:
Marcy Fry

ELDER EMERITIS:

Larry Reynolds

OFFICE ADM:
Cathy Cannon

MINISTER OF MAINTENANCE:
Art Hensley
ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING

On Saturday, November 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. our church leadership will gather to discuss various aspects of the life of our church and make plans for the coming year. This meeting is for all Board members, Elders, Tru8stees, and those who serve on our ministry teams - Worship, Finance and Hospitality. We will also have our November Board Meeting at the conclusion of the Planning meeting. As we enter this season of thanksgiving, one of my greatest blessings are the people who serve in the leadership of our church. They are not only dedicated followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, but they are committed to serving Him through our church. Please be in prayer for our Planning meeting that God will guide our discussions and the decisions that are made.


COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

As you can tell from the stores and the commercials on television, we are only a few short weeks away from the beginning of the Christmas season. Last year we were dealing with a Covid outbreak and had to cancel most of our special events. So, this year we want to CELEBRATE! We will kick off our church's celebration with a Countdown to Christmas event on Saturday, November 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a fun family event with crafts, holiday activities, lunch, and decorating the church for Christmas (including putting up our new 12' tall Christmas tree in the Big Room.) The event is free, but we do need you to sign up at Connection Central or by calling the church office so we have a count for craft supplies and food. Come join us as we Countdown to Christmas!

God bless, Pastor Roger




DEATHS

SYMPATHY is expressed to the families of: BOB HENSLEY, who died Oct. 3, DICK REYNOLDS, who died Oct. 24, KENDRIC HOSIER, who died Oct. 28, and BILL WAYMIRE, who died Oct 31.
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MEMORIALS
Donations have been made to the Soul Food Fund in memory of LUCILLE BARNES by Wm & Pam Phillips and to the Building Fund in memory of LUCILLE BARNES by the Gallapoos, Karen Stover, Joyce Heflin, and Garland, Sharon, Kevin, Kim and Kelsey Antrim. Donations have also been made to to the Abiding Memorial Fund in memory of GEORGE REYNOLDS by Bennie and Kathryn Jones and in memory of DICK REYNOLDS by Mike/Kathy Wilburn.


PRAYER CONCERNS

CANCER

Dorvan Apolonio, John Clark, Carrie Constantine, Alicia Copus, Paul Couch, Kandie Courtney, Sue Gardner, Butch Groover, Lynn Luyet, Claudia Seward,

POOR HEALTH:

Christie Batalis, Roy/Donna Bishop, Joshua Carlin, Jim Cole, Betty Crull, Tony G, Hoban Goodman, Griffin Family, Matthew Hamon, Jerry/Sandy Harper, Joan Hosier, Chad Huck, Howard Huffman, Lorie Marley, Brenda McClish, Darlene Moody, Becky Poor, Dave/Maggie Romine, Jennifer Richards, Cathy Starr, David Stewart, Kim Stewart.

ARMED FORCES:

Andrew Duncan, Darren Jarvis, Hector Mendez, Jr., Aaron Parkins, Koda Purvis, Joseph Seward, Lisa Shock

MISSION MINISTRY UPDATE

Thank you for your generous support of the Christian Student Foundation at Ball State University. They are doing a vital ministry and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them.

This month, we will be remembering and honoring our veterans by supporting the work of FAITH COMES BY HEARING. They have a ministry that supplies Military Bible Sticks to our men and women in the armed forces. These Bible sticks are small MP3 players that hold the New Testament and selected books or the Old Testament. Our soldiers can take these with them wherever they are deployed to find help and guidance from the word of God. We appreciate your support of this ministry.
THANK YOU NOTE
Thank you for your cards. But, I most appreciated your prayers. I am a blessed man. So many people were praying for me and the good Lord has answered them.
Thank you,
Dave Stewart

CANCER CARE MINISTRY: serving people dealing directly with cancer and their caregivers through prayer, love, and open ears. If you are a church member who would like someone from the ministry to contact you, please call the church office ( 765-552-7171).

(We also have opportunities for those who would like to be a part of this ministry.)

Help us to provide the best pastoral care possible when you or a member of your family are in the hospital or another health care facility. When you register, tell them that you are affiliated with East Main Street Christian Church and sign the release allowing the facility or the hospital chaplain to notify us. You may also call the church or notify the pastor in advance of going to the hospital.
MEMORIAL FLOWERS REMINDER: Those wishing to provide flowers for a specific Sunday in memory of loved ones, should contact the florist of their choice to place and pay for the order themselves at that time. Notification should be given to the church office if this information is to be included in the monthly newsletter.
EMSCC PRAYER CHAIN: Phone prayer requests to the church office (552-7171) Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Weekend requests may be left on the church answering machine. Prayer requests may also be added at our web site.
THANKSGIVING

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.


William Arthur Ward
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