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Newsletter for May 2022


EAST MAIN STREET

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

NEWSLETTER
MAY 2022
SENIOR PASTOR:
Roger Gardner


ASSOC. PASTOR
Raphael Starr


TREASURER:
Kandie Courtney


FINANCIAL SECRETARY:
Nancy Ritchie


WEDDING COORDINATOR:
Marcy Fry



OFFICE ADM:
Cathy Cannon


MINISTER OF MAINTENANCE:
Art Hensley
GAP FOOD PACKING EVENT
(God Always Provides)
We are grateful to have IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services) as a mission partner. And on Saturday, May 7th from 9:45 a.m. - noon, we will be doing a food packing event for them at our church. The goal is to pack 15,000 meals which can be sent anywhere in the world to help those in need. If you can help us, please sign up at Connection Central or call the church office by May 1st.
TRANSITION PLAN UPDATE
The Transition Team and Search Committee have both been appointed by the Board and have begun to work. The Transition Team is putting together a survey that will be passed out on Sunday, May 1st, and after thaT will be available on Connection Central. The purpose of this survey is to put together a profile for the Search Committee to use as they seek our next senior pastor. Please fill one out and return it to Connection Central or turn it in to the church office no later than May 22nd.
UPDATING THE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
From April 24-May 8 we will be taking pictures in the Big Room before and after worship so we can update our pictorial directory. Please stop in from 10:00-10:30 a.m. or immediately after worship to have your picture taken. The directory is available through our church app or website, and you will also be able to order a printed copy of you prefer.
God bless,
Pastor Roger




SYMPATHY is expressed to the family of MARY DAVIS who died April 15.
MEMORIALS
Donations have been made to the Sue Gardner Memorial Fund in memory of SUE GARDNER by Bob/Charlene Connors, Thomas/Joan Leathers, Kiwanis, John/Nancy Carpenter, D. J. Orbaugh, and by Dave/Barb Abernathy and to the Food 4 Kids Fund in memory of SUE GARDNER by John Hugues/Genny Lelaurin. A donation has also been made to the Abiding Memorial Fund in memory of LARRY REYNOLDS by Richwine Farms and to the Maintenance Fund in memory of DAN GREEN by the Sowash Family.
MEMORIAL FLOWERS for Sunday, May 1, are in memory of FRED SNIPES for his birthday, April 16, by Barbara and Family.


PRAYER CONCERNS

CANCER

Christie Batalis, Bryndon, John Clark, Carrie Constantine, Alicia Copus, Butch Groover, Kay Landedel, Claudia Seward

POOR HEALTH:

David Anthony, Mike Connors,Jerry/Sandy Harper, Benny Haskins, Jim Hester, Howard Huffman, Bryant Hunt, Catherine Bonhom, Mike Landsedel, Pat Lawler, Lorie Marley, Darlene Moody, Becky Poor, Dave/Maggie Romine, Cathy Starr, Kim Stewart, Rex VanBriggle.

ARMED FORCES:

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

MISSION MINISTRY UPDATE
We appreciate your donations for Disciple Heritage Fellowship (DHF). I will be attending their national conference on April 28-29.

For May, we will focus on the work of First Choice for Women, which has offices in Anderson and Muncie. This ministry helps women who become pregnant and need support, counseling, and assistance.

On May 8th (Mother's Day) we will pass out baby bottles and ask people to fill them with change and return them by May 29th.

Your loose change will bring about positive change in the lives of these women.
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY
Responding to EMSCC members' need for temporary assistance: LIGHT CLEANING, MEALS, RIDES TO DR. APPTS, LAUNDRY, ETC. Call the church office (552-7171) to be part of this special ministry, if you have questions, or need Helping Hands.

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.

ATTENTION: Going forward, individual quarterly and/or end-of-year statements will be available upon request.


"God gave us two ends. One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use; heads, you win - tails, you lose."


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