Weekend Update – February 14, 2019

HEARTFELT MISSION PROJECT – The Heartfelt tree will once again grace the Narthex this Sunday. The congregation has generously contributed $2650 towards the Appliance Project to furnish a flood survivor's home when rebuilding takes place. The goal was $2900. We have $2645. We are only $255 short. Please plan to drop another small donation into the heart basket. Come on Christ Church we can do this!!!!!

CALLING ALL 24-34 YEAR OLDS: Christ Church wants to extend an invitation to you to join us for a day of fun at Winter Place. On Saturday February 23rd the Young Adults at Christ Church will be taking a trip to Winter Place to go Snow Tubing from 1-5pm. Skiing is also available for those that want to take advantage of the slopes. Katie Harmon will be leading the group going Snow Tubing. We will gather at 12:30pm at the Snow Tube Park to clear all our waivers and requirements.

In order to get a group rate if interested please contact Lisa Martin at lisam@ccumwv.org or Pastor Jonathan Moon at jonathan@ccumwv.org so we can get a headcount and the possibility of cheaper tickets.

STEPPING UP - A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PSALMS OF ASCENT – This class has been postponed to start on Wednesday, February 27th at 9:30 in the Wolfe/Omega. Study books are available in the church office if you would like to read/study up before the first class.

REGISTRATION FOR THE TWICE BLESSED CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE IS OPEN - Sign up to be a consignor at www.twiceblessed.net. The sale is March 2nd, 8 am to 3 pm. Keep 70% and the rest benefits charity. For more information see the attached flyer.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER – Tuesday, March 5th from 5-7pm in the Fellowship Hall. Donations Accepted. Hosted by the CCUM Adult Mission Teams. Everyone is invited so come out and show your support. No Reservations Needed.

MISSION COMMISSION NEEDS – empty liquid laundry detergent bottles. We are making a large batch of homemade laundry soap and need containers to put it in. Please bring your empty bottles to the church office area.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS - If you are interested in assisting or teaching Sunday School during the winter, please contact Jonathan at jonathan@ccumwv.org .

BACKPACK BLESSING UPDATE - thank you for such an enthusiastic response to this! Groups and individuals have stepped up and filled bags and tummies!! On Sunday, March 3rd, we will have grocery bags in the Narthex to pick up. These will have suggested food items on it and we ask you to shop and then return the filled bags on the 10th. If you have any questions please call the church office.

COMMUNITY NEWS!

MANNA MEAL NEEDS DRIVERS – Currently in need of volunteers to pick up donations from local vendors such as grocery stores, restaurants, and other organizations, then deliver the donations to Manna Meal. Current Needs for Donation/Drop-Off volunteers: Spring Hill Pastry 5:30pm , Thursday, Friday & Saturday & Tudor’s (West Side) 9:00am, Monday or Tuesday. For more information call 304-345-7121 or email Jennifer@mannameal.org.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF KANAWHA COUNTY NEEDS YOU - 1 in 5 adults in Kanawha County cannot read above a third grade level. Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County has been working to improve literacy in our community since 1981. One hour a week could change the life of an adult or child. But we cannot do it without caring individuals like you. Our next training is March 2 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to RSVP, please call 304-343-7323 or email literacyvolunteers@frontier.com.

Kristine Bandojo