ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOOD DRIVE GOING ON NOW
We are having a food drive in July. We hope you will start collecting non-perishing food items. A barrel will be in the Fellowship Hall for your donations. If you do not want to give food items, considering giving a monetary contribution. Thank you, the Mission Committee.


FOOD FOR BODY AND SOUL
WHEN? Sunday, July 30, at 5 p.m. WHERE? Jerry & Anna Nichols’ backyard – 1019 E. 9th Street. WHAT TO BRING? A salad of your choice and lawn chairs, your appetite and your singing voice. We’ll have a super salad bar supper. The Nichols will supply plates, cutlery, drinks and cookies. After supper we’ll have an old-fashioned hymn sing – you get to select the songs.


ALL CHURCH MISSION STUDY GATHERING
You are invited to join us for the second All Church Mission Study Gathering Dessert on Wednesday, August 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (this will run no longer than 2 hours). The Session designated the Mission Study Team (MST) to coordinate the process of leading the congregation through a comprehensive self-study of the church as a required step before the church elects a Pastoral Nominating Committee. The purpose of these large all-church gatherings is to glean information and gather perspectives about the church and its future direction from our members and regular attenders. The Mission Study Team.


LAVENDER FARM POTLUCK - Saturday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Sign up today for the Lavendar Potluck! Young and old are invited, Sunday August 13th at 5:30 pm at the B&B Family Farm, 5883 Old Olympic Highway. ( Remember that the Old Highway is blocked at the McDonald Creek bridge, we suggest you use the Carlsborg Road off Highway 101.) Bruce and Bonnie McCloskey are the owners of this old dairy farm now growing lavender across from the Sequim Airport. The southern view overlooks the lavender plants with a back drop of the Olympic Mountains. The over 80 year old barn will provide our dining area on this three generational farm. The Shoppe, the farm store will be available to peek into see all they offer. Sign up at the Connection Center, bring the gang, your favorite dish, and have a great time learning about Lavenr at a working farm and getting to know your church family.


MORE BOOKS FOR THE TAKING
More books of an interesting variety have been found on the Library shelves. They are on a table along the south wall of the Fellowship Hall, on the east side. Please take any that you will enjoy reading or passing along to friends.


BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am. An in-depth study of Bible stories, their characters, their lives and relationship with God and with people. We begin with stories of some of Jesus' parables. Is the parable of the Prodigal Son really about the prodigal son? Are we, like the persistent widow before the stem judge, supposed to pester God with prayer until we get what we want? The study book is The Parables: Understanding What Jesus Meant by Gary Inrig, which will be provided. We encourage both men and women to bring to the group their love of the Bible and its stories. Please contact Elsie Oliver, 907-841-2329, for more information.


SIZZLING SUMMER SALE WRAP UP
The 9th annual Sizzling Summer Sale is now behind us!! With your help we had loads of great items to offer. We had wonderful dedicated volunteers helping us all week with set-up, organizing and pricing. On Saturday we had more outstanding volunteers helping. Where we need help in the future is in the packing up and hauling away to be donated to another organization. We will be presenting T.A.F.Y. with a check for $2700. There is no cost to the church for this event and the organization that we designate each year receives 100% of what we make. Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting and helping with the Sizzling Summer Sale. Community Life Committee