ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPECIAL OFFERING IN SEPTEMBER
The session has approved a special free will offering for the month on September to help those individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. You may write your check to First Presbyterian Church with a memo for Hurricane Harvey. The proceeds will go to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance of the Presbyterian Church (USA).


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS STARTS SEPTEMBER 17
Bruce Emery will lead the class in a study of the book of COLOSSIANS: “The New Old Perfectly Imperfect You”. To add to the study, Pastor Wendy will give a sermon series on Colossians. Come and discover how to be new and old, and how perfectly imperfect you are. Class meets on 2nd floor in the Nazareth room Sunday’s at 9:45.


COFFEE HOUR SERVERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed to help prepare food and coffee, serve, and clean up for coffee hour each Sunday. Can you help for this special ministry? A refresher course for operating the coffee brewer and dishwasher will be scheduled as needed. So, if you enjoy the coffee and fellowship, please consider signing up at the Connection Center.


IMPORTANT NEEDS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
In order to complete teaching teams some teachers are still needed for the Preschool and Middle School classes. Possibly you have received a call, but hesitated to speak up. No one carries the class on their own as we teach in teams. The kids are fantastic, delightful, inspiring, fun, and sometimes challenging. The curriculum is excellent. So many good things take place in our classes. Teachers and children grow in faith together; and families become better acquainted. Listen to your inner voice and let us know if you are being called to this ministry.

Your Christian Education committee: Loretta Chapman, Ardith Hansel, Valerie McRoberts, Pastor Paul, and Rosalie Doty


NEEDED: SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
School is starting soon and it is time again to think about an opportunity to support our schools. We have volunteers in four of our grade schools : Hamilton, Roosevelt, Jefferson and Dry Creek. This will be our 9th year of working in the schools. Our involvement is greatly appreciated by children, teachers and staff . Many of the tutoring jobs are as simple as reading one on one with a child or practicing basic math facts with flash cards. Most of the jobs are usually 1 hour, once a week. As well as tutoring, we are providing twice monthly baked cookies to the staff and teachers at all five grade schools (includes Franklin). Classroom Volunteers will start the first week of October. There will be signup sheets at the Connection Center.

Here are the specific opportunities for your consideration :
1. Basic Tutoring in Reading or Writing
2. Basic Tutoring in Math
3. Help Teachers with Paperwork
4. Filing, copying, prep. for art projects, etc.
5. Helping Teachers with Occasional Special Projects
6. Accompany Students on Field Trips
7. Would like to Share a Tutoring Position
8. Bake Cookies for the Staff
9. Minor Maintenance, painting, minor repairs, yard work, cleaning, etc.


SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
School is starting soon and supplies are on sale. So it's time to shop for the children who will need help with their supplies this year. Below is a list that they will need. Thanks for helping out! Both students and teachers appreciate our help.
       SUPPLY LIST
24 pack Crayola Crayons        12 pack Crayola colored pencils
12 pack Crayola markers        Ticonderoga or Dixon yellow pencils
1 inch - 3 ring binders             Boxes or pouches
Spiral theme notebooks           Notebook dividers