Announcements — October 15, 2017
Thank you to all who supported the Neighbors in Need offering of the UCC last week.
Please join us for our Costco Luncheon following the worship service, which is a fundraiser in support of our church’s General Fund. Thank you to all who have helped make this possible, and to all who are supporting this congregation in so many ways.
The Christian Ed and Christian Nurture Committees will meet briefly today at 12:30 pm in the Library. Please get your Costco Lunch, and join us!
Smyrna’s Book Club is reading Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvick. See this month’s Behold for ordering information, and a short summary of the book. If you have questions, call Rebekah Yoder at 503-504-0693, or email at Rebmy75@gmail.com.
Save the Date: Voices of Faith/Health Care for All —The Health Committee and the Church Council of Smyrna UCC would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 7th at 5:30 pm for dinner and movie, and a conversation around Health Care for All. We will have a salad potluck, starting at 5:30 pm, then at 6 pm, we will show the 45-minute movie, “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point.” At 6:45, we will be joined by special guests Dr. Michael Huntington, a retired oncologist from Corvallis United Church of Christ, Dr. Samuel Metz, a retired anesthesiologist from Portland, and Lee Mercer, former director of Healthcare for All Oregon, who is from Silverton. They will lead us in a discussion from 6:45 to 7:30 pm of issues surrounding access to affordable, quality healthcare for all. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors, and encourage them all to join us!
Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Teens. Starting Oct. 20 from 4:30-8:30 pm, Smyrna will offer the UU/UCC curriculum for sexuality education. Kristin Wishon and Heather Anderson, who attended a teacher training for this program in Portland in August, are co-facilitators of this program.
Tai Chi meets Wednesdays at 9 am.
Coffee and Friends: Coffee and Friends meets each 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 2-3:30 pm in Pastor Deb’s office.
Stitch Club Challenge: Oatmeal is needed at the Molalla Service Center (so that kids have something to eat before school), and soup (so they have something to eat when they come home)! Thank you for your generous gifts.
Filling the Ark: Thank you to all who have helped with this life-transforming project. Check out the table to see the wonderful animals available for purchase, and continue to save your change. Thank you!
Cookware and Pillows Needed: Please bring new or gently used cookware, as well as new or very gently used pillows, to share with those who are moving from homeless shelters into new apartments Kristin Wishon will deliver.
Calendar of Events
Adult Education Sunday, October 8, day is May Sarton: Mystic “At Seventy.”
· Monday, October 16th: 7:30 pm – AA/Al-Anonymous
· Tuesday, October 17th:
9:30 am – Overeaters Anonymous
3:30 pm – Diaconate
· Wednesday, October 18th: 9 am – Tai Chi
· Friday, October 20th:
4:30-8:30 pm – Our Whole Lives (see Insert)
· Saturday, October 21st: 5 pm Cuddle Cots Dinner & Auction, 10100 S New Era RD, Canby OR. See flyers in Narthex for details
* Sunday, October 22nd – Stitch Club Bake Sale following worship — For Fellowship House window funds
* Saturday, October 28th – 5-7 pm Trunk or Treat Halloween party
* Tuesday, November 7th — 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Health Care for All Oregon evening Salad Supper, Movie and Q&A with Michael Huntington, MD, Samuel Metz, MD, and Lee Mercer (see above).
Coffee Hour next week: Volunteer needed
Flowers: Arlene Peterson Flowers next week: Elaine Daniels
17th — Caitlynne Schuebel
21st — Casey Hampton, Pat Peterson, Ione Jensen