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Church Mouse: Oct 2018

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It must be October, because the pumpkin products are out in full force at all the local grocery stores! Can’t wait to try me some Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts!

PEAK is in full swing and everyone is enjoying Andy’s “Journey With Jesus” discussion based class; Lee’s Bible Questions class; and Pat’s “Parenting for All Seasons” class. It was a wonderful last minute surprise to have Whitney Lescher and Kari Richey take over the Bible Journaling class while Michelle Bouse is on hiatus. Four great adults classes to choose from, a delicious hot dinner, fun activities for infants through middle schoolers – where else can you get all this on a Wednesday night?

We need volunteers to help serve the PEAK dinners, from 5:25pm until 6:25 pm. Students can earn community service hours. You can also volunteer to help clean up after PEAK dinner. Call the church office and Nancy will put you in touch with Elaine Ross-Collins.

Ashley has started a new digital check in system for PEAK children for an additional measure of safety to our program. It requires families to come to a check in table, sign in on a tablet, and receive two labels – one for the parent and one for the child. Don’t forget to bring your label back to pick up your child!

Everyone is excited for CFC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday October 14. It will begin with one contemporary worship service at 10:00 am, featuring a CFC Children’s Choir. Activities will begin around the campus at 11:30 am, with a photo booth, face painting, a bounce house, demonstrations and open houses in each classroom. From 12:00 – 2:00 pm, lunch, sno cones, popcorn and other treats will be served. We hope you will join us in celebrating not only the best childcare center in La Crescenta, but also the biggest outreach we offer to this community.

Student Ministries has started all their classes back up and would love to have kids and their friends join in the fun! Tasty Tuesdays is in the Student Center from 2:30 – 6:00 pm and is open to Junior and Senior High students. They can bring homework, hang out and drink coffee and Kool-Aid drinks.  Beverages are $2 but free if it’s your first time attending or you bring a friend!

Abide Junior High is happening every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00 pm down in the Student Center and Abide Senior High is every Thursday night from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Each group offers games, worship and teaching. Josh would also love for parents to email him a schedule of their kids’ sporting events, so someone from the Abide Ministry can go cheer your kids on!

Country Kick-Off Sunday had a fabulous turnout last month with lots of new faces in the pews and great music by our praise band, Cathedral Choir and guest musicians. Thanks so much to Dan Blessinger for all his hard work in organizing the service. The biscuits and gravy brunch afterwards was a big hit! Thanks to our fellowship team, but especially to our dapper chefs Y Wyroski, John Weingarten and Jim Larson. Everyone also enjoyed an encore performance by the choir during the brunch. Nothing like a good ole’ country gathering to start the fall season.

About 40 people came out for the end of the summer picnic at CV Park and enjoyed an evening of food, volleyball, music and fun. Hoping the local bees don’t get the memo to attend next time! They enjoyed the food just as much as we all did!

Bunco Night is back by popular demand, and students – We heard your requests!  This time, anyone aged Junior High and older is invited to attend!  We will be hosting the biggest Bunco game in LCPC history on Saturday evening, November 3 at 6:30 pm in Koopmans. You’re welcome to bring a dessert to share and be ready to roll those dice!

If you haven’t gone up to the Library or the Children’s Ministry office lately, be sure to pop your head in, because Kristy Hicks has been working hard to clean and organize in there. It has never looked so tidy in all the years I’ve been snooping around this church!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I know our Bosom Buddies support group would want all you ladies to get your check ups this month if you haven’t done so recently. Bosom Buddies meets the 2nd Monday of each month and is a wonderful support group for ladies living with breast cancer. Contact the church office for more information.

Did you get to see the annual Patriots Day parade around our town on September 11th? CFC joined the American Legion Post to commemorate the day and celebrate first responders. The kids had a great time waving flags given to them by the American Legion as all the vintage cars and emergency vehicles went by. I hope they all saw Bob Keiter who was in the parade with the Sheriffs Department!

Thank you to Aaron Leucht, an alumni of CFC, who built new backpack holders for the CFC school aged program, as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Pat and the kids are so grateful!

Enjoy this festive fall month, whether you’re trick or treating, partaking in pumpkin products, or praising God for the gorgeous fall colors!  See you next month!