· Berean Stamp Collection - Many stamps are used for the Bible studies and other materials that they send to the inmates. The ministry is very appreciative of everyone who helps grade the Bible studies. Approximately 5,000 bibles and 10,000 Bible studies are mailed out each year. There will be a basket in the north hall Sept. 8 and 15 if you would like to donate a roll or book of stamps. If you have any questions, please see sisters: Donna or Rebekah Schwind.
· Last Day to RSVP for Ladies’ Day on 9/14 - sign up on the bulletin board or email Sis. Jill Sauder at email@example.com. Please join us for a day of inspirational talks and discussions as we focus on our identity in Christ. We will hear about who we are in Christ, our identity in the current season of life, and about building community in the Kingdom. What a blessing to be called Daughters of the King! All women, high school age and above, who attend the Roanoke church are invited. It will be at the fellowship hall from 9:15-1:30, with registration and a coffee bar from 8:45-9:15.
Wednesday - 9/11 - Financial Topical Bible Study at the Fellowship Hall - this is the first of a two part series to be held on 9/11 and 9/25 that will include topics such as: what the Scripture says about finances, how to budget and getting out of debt. If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Jonathan or Sis. Megan Hodel who will be presenting on this important topic.
Thursday - 9/12 - Berean Prison Ministry Banquet at Five Points- There are still seats available There is information on the bulletin board. Disregard the cutoff date on the reservation form....we'd love to have you. Any questions, please see Bros. Bob Bradle or Tim Martin.
Saturday 9/14 - Volunteers Needed to Remove Trees - A crew of volunteers is needed to remove two large trees in the cemetery and at the north west corner of the fellowship hall. We will need people to drag brush to the brush chipper, cut some wood, haul chunks of wood to the trailer and clean up with rakes. The project will start at 1:30 on September the 14th (ladies conference in the fellow ship hall till 1:30) and again on September 21st at 8:00 AM. All help will be very much appreciated . Contact brothers: Jason Knepp or Greg Moser with any questions.
· ACYF Day at Forrest
· Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
Prairie Choristers and Youth Choir - In a few weeks the Prairie Choristers and Youth Choir will begin practicing for this year's Christmas program. If you or your children would like to sing in either group, please contact Brother Phil Hodel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintenance Project Update - The trustees want to thank everyone for the great support on the 2 maintenance projects. With over 200 ballots cast there was unanimous support for the outside brick maintenance and a strong majority for replacing the hall carpet. As mentioned, we have set aside 2 Sundays Sept. 22 and Sept 29 for a special building fund collection or you can give online. There will be no scheduled Sunday School collection this year. The outside work is scheduled to begin this fall and we will proceed with carpet replacement as funds permit.