It’s time once again for our annual “Blessed to be a Blessing” Uganda benefit auction. This year’s auction is set for Sunday, February 28 following worship. A traditional African meal will be served, (free will offering), while the silent auction is being held. The oral auction will begin following the meal, at approximately 1:00p.
Oral Auction items include:
Fishing Trip to Sportsman’s Cove in Alaska, weeks stay in a condo in Arizona, truck load of gravel , truck load of top soil, $500 off a set of braces from Le Orthodontics, made to order quilt, seven day Park and Ride package from SeaTac Red Lion, Case of wine from Arbor Crest*, 2 nights stay at a house on the golf course in Ocean Shores*, Cedar bench*, 3 hours lawn work*, concert tickets for ‘5 Seconds of Summer’*, Bob’s Ocean fishing trip*, 50 lbs produce with honey*, Stout cake*, 3 layer Italian Cream cake*, Super sundae*, Little wild blackberry pie*, Lemon meringue pie*, 3 hours of labor*.
Silent auction items include gift certificates to local restaurants, theater tickets, jewelry, hair care products, art work, and more. There is even a table just for the little ones.
All proceeds are used to support our Ministry in Uganda. Montesano Presbyterian Church has been supporting this mission for over twenty years. This year we will be sending a Mission team, consisting of Jim and Sammie Dameron, Sandy Thomas and John Villesvik, to Uganda the first week of March. This team will see first hand what is needed for the churches & Pastors, as well as putting a face to the support they receive monthly.
Please plan on joining us on February 28, as we raise funds to help the Pastors and children in Uganda.
If you would like more information regarding the auction, please feel free to contact our church office at 360-249-3845. We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
2015 Year End tithing statements are ready to pick-up. You can find them on the back table in the Fellowship Hall. If you can’t find yours, or have a question, please contact Susan at 249-3845, Wednesdays and Fridays or e-mail her at email@example.com
The 40 Days of Healthy Living that ran from October 1 – November 12, took the participants through the “Get Started” stage. A group plans to continue meeting, viewing new DVD’s, sharing recipes and food, and supporting each other. New members are always welcome. We can all benefit from review of the introductory part of the program. We will adjust journaling, but everyone needs to have, or a least read, the main book The Daniel Plan. Meetings will be the second and fourth Thursday of each month, beginning in January. For additional information, contact Linda Anderson (249-5246) or Sheena Wilson (249-6945)
We have received word from the Food Bank that they are not only in need of personal hygiene items but could also use stuffed animals, color books, crayons, story books, etc, for the little ones. Rather than set up an additional donation Sunday to meet this need, we would like to give you the option of bringing hygiene items/toys or both to the 5th Sunday collection that the Presbyterian Women sponsor. The next collection is scheduled for Sunday, January 31, 2016
We have nursery care available for children Infant through Pre-K during worship
On Sunday Morning we offer Church School for children and youth of all ages, taught by a committed and enthusiastic team of teachers. Church School begins at 9:30am and ends just prior to worship at 10:30am.
During Sunday morning Worship, we offer “Church for Kids” grades K-4th where children learn the Bible stories experientially through presentations, prayer, drama, readings, and crafts
On Tuesday nights from 6-8pm, we offer an AWANA Program for children ages Pre-K through 6th grade. The AWANA program is comprised of 4 components:
- Student Handbook time in which participants memorize/recite scripture
- Council time in which a Bible lesson is presented and applied to daily living
- Recreation time featuring team relays and physical activities
- Music time in which children learn songs and have a fun time of singing together
Many of you already know of the New Hope Christian School we support at the Luwayo Mission site in Uganda. When our team visits there next March we hope to provide the school with a financial gift to help in their ongoing needs for materials, teacher salaries, and midday meals. If you are able to contribute to this fund, please let us know, or note designated amount in your offering. Monies collected between now and when the team leaves for Uganda, will be delivered by the Mission Team.