LAMB'S BASKET (Lakeside Area Ministries Board) provides food and household supplies from their pantry to needy families in Henrico County. FMC will offer our gifts on the third Sunday of each month in our little red wagon. For August, the need is grape jelly in plastic containers, and tuna in cans or pouches. Donations are welcome anytime.
LECTURE & BOOK PARTY on Sunday, August 28th at 6pm. Pastor Ryan Ahlgrim will be selling at a discount copies of his recently published book, Sick Religion or Healthy Faith? Beliefs and Practices for Healing Christian Communities. This book is for those who are tempted to give up on religion, or for whom the Christian faith makes little sense. It suggests twelve characteristics of a healthy religious community, and then describes a healing Christian faith. Thought-provoking and challenging, it may be the kind of book that will be helpful in a society that is turning away from the church. At 6pm Ryan will give a presentation (with power point) on “Why Are Young Adults Leaving the Church?” which will introduce some of the themes of his book. This will be followed by book signing. Light refreshments will be served. Invite your friends who are looking for a more authentic faith!
SIGN UP FOR THE SEPT 24-25 FALL RETREAT! A poster and sign-up is in the Commons. The cost of meals and one night of lodging is covered by the church. Brochures with the full schedule and speaker information are in your mailboxes. Sign-up deadline is September 9. Let’s get everyone there this year!
FAITH AND SONG CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 18TH! This is a Sunday to especially invite your friends to join us in celebrating our faith through song. The morning worship service will feature some favorite songs as well as a sermon—“A Singing Faith”—that will incorporate great hymns and reflect on Psalm 137. At 4pm invite your friends to a special performance of gospel music by Zion’s Voice Choir, followed by refreshments.