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When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise. In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes. Internationally, it includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies. It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods. World Renew’s ability to respond to disaster is enhanced and greatly supported by a number of strategic partnerships and alliances.
World Renew does not receive denominational ministry shares and depends on the regular financial support of God’s people.
World Renew is accepting donations to begin to plan a response to help those most affected by Hurricane Florence in the days ahead. You can donate online https://worldrenew.net/florence
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The very popular YP (youth group) Fall fundraiser will be taking orders from Sept. 17 thru Oct. 21.
It will be the sale of cookie dough, muffin batter, and brownies from Rechecks. The cookie dough and muffin batter will cost $12 each. The brownies will be $6.
Cookies dough types are chocolate chip, M&M chip, oatmeal cranberry pecan, oatmeal chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar (cutout).
Muffin batter types are blueberry supreme, chocolate chocolate chip, cranberry nut, and lemon poppyseed.
Brownie types are chocolate fudge and chocolate cream cheese.
Pick up date Nov.3rd. Great for Holiday baking!
This month our Youth Group is selling cookie dough, muffin batter and baked brownies as a fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday October 21. The product can be picked up on Saturday November 3 at church from 8:30-11:30 AM. Or they can be picked up at church on Sunday November 4th. Each year this is a great way to do your holiday baking!
3# Bulk Cookie Dough for $12 each
Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Sugar Cookies (cutout)
3# Bulk Muffin Batter for $12 each
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
8 X 8 Baked Brownies for $6 each
Chocolate Cream Cheese
Join our next Potluck & Hymn Sing on
Sunday September 23 at 5:00 PM.
Bring a dish to pass and be prepared to make a joyful noise!
Scientists are currently exploring the physiological and psychological benefits of singing with promising results. Most recently, a November 2017 study of self-reported data from 1,779 choir members around the world provided “confirmatory evidence to support choral singing as a means of improving well being,” the authors wrote in Perspectives in Public Health. Participants claimed making music fostered social connection, cognitive stimulation, mental health, enjoyment, and transcendence. Singing can enhance your mood and create a sense of group identity, Stephen Clift writes in Music, Health, and Wellbeing. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/news/a47211/singing-health-benefits/
Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits. Study after study has found that singing relieves anxiety and contributes to quality of life. It turns out you don’t even have to be a good singer to reap the rewards. Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/
SO JOIN US… and be Transformed!