What’s Happening

Wednesday October 17   
               — supper, 6:00 PM @ parsonage                        
             –Choir practice, 7:00 PM                         
–Music Committee, 8:00 PM
Thursday October 18      
–grief support group supper meeting, 6:30 PM @ Shalom Center
Friday   October 19       
–2nd Harvest tailgate distrib, 1-3 PM @ Goodrich Park
Sunday  October 21  
                                     –Regular schedule for worship and Sunday School                                       
                –Churches & Community Food Pantry Sunday                        
–Missions & Social Concerns Committee, 11:15 AM
Monday October 22    
  –Ministry & Oversight, 7:00 PM
PEACE PRAYER BALLOON RECOVERIES:  The balloon released last Sunday morning bearing Norman Peters’ name was found that evening by a farm family in McCutcheonville, OH, about 125 miles northeast of Winchester, 50 miles south of Toledo.  Ron Ferguson’s balloon was found by a hunter on Wednesday near Kenton, OH (30 miles southwest of McCutcheonville).  We hope still to receive more recovery reports — stay tuned.
PEACE IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY:  The Parsonage Class welcomes all Friends on this second Sunday of the month to advocate for peace and nonviolence.  Pick up an information sheet today from the west parlor table.
OCTOBER’s CHURCHES & COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY at Winchester Friends is next Sunday October 21, when Friends are asked to bring a staple food item (or a dollar or two) to share with area residents struggling to afford adequate nutrition for their families.  Next Sunday also is 2018’s BREAD FOR THE WORLD SUNDAY across the United States.  BFW is an ecumenical Christian agency that advocates with the US Congress for compassionate public policy that helps end hunger and the poverty that causes it.  The Missions & Social Concerns Committee will provide stationery, stamps, and a sample message next Sunday to all Friends for an “Offering of Letters” — individuals writing a brief message to a Senator or Representative requesting that they, in the love of Christ, support legislation that helps end hunger in our country and around the world.  Please plan to participate!
HURRICANE RELIEF:  The Missions & Social Concerns Committee has established a fund for contributions to Christian agencies helping to clean up and rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.  The first $500 donated will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Best Special Projects and Missions Unspecified funds.  Make checks payable to the church, and be sure to clearly designate your donation “hurricane relief.”
COMPASSION GARDEN VEGETABLES are available today in the annex hallway in exchange for donations to help low-income families in developing countries through Heifer International.  Thank you for helping with this project!
Winchester Friends Church       winchesterfriends@juno.com
124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394      765-584-8276