What’s Happening

                        THIS WEEK (Seventy-One)+ of pandemic restrictions
MONDAY July 19    

Fiction Book Discussion Group, 6:30 PM by Zoom


Intercession Salad supper, 5:30 PM @ parsonage
                          –Welcome Class Bible study, 7:00 PM by Zoom

SUNDAY July 25     
Meeting for Worship-Sharing, 10:00 AM, both in person
                                at the meetinghouse and online via Zoom
MONDAY July 26   
Ministry & Oversight, 7:00 PM by Zoom
COMPASSION GARDEN green beans and cucumbers are available today in the church library, in exchange for Friends’ donations to help low-income families in developing countries through Heifer International.
TODAY IS JULY’s COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY at Winchester Friends when everyone is encouraged to donate a staple food item to help area families who struggle to afford adequate nutrition.  If you forgot but would like to contribute, you may drop a dollar or two into the Quaker Oats tin on the southwest parlor table.
JULY’s TRUSTEES and MISSIONS & SOCIAL CONCERNS committee meetings will be held by Zoom this afternoon at 3:30 and 4:30 PM respectively.
FICTION BOOK GROUP‘s discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday July 19 by Zoom.  Please let Pam Ferguson know if you’d like the Zoom link.
THE WELCOME CLASS BIBLE STUDY will meet this Wednesday July 21 at 7:00 PM by Zoom.  They will focus upon Lesson 7 “Be of the Same Mind” in the Illuminate quarterly, based on Philippians 2.  Please also review Lesson 6 (Philippians 1).  Let the church office know if you need the Zoom link.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2021:  This week’s chapters are Isaiah 37-57.  The full year’s daily schedule is available on the southwest parlor table or by request from the church office.
ON THE SOUTHWEST PARLOR TABLE are a few sets of the annual reports for the 2020-2021 church year given by the various committees at last Wednesday’s Monthly Meeting for Business.
BEST SPECIAL PROJECTS 2021-2022:   July’s Monthly Meeting approved a list of ministries “beyond ourselves” to receive Best Trust funds totaling $24,500 for making God’s love visible and tangible in the community and world around us in the new church year.  Additional funds are available for Friends’ new leadings regarding a ministry to be assisted.  Please share your idea with clerk Brian Lilly or the office.
GET PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN MISSIONS:  The Missions & Social Concerns Committee invites all Friends to accept and carry a Pennies From Heaven $10 bill with a slip of pink paper stapled to it, until prompted by the Lord to share it with someone you encounter who needs a bit of help for food, fuel, or some other essential, and a reminder that God loves them and has not forgotten them.  Please see Ron Ferguson if you’d like to get involved.
PANDEMIC GATHERING:  For Friends’ health and safety, combined in-person and online Meetings for Worship-Sharing (utilizing Zoom video/phone conferencing) will be held at 10:00 AM each Sunday until further notice.  To connect by telephone, dial 1-301-715-8592, then key in the meeting ID (249 900 7533) and meeting password  (162473).
Winchester Friends Church        winchesterfriends@juno.com
124 E Washington     Winchester IN 47394     765-584-8276