What’s Happening


Wednesday April 18  
–USFW meeting (postponed from 4/11), 1:30 PM @ church 
          –Personnel Committee, 3:30 PM @ church                    
Prayer Soup supper, 6:00 PM @ parsonage
–Choir practice, 7:00 PM

Thursday April 19       
Healing Hearts
bereavement support group supper, 6:30 PM @ Shalom Center


Friday April  20    
 –Stewardship & Finance Committee, 10:30 AM @ church
                          –2nd Harvest tailgate distrib., 1-3 PM @ Goodrich Park


Saturday April 21       
Trustees spring workday, starting with 8:00 AM breakfast

Sunday April 22

 –Earth Day

       –Hymnbook Choir rehearsal, 8:45 AM
          —Regular schedule for worship and Sunday School

Monday April 23     
 –Ministry & Oversight, 7:00 PM

Wednesday April 25      

                  –Bread for the World/Fast Once A Month, 12:00 Noon                       

TODAY IS APRIL’s COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY when Friends are invited to donate a staple food item to help area families who struggle to afford adequate nutrition.  If you forgot but would like to give, you may drop a dollar or two into the Quaker Oats tin on the southwest parlor table.
THE EASTER ENVELOPE OFFERING FOR MISSIONS will be totaled up after today’s services.  Gifts may be clearly designated “Easter Missions” and placed into the offering plate today.  The first $500 received will be matched by a Best Special Projects grant.  A significant portion of this special offering will go to the Food Pantry’s food account and its refrigerator replacement project.  Thank you to all who have contributed!
THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE will meet on Wednesday April 18 at 3:30 PM at the church.
HYMNBOOK CHOIR:  All singers are requested next Sunday April 22 to meet in the sanctuary at 8:45 AM briefly to rehearse a song from the hymnal, then present it for special music during the 9:15 AM Meeting for Worship.  Come sing with us!
MAY FRIENDLY REMINDER newsletter announcements and articles are welcome in the church office anytime.
PLANT A TREE FOR EARTH DAY 2018:  The Soil & Water Conservation District office has given Winchester Friends several white pine seedlings for planting soon.  If you’d like one or two, let the church office know.

YESTERDAY’S TRUSTEES WORKDAY was postponed (due to rain) until next Saturday April 21 at 8 AM.  Please come pitch in next weekend!

CELEBRATE THE ARTS:  Please sign the sheet in the parlor to choose a date to share your musical or nonmusical artistic abilities in praise to the Lord during worship on Sundays when the choir does not sing.

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN $10 bills are available today from the Missions & Social Concerns Committee, to be carried with you until prompted by the Spirit to share it with someone needing a bit of help and a reminder of God’s love.
SHAREHOLDERS IN SHALOM  “seed money” also is available today from the Missions & Social Concerns Committee to help Friends start projects to “grow” financial support for Christian agencies working for peace.