Announcements for Sunday, June 1st

GRADUATE SUNDAY—Sunday, June 8th. If you have a family member or loved one graduating, please write their name and the name of the school or institution they are from on the pew pad and place it in the offering plate. You may also call the office at 441-2565 or email: s.spaulding00@yahoo.com.   On this day, graduating members of Christ Church will receive a gift, other graduating friends and family will be acknowledged.

JUNE 8 – PENTECOST – CHURCH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Combined service at 10 AM with everyone wearing red. Birthday party will follow the service with a meal of pot luck meat   dishes, vegetables, tossed salad (provided); decorated cakes for each of the 12 months of the year and ice cream (provided); fellowship and games. Please sign up on list in narthex or by the coffee urn to make a meat dish, vegetable, dish, or decorated cake. Plan on a day of celebrating the birth   of the church

FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE EVENTJune 11th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Ft. Thomas Coffee

Have you ever wondered where your chocolate comes from? How it is made? How does it grow? Why it tastes so delicious? Come to the Fort Thomas Coffee for a presentation on Fair Trade Chocolate. We’ll learn all about chocolate and what is fair trade. 10,000 Villages (the fair trade store) will be leading the presentation and selling other fair trade items (just in time for Father’s Day).

The cost is free to attend, however chocolate tastings are $5.00 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Tickets are available at Christ Church or 10,000 Villages. Christ Church UCC will provide free drip coffee and iced tea. All proceeds will go to the 10,000 Villages Special Artisans Fund. Questions? Call or text: 859-609-1743.

VBS IS COMING SOON! – This year’s program is “Jungle Safari” to be held July 8th, 9th, & 10th. All children ages pre-school through 5th grade are welcome. Watch for more information to come!

WOMEN’S GUILD MEETING—The next meeting of the Women’s Guild will be Tuesday,       June 3rd. We will be going to the Museum Center to see the Princess Diana Exhibit. Meet in the parking lot at 11:30 to carpool. Bring your brown bag lunch as usual or purchase something at the Museum. Please call Lois Basham 441-9122 for reservation. See you on the 3rd!

OFFICE CLOSED—The office will be closed due to vacation on Thursday, June 5th & Friday, June 6th.

FAMILY PROMISE OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY CEASES OPERATIONS – Family Promise of Northern Kentucky (FPNK) announced a suspension of shelter operations effective in early May of 2014. Christ Church has been a host church in FPNK’s network for almost 20 years. We provided transportation to and from the FPNK Day Center, meals, and a warm, safe place for homeless families to spend the night during the weeks that we were hosts. Many of our members and friends as

well as members from our support churches (St Catherine of Siena, Highland United Methodist, and St John’s Episcopal) volunteered to provide these services to the families.

FPNK can no longer continue due to a lack of funds needed to operate its Day Center. While adequate funding was a challenge during FPNK’s entire existence, it lost one major source of funds a couple of years ago. Churches in FPNK’s network, therefore, will not be housing families unless and until FPNK’s Board is able to collaborate with Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC) to extend IHNGC’s services to Northern Kentucky families. There are several

operational issues to be considered and resolved before a final decision could be made by IHNGC. The earliest date that N KY host churches would serve families would be in January of 2015.

Thank you to everyone for your support of and service to our church’s involvement in FPNK’s work to find housing and employment for homeless families. Please continue to pray for those families and for the resumption of our ministry to them next year.

CHRIST CHURCH OCTOBERFEST—Mark your calendars! Saturday, September 6th is the date for the festival. If you would like to help in any way, call Bob Faulkner @ 441-0143.

SILENT AUCTION-The preparation is under way for our 2nd annual Christ Church festival. Steve & I along with Patti Miller are working on putting together the “silent auction”. So we are asking folks to begin thinking of items they may be able to donate. We can use all kinds of donated items for this sale. See list below for some ideas or you may already know of something that would be great.

*Gift cards for restaurants, stores, golf, etc. *Framed paintings & photographs, crafts

*Tickets to sporting events, aquarium, etc. *Overnight or weekend getaways

*Theme baskets such as “movie night”, “family game night”, “pamper yourself”, Starbucks, grilling,

holidays, etc.

Please contact me at ptweb@hotmail.com with any questions.

Thank you so much for help, Pam Weber