Announcements for the week of October 5th

THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF CHRIST CHURCH—will meet in the parlor on Tuesday, October 7th. Please bring a friend and your brown bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. The meeting will begin at 11:30.

FESTIVAL—Please submit all vendor bills and reimbursement forms ASAP. We need to wrap up this years festival. Thanks! Steve McAllister

FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING – Please join us on Sunday, October 12th at 12:30 (after the end of the   second service) to begin planning for our next festival in 2015. Lunch will be provided.

COFFEE NIGHTWednesday, October 15th 6-8 pm will be our next coffee night at Ft. Thomas Coffee. Please mark your calendars!

EMAIL ADDRESSESPlease make sure we have your correct email in the office. We are starting a new email service to send email blasts to give everyone the most up-to-date information possible. Don’t get left out!

NEWCOMERS LUNCHSunday October 26th: following second service. Joined Christ Church recently? Are you a newcomer? Curious about membership or learning more about Christ Church? Then come to the Newcomers Luncheon. Just bring yourself (significant others including children are welcome!) and RSVP so that we can feed everyone (RSVP to ryantaylorbyers@gmail.com)

WANT TO ATTEND THE GENERAL SYNOD? – Every two years, General Synod brings together thousands of faithful members of the United Church of Christ for formal church witness, inspirational worship, and fellowship with friends (new and old). In June 2015, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 30 in Cleveland, Ohio—the birthplace of the United Church of Christ. Together, we will discern resolutions of witness, church structure, and function. We will stand up for issues that demand a faithful witness. And we will join together in worship each day to lift up the Stillspeaking God. At General Synod 20, we will explore some of the “Unexpected Places” where we hear God’s voice, encounter the Spirit, and find the United Church of Christ lifting up its witness in the world.

This is Christ Church’s best opportunity to send a small delegation to attend, to network, to lift up Christ Church’s mission, and to worship alongside fellow UCCers. It is our best opportunity simply because it is so close. The 2013 General Synod was in Long Beach, CA. For the price of one plane ticket we can support/subsidize 4-6 folks to attend in Cleveland. Also significant is the travel to and from Cleveland is minimal compared to the other past locations (e.g. Long Beach, CA).

Our goal is to send a delegation that is supported by Christ Church to this important bi-annual UCC event. If you are interested in being an official delegate, please see Pastor Ryan. If you just want to attend as a visitor, please see Pastor Ryan.