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Harvest Carnival Event Fri Nov

1) FLIERS (for you to hand out) are in the foyer.  Please take a few to give to friends & family.

2) FLIERS (to post in area towns) are also in the foyer.  Please take 1 town & post them sometime THIS week to get the word out!

3) CARNIVAL PLANS – Becz of great feedback last year…”Pilgrims Progress Adventure Trail” will be done again this year.

4) CARNIVAL SETUP will be on these days

SUN OCT 28 – after worship service (soup lunch will be provided…just bring a side or dessert to share)

TUE OCT 30 – 10am-2pm – To finish up getting ready for the Carnival.  Please plan to attend if you can.

5) KIDS GAMES – We are looking into expanding the Kids Games area if possible.

7) PRIZES NEEDED – Need prizes ranging from $1-$5.  Donation bin is at the back of the church.  Or money toward the prizes.

8) FOOD NEEDED – We plan to serve refreshments…Rice Krispee treats and Brownies.  Need 4 pans of each, cut up and individually wrapped in a baggie.  Also some Candy.

6) SAVE THE DATE – Fri, Nov 2nd 6-8pm  Soup & Sandwiches at 5pm will be provided for the people helping with the carnival.

Let’s make this Carnival a great outreach event!  Please take the time today to let us know how you can help.  Any questions, see Chris or Jennifer F.


“Youth Group Resumes FRIDAY!” THIS Fri, Oct 26 from 6-8pm at Chris & Jenny’s house!  Plz pray for this outreach!


It’s your privilege to vote!.  Mid-term elections are coming up fast!  Please take your privilege to vote seriously.  YOUR VOTE MATTERS!  Iowa Voter Registration Deadline Sat, Oct 27th.   more voter info    Please pray & then VOTE!


Missions Outreach Idea Board!.  The signup sheet for this Outreach Group will be out one more week.  This is just an IDEA group.  Even is you don’t have time to volunteer…your ideas are valued.  Please pray about your involvement.  ? See Chris F.


“New Community Meal” Mon Nov 5th.  This meal is being  coordinated by Deanna J.  Check the signup table for volunteer & food signup sheet.  Thx!


“Christmas Child Shoebox Drive Oct 14 thru 31” You’re encouraged to make your own Shoebox to donate. Unless you’d rather contribute (items or money) for a few of shoeboxes… Donation bins & box available…also some info sheets and ‘how to instructions” to get started. Completed shoeboxes delivered to NLC by Nov 12 will be taken  to a Distribution Center (Nov 12-19) for you.  We will have a Shoebox Party on Sun, Nov 12th.  Questions – see Penny.


“Some Baby Basket Needs Can you help out before our Nov 18 event?

* When we shifted to Fall/Winter clothes, some sizes of “Gently Used” Sizes changed a bit.  GIRLS-Need 0-3 Mo, 12 Mo, 18 Mo and some 3-4T.  BOYS-Need 3-4T.

* We are KINDA LOW on diapers!  NEED NEWBORN, Sizes 1, 3 & 4 plus pull-ups for both Boys & Girls.  Can you donate toward Baby Basket before the next event (Nov 18th)  Can you bring 2 packages of DIAPERS?

* If you see some NEW clothes or Baby items on sale, can you get some?  Or some Baby Shampoo & Baby Wash!

Thank you so much for your donations!


Kid’s Shopping Event Oct 14-Nov 25, points earned for Kids Bulletins will be saved toward Kids Shop Day (Dec 2rd).  Kids will get 2 pieces of candy for completed bulletins. KIDS Older Kids… don’t be left out!…do Weekly Teens Challenge Bulletins to earn points! Gift Donations needed adults, teens, kids, babies!  Donation Bin in Penny’s Office Oct 14-Nov 25.


Verse For You!


”Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in Me.”  John 14:1



“Encouraging Words”

 Shared with Penny by Joyce M

An ear of corn has corn silks.  Each strand is attached to each little kernel so God made it that way so the silk catches the light and brings it inside the husk.  So where the silk was missing the kernel didn’t grow.  If God thought out that small detail, think of His planning for us!




This Week  At A  Glance

Week of  Oct  21-28

Sun                 9:30am – Sunday School

10:30am – Worship Service

Wed               Group Prayer Meeting

Fri                   Youth Group Resumes!

Sat                 Iowa Voter Registration Deadline

Sun                 9:30am – Sunday School

10:30am – Worship Service

12pm-til ??   Carnival Setup (lunch provided)

Upcoming Events

Oct 30 – 10am-2pm  Carnival Setup

Nov 2 – Harvest Carnival Event  6-8pm (Supper for helpers 5pm)

Nov 5             New Community Meal

Nov 6             National Mid-Term Elections

Nov 11           Deadline-bring shoeboxes to NLC (Operation Christmas Child)

Nov 12-19      Shoebox  Collection Week

Dec 2             Kids Christmas Shopping Event!



Upcoming Area Events & Concerts

TOTDAY!        Craft-Ganza at Mondamin 11-3

Community Center – 20 Vendors –Fundraiser for Matthew’s House!


Sat, Nov 3     Rummage and Bake Sale  8:30a-2p Logan United Methodist Church


Fri, Nov 2        Rend Collective Bellevue Christian Center 7pm


Sat, Nov 3     Living Faith UMC West O Shopping Event

Living Faith UMC 10am-4pm


Sat Nov 17    The Answer/All In Tour

Jeremy Camp & Matthew West Baxter Arena 7pm


Thu Dec 20    For King & Country Christmas

Concert with Cory Ashbury at

Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines


Thur Jan 24   Winter Jam @ Mid America Ctr $15

Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, Newsong, Hollyn


Verses For You!

 “I will exalt you, my God the King…Every day I will praise you.”  Psalms 145:1,2

Ezekiel 20:38 – I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.


He is good; His love endures forever.   Psalms 118:1


Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.  It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres.  Love never fails.”


This  is my prayer for you:  that your love will grow  more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between what is important and what is not and chose what is important; that you will be pure and blameless for the coming of Christ; that your life will be full of the many good works that are produced by Jesus Christ to bring glory and praise to God.          Philippians 1:9-11


“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I posses to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,  but do not have love, I gain nothing.

 Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.  It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. Love never fails.”


Opponents must be gently instructed,  in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.  2 Timothy 2:25


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all yours ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.    Proverbs 3:5-6