An Ark for Today’s World
In partnership with congregations, Heifer International is an ark of refuge for hungry families. Heifer puts faith into action with its time-proven principle of Passing on the Gift. Every family who receives livestock agrees to pass on one or more of its animal’s offspring, or the equivalent, to another neighbor in need. Children receive life-saving nutrition from milk, eggs or meat, and energy to learn and grow. With extra income, parents pay for their children’s schooling and for better health care and housing.
Every Heifer partner family experiences the dignity of helping a neighbor get a new start. Your prayers and your gifts bless more and more people in an ever widening circle of love.
Tables with information will be set up outside worship areas, and manned with people to receive your gift.
It’s time to order your poinsettias to decorate our worship areas for Christmas. Forms are available in the Flame and in the church office, but you are welcome to use email, snail mail, or even a telephone call to give us your information, and then bring us your payment. Traditionally, poinsettias arrive a few days before Christmas and are arranged in worship areas. They are left there until after Christmas Eve services, when they are taken home.
To place an order, please contact Jill Pike: email@example.com or 256-435-6021. Be sure to give her the name of the people you would like to memorialize or honor.
Need email addresses for those military members/friends who are away from home.
Now that we have settled in to emailing the Flame newsletter to members and friends, we would like to expand our email mailing list to include our military members. Do you have an email address for a military member who is serving away from home? Please send it to the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-435-6021 and let us include them. Mail from home means so much to our military, especially those overseas, and this is a safe, economical way for them to keep in touch. Thanks for your cooperation!
The men on our military prayer list have been there for some time now, and we would like to check and see if any changes or updates need to be made. Has your soldier/sailor/airman/Marine/civilian been promoted? Reassigned? Are they still serving in the military? Having an updated list helps us remember them and pray for them with greater focus on their needs.
The Redstone/Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), represented to us by Greg Potts, has in the past sent Christmas Care Packages to soldiers serving overseas during the Christmas season. Since so many troops have been brought home, this leaves the few in the field with even fewer companions. This year, the AUSA would like to include those deployed men on our prayer list for their Care Packages.
If you have a current address for a soldier, any soldier serving abroad, would you please share it with us? You may give it to Greg Potts in person, or email him at email@example.com. You may also send it to the church office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-435-6021.
Thanks so much for always caring!
To help keep you informed, we are posting information formerly given in the Flame on the first floor bulletin boards.
Flower Chart (2013 & 2014) first floor hallway
Those Who Serve north foyer (1st floor)
Soldiers to Pray For north foyer
Weekly Calendar of Events north foyer
So, if you need to know whether your child is scheduled to acolyte, or what time that meeting or event begins, please check out these locations. As always, the Flame is available online, and events are posted on the calendar of events here.