Announcements ~ Sunday, July 26, 2015

Come celebrate with those who are being baptized this afternoon at 3:00 PM. This will be a river baptism held on the east side of the Danville/Riverside Bridge (right off Water Street). Bring lawn chairs. Cookies and other finger foods are needed for the reception following the service. Leave these items in the kitchen this morning or bring them directly to the service.

Wednesday evening, July 29, at 6:30 PM in the Springer Chapel with an update from the Strategic Planning Committee. An ice-cream social will follow the business meeting.

The next Haiti Mission Trip is scheduled for 12/28/15 – 1/5/16. Applications are available at the Info. Desk. Please let Donna Outt or Gary Lewis know right away if you have any interest in going along on this trip as we need to make sure we have enough plane tickets.

500 tickets have been claimed for the Jason Gray Concert on Aug. 5. We are quickly approaching the cut off number for tickets, so if you are interested in attending this concert, please stop by the Information Desk today to make sure you get tickets. Since this is a large event we will need many volunteers. Please sign up to help at the table in the foyer.

Kitchen clean-up. If you donated food to VBS or any other event recently, please check the kitchen counter. There are many dishes there that need to be claimed.

THANKS to our great team of leaders and helpers at VBS last week. 101 explorers attended at least one night, and 98 leaders/helpers were here to encourage them in their Journey off the Map. Thanks for coming, thanks for helping, and thanks for praying. Thanks also to everyone who helped make Family Fun Day a great outreach opportunity. All of your efforts are very much appreciated!

Beginning next Sunday morning we will embark on a five week journey on the overwhelming grace of God. The series will be as follows: August 2: Scandalous; August 9: Grace in the Home;  August 16: Grace in the Church; August 30: What About Grace? (Your Questins About Grace) 

 Ways you can be involved in supporting missionsDuring August, the Haiti team is collecting school supplies for the children of Haiti. We will take these supplies with us and distribute them while we are there in December/January. Please leave the following items in the Mission Barrel outside of Springer Chapel.

  • Wooden Pencils
  • Ball Point Pens
  • Boxes of Crayons
  • Spiral notebooks, large size with 70 pages
  • Notebooks of Graph Paper (primary grades use these in Haiti)
  • Erasers (not a slip-on pencil eraser)
  • Small individual pencil sharpeners
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small tubes of toothpaste


  • Small tubes of toothpaste

Soup Cans to fill with change are still available at the Information Desk in the sanctuary foyer. This money will be used for glasses and fluoride treatments in Haiti. Cans are due back to the church by September 13.

Good Samaritan, a ministry assisting local families, is sponsoring their annual Back to School Socks & Underwear Drive. If you wish to participate please place your donation of new socks and/or underwear for boys or girls, size 6-14 in the container near Springer Chapel today & next Sunday.

Gently used books & Bibles for countries where Christian literature is needed may be placed in the designated container near the Chapel. (Donations accepted through the summer)

Prayer letters from several missionaries are available in the racks outside of Springer Chapel. Staying informed helps us pray for the needs of the missionaries we support.