We are in the middle of our annual four-week generosity drive, and this week we want to add a spark of JOY to your life, on top of the love and grace we've already poured out. We hope our colorful brochure brought a smile to your face (if you haven't seen it yet, click here or stop by the church office to pick one up). Thanks to Cheryl for pointing out it should read 2021 Commitment (not 2020), so please return the cards with your plans for giving next year! Then join us in a joyful worship service this Sunday (in-person or on YouTube) at 10:30AM. Before or after, dial-in to Zoom for Adult Sunday School at 9AM or Virtual Fellowship Hour at 11:30AM. We'd be delighted to (re-)connect with you!
Worship LIVE this Sunday 10/11/2020 at 10:30AM to
Extend Joy in Action,
from Romans 12: 9-13 (NLT)
As our annual generosity update reminded us, there is much good news to share: giving is up $5,500 over last year, despite the pandemic. Please continue to remember how important your gifts are, as you pray about your 2021 commitments. Thank you so much!
If you could volunteer to run games or decorate your trunk for the event above, please contact Pastor Emily. All are encouraged to bring candy or small prizes (toys, stickers, slime, school supplies) for this ecumenical festival! And invite your neighbors, colleagues and friends - the more kids the merrier!
- Send Pastor Emily a note of thanks (her new address is: 9799 N. 89th St, Longmont, CO 80503) - Contribute to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund to assist Emily as she supports many others in our church and community (designate "Pastor's Discretionary" or "PDF")
- Contribute to a monetary gift (designate "SPRC/Pastor Emily")
Mark Your Calendars
All are encouraged to join us for a evening of celebration, dreaming, and goal-setting unlike any other Charge Conference. Monday, November 23 at 6:00PM on Zoom.
Meg Persavich is no stranger to lending a helping hand, and she was recently honored for her devotion to volunteering at the Guadalupe Community Center in Greeley, offering meals to people in need. We are so proud of your time and effort in giving back, Meg! Take a look at the full spotlight article here.Or honor Meg by clicking this link to volunteer to serve dinner!
Virtual Baby Shower
Church member Alexia Cunningham-Baca, daughter of Nancy and Isaiah, and big sister to Ryder and Kane, is expecting her 1st child December 16th, a boy named Apollo. Alexia and Vincent are registered at Target and need many things, as well as your prayers and support. Since public gatherings are still restricted, we’re offering a baby-themed Christmas tree in the lobby. Please leave your gifts underneath, or directly on the tree. We hope to “shower” them with our love around Thanksgiving. Questions? Ask Jaime Cummings.
Each Sunday, Meg Persavich, October Missions Leader, will be in the lobby to distribute shoeboxes and instructions for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (BUMP), Toys for Tots (Sandi and Bill Hill, organizers) and the Windsor Optimist Club (Santa's Toy Shop). The display will remain in the lobby all month; drop by Tues-Fri 10AM-3PM. Meg can also deliver boxes and information to your porch on request. Return filled boxes for OCC and BUMP by Tuesday, November 17. Please include $9/box for shipping. If you would like to track your OCC box to its destination, do your own label and pay online. Donate money for shipping rather than shopping (checks to FUMC Windsor designating “OCC” or "BUMP"). What to pack? Consider one "wow" gift (stuffed animal, doll, soccer ball, tools, toy cars/trucks), then add school supplies, personal hygiene items, clothes, water bottle (great for small items), instruments, etc. Remove as much packing material as you can; it is easier to fit in more!
Celebrations this week
Happy Birthday to Tom Ferguson (10/8), Jerry Ellsworth (10/10), Katherine Sheffield and Eric Freitag (10/11), and Daren Harmel and Sandy Chapin (10/13).
No Anniversaries this week. Click the image to share your special dates with the Church Office.
Political and social unrest; all those Covid+; Terri's son-in-law; Dave, Jan Cook; Perry, Julie's father and stepmother; Bates' granddaughter; Sandi's neighbor Margie; Casey's aunt Sharon; Megan's grandmother; Tony Park; Sandy Ellsworth (expecting great-granddaughter); Frazier's move; Alexia's pregnancy; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Margaret H., Eileen F., Don T.; SPC Lizzie Przygoda. Click the image to add your request!
From the Community:
Town of Windsor invites your Feedback: 7th St. Transportation Study, Walnut St. Corridor Bikeway Project With being in such close proximity to 7th Street and located right on Walnut our congregation has been invited to be a part of the discussion and study. To learn more, go to the project page. Below is the link to an e-meeting tomorrow to learn more about the project schedules, existing conditions, and goals. Meeting - Thursday October 8th, at 7:00 PM, Passcode: 686627
Footsteps to HOPE Virtual Walk/Run 2020
Registration is free!
Participants can choose their events and will be entered into special drawings for each event to win some amazing prizes! Click the image for more info! https://www.footstepstohope.com/