Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
TheSkim
Known for its daily news app popular with young adults, theSkimm is an American media company that focuses on a short, simple, easy-to-read way to learn about the news and current events. Many people could use a short, simple, easy-to-understand way to learn about the Bible as well. In the next 7 weeks, we will "skim" the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, looking at how to read it, understand it, and learn about its people and themes. Most importantly, as you gain new insights, you'll be inspired by the Scriptures and their meaning for your life today. If you're simply curious about the Bible or if you're a long-time believer, this series will strengthen your faith and help the Word come alive to you in ways you won't soon forget!

This Sunday's sermon title is " The Law: Start Here," by Rev. Steve Price, and will cover Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy. At the 8:15 service, Rabbi Michael Joseph from Temple Shir Shalom will be sharing in a dialogue with Steve about the role and importance of the first 5 books of the Hebrew scriptures.
Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is for Mercy Chefs.  Principally focused on providing disaster relief, their team regularly responds to national emergencies and natural disasters at home and abroad. In addition to emergency response, they make use of their equipment, skills, and volunteers by meeting existing needs within urban communities, establishing permanent kitchens in places with ongoing hardship, and installing water purification systems for communities without access to potable water. (text 2 give keyword: mercy)
Flood Bucket Challenge
We are collecting flood buckets to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations (either complete flood buckets, or supplies from this list) are due by this Sunday, September 10. We will have a packing event on September 15 at 6pm in the Youth Building.
Family Promise Needs Overnight Hosts!
Our families will be with us again the week of September 10-16.  Please check your calendars for your availability and click on the link to our Signup Genius to sign up!! Any and all efforts are greatly appreciated, we still have 3 nights that need overnight hosts.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship! The menu for September 6 is BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, garlic green beans, cornbread, soup, salad, and dessert. Gluten free/dairy free options are available. The kitchen will be open from 5 - 6:30pm. Adult meals are $7 , children 6 and up are $3 , 0-5 eat free with a $ 25  family cap.
Caring & Support
Would you like to be part of a ministry that makes a real difference in others' lives when they need it the most? If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or would just like to find out more about this ministry, we invite you to come to our informational meeting which will be held on September 13  from   7- 8pm in room 229.

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. In light of all those whom we have and continue to journey with in our community that are facing this devastating disease, our Order of St. Luke service this month (September 10, 11am, Chapel) will focus on God's healing grace that flows through all means, including modern medicine, to bring about miracles, even in the face of tragic loss. Rose Morris will share her testimony about her nephew's courageous battle with pediatric cancer and the miracles her family experienced through his entire journey and beyond.
Children's Ministry
Fall Crosstrainers Sports Experience is an action packed sports experience, full of exercise and energy for elementary aged kids. We play and teach fundamentals for basic sports and large group games. This program runs September 26  - November 16, for 1st - 5th graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 5pm. Program options: Tuesdays AND Thursdays ($200), Tuesdays OR Thursdays ($100). Register now! 
Volunteers Needed
For a child who needs encouragement at school, having a mentor means that student -
* is 50% less likely to skip a day of school,
* is over 50% more likely to aspire for college, &
* is over 100% more likely to be a positive leader in a sport or club!
 
Do you have 30 minutes a week during lunch to come and be an "encourager" for a student? SMILE is a Faith Mission, Greenhouse Church, and Rawlings Elementary partnership to support and encourage students who may most benefit.  Could you be one of the 40 encouragers to begin this month? 
 
Forty-five minute orientations will be held at Rawlings on September 12 at 1:45pm, September 13 at 12pm, and September 20 at 12:30pm. The kickoff luncheon will also be at Rawlings on September 20 at 11:30am. Please email the SMILE team for more information or call Ward (352-416-3050).  SMILE needs you!
Volunteers Needed
If you have a heart for service and a few hours free once a month, the kitchen is in need of volunteers to help with set up, serving, and clean up for our active ministry. Please contact Franny to join in the fun.

Ushers/Greeters, Communion Servers, and Golf Cart Drivers are needed to help during all three Sunday morning worship services. These positions are vitally important in setting the tone of hospitality to both the congregation and visitors. If you think this is a calling for you, please contact  Bree . You can find more information  here .
Christian love and sympathy is extended 
to William R. Gair, Jr. and family on the passing of his wife, Susan B. Gair on August 30;
 
to Nadia Von Gunten and family on the passing of her father-in-law,  Curtis Edward Von Gunten on August 30;
 
to Wanda Gallops and family on the passing of her sister, Shirley K. Martin on August 31
A very happy belated birthday is extended to Doug Campbell, who turned 91 on September 1.
 
This week's altar flowers are given by Roger Stroud in honor of his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Theresa Stroud, for their love and unmerited favor.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Bree
(416-3017). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact  Shannon (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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