Celebrating the Journey
Joys & Concerns Edition
October 2019

Help us Honor our Church Members
Mary Westerbeck & Ethel Yamashita
Let them know they are part of our family - always in our hearts and prayers!
Remember our Shut-Ins in Prayer
Please remember those of our church family who are not always able to be with us. Send a card, give them a call, plan a visit, and keep them in your prayers!
You may obtain the list of our shut-ins or our monthly birthday and anniversary lists
by contacting the Church Office.
Remember also our members and friends who were hospitalized and/or entered into or continue in rehab this month:
Dan Drasler, Sandy Ferguson, Rick Stauffer, Martha Wallace ,
Dear Church Family!
I want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, and phone calls during my recovery.
You are all so very thoughtful!

With much thanks! Tony Tarosas
Do you know persons serving currently in the military? Please let the church office know, so we can keep them on our prayer list!
Remember Our Military!
Cody Colbert
Richard Dowdle
Cole Guenther
Eric Hertel
John (Jay) Hogrewe
Jake Korbecki
Dominik Kneip
Joey Mann
Owen Ritsema
Ben Sprouse
The Ladies of Yarn Works will be attending their annual Snug Hugs for Kids TM Event on Saturday, November 2.

Yarn Works members work all year on pieces to include at this event.

This is a winter clothing drive which benefits at-risk children and families served by Children's Home & Aid.
Just a quick note to thank all of you for the input you provided us for our workshop on environment at this year's FVA Fall Meeting, held on October 20. our workshop . Click on the link below to view the document we were able to provide listing what OUR congregation put together. We could not have done it without you!
Barb and Don Schmidt
Social Justice Advocates

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November 10, 2019

Would you like a visit
from Rev. Cope?
Don't think that he is too busy or that you are interrupting him. This is part of his job as your minister.

  • email: revcope.cca@gmail.com
  • Church Office 847-658-5308

Just let him know!
  “Give, and it will be given to you” Luke 6:38

Our Stewardship Journey
Jesus lives within us, and the
Holy Spirit comes out of us
to live what God calls us to do.

Please join us for Commitment Sunday on November 10 as we offer our estimate of giving and continue our stewardship journey.

Ministry of Finance
Crop Walk 2019
We want to thank all the church members and visitors who supported our walk in the Church World Service Crop Hunger Walk. Your generosity netted $700 to the cause.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised provide hunger-fighting programs in our own community.
These funds also helps to provide resources throughout the world, such as food and water, and other resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, wells and water systems, technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs through Church World Service for the past 70 years.

God bless you all, to God's honor and glory.

Barb and Don Schmidt
We want to also recognize other ways our congregation has assisted our local A-LITH Interfaith Food Pantry (The Pantry), by bringing food products to the church where members deliver them to The Pantry, support through paying the pig, as well as members who pick up soon-to-be-expired meat at several local grocery stores and deliver these to The Pantry.
The Schmidts

Bread for the World Sunday, November 17
We will have a letter writing station on 11/17. You can also write to Congress by following this link
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Our work to change the conditions and policies that allow hunger to persist is supported by all major church bodies and sustained by generous contributions from individuals, families, and congregations.
Whether you have been coming to church here for a while, or just stopped in, you can find out about who we are and what it means to be a member here. Contact the Church Office or find Sally Cope! YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!!!
The Heavenly Attic
is Having a Sale!

No matter who you are,
or where you are on life's journey,
YOU are welcome here !
The Congregational Church of Algonquin
109 Washington Street
Algonquin, IL 60102