Halloween Options
This week is one widely anticipated by children and adults! Halloween has become 2 nd only to Christmas as the holiday the most money is spent on. Between candy, costumes, and parties, people are buying things and planning events to enjoy this unique day. While Halloween has become quite Americanized over the years, it started as a religious night to keep evil spirits away before the remembrance of those who died on November 1 st – All Saints’ Day. 
To keep the fun in the day, and ensure a safe celebration for little ones, many churches are offering an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating door-to-door. Some are billed as Trunk or Treat, and some as an indoor family party. Check out area churches who are offering such events. Blue Water Free Methodist, Port Huron First United Methodist, Griswold Street Baptist, Ross Bible, and Lakeport Wesleyan are just a few. If you don’t want to take the chance of exposing your children to something too scary, trust area churches to keep the “treat” and eliminate the “trick” in the evening and provide a safe alternative!
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Announcements
HIRING: Blue Water Area Rescue Mission is looking for an employee to work midnights 3-4 days a month in their new women's mission. Contact them at 810-956-0768.
Port Huron Schools is in need of Kitchen Assistants and Noon Hour Supervisors in their buildings, and a great need at Cleveland Elementary. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to minister into the lives with the love in their hearts for children that the simplest act of kindness would make a difference in their day. It enables us to provide a positive environment as we meet the nutritional needs of so many. If you know of anyone please direct them our way. They may contact Cathy Cassady directly 810-984-3101 ext. 4028 for direction as to the application process. 
New Events Submitted this Week
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The Lakeshore Southern Gospel Series is pleased to announce that this Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6 PM we will be featuring “The Stronghold Quartet.” The concert will be held at the Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 5235 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot, MI. This all-male quartet is one of the best Southern Gospel Quartets in the State of Michigan. Again the concert will start at 6 PM and there is no admission. A Free Will offering will be taken for the group. 
St. John's UCC will be hosting a German Roast Pork Dinner with homemade traditional and milder apple sweetened sauerkraut, on Friday November 8th from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the church office, 710 Pine St PH, Mon-Th 9-2, or at the door. Fresh baked cookies, breads, pasties and raffles will also be available. For more information, call 810-984-5031. Take-outs welcome!
The next Men’s Group Breakfast at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church will be held on Saturday, November 9 th , 2019 at 9 AM. Our guest speaker will be State Representative Shane Hernandez who will speak on his Christian Walk and what it’s like to serve the public in Lansing. There is no charge for the breakfast, but a free will donation for the breakfast will be accepted. This is to pay for the breakfast and to add to the Men’s Treasury. One of our missions is to send young people to Christian Summer Camp and for other endeavors. For more information contact Tom Drake at 810-385-9037. Ladies are also invited to this breakfast.
The Next Christian Mike Night will be held on November 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM, at the Westminster Church of Port Huron, 2501 Stone Street in Port Huron, MI . It’s that time of the year and we now will be encouraging Christmas Music at these events for the next two months. Those wishing to showcase their talents should be there early to register. Refreshments and Fellowship will Follow. For more information, contact Phil Larson at 810-956-4672 or Tom Drake at 810-385-9037.
The next Blue Water Families Against Narcotics Open Forum Meeting is November 14 at 7:00 pm at Our Saviour Lutheran Church 1029 6th Street, Port Huron.
Angel Training November 23 at noon. At 4330 Pinegrove Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI at Freedom Lighthouse Fellowship.
The next Open Mic Night at 1350 6 th  Street in Marysville, MI. will be on Tuesday, November 28 th , 2019 at 6:30 PM. All Christian Music is encouraged, but hopefully some will be featuring Christmas Music. For more information contact Pastor Gary Weiss at 810-982-5977 or Tom Drake at 810-385-9037. Those wishing to showcase their talents should arrive around 15 or 20 minutes earlier for registration. Refreshment’s and fellowship will follow the Event.
Upcoming Events
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Event: Trunk or Treat
Location: Marysville Assembly
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
When: Wed Oct. 30th

Description: An extra day of Candy! Trunk or Treat is a safe environment  for our community kids & teens to get dressed up and come have some fun - wholesome costumes permitted! Bonfire, S'mores, Apple Cider & Donuts, will be provided. 
More information HERE
Family Connect Conference With Brian Housman: Colonial Woods is excited to host our first Family Connect Conference on Friday evening, November 8, and Saturday morning, November 9. This event is for parents, grandparents, and anyone who works with young people. Our speaker is Brian Housman, director of 360 Family, developer of Screen Smarts, an online parenting resource to help understand and manage technology, and author of numerous books including Tech Savvy Parenting and How You Always Meant to Parent. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is requested. To register, visit  colonialwoodsmc.com  or contact the church office at 810-984-5571.
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