1. Pastor David Bateman, who served St. John's UCC so faithfully as an interim, will be ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament(s) on 11/10 at Rollo Congregational UCC in Earlville, Illinois at 3:00 p.m. David has many friends in our immediate family of faith; and if you would like to be a part of a love gift, please forward a check/cash to us designated to celebrate his ordination and we will make sure that it arrives in Earlville for the blessed moment. Parenthetically, a member of First's staff, recommended David to Blackhawk Presbytery and he will begin as the interim at Oregon Presbyterian Church in the next few weeks.
2. Don't forget donations to our Compassion Closet! We praise the Lord for the privilege of this special Matthew 25 partnership with St. James! More and more and more folks are being blessed daily by the saints at St. James and First. If you would like more information about our CC's outreach, click on www.belvpresbyterian.org and read the bulletins/newsletters.
3. Just a reminder to check out opportunities 1 and 2 listed below!
4. An interesting employment opportunity has been presented to me by the President of Recon Marketing Group. If you've ever been to Sam's and, like me, grazed the freebies, RMG handles the hawking and they're looking for new employees. I was surprised by how much they're paying! If interested, I have given the P's business cards to Karen and you can pick up one!
5. Our October mission of the month - 5 giving days left - is www.bnnsradio.com. Help support great shows by Alexandra, Kathie, Bill, Fred, Scott, Tim, and many other members of our family of faith along with a global/national cast that honors Jesus! As our government and public schools shut Him out, you can help bring Him back to mind in a 2 Chronicles 7:14 kinda way!
Blessings and Love!