PHILLIES GAME in July was a fun time with hotdogs and baseball. About 35 people attended.

POTLLUCK SUPPER on June 22 celebrated our Family Promise guests and entertained them with CANDY BAR BINGO. And yes, Pastor Dave won a candy bar. The Community Relations Team (CRT) hopes to sponsor Potluck Suppers four times a year to coincide with our Family Promise weeks. Watch for our next one in September!

CLEAN COMMUNITIES: A group of members gathered  on a Saturday and picked up rubbish alongside a couple roads near the church. This event was sponsored by the Community Relations Team, and we will  receive a grant from the county for our good citizenship. Thanks to all that helped!!

CHICKEN BARBECUE was sponsored by the CRT and raised over $1,500 for our church ministries. The next CRT meeting will be in late August—watch for the date and join the team! We are tentatively planning another chicken barbecue for October 7 and also maybe another breakfast.

The Community Relations Team has been very active under our new leader, Jake Eichel.

The group has sponsored some terrific events for both our members and the general public. The purpose of the team is to bring us out into the community, and hopefully to raise some money while doing that.

So here are events coming up, and the leaders of each event for your questions and comments. Mark your calendars!!

  • Pretzel Sales will continue on the third Sunday of each month. (Norm Branyan & Mary Ann Jones)
  • Potluck Supper & Candy Bar Bingo, quarterly to coincide with Family Promise, next one September 21 (Carol Strock, Gary Rutter)
  • Boscov Day October 16–Purchase your shopping pass today! (Jake Eichel & Pastor Dave)
  • Fall Events:  Chicken Barbecue on October 7, and Pancake Breakfast on November 18.
  • Bus Trip to Sight & Sound December 1–SOLD OUT! (Mary Ann Jones)

And here are the projects we’ve completed already:

  • Potluck Supper (Love One Another) & Candy Bar Bingo, March 2 & June 22 (Carol Strock, Gary Rutter)
  • Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, March 25 (Jennie & Don Troxell)
  • Chicken BBQ April 29 (Sharon Rutter & Denise Hosier)
  • Clean a Highway May 26 (Jennie Troxell)
  • Phillies Game vs. San Diego Saturday, July 21, free hotdogs in the parking lot before the game, and WB Mason truck giveaway night for kids! (Pastor Dave)

See Jake Eichel or any of our event leaders to volunteer! Next meeting of the team is Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. If you’re interested in having fun while bringing the church into the community, join us!

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