NEWSLETTER

                    ERLANGER CHRISTIAN CHURCH WINDOWS

   REFLECTING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2017

 

LAWN CHAIR MOVIE NIGHT AT ECC SEPTEMBER 8!

Please come to the lawn chair movie night Friday Sept. 8th 7:30 in the parking lot of the church. Hot dogs and popcorn will be provided. We are taking votes to decide which movie to watch. The choices are: Secretariat, E.T., Chronicles of Narnia, or the New Jungle Book. Let us know what you think. Thanks!

 

 

JYF RESUMES ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10!!!

All children in grades K-5 are invited to the JYF room (across the hall from the Children’s Worship Center on the lower level) following worship. Lunch will be provided. JYF will meet every other week – Meeting schedule through December:

September 10, September 24
October 8, October 22
November 5, November 19
December 3, December 17.
Chi Rho and CYF Youth Group (6-12 grade)

We will meet every other Sunday starting right after church and ending at 3 PM. Each week we will have a Bible study and lunch and then head out to either a fun group activity or an outreach project.

 

Chi Rho and CYF Calendar

September 1-3 – family camp at Wakon’Da-Ho

September 10 – Escape Room

September 24 – Maslow’s Army (11:15-3:30 PM)

October 6-8 – Wakon’Da-Ho Work Weekend

October 8 – District Event – Amazing Escape Country Pumpkins

October 22 – Halloween Scavenger Hunt

November 5 – Lazer Tag

November 12 – District Event – Florence Christian Church Game Day

November 19 – Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

December 3 – Bowling

December 10 – District Event hosted by FCC Covington

December 17 – Make a Deliver Goodies to Nursing Homes and ECC shut-ins

December 30- Lock-In

Church Members We Need Your Help!!

Church members are invited to help support our monthly outreach efforts.

In September we will be sponsoring Maslow’s Army and need hygiene products and essential clothing (socks, underwear, and shoes)

 

In November we will be working with the CWF to put together Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. We need toys, hygiene products, school supplies, sports equipment and money to cover shipping.

 

In January we will be leaving winter gear (gloves, scarves, socks and hats) all over Covington for people in need.

 

In February we will be working at a local animal shelter and will be collecting pet food and blankets to donate

 

In March we will be running a food drive for United Ministries so will be taking donations of non-perishable items.

 

 

 

CHILDREN WORSHIP AND WONDER GREETER TRAINING SEPTEMBER 17

Have you noticed recently how many young children are attending ECC on a regular basis? How wonderful it is to hear the  sound of small voices and pattering feet!  Children Worship and Wonder is in need of additional greeters – so that the worship experience for our youngest continues to be a bright and positive time spent with God. In addition to the storyteller – it takes two greeters each Sunday morning for the program to be a success.
Please prayerfully consider serving this ministry of ECC and attend the greeter training on Sunday September 17 12-2:30 – Lunch will be provided!! Contact Gayle Knapp or Teri Ellis for details

 

 

Book club will meet the third Sunday of the month in the parlor at 1 pm.

September 17th – “The Magdaline Girls” by V S Alexander

October 15th – “Finding Gobi” by Dion Leonard

 

 

Dear ECC,  It is the time of year to start up our fall programs and CWF is one of them!  The executive board will be meeting soon to get ready.  The first meeting for the whole group will be September 19, the third Tuesday of the month, our regular meeting day.  We invite all ladies who are available at 11 am to join us at church in the fellowship hall.  We will have a business meeting, lunch (bring your own, dessert provided) and a program.  A topic we will be discussing on the 19th will be our participation in Linus Day. We will be providing food (brunch and lunch) at a low cost for those who come to tie blankets.  I hope to see lots of you on the 19th.                 Lynn Mays, President

 

 

5TH YEAR OF WHIZ KIDS TO START SEPTEMBER 20TH

The 5th year of Whiz Kids at ECC will start Wednesday, September 20th.    We hope to have 10 students (1-5th graders) from A.J. Lindeman participating in this program of City Gospel Mission.  If you would like to become involved in Whiz Kids (as a tutor, tutor sub, or snack provider) please contact Charlie or Jennifer Martin.

 

 

 

WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT – Oct 1-4

Six spaces are still available for this year’s fall retreat at the Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky.  I believe this year will be our 5th annual trip.  It is always an inspirational journey; listening to God’s word and rejuvenating our souls.  The dates are October 1-4.  We will car pool after church on October 1 and return after lunch Wednesday, October 4. This year’s theme is The Shack by Wm. Paul Young.  You may wish to reread the book if it has been awhile since you read it last.  I do have a few books you may borrow if you can’t find a copy.  The cost is $50 a night.  That pays for your room and your meals.  Contact Dottie Durham with questions and of course to register.

 

 

 

Committee News      

In August, the Worship Committee met to discuss worship since our previous meeting.  It was agreed that the Maundy Thursday Service, Easter, and activities leading up to them were very meaningful.  The congregational pastoral prayers went well; in fact, the response was so great they continued even after Easter.  There were two baptisms Easter.  Charlie and Ron Durham volunteered to work on the Thanksgiving Community Service with other local churches.  The committee completed the proposed budget and submitted it to the Stewardship Committee.  The request was a 1.5% decrease from the 2017 budget.  In a continuing effort to look at the responsibilities of the Worship Committee, the committee discussed how worship at ECC was more than just Sunday mornings.  The ways we worship at ECC include music, choir rehearsal, Bible studies, Whiz Kids, Worship & Wonder, the Prayer Shaw Ministry, youth groups, Charlie’s presence in the community and his availability to members of the community, the newsletter, the nursery, on-line recording of our worship services, visitation, Facebook postings, and ministerial counseling, just to name a few.  We continue to pray for each member of ECC and ask that you pray for members of the Worship Committee.

 

GREETERS for Sunday morning are needed for September – October.   Please sign up on bulletin board outside Charlie’s office.  Thank you.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 7:  PROJECT LINUS DAY! 

(Fleece for cutting still available!)

Starting at 10:00 on Saturday morning, October 7th , we will come together to complete 100 fleece blankets (by tying knots) for Project Linus!

 

Project Linus is a nation-wide volunteer organization providing blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, going to a new home, etc.   Project Linus blankets are given to hospitals, police and fire departments and children assistance agencies.

 

We are once again grateful to CWF for offering delicious food during the day!

 

Tell your friends and neighbors and invite them to come to Project Linus Day!  Students, this is an excellent opportunity for service hours!

 

 

 

COMMITTEE

UPCOMING PLANNED ACTIVITIES

 

September 24:   Football Tailgate Party!  Look for more info to come!

 

October 29:  Trunk or Treat / Chili Cook-off!  Look for more info to come!

 

 

 

Everyone who attended Vacation Bible School (Passport to Peru) had a great time.  We sang songs, played games, heard Bible Stories, watched inspiring videos, and made awesome crafts.  We even learned a few words in Spanish.  Thanks to all who helped to make this a wonderful experience for the children.  Thanks to Charlie, Jennifer, Katie, Abby, Angela, Vickie, Ruth, Mary, Patti, Patsy, Irene, Jim, and Miss Jean for volunteering to make VBS a great place to be.  Check out the bulletin board in the hallway to see photos of the fun shared by all.                   Education Committee Larry McKenney, Chairman

 

 

 

MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP SCHEDULE

September 4, 2017 Labor Day No class.

September 11, 18 and 25, Class each Monday at 10:00am.

 

 

 

OFFER FROM THE ELDERS

During the Elders’ meetings, discussion has been held about what we can do to fulfill the purpose of the Elders as the spiritual leaders of our church family.  We know that there are those who have concerns in their lives and are often in need of someone with whom to talk.  We are willing to be a “listening ear,” prayer partner or whatever you may need.  We take communion to our homebound members once a month but are willing and able to do it more frequently if needed.  Discussion was held about being available immediately after church for anyone who may want to talk, but we decided to just offer this to anyone as requested.  Also, we have been told that the hospitals are not always notifying the church when a member is admitted.  Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital.  We’re always willing to come visit.  Here are the current elders and their phone numbers:

Mary Chesnut             356-2995

Teri Ellis                     443-8506

Barry Knapp               760-2020

Tim Krueger               750-3697

Steff Pallan (chair)      341-8979

Ki Ransdell                 468-2397

Lucy Riffle                 393-4504

Tom Rouse                  393-3234

Ken Rowland              835-7867

Pat Slater                     586-0603

 

As always, Charlie is also here to assist you at any time.

 

 

 

A riddle often seen on church signs asks an important question:

CH __ __ CH

WHO’S MISSING?

U R missed when you are not involved in the ongoing life of Erlanger Christian Church!  The Church Life (Evangelism) Committee has met and identified and implemented ways to ways reach out to & re-connect with church members!  If you have suggestions and/or want to be involved in this committee, please contact Gayle Knapp, Pat Slater or Charlie Martin

 

Invite someone you know to join you at church on Sunday!  Let your Facebook Friends know you go to Erlanger Christian Church on Sundays at 10:30 and Why!

 

                    

… to those who shared their musical talents for the anthems in the summer … to Sandy Wendling for all her help as Whiz Kids Snack Coordinator … to everyone who helped with Vacation Bible School … special thanks to Larry McKenney … and to the faithful newsletter crew!

 

Please keep in your prayers:

Debbie Krueger (recent shoulder surgery)

Lynn Mays (kidney transplant recipient 5/23)

Family of Eddie Wheelwright who died recently.

Family of Ruth Chesnut whose brother George Hiler died August 9th.

 

 

ONGOING PRAYER CONCERNS  

Evelyn Anderson Langdon Place Apt. 107A 319 E. Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062

Ray Anderson 111 Brent Spence Sq. Apt. 908 Covington, KY 41011

Betty Holten 4250 Glenn Ave. Rm. 326 (Rosedale Glen) Covington, KY 41015

Dennis Keeney 1461 Baytowne Ave. Miramar, FL 32250

Linda Leftin 2306 CeCe Circle St. Joseph, MO 64507

Carole Owen 4527 Southwinds Dr. Miramar, FL 41018

Janice Miles Atria Summit Hills 2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Ruth Ann Roberts 3259 Bethlehem Dr. Pleasureville, KY 40057

Erma Smith 428 James Ct. Erlanger, KY 41018

Wilma Smith 2510 Keystone Club Dr. Kettering, OH 45439

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in                 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in

SEPTEMBER                                               SEPTEMBER

 

1         Cassie Weidner                                                                       11        Carole & Jim Owen

2         Katie Knapp                                                                            14        Jerry & Linda Byrd

3         Lisa Snider                                                                              18        Donna & Jimmy Viox

5         Julianna Tengler                                                                     20        Stacey & Darrell Cammack

6         Jantzen Santos, Mike Chaney                                                 25        Kevin & Beverly Turner

8         Katherine Lopez, Randy Zumbiel

10        Gary Slater

11        Jessica Wert

13        David Wert

17        Harold Ensor, Nadia McCauley, Marshall Hutcheson

18        Emily Martin

21        Samantha Johnson

22        Tim Krueger, Taylor Woodrum

23        Jeff Chesnut

24        Dennis Wert

25        Dottie Durham

26        Susan Braun

27        Teresa Wert

29        Pat Acra, Laura Hensley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in                 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in

OCTOBER                                                OCTOBER

 

1         Chuck Weidner                                                           6          Gayle & Barry Knapp

2         Amy Smith, Shirly Chaney                                         7          Barbara & David Whaley

3         Vickie Rowland, Keith Knapp                                   8          Lynn & John Mays

4         Cathy Finley                                                               18        Hal & Cheryl Johnson

5         Adam Von Handorf                                                    20        B. J. & Annie Tengler

11        Pat Slater                                                                     25        Lorain & Jay Pettit

12        Barbara Anne Ransler

13        Ival Acra, Nancy Viox

15        Scott Hamilton

17        Eddie Belle Waldman

20        Mike Regan

22        Augustus Cammack

23        Chris Krueger

25        Barry Knapp, Vivian Bianchi, Joan Walker

27        Barbara Ransler

28        Wilma Smith

29        Terry Stovall