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.
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!
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:
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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
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
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