Identity & Communication Event held on 3-20-2004
"Tell 'em Who You Are!"
Holmdel Sends Weekly Email to Members
Rusty Eidmann-Hicks sends a weekly e-mail message to members of the Holmdel Community Church who have e-mail accounts. He reports that the announcements are well received. Here is a sample of one weekly message:
From: Rusty Hicks
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:38:27 -0500
To: Holmdel Congregation
Subject: Come to Church!
Holmdel Community UCC
Come in out of the cold! This Sunday is a Communion Sunday, when we will gather around the table of our Lord. It is the first Sunday of our “Stewardship Campaign” when we will be reminding each other to give generously to support our church financially. To this end, Susan Muhler will be giving a personal message about the music program and why she gives. Our scripture is about sowing bountifully and reaping bountifully—the more we give, the more we harvest.
Children will attend church school, thanks to our dedicated teachers. We will hear beautiful music, thanks to our marvelous choir.
This Sunday our Youth Group is sponsoring “Souper Bowl Sunday” asking that each person who comes to church drop $1.00 in a soup pot as you enter or leave church. The funds will go to the St. Marks Soup Kitchen to fight hunger in our area. Members of the youth group will be giving skits as church starts and during our children’s message.
After church, Rev. Dave Robertson will be leading the “Beginnings” adult education class in the Parish House. If you’d like to see pictures of Syd Bridges’ trip to Australia, he’ll be showing them during coffee hour. (You’ve got to see the ones of Sydney Bridges climbing on the Sydney Bridge!)
At 4 pm our Confirmation Class will be meeting in Fellowship Hall, with those who will be their sponsors. (We’ll be done in plenty of time for the Super Bowl!)
Busy Sunday. Hope it doesn’t snow!
See you in church.
PS – Ed Schumacher has had additional surgery because of complications after his knee replacement. He is still in intensive care, but is recovering well. Please keep him and Doris in your prayers.
Scripture for Sunday:
(Brief explanation of each of the two Scripture texts.)