March 2014 Newsletter

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March 2014


Sundays -- MORNING SERVICES -- 10:30 AM



Our Evening Circle Bible Study gathers at 6:30 pm and begins at 7:00 pm.
Feel free to bring your dinner and/or a snack to share.


Saturday, March 1 -- HEALING SERVICE -- 3:00 PM



Sunday, March 2 -- WORSHIP PLANNING TEAM MEETING -- 12:15 PM
This is an open meeting. Anyone interested in helping to plan worship is welcome.


Wednesday, March 5 -- ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE -- 7:00 PM



Bring your non-perishable food donations to help out our Food Pantry.


Sunday, March 16 -- BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING -- 12:00 PM
Our Board of Directors are:
Arlene Leon, Moderator; Cheryl Evans, Treasurer;
Harold Gress, Secretary; Terry Schildt, Buildings Management;
Bruce Brooks, Lay Delegate.
This is an open meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, March 30 -- MEDITATION GROUP MEETING -- 12:15 PM
See Harold Gress if you are interested in joining this group which meets ever fourth Sunday of each month. It will be the fifth Sunday this month due to a schedule conflict.
... MORE TO COME ...
March Events
10:30 AM - Services
7:00 PM - Evening Circle
Bible Study
Sat., Mar. 1, 15, 29
9:30 AM - Food Pantry
Food & Friends
Sat., Mar. 1
3:00 PM - Healing Service
5:00 PM - Potluck/Game Night
Sun., Mar. 2
12:15 PM - Worship Planning Team Meeting
Wed., Mar. 5
7:00 PM - Ash Wednesday Service
Sun., Mar. 16
12:00 PM - Board of Directors Meeting
Sun., Mar. 30
12:15 PM - Meditation Group
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March Birthdays


Mar. 2 - Ronnie H. / Cyrus W.
Mar. 12 - Arlene H.
Mar. 21 - Harley S.
Mar. 25 - David W.
Mar. 26 - David B.
Mar. 28 - Charles K.

Please join us in wishing these fine folks

a Happy Birthday!

If your or another member's birthday or anniversary does not appear please email and help us update our information.
2nd Sunday Food Pantry Donation Day

The second Sunday of each month is our Food Pantry Donation Day. Please drop off your non-perishable food donations into the designated box in the Library.


Sound Team Help
Help is needed on the Sound Team to help run the sound system each Sunday. Weeks are alternated between members and training is provided. Please see Jamie Coates for more information.
Movie Fundraiser
Please be sure to pickup or download a Movie Fundraiser Card and use it each time you see a movie at Leitersburg Cinemas. Our Scholarship Fund earns $1.00 for each movie seen with use of the Movie Fundraiser Card. The last three month period raised $34.00.
(Ignore the expiration date ... they do.)
Gardners Candy Fundraiser
Our Candy Fundraiser for the Deacons Food Pantry Fund will continue till Sunday, March 30th. Candy will be delivered on Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday ... one week before Easter. If you wish to sell or wish to buy, or head this fundraiser, please see Deacon Harry Brubaker.
In conjunction with the fundraiser we will be putting together Easter Baskets for the children at Cameo House. If you wish to help with this ministry please see one of the deacons.


Don't forget to sign up to volunteer to help with worship each week. If positions aren't filled up the worship coordinator for the month will personally ask individuals. Leslie Sease is our Worship Coordinator for this next quarter.


Pick up "The Sunday News" on the first Sunday of the month before services to keep up to date on weekly events or announcements.

We are still taking used ink cartridges so we may recycle them at Staples for their Rewards program and continue to pay for our new printer cartridges thru that program.

stewardship check
Be sure to download your "My Time And Talent" Check
This program allows New Light MCC to keep track of our congregation's volunteer service which will greatly help us in the future with applying for grants for our church and ministries. The forms are to be filled out by church members anytime they volunteer in the church or the community. They can be placed in the collection plate each week or they can be turned into the office or any Stewardship member.

Until next month...

Thank you New Light MCCers for the gifts and talents you bring to our church body so that we might take the message of God's love into our community, our country, and our world!


Religion is a compass, not a harness, let your heart explore. You have the freedom to break the chains of religion that might have held you captive so you can find the YOU that God intended you to be!




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