First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Go and Make Disciples!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The 4th Annual Feeding the Flock Fashion Show held September 23, 2017 at Avalon Manor was a huge success.  We had 204 attendees, ten vendors and wonderful fashions from Eco Chic in Dyer and CAPS Designs by Pastor Chery Clemes.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket or donated to the event.  You are to be congratulated.
 
The Deacons are planning a Halloween Potluck brunch for October 29th after Worship Service.  We hope everyone will want to stick around to share some delicious food and great fellowship.
 
The Congregations of Merrillville will be sponsoring our 2nd Annual First Responder's Breakfast on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Consolation, 8303 Taft St., Merrillville.  Tickets are $20 and the food will be great.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to help our Firefighters with their needs.  Please consider joining us.  Contact Carolyn Meinbresse at 219-736-0707 for tickets.
 
 Missions:
 Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated and are donated to Our Lady of Consolation Food Pantry.
 
Our church in partnership with The Congregations of Merrillville, sponsors a free "community meal" on Saturdays between 11AM-2PM -  "Feeding the Flock".  There will are eleven churches in the Merrillville area partnering together with the Congregations of Merrillville to provide these meals each Saturday:  Christ the Cornerstone, Dyer Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Church, Hour of Restoration, Living Grace, Our Lady of Consolation, Peace United Church of Christ, Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, St. Andrew the Evangelist, St. Joan of Arc, Trinity Lutheran, Unity AME Zion and Word of Life plus both the Merrillville Breakfast and Lunch Kiwanis and The Lions Club.  We are all looking forward to bringing this ministry to Merrillville.  To date we have provided over 25,000 meals. 
 
We are 'nesting'  in our Church with Christ the Cornerstone who worship at 9:30 AM in the Chapel; Fresh Winds Christian Center who worship at Noon in the Chapel and The Hour of Restoration who worships at 5 PM on Sunday in the Lounge.
 
In the meantime, we want to send Birthday and Anniversary wishes to those listed below.
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Month
Event
Name
Date
October
Birthdays
Tom Elliott
9
 
 
Whiz Roberts
9
 
 
Sharon Fialkowski
10
 
 
Karen Gulliver
10
 
 
Sandy Heinz
17
 
 
Alice Allen
29
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary
Richard & Beverly Binder
3
 
 
 
 
November
Birthdays
Roxanne Shimek
3
 
 
Pam Barnett
4
 
 
Mary Jo Neely
11
 
 
Nancy Morosin
13
 
 
Margaret Graves
25
 
 
Tom Barnett
26
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary
David & Denise Swinehart
25
 
 
Ron & April Thorne
26
 
 
 
 
December
Birthdays
Jim Shimek
1
 
 
Rich Crane
8
 
 
Kenny Heinz
9
 
 
Beverly Binder
30
 
 
 
 
 
Anniversary
Don & Janice Toma
14
 
 
Ron & Linda Eich
20