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Announcements and Information - 9/8/2017

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SEPTEMBER 10 – GETTING TO KNOW RIVERMONT

Beginning September 10th, from 9:45 am to 10:40 am in Room #203 (during the Sunday School hour), Pastor Brett and Pastor Ron will host an eight-week introductory class about the life, mission, and ministry of Rivermont EPC.  This class is designed for the curious, as well as for those desiring to pursue formal membership at Rivermont EPC.  Please call Janet at the church office (846-3441) for more information or to register.  You can also register online at http://www.rivermont.org/gtkr-registration 

SEPTEMBER 11 – DEADLINE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR RFN MEAL

SEPTEMBER 12 – PRESCHOOL NIGHT AT MAYLYNN’S CREAMERY

On Tuesday, September 12th, 5:00 until 9:00 pm!  All are invited to come enjoy delicious ice cream and fellowship with our church and preschool families.  MayLynn's will be donating 10% of the evening proceeds to the preschool.

SEPTEMBER 12 – CIRCLE ONE

Circle 1 will be studying “Women of the New Testament” this year.  Please join us in the Library on Tuesday, September 12th from 10:00 am until noon.  We will use Luke 1:5-25, 39-45 and 57-66 as our text as we study the life of Elizabeth.

SEPTEMBER 13 – RIVERMONT FELLOWSHIP NIGHT

Rivermont Fellowship Night is our mid-week gathering where we enjoy fellowship and experience growth in Christ.  It begins September 13! Cost for the meal is $5 per person (9 and older); $3 for children (8 and under) with a maximum cost to a family of $22.  The menu for September 13th is Spaghetti.  Make your reservations online at www.rivermont.org, fill out the reservation card and place it in the offering plate, email donna@rivermont.org, or call the church office: 846-3441.  Reservations are mandatory and should be made by noon on Monday, September 11.

SEPTEMBER 13 – CLUB 56

Why are events that happened 500 years ago so important to us today? Come and find out at Club 56 beginning Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm in the Club 56 room as we learn about “The Five Solas of the Reformation” and five courageous men who stood up for the gospel they believed in!

SEPTEMBER 13 –CHOIR REHEARSALS BEGIN

CHILDREN'S/YOUTH VOCAL CHOIRS begin rehearsals this Wednesday, September 13th

Cherub Choir (Ages 4-Grade 2) (Room #308)

Chapel Choir (Grades 3-6) (Choir Room)

New Song (Grades 7-12) (Room # 301)

All choirs rehearse from 5:15 pm until 5:45 pm.  New singers welcome!  “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.”  Psalm 96:1.

HANDBELL CHOIRS begin rehearsals this Wednesday, September 13th. 

Rivermont Ringers meets at 3:45 pm (Room 206)

Rivermont Chimes meets at 4:30 pm (John Knox)

Praise Ringers meets at 4:30 pm (Room 206)

Carillon meets at 5:15 pm (Room 206)


Information

HELPING HURRICANE VICTIMS

If you would like to contribute to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, we recommend donating to the EPC Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Go to https://epc.org/emergencyrelief and choose “Emergency Relief” from the first pulldown menu and “Hurricane Harvey Relief (506)” from the second pulldown menu.  You can also make a check payable to Evangelical Presbyterian Church and designate it to “Hurricane Harvey Relief.”  Send it to: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510, Orlando, FL 32822.  Donations collected will be sent to EPC churches in the greater Houston area affected by the storm.

FOOD DRIIVE

We are having a food drive for the month of September to replenish the food pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items (with expiration date of one year or less) and place them in the bins located in the Church near the Library or downstairs near the Fellowship Hall.  The following items are needed:  peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna or canned chicken, crackers, cereal, pasta sauce, snacks for children such as fruit cups, small bags of chips, etc.  Thank you for supporting this Program.

PRAISE AND PREPARATION

We praise God that Mike Palombo and Shane Whelan are approaching ordination and Pastor Weber will soon be installed as our Senior Pastor.  In preparation for a tremendous celebration for our church, look forward to a full day of worship and fellowship on Reformation Sunday, October 29. Beyond the blessings of morning worship, we’ll enjoy a reception in the afternoon (4:00-5:45 pm), and three of our ministry partners will be ordained and/or installed during worship at 6:00 pm.  Please be in prayer and mark your calendars!

A NEED FOR OUR SENIOR SAINTS

60+/- has an immediate need for 3 volunteers, one hour, once a month or every two months, to help clean the kitchen after their Wednesday luncheon. The first is Sept. 20. Please contact Peggy Hooks, 258-5929 or mshooks@comcast.net or the church office 846-3441.

60 PLUS OR MINUS LUNCHEON

We'll kick off our new season for 60 Plus/Minus on Wednesday, September 20th  at noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Our speaker will be Laura Hamilton, Exec. Director of Lynchburg Beacon of Hope.  The group's efforts have dramatically increased the number of Lynchburg high school seniors seeking continuing education after high school.  To make reservations, please sign up on the bulletin board outside the library or call the church office (846-3441) by noon on Monday, September 18th.

YOUTH NEWS

SNL:  All 9th-12th grade students are invited to a time of food, fun, and fellowship at the Whelan home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm today, September 10th. Dinner will be provided!

636:  All high school girls are invited for a time of early morning fellowship this Tuesday, September 12.  Meet at Panera on Old Forest Road at 6:36 am.

RFN:  Come out and hear how Elijah and Elisha, biblical prophets and men of God, faced the same pressures and weaknesses we do, beginning Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm in the Quinlan Room.

HIGH SCHOOL HIKE: All 9th-12th grade students are invited to hike Sharp Top with Shane on September 16!  We’ll meet at 9:15 am in the Forest Kroger (221) parking lot.  Remember to pack a lunch and a drink.  Get ready for adventure!