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Abiding Presence is collecting old prescription eyeglasses through November 13 for the Lions Club vision project. Since 1925 the Lions Club has collected and sent usable prescription glasses to people throughout the world who are sight impaired, but are unable to afford eyeglasses and/or have no access to regular vision care. Please bring in your old glasses and put them in the designated collection bin located above the coat rack in the entrance. Glasses can be dropped off anytime the church is open.
Join us at Abiding Presence for our annual Trunk-or-Treat event. There’s all the fun of Halloween in a safe environment. All are welcome!
Trunks are needed for this event. If you can bring a trunk, please email Michelle Galdames-Henry, Children & Family Minister. We recommend approximately 300 pieces of candy/treats.
There will be no Wednesday Night Gathering Dinner or activities on this night. We will have our regular Wednesday Night Gathering Dinner and schedule on October 30.
Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, caregivers, teachers and others how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. REGISTRATION FULL, check back for future opportunities!
We will be celebrating the Festival of All Saints at all worship services the weekend of November 2/3. There are three special things that will happen during the services that weekend:
Naming of the Living Saints—All those baptized since last All Saints Sunday will be named as living saints in our family of faith.
Naming of Saints into the Great Cloud of Witnesses—We will read the names of all those who have died this past year and name them as part of the great cloud of witnesses. If you would like a name read of a person who has died since November 1, 2018, please email Pastor Heidi.
Visual Display of the Saints in the Great Cloud of Witnesses— Bring in a picture of a loved one who has died to include in our visual display of all the saints. Label the picture with your name and leave it in the church office.
Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - "Featured News" (4 items) and "Featured Events" (4 items)
Thursday, 12:00 noon - "From the desk of..."
Kathi will post PDF bulletin and email Richard and Fred (usually Thursday). E-news is then ready to be sent.
Print bulletin links in enews should point to: https://abidingpresence.net/bulletin
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