Announcements

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NEW EMAIL FOR STAFF PARISH COMMITTEE – Do you have a question, concern, or words of encouragement regarding a member of the church staff? Reach everyone on the committee at once by emailing federatedstaffparish@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

DONATIONS NEEDED – Support the Island Lake, Wauconda Food Pantry and feed families in need.  There is a collection basket near the coat racks. They are specifically requesting plastic bags for carrying, high protein canned goods, and fruit. Find a list of other needed items here: Food Pantry Donation List. The first Sunday of every month  Food Pantry SundayWe will be collecting non-perishable items for the Wauconda Food Pantry.  Please bring non-perishable items and place them in the basket by the entry doors.  Thank you for helping those in need.

FEDERATED NIGHT AT CULVER’S – Our fund-raising committee has planned a “Federated Night at Culver’s” in Island Lake. On August 20 between 4 PM and closing, if you present a pre-printed tag that identifies you as supporting the Federated Church, Culver’s will donate 15% of your transaction to our church. Tags are available on the table by the stairs. Tell your family and friends and supply them with “tags “as well. The more people we get to eat at Culver’s that night, the greater the donation to our church.

SUPER SENIORS – Our Super Seniors will be going to Culver’s for dinner on August 20 to help support the fundraiser.  Please meet at Culver’s on Rt. 176 in Island Lake at 5:00 PM if you would like to join us.  Don’t forget to bring a tag with you.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GATHERING – Our goal is to provide friendship as a means for support, care, prayer, and understanding to the lonely, widows, single (or married) older women in our church. Our next gathering is August 22 at J&D’s at 12:00 PM and Annie Petersen’s house at 1:00 PM.

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS – We are taking donations for our Rummage Sale. The annex door will be open every Sunday from 8:30 PM – 6:00 PM. If you need to drop off donations during the week please call Nancy Lucius or Tabitha Lucius to arrange another time. The dates of the rummage sale are September 26, 27, 28.

WAUCONDA CARE COMMUNION SERVICE – A Wauconda Care Communion Service with sing-along is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM. Meet at Wauconda Care, just off Rt. 176, at 2:45 PM if you’d like to help pass out bulletins, songbooks and greet the residents. Join us as we bring communion and songs to the people at Wauconda Care. Next service is August 28 at 3:00 PM.

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS – Our choir practice begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3. We welcome anyone who loves to sing. If you are interested in joining our choir, please see Geri Meyer or Pastor Soon Sun. The choir will be singing on Sunday, September 15.

BREAKFAST WITH FRIENDS – Start your week off right with a time of fellowship with friends from the church. We meet every week on Monday at 8:00 AM at the Island Café on Rt. 176 in Island Lake. Join us for coffee, breakfast or just good conversation.

LEARN HOW TO KNIT – If you have always wanted to learn how to knit but never got around to learning how, now you can. Mary Steffen would like to start a knitting class to teach you how. If interested, contact Mary.

TEACHERS NEEDED – The Sunday School Ministry is looking to recruit Sunday School Teachers join the team and begin teaching classes once each month.  This will allow teachers who have taught for several years to experience Sunday worship service on a regular bases.  If you are interested please see Nancy Swanson or Pastor Crystal Calhoun-Johnson.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – We are in need of people to volunteer to be a greeter before the worship service. Anyone interested in sharing a smile, a hug, a handshake or just making someone feel welcome, contact Mary Taylor. Become a greeter at Federated and make a difference!

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOST NEEDED – Please consider signing up to be the coffee fellowship host for a week or two. There is a sign-up sheet on the table by the window.

PRAYER MEETING – We have added more prayer meeting times for those of you who cannot come in the evening.  In addition to our 7:00 PM meetings on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month, we will meet in the Sanctuary every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.  Our prayer meetings are a time to gather with other believers to lift our needs and our praises to God.