Volume 23 Issue 6 June 2017
This is the time of year when our church enlists members to serve in some way in the life of our church for the next church year which begins in October. If asked to serve on a committee or serving team I would ask you to give the requests serious spiritual consideration. Our church has talented and committed people who help on an ongoing basis. The good spirit of helping is a part of what makes Skipwith a special place.
During the summer we are asking for the help of our congregation in filling out a simple survey designed to give our leadership feedback and direction for future ministries and programs. The survey is simple but will be valuable in giving an updated view of how we view ourselves in important areas church life.
Summer is here. I hope you enjoy this special season. Be in church when you are not a way or on vacation and be faithful in your support of the church ministries and finances through the summer.
May God continue to lead us and bless us in the days to come.
1 Tess Bittner
7 James McGuire, Jr.
10 Keith Mahnken
11 Simone Browder
15 Caleb Bogdan
16 Gordon Henrichs
20 Russell Dalton
21 Jerry Farmer
22 Curtis Harver
23 Robin Daughtrey
24 Cheryl Mahanes
27 Nancy Crowder
29 Stacy Braun
30 Hilda Giannotti
Women on Mission are packing snack bags for the homeless during the month of June. A sample packed bag is on the WMU bulletin board.
Would you like to help? Take a gallon zip-lock bag and pack with:
Tuna or Chicken Salad w/crackers to eat in the box OR a pull-top can of Vienna Sausage.
Cereal or soft granola bar OR small bag of peanuts.
Pack of crackers with cheese or peanut butter.
Pull-top fruit bowl OR can of apple sauce.
A large juice box/pouch OR a bottle of water.
Plastic fork & spoon, napkin.
A scripture verse, devotion book, tract etc and OR a handwritten note of encouragement.
Leave your filled bags in the Sunday School foyer. They will be taken to the Oregon Hill Baptist Center to be distributed.
Thank You Notes
I want to thank everyone for the
cards, phone calls, visits and especially your prayers I received when I was sick. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern as you are a loving church family.
In Christian Love,
Mildred Privott called extending her thanks and appreciation for your prayers, many cards, calls and visits she has received following her fall. She is still in healthcare at Westminister Canterbury but hopes to be back in her apartment soon and then back to church.
Church Trip – Riverside Dinner Theatre
On Saturday, December 2, we leave the church at 4 p.m. for the theatre in Fredericksburg, VA. We will have dinner and see a Christmas show, then return to the church at 11 p.m.
The cost of $70.00 per person includes bus, dinner, show, server gratuity, taxes and bus driver gratuity.
A deposit of $20.00 is required to reserve a seat on the bus. Make checks payable to Skipwith Baptist Church and give to either Floyd Myers or Pat McGuire. The final payment of $50.00 is due October 14. Cancellations accepted with refund until November 11.
History of Father’s Day
Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a modern origin. The idea came to Mrs. John Dodd as she sat listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Her father, William Smart, had raised his six children alone on his farm in Washington after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child.
Mrs. Dodd proposed to the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA that they celebrate a “Father’s Day.” The idea received strong support. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane and soon other towns had their own celebrations
In spite of widespread support, Father’s Day did not become a permanent national holiday until 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that it be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June.
(copied from The Old Farmers Almanac)