God Helps…

Hi, Everyone,
“God helps those who help themselves. ” That’s in the Bible, right? No, it’s not. But it’s true, right? No, not really. It’s another one of those half truths, and it’s our topic for discussion this Friday, November 17.

Date Topic Refreshments
November 17 Half Truths -2 (God helps those who help themselves) Katie
November 24 XXXXXXXXXX (Thanksgiving vac) XXXXXXXXXX
December 1 Half Truths -3 (God won’t give you more than you can handle) Rita
December 8 Bedtime Stories – Christmas Becky
December 15 Bedtime Stories – Christmas
December 22 XXXXXXXXXX (No Meeting) XXXXXXXXXX
December 29 XXXXXXXXXX (Christmas Vac) XXXXXXXXXX

Upcoming:
On Friday, November 17, I will have the sponsorship information for the children of RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus) if you would like to sponsor a child for Christmas.

The Book Group has chosen their next book, Just Like Jesus; Learning to Have a Heart like His by Max Lucado. Unfortunately there is only one copy in the public library system, in Saratoga.
Here is part of the description from Amazon:
God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus. But how does this change occur? And why does the change seem so slow? If God wants me to be just like Jesus, why do I still seem just like me?
In Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado helps you answer these questions.

Used copies are $6. If you have any questions or would like help finding a copy of the book, please message Becky at beckynold85@gmail.com. Discussion night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 PM.
Looking Ahead: Pajama Party/ Parent’s Night Out The youth group will host a Pajama Party/Parents’ Night Out on Friday, December 15, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Parents are able to drop off their child or children (ages 1-10 years old) for a night of games, crafts, snacks and the Polar Express Movie. Money raised will be going toward Raise Against Hunger and the packaging of 20,000 meals, which will be taking place on Jan 7, 2018. More about that in next month’s FOCUS. 1 Child = $15.00 2 Children in Family* = $25.00 3 or More Children in Family* = $35.00 To sign up, head over to the church’s website (www.shenumc.org) and click on the Polar Express Banner. * Immediate Family Only

I hope to see you all on Friday, November 17 at 9:00.

Grace and peace,
Denise