Announcements for October 16, 2016

RBC Kids

We need candy! The children’s department is collecting candy for an upcoming fall activity. There will be a bin in the children’s hall for collection.

We will set up to play games and hand out candy as a part of the community Halloweenevent Monday, October 31 4-6pm. If you would like to help, please contact Teresa Phillips or Autumn DeGrave.

Operation Christmas Child

We will be collecting clothing and accessories for Operation Christmas Child this month as we work towards our goal of 150 shoeboxes!  A more complete shopping list is available at the church, but some recommended items include sock, underwear, clothing, hats/gloves, jewelry, sunglasses, and games/toys. Wow items will be collected for 2 weeks in November, but you may go ahead and bring those in this month.  A “wow item” is something that may be the child’s favorite item they receive. These may include dolls, stuffed animals, cars, tools, and balls. Please remember that our OCC boxes are small.  If you want to buy a larger item, please supply a plastic container for your gift.  We are so excited to participate in this ministry that changes lives around the world!

National Collection Week is November 14-21 and WE NEED YOUR HELP! There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for you to pick a time to help receive shoeboxes from local families and churches. RBC is a collection center this year which means we will be receiving more boxes and needing more prayers, hands, and feet!  There will be a brief training session in early November to ensure a smooth week.  More information will be coming regarding the church-wide packing party scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th.

Great Fall Reading...

The Bracelet: A Novel by Dorothy Love in the Chris Tiller Memorial Library