Back to School Shoe Drive for the Children of Camp SoZo
For the children of Camp SoZo located in the Ocala Forest. Only sizes for school children, please - no babies or toddlers.
They can be tennis shoes, sandals, flip flops, loafers - whatever - but they must be new. Shoes can be expensive, even children's. Watch for those “Back To School” sales or you might join together with a friend to buy a pair.
If you would like to help with getting the shoes packed up for pick-up, please sign-up on the designated sheet at the Welcome Center in the Lobby. Packing dates will be Monday, August 4th at 9:00 a.m. and on Monday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Beth Moore Event
On September 13, 2014, there will be a “Beth Moore Living Proof Ministries” live simulcast event held at New Covenant United Methodist Church. Beth Moore will be broadcasting from Fort Wayne, Indiana. It will be a full day event taking place from 9:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost will be $25 and will include a conti- nental breakfast. Lunch will be on your own during a 90 minute break.
Tickets are available on line at www.newcovenantumc-fl.org. Tickets will also be available on Sundays during church hours at New Covenant UMC. They will NOT be available at the New Covenant UMC at any other time. Contact Carol Johnson (352-259-5225) or email@example.com with any questions.
Women of Faith Tour
October 10-11, 2014 is "WOMEN OF FAITH" TIME. Tickets are purchased, rooms are reserved, and we are ready for a wonderful "REVIVAL TOUR". The fee is
$123.00 for your 2 day pass to the Amway Center and your hotel room at the Hampton Inn Universal. This year we will be car pooling and plans are to stop for dinner along the way. Tickets are still available but going quickly. Registration forms are available at the information center. If you have any questions, contact Lynn Miller at 751-5136.
Holy Grounds Coffee Bar
Holy Grounds needs help for about 1-2 hours on Sunday mornings to help with getting the cookies out and coffee made. This is a great opportunity to meet your old friends and meet some new ones. It is great fun! Contact Toni Miller at 352-307-0774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor's Prayer Partners Ministry Needs Help
If you are a member of North Lake, please consider joining Pastor's Prayer Partners. Members of this ministry support the pastors, staff, session, church leaders, and congregation through personal daily prayers. Two people meet 15 minutes before each Sunday morning worship service to pray for the service. A guide of things to pray about during the service is given to the members. For the traditional services, the team prays with the pastors in Denny's office before the service starts. For the contemporary service they pray with the worship team after their warm up. It is up to you which service you would like to be a part of and how often you would like to serve.
Pastor Denny would like you to read "Partners In Prayer" by John Maxwell first to understand the importance of this ministry. He has copies of the book in his office, just ask him. We also invite you to walk with a prayer team to see first hand what they do before making a decision. If interested in knowing more, please make a note on the communication card along with your phone number or contact Pat Schoch 352-750-1911 or Pastor Denny 352-753-8484.
Please join us in asking our Heavenly Father for more members. Who knows, God might nudge you to check us out!
Operation Homebound Volunteers Needed
Due to many of our members going north and some medical situations that have arisen we are in need of substitute drivers on al days (Monday - Friday). In addition, route 17 on Monday and route 9 on Friday each need 2 permanent drivers.
As many of you know those who drive get more from the clients than they give; it's a very rewarding way to spend a couple of hours each week to help those who are unable to cook for themselves.
A caregiver said to me a couple of weeks ago that he felt like receiving meals cut 25% from his daily caregiving duties. That's amazing...and reinforced how important OBH is to those who are shut in.
If you would like to help please contact Vickie Ruddell in the kitchen at 352-753-8484 or 352-409-0562 or come by and we can chat.
Church Office Volunteers Needed
The church office is looking for a few volunteers to help answer phones during the week, especially on Thursdays. If you are able to help out, please call Janice in the church office (753-8484).
Love INC Volunteers Needed
With the snowbirds going north for the summer, we are in need of men and women volunteers in all areas, Centsible Furnishings, Clearing House and Warehouse. For more informationplease contact Betty Lint at 751-7185 or Char Zientara at 750-9864.
Christian Food Pantry Needs Help
The Christian Food Pantry is in critical need for volunteers to pick up donated food/items from Winn Dixie and deliver them to the pantry on a regular basis one or more days per week. The volunteer(s) will need an SUV or truck. Most of our volunteers who work in this capacity work as a team with husband and wife. They need to be able to lift as much as 30 - 50 lb. boxes.
Please contact Carrol Neal at 259-0788 between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.