Weekly Update – November 4

GROW GREEN DAY
Saturday, November 8, 9–11 am

Our monthly Grow Green Days have shown success over the last year and we
continue to put in quality time and effort on eco-friendly landscaping
projects around the FELC grounds. Grow Green Days happen the 2nd Saturday
of the month from 9–11 am. Current projects include:

1) constructing and maintaining our community garden,
2) spreading mulch (which helps conserve moisture),
3) removing invasive species, and
4) planting native species (which need less water).

These projects help both our human and nonhuman neighbors. Please join us
Saturday, November 8, 9–11 am, for our next Grow Green Day! Contact Travis
Gould with any questions: tegould85@gmail.com or 830-328-3068.

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CHILDREN and FAMILY NEWS

We’re excited to announce our first publication of Parenting Christian
Kids. This monthly newsletter is filled with Christ-centered information,
practices, and ideas for the whole family. It will also highlight important
event dates for the month. Let me know what you think and if you have any
ideas or thoughts to share with our FELC family. Jimmy Wright:
formations@felcaustin.org.

Many thanks to everyone that helped lead our Spark Rotation workshops
during October: Joe Cain, Jackie Chuter, Allen Jensen, Teresa Tice-Boggs,
and Ruth Gray.

And a special thanks to those that helped make our first All About Saints
event a huge success: Nikki Northcutt (St. Mary Magdalene), Erin Anderson
(St. Catherine), Fred Woody (St. Nicholas), J.P. Northcutt (St. Francis),
Renee Carlson, and Kristin Mondy. We couldn’t have done it without you.

November 9 Spark Rotation resumes with the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Betsy Appleton and Joe Cain will lead our children through the use of a
dynamic workshop of Bible Games and Skills. This workshop is ideal for
Kinesthetic learners with hands-on learning and physical activity. We begin
at 9:45 am in the library.

Click here for more

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YOUTH HAPPENINGS

November 9 #igniteyouthforum resumes this week with Travis Gould leading a
conversation on discernment and the importance of raising meaningful
questions and reflecting theologically on one’s life. 9:45 am on the stage.

November 12 6-8 pm. Bedtime Story Brigade. We’ll share milk and cookies,
stories and crafts with homeless children staying at the Salvation Army.
You need to RSVP for this by November 11 with Jimmy Wright (440) 985-8981.

Click here for more

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COMPANION CAFE REOPENING NOVEMBER 12

The kitchen work is done! We have a fantastic new range and vent hood, and
we’re ready to cook. Companion Café will reopen on November 12, with great,
tasty menus of chef-prepared meals cooked right in our kitchen. For a
suggested donation of $4 per plate, you can get a great meal and enjoy
visiting with others. The Café serves from 6 to 7 pm, and carry out is
available. For the remainder of 2014 the Café will be open on November 12
and 19, and December 3, 10, and 17. Then it will reopen January 8.

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UPDATE ON WORKDAY AT MARJORIE’S HOUSE

We still need about $1200 to complete this re-hab project.

More than 20 volunteers worked at Marjorie’s home on November 1. Completed
her kitchen, living room, and one bedroom. We are considering a second
workday in mid-January to complete the other two rooms.

We learned Saturday that we had short-changed Marjorie one year of age . .
. her 86th birthday will be this November 26. We will be collecting
birthday cards on Sunday, November 23. Please consider writing a Happy
Birthday note for Marjorie.

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ADVENT CONTEMPLATIVE EVENING PRAYER
Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
November 12 &19; December 3,10 &17

We’ll gather Wednesday evenings for a time of singing, candle lighting,
prayer, quiet reflection, and readings from Scripture. Make the most of
this wonderful time of year by surrounding yourself with beautiful worship,
community, and words of hope and peace.

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WHOLE LIFE STEWARDSHIP

Thanks to everyone who responded to our Stewardship Commitment Sunday with
financial commitments and time and abilities forms. If you haven’t done
that yet – please do! It’s not too late.

Both forms are available at the church, and online at these links:
Stewardship of Finances form:
http://www.felcaustin.org/forms/stewardship-of-finances-form
Stewardship of Time and Abilities form:
http://www.felcaustin.org/forms/stewardshipoftime