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Special Events in February

Lent begins with our Ash Wednesday Service on February 26

As we have done in recent years, we will join together to observe the beginning of Lent – the season of repentance, introspection, and preparation for rebirth that precedes Easter. We will join in a light meal, and be led by members of the Confirmation Class as we consider the things for which we need/want forgiveness, and what first steps along the journey we are prepared to take. Join us at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall.

Heifer Fill The Ark Challenge!—beginning Feb. 26 (Ash Wed.)

Are you ready to take the challenge? This Lent, you and your family have an opportunity to raise money for animals that support the livelihood of other families all over the world! It’s a wonderful way to learn about stewardship and the power and impact we have by sharing with others—one penny at a time.

There will be offering boxes and daily devotional calendars on the back table in the Fireside room beginning Feb. 23 and a display table with more info in the Fellowship hall. The collection boxes can be brought in whenever it’s convenient, but our children will be invited to bring them forward for a blessing during Children’s Time on Easter morning.

At the Lent Event on March 1, we will vote for the animals we will be raising money for as a team.

Heifer’s Mission:

Heifer believes that the collective power of economic development, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability can empower small-scale farmers on the path to living incomes. When those components are multiplied by the positive impacts of gender equality and social capital, communities achieve greater resilience and a sustainable reduction in hunger and poverty.

The Annual Book and Media Sale

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9-4 and Sunday, Feb 16 & 23, before church

Donations needed: DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, puzzles, and games. NO MAGAZINES, please.

Set up: Friday, Feb. 14, 10-5.

•Set up is a big job, so we will use all the help we can get.

•Drop off: Start bringing items on Sunday, Feb. 9. Leave them in the room #1, across from the office.

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