September 1, 2010

We will be getting our new phone system installed on Wednesday, September 8th. The company doesn’t expect a long disruption that day with the phone but I just wanted to let you be aware of the possibility.  I look forward to the upgrade!

An Open House is scheduled for September 12 during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday school hour. Worship services will switch back to 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. I am excited for the fall programs to begin! The Christian Education committee will be sending out information concerning this new style of “Rally Day” in the days ahead.

Ginny Baker, our soon-to-be Director of Christian Formation and Lay Ministry, will be arriving in Knoxville on Monday, September 13. She is going to let me know how many volunteers she will need; but I know we will need at least a hand full of people to help move her into the house they are renting.  If you are able to help, please call the church office. Also – please pray for safe travels. Wisconsin to Knoxville is a VERY long drive – especially in a U-haul! What an exciting time in the life of Westminster Presbyterian Church!

We will be begin the process of our new church directory in the coming weeks. After interviewing five different companies, we have decided to continue our relationship with Olan Mills. We will each get a printed directory as well as use of an online directory that will be hosted from our website. Each family who gets their portrait done will receive a free 8 x 10 picture. The pictures will arrive by Christmas – just in time for presents to loved ones! The dates Olan Mills will be here photographing are: November 1 and 2, November 22 and 23, and then December 2, 3, and 4. Online registration will take place from September 20 to October 7. Registrations on Sundays will be offered October 10-24. Smile!

I don’t know about you – but I have to be reminded daily what my calendar holds for the day. If you ever want to know what is happening at Westminster on any given day – you can log on to our website to look at the calendar . Please let me know if an event needs to be added to our calendar. It gets updated all the time!

Several people over the summer months have had the joy of setting up the new JoAnn Reafsnyder Memorial Library. There are books for all ages so please come check it out anytime! We are putting the finishing touches to it this week (computer being installed and Wi-Fi capabilities). Buran is planning a dedication of the Library on September 14. I appreciate all the MANY wonderful angels who have been working hard behind the scenes to make this Library what it is today!

Speaking of calendars – mark April 1,2, and 3 as Westminster’s next All Church Retreat!