At the end of the service we dedicated the Alstad Butterfly Garden. Landscape Designer Stephanie Smoot handed out a plant identification sheet and spoke about the garden. That page is attached to this email. Thank you to Evi Treffs for making the arrangements for the memorial stone, and to Mary Ann Borkowski and Carol Green who join Stephanie in caring for the grounds. Visitors regularly comment on the beauty of the Peace gardens. The entryway is particularly attractive.
Remember to sign up to bring flowers for our Sunday morning service. Give them in memory of someone or in honor of an occasion or event.
Deb Vogt’s children, Andrea and Carter, surprised their mom by playing happy birthday to her on their violins. Teddy sang along with enthusiasm.
Rally Day was a great success. The children spent time with their teachers in the classrooms then planted daffodil and tulip bulbs, supervised by Stephanie and the teachers. They worked together in small groups and seemed to have a great time.
Marisa Lutz met with the high school youth. Remember the dinner and a movie basket they are putting together for the Family Promise auction. Bring in items related to that theme and place them in the basket in the narthex: restaurant gift certificates, popcorn, candy and so forth.
Deb Vogt, Chris Munford and Ron Riggert met to move the solar panel contracts forward. The sanctuary roof will be replaced and solar panels installed in the coming months.
Corinne called together a task force to begin planning for the annual Florence House picnic. Planning continues next Sunday, September 30. Everyone is welcome. Here’s a note from Kim Ho about the event: We plan on having a craft for the young mothers from Ruth and Florence House of decorating a “rock pumpkin.” Please bring in a few round or ovalish rocks about the size of your fist to church. I will spray paint them orange. Then the mothers can paint faces on them as rock jack-o-lanterns. Please make sure they are not smaller than your fist so that they are not choking hazards for the little ones.Thank you! Kim
Throughout the morning we enjoyed the warm fall weather. The children played on the swings, ran around the church yard and hung out together. The adults relaxed alone or talked together in small groups.