KVC Holiday Heroes

This Sunday look for the STARS on our Narthex windows. Once again we will be providing gifts for children in our community through the KVC Holiday Heroes Program. Pick a STAR, take it to a Christian Ed Team Member so they can make a note, and bring your UNWRAPPED gift/s back by Sunday, November 25th.

Thanks for helping bless OUR children in OUR community and helping to make their Christmas bright!

Thanksgiving Bags for Hope House

Thank you Westminster for once again donating enough money for 50 bags of food to provide wonderful Thanksgiving meals for our Hope House friends. We will be picking up the food this Saturday, November 9th and on Sunday, November 10th, we will be packing them during Fellowship Hour. Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!!!!

Westminster in Prayer

The Family of Gale (Buck) Shelton ~ Gale is Sherril Unruh’s cousin
The Family of Gail Shore ~ Gail is Sallie Shore’s husband, Nedra Porter’s sister and he suddenly passed away in his sleep
The Family of James Droddy
The Family of Shon Showalter
The Family of Linda Cain
The Families of Elle Bowden (12), Briana Sobba (11), Becham Klemen (3) all of Wellsville who were killed in the K-68 accident; Keep Clytie Bowden and the 6 year child (no name given) in your prayers as they are in critical condition
Gary Vathauer ~ Joyce Records’ Dad who has had seizures and a torn rotatator cuff ~ In Brookside Skilled Facility
Alicia, Marilyn Nordeen’s niece ~ blockage problems
Susan Sorenson ~ Praises to God that her lymph nodes are clear and she will be going back to work part-time!!
Stonci Marsh ~ friend of Karen Harris’s ~ Has leukemia and has a 40 day stay in KU Med ~ Has 3 small children who have to face time him to see him due to his condition
Wayne ~ Jalyn Crist’s cousin who had a motorcycle accident and is in critical condition
LaDora Jackson ~ Home last Friday and going thru physical therapy; Doing better each day
Michelle Johnson’s sister’s husband, Larry ~ He has a tumor and will need surgery
Kayla ~ Neighbor to a Small Steps friend ~ Not a lot of information, but Kayla is struggling and has left her home
Mary Hepner in the loss of her brother, Craig from a massive stroke; Keep Mary also in your prayers as she is caretaker for her other brother; Lastly, keep Wade and Paula and the extended family in your prayers
Sarah ~ Friend of Courtney Sands ~ She had a car accident with critical complications ~ Has 3 small children
The Family of Ivy Maxwell
April Whitaker, Bob Reynolds’cousin ~ She had a lumpectomy and is awaiting test results
Charlene Gibbs, Sherril Unruh’s neighbor ~ huge blood clot
Praises to God the Kingsolver family is renting a home across from their fire-damaged home which is now under reconstruction!
Paul Pennock ~ Nedra Porter’s brother who has health issues
Jodi John ~ Friend of Don Carr
Garry and Lila Niehoff ~ Garry has been hospitalized 4 times since August; Lila suddenly lost hearing in one ear
Helen ~ Donna Greenawald’s friend from Meals on Wheels ~ Health issues
Bill Deck ~ Chad Lisle’s grandfather
Virgil Croucher ~ Friend of Bob Dunn
Tom Leitnaker ~ Tom’s surgery went well! Praise God! Pray for healing
Matthew Rossi ~ Son of Marie Stewart
Mark Weigand ~ Praises that Mark is back to work after a farm accident!!
Ron Robison ~ Judy Hasty’s best friend’s husband ~ Has unique lung cancer that metastasized to his brain
Angela Lisle
Debbie Hutton
Erik Warren
Evelyn West ~ Member of the Hasty Awards family
Larry Swinnerton ~ Michelle Johnson’s father ~ in Hospice
Vicki ~ A friend of Linda Rishel’s who lives in Topeka and has a very aggressive form of lung cancer
Casey Ward
Trevor Riley ~ Surgery pushed back again
Janie Nourot ~ Nedra Porter’s friend
A Teacher Friend of Debbie Hutton
Those who have lost jobs and are looking for employment
Our 2nd Friday Community Dinner Friends
Those who have lost loved ones
Those who were affected by natural disasters and those who are helping in the rescue
Our Missionaries
Our Military
Victims of Hate Crimes
LifeCare Center
Our Nations Leaders ~ President Donald Trump and Vice-President Michael Pence
Our Enemies
Pray for all those who put their lives on the line everyday for each one of us ~ Police, Fire Department, Emergency Workers

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Mary Lou Sheldon, Leroy Fredricks, Norene Hobbs, Wynona Hayward, Carol Gorton, Darold Cain
ORV Plaza: Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster, Faye Hunt
ORV Skilled Nursing: Joel Nordeen, Shirley Barnes
ORV West: Becky Lepley
Out of Town: Loraine Hanscum, Virginia Cordle
Baldwin Rehab Center: Cal Ewing
Wellsville Retirement Community Center: Wanda Ballinger

Ripples of Change

Ripples of Change is based in Ottawa and it serves local residents with education and new social networks to fight poverty. ‘Poverty, Inc.’ is an in-depth look at the long-lasting human impacts of foreign aid. It tells the stories of entrepreneurs in developing countries filling the gaps left by foreign aid organizations. The lessons learned from the global fight are similar in nature to our local fight. On Sunday, November 18th there will be a screening and discussion of the ‘Poverty, Inc.’ documentary held at the Ottawa University Student Union from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. There will be a free-will donation to benefit Ripples of Change that will be accepted at this event.

RSVP at www.bit.ly/ripplesof change

Be the Church Sunday ~ October 21st

A HUGE THANK YOU for our first ‘go’ at ‘Be the Church’ Sunday! It was very successful thanks to all of you!!! Special thanks to Paula Patterson and Melissa Pippin who headed up this event as well as the Mission and Outreach Team for their role. For all of you who remained for the potluck, what excitement filled Roberts Hall with sharing the stories of our experiences helping at Hope House and LifeCare Center, around the neighborhood of Westminster and in the building making soup mix bags to pass out to our community friends, baking cookies to give to our visitors and decorating Thanksgiving bags for the ones we donate to Hope House. What a very special day!! We can’t wait to do it again!

Extravagant Generosity

This Sunday begins a new adult D.I.G.G. (Delighting in God’s Grace) class, ‘Extravagant Generosity’. The class will meet in the Fireside Room at 9:15 am and be facilitated by Richard Jackson. No one can outgive God! Look around at all He has done for us, but the biggest gift He gave is His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, our Savior.

Natural Disasters ~ How Can You Help?

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by the storm on the Eastern Seaboard. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months. PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain ~ providing spiritual and emotional care and long-term recovery to address the unmet needs of those impacted.

GIVE. ACT. PRAY.

GIVE ~ Financial support can be designated to DR000169, which supports the church’s response to hurricanes impacting the US. Gifts can be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to: Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

ACT ~ Find out how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook and download resources.

PRAY!!

Our Newly Elected Elders and Deacons

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Congratulations to our Elders and Deacons and thank you to our Nominating Committee who presented these wonderful people to us.

Our Elders are: Melissa Pippin ~ 3 year term; Chris Brewer ~ 3 year term; and Pam Harris ~ 3 year term.

Our Deacons are: Bob and Kathy Reynolds ~ 2019; LaDora Jackson ~ 2020; and Larry and Marie Stewart ~ 2021.

Drink a Gallon of Milk or Water for our Rowdy Wranglers!

Our ‘Rowdy Wranglers’ of Caleb, Carter, and Logan Hepner as well as Andrew and Kale Patterson are looking for your help. They are in need of gallon jugs for their Christmas float for their 4-H Club. Please keep your gallon jugs and bring them to church on Sundays. The boys will be looking for you at the Welcome Center and be so grateful for your support.

Thank you for helping these great kids!