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Small group options

  • On Sunday, September 18th the 8:45am small group which studies world religions and wisdom with Rev. Michael Phoenix will resume its study of  Wayne Dyer's book entitled "Wisdom of the Ages" in Room 10.
  • "What Makes You Happy?" by Andy Stanley will be studied by the 11:30am small group on Sundays beginning on the 25th in Room 14. Pastor Michael will provide a sandwich bar for the first meeting, and sign ups will be available for the future "lunch bunch" options.
  • The Men's Prayer breakfast "Two-Buck Chuck" will resume at 7:30am on Monday September 12 in Fellowship Hall. Chef Fred will once again prepare the food, and Pastor Michael will lead a discussion and study on "The Relationship Principles of Jesus" by Tom Holladay and Rick Warren. The men from the First Methodist Church have been invited to participate, so consider bringing a friend.
  • The Wednesday morning Bible study resumed meeting on August 10 at 9:30am in Room 10. The topic is "Who Is Jesus." The group begins with a period of intercessory prayer. New faces are always welcome!
  • Fun in the Son children's ministry has its monthly meeting on Sunday October 23 at 6:30pm in fellowship hall. Children in grades 5-7 are invited to join with the senior high youth group for pumpkin carving fun. Please bring your own pumpkin. Encourage grandchildren, neighbors and friends to attend this group led by Pastor Michael, his wife Diane, and Mo Gorman.
  • Tuesday October 11 will mark the beginning of a new small group opportunity, studying a book by Kay Warren on Joy.

The Chancel Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday nights at 7:30pm beginning September 8th. Newcomers are encouraged to give the choir a try! The handbell choir rehearsals will begin again on Thursday September 22 at 6:30pm for adults and Sunday September 25 for beginners and youth. Contact Jenny Whitenack to indicate your interest. Sunday October 23 is Music Sunday, where the music is the message! 

Food pantry donations are welcome to benefit the Watertown Urban Mission. Please place your non-perishable items in the baskets in the narthex or Fellowship Hall. 

We are beginning to accept donations on behalf of Marion Medical Mission for Shallow Wells in Africa. Each well costs only $400 and is built and maintained primarily using local labor. Please consider supporting this effective way of bringing clean drinking water to villages in Malawi, and Tanzania, while reducing the incidence of disease that keeps so many in abject poverty.

The Kirkin' o the Tartans service will be Sunday October 30. We will meet in front of the downtown Y and march up the street to the sounds of the bagpipes, which will accompany our service. A fun time to recall our heritage as Presbyterians!

Orders are being taken for holiday greenery to benefit the mission programs of the church. Orders are due November 7.


The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be Saturday November 26 from 8am-1pm in Fellowship Hall. Please contact the Red Cross to schedule an appointment, but walk ins are welcome.