News (Page 28)
Our new Director of Student Ministries, Brittany Varner, is off and running! She’s inviting both parents and youth to meet with her for a time of brainstorming and planning. Let Brittany know what might work out for you. Brittany is also looking for folks that feel led to volunteer and give their time and gifts to the youth ministry. This can be in a variety of ways. If interested, please see Brittany.
Chicken Pie Day is this coming Saturday, April 1st. Volunteers – old and new, young and old – are welcome! Join us for the whole day, part of the day, or whenever time allows for you. There is always a place to fill in and help making the pies. If you have any questions, see Susie Jones.
Next Sunday we will start a new conversation / discussion around the book “Soul Keeping” by John Ortberg. The book study is open to anyone in the meeting and we meet at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings in the Fellowship Hall. You can order / purchase the book yourself. If you have any questions, see Scott.
A big welcome to Brittany Varner who has officially started as our part -time Director of Student Ministries! Today is her first official Sunday and we’re really excited and pleased to have Brittany as part of the Deep River Friends family and staff.
Monthly Meeting for Business is this coming Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. One of the Agenda items will include a report from the recent Yearly Meeting Representative Body regarding the ongoing reorganization plan. There will be other committee reports as well as any new business or concerns Friends may offer. All members / attenders are invited and welcome to attend the business meeting.
Flashlight Egg Hunt – Quaker Lake Camp – April 1 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. – for Grades K-5. Cost is $12. There will be songs, games, and a flashlight egg hunt led by the Quaker Lake summer 2017 staff. Drop-off at 5:30 p.m. and pick-up at 9:00 p.m. Registration includes dinner, games, songs, crafts, devotional, egg hunt, and a treat bag. Registration ends March 30th at 9:00 a.m. Limited capacity. Pre-registration is required. No Easter baskets needed. Go to www.quakerlakecamp.org.
The Finance Committee is asking that all Committee Clerks have their budget requests to the Finance Committee by April 1st. These can be given to either Quinn Jordan or Toni Gray. The Finance Committee will need these to begin preparing the 2017-2018 budget.
Mark your calendars for March 11 because that’s the date for our Spring BBQ. Tickets are now available for purchase or sale. If you are willing and able to sell tickets, please see Keith Dillon.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 28 at Jamestown Friends Meeting. The group will share a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. and have business meeting at 7:00 p.m. Topics – we’ll be discussing working with The Alternatives to Violence Program, a community-based peace program (http://avpusa.org/). All are welcome to attend!
Don’t forget, if you are signed up to provide flowers for Sunday morning, you can also provide a basket of food in lieu of flowers. On Monday, we’ll take the basket of food and donate it to “Hand to Hand Pantry”. Bonita Schaal is also coordinating an opportunity for friends to give their loose change (and dollars) throughout the month and she will use that to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables for “Hand to Hand” Pantry.