Life Group UPDATE

October 11 & 12, 2014

Trunk or Treat Parrish: We Need Your Vehicle!

Do you have a car, van, or truck you can decorate and bring to Buffalo Creek Middle School in Parrish Friday night, October 31! We are hoping to have 40 decorated vehicles for our second annual Trunk or Treat Parrish. It doesn't have to be fancy. In fact, simple decorations are great! We provide the candy. Just bring a large basket or other container to put in your trunk for it to go in. You will need to be parked by 6pm and decorated by 6:30pm when we start the Fall Festival Parrish. This is a great outreach to the community. Last year we had nearly 1,000 people.

Contact Kevin Bowder
, our Woodland at Parrish Campus Pastor to let us know you will bring, decorate, and man a vehicle (6:00-9:00pm). Or sign up in the lobby this weekend at church.

What is Trunk or Treat? It's like trick or treat but kids go from trunk to trunk in the parking lot of the school. You stand by the trunk and greet and have fun interacting with the families who come through. It's a lot of fun to see the kids.

MUST Get Your Tickets In Advance - (by this Monday evening)

Fellowship, High Energy Worship, CK Smokehouse Ribs & Chicken, and RV...

For all Woodland men and their friend! Get your TICKETS now (cut off is 24 hours in advance) at church before or after worship, or online HERE. $10.

About RV --- RV Brown speaks all over the world and we are blessed that he lives just up the road in Tampa. RV is the president and founder of Outreach to America's Youth and author of "Step Up to the Plate Dad."

He has led men's retreats for Woodland in the past and we are excited to have him back!

Transformed Group Service Project: Consider Angel's Attic

As part of our Transformed small group campaign we encourage each Life Group to prayerfully find a way to serve this fall. Serving is part of being a disciple. Your group project can be as simple as a one-time project you do together in a half day, or it could be part of something longer term or on-going.

One area of service we especially want to highlight for your consideration is the Angels Attic in Sarasota. Angle's Attic has been a ministry of hope for Sarasota and Bradenton since it was founded in 1990.

And now that they are in a permanent building, a former real estate office, there is need for people to help in a variety of ways.

  1. Donations of key items: furniture, housewares/small appliances (the shelves are depleted), baby and young children's clothing and toy. Consider a group "goods drive" where you gather housewares, children's clothing, furniture, and other items a family in crisis would need, or a mom moving into her own place with nothing would need.
  2. Volunteers willing to help with sorting, distribution at the Attic, and pick up of larger donated items
  3. Remodeling help. Already a couple of our members are assisting with some shelving, but plans are being drawn to move walls, consolidate two baths and a small kitchen (it was a real estate office) into just one area in order to free up more room in the not too distant future. Stay tuned!

To discuss a particular project, or get ideas, contact Stacy Kolbe directly by email or phone 941-350-8841

Cuba Mission 2015 Slots Filling Up Fast!

Woodland, are you interested in going with us to Cuba next July? Go online and check out the basic info on our next mission trip (July 11-18, 2015). Cuba limits us to 10 people on a team. If you've been considering it, please begin praying about going. Must be 18 or older by the time we go and in good physical condition (able to work in the heat all day, and AC is almost non-existent in Cuba. Weather is very similar to here). Cost is approx. $744 but can change. Need current passport. We have 9 people already, so contact Banks Corl at bcorl@gowoodland.com soon if you are interested.

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