CLP eNews

September 12, 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP IN THE BREEZEWAY

Coffee and ice water will be served every Sunday morning between the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. worship services in the breezeway. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of both services to get to know one another. The first Sunday of each month donut holes will be served as part of Celebration Sundays.

CHANGES AHEAD WITH NEW SERVICE AND TIME CHANGE

Beginning Sunday, October 3, at 10:45 a.m., we will be offering a new worship service in Souers Hall. This service will include activities related to the theme of morning worship each week, with the hope of being more inclusive of all generations in a more casual, relaxed atmosphere. The nursery will be available for children 0-3 years of age. As a result of the new service time, the 9:30 a.m. worship service will return to meeting at 9:15 a.m. on October 3. Both early morning worship services (8:00 and 9:15 a.m.) will gradually return to the format we used prior to COVID, as safety permits. Thank you again for your patience! We are looking forward to all that God has in store.

SOUERS HALL UPDATE

Between now and the first of October, some much needed updates will begin in Souers Hall. The two valances above the stage will be removed and the mauve pink carpet and parquet flooring will be replaced with luxury vinyl flooring. Flooring supplies will be delivered on September 16, and installation will be September 20. Large area rugs will be used to help absorb sound and accent the red curtains, walls, and cement floor.

NEW OFFICE EMAIL ADDRESSES

Our church office personnel are now using new email addresses. Please check your junk and spam folders if you feel you are not receiving CLP emails. Our Accounting Clerk, Mary Undiano, can be contacted at accounting@clp.church with any questions related to giving statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, ordering supplies for ministry, and reimbursement requests for authorized ministry related expenses. Our Office Administrator, Ninva Ashoormaram, can be contacted at officeadmin@clp.church with administrative questions, scheduling appointments, calendaring, memorials, weddings, baptisms, announcements, and bulletin. Our info@clp.church email address will remain active and can also be used for inquiries. We have discontinued use of the officemanager@clp.church and churchassist@clp.church email addresses. Thank you!

DEADLINE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

As you plan and publicize various ministry activities, remember that all announcements must be submitted to the church office by 12:00 noon each Wednesday. This will allow sufficient time to prepare worship announcements and the weekly eNews. Please contact Ninva in the church office or email officeadmin@clp.church if you have specific questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

FELLOWSHIP EVENTS - ALL AGES WELCOME

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Hallopalooza expanding to FALL FESTIVAL on October 31

Our annual Hallopalooza event that includes a trunk-or-treat, food, music, haunted house, and a hay maze will be expanding!! This year it will look more like a Fall Festival to include more children’s games, a movie playing in the courtyard, Bingo, cake walks, costume contest, and more. This will be in addition to all the wonderful activities we have enjoyed over the years. It will continue take place on Sunday, October 31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sign up for Trunk-or-Treat is available below or on our website, or you can call the church office as well.

CANDY needED FOR FALL FESTIVAL

Can you believe it’s time to plan for Halloween already! Our annual Fall Festival is fast approaching. With that in mind we are asking for donations of candy to distribute during the Trunk-or-Treat portion of the Fall Festival. Feel free to bring candy by the office or even to church Sunday morning. We will have donation bins by the front doors of the sanctuary as well. Any kind of candy in any amount is much appreciated.

THRIFT SHOP OPENING

The Thrift Shop will be open on Saturday, September 11, and Thursday, September 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you'd like to volunteer to help us get ready, you are more than welcome between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. the day prior to the sale. Questions about donations or volunteering? Contact the church office: 623-935-3411 or email info@clp.church.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINI-RETREAT

We are excited to announce that a Women’s Fellowship Mini-Retreat will be held at The Church at Litchfield Park on Saturday, October 23. We are looking for women willing to assist in the planning and preparation for this special gathering. Please use the link below to volunteer.

LANDSCAPE PROJECT

Love to work in the yard? Love plants and nature? We need you! We are starting to freshen up the planter beds by the Sanctuary with desert adapted, water-smart plants. We need help on Saturday 9/23 and Saturday 10/2 for bed prep, pruning, plant removal, edging and mulch. On Saturday 10/23 we will need help installing new plant material in the beds. We will be working in the mornings, 8:00 a.m.-noonish. We are looking for helpers that are not afraid to get their hands dirty, sweat a little and do some digging! Refreshments provided. Please let us know if you can help by signing up at the link below

OUR STEWARDSHIP EMPHASIS IN 2022 - SHARING, GIVING, SERVING, GROWING

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CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY

JUST FOR KIDS

Children entering Pre-K through grade 5 are invited to come and learn about the importance of our words and how to use words to build one another up! Join us Sunday, September 12 , during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday School starts for all ages in classroom 6 near the nursery. Nursery is provided for children ages 0-3.

PULSE AND IGNITE MEET SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Youth in 6th-12th grades will meet on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in our new youth room - classroom 2. We will be painting/decorating and on our focal wall, having hot dogs/watermelon, and talking about the Baptism of Jesus. Of course, we will also have games and hang out together. Hope to see you there!

ATTENTION, PARENTS OF YOUTH

We will be having a short parent meeting at the start of youth group on September 19 at 11:00 a.m. This will give parents a chance to meet the youth leaders and discuss the overall goals of youth group and the plans we have for the year. Hope to see you there! Youth are welcome to attend.

HELP IN SUNDAY SCHOOL

We are in need of volunteers to help with Sunday School. If you can spare even just an hour a month it would be so very appreciated! The curriculum is provided to you, there is no planning involved. Aimee does this for you! We are putting together a rotation of volunteers. Our hope is to get a team of people to volunteer once a month. We need help for preschool age, and 3rd-5th graders. If you would like to help please sign up using the link below, through SignUpGenius on the church website, email the church office at info@clp.church or Aimee at awickersham@clp.church. Youth are welcome to volunteer as well!

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LIFE GROUPS WITH OPENINGS

Do you have an idea for a group that hasn’t already been listed? Contact Pastor Adam at aroe@clp.church, or through the office phone. Sign-ups for any of the groups can be accessed by using the link below, or on the church website.

New Life Group beginning September 28! “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat” is a Bible study to help us answer Christ's call to a greater faith and trust in Him. We will relate the story of Matthew 14 to life today through a study guide, videos, and group discussion. The guidebook will include Bible application and homework for this weekly study, led by Judy Mercy on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (13258 W. Cambridge Ave.). We will begin each session with a time of fellowship and start our study promptly at 10:00 a.m.


Men's Life Group - Led by Greg Clement, this Men’s Life Group meets the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room North. The study is “Agents of the Apocalypse” by Dr. David Jeremiah, which includes DVD presentations. By popular request: Pizza will be served at the September 14 meeting.


Knitters’ Life Group - Led by Joan May. If you knit, crochet, do any other craft or would like to learn come and join us for an afternoon of crafting with a Bible verse sprinkled in. Meeting on Mondays, except when the office is closed, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room North. If you belong to the Prayer Shawl Ministry this will be the place to come and do your craft while enjoying the fellowship of others.


Women's Friendship Life Group - Led by Mari Riggins. Come and join us for lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, destination to be determined by each hostess. We will be using the devotional "The Upper Room." Please read the Wednesday verse and reflection pertaining to that day. September 22 luncheon will be at Red's at the Wigwam. October 27 luncheon will be at the home of Mari Riggins with a hosted lunch and visit to their pottery studio.


Women's Friendship Life Group - Led by Donna Gray. Come and join us for lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, destination to be determined by each hostess. We will be using the devotional "The Upper Room." Please read the Wednesday verse and reflection pertaining to that day. September 22 luncheon will be at Red's at the Wigwam. October 27 luncheon will be at the home of Mari Riggins with a hosted lunch and visit to their pottery studio.


"The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem" - Led by Rob Gimbl. Let's explore the book "The Journey: The Road to Bethlehem" by Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem, sharing information, archaeological data, and Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus Christ. This is a five-week study beginning on Tuesday, September 14, from 10-11 a.m. in the North Fireside Room.

ATTENTION, ALL CHURCH VOLUNTEERS

A new electronic form is now available for you to record and track your vounteer hours at the church. The new form is to be used for a single entry; i.e., if you have hours for ushering, fellowship and missions, you will have to do three separate entries. When you complete your first entry, you will be have the option to add another entry. You can also add hours from past months; just be sure to chose the correct quarter of the year. This information will go directly into a spreadsheet for sorting by time and talent coordinator Dolores Broski. If you have questions, email her at clpTTalent@gmail.com.

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A House of Prayer for All People

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8:00 and 9:30 a.m. in Sanctuary and Souers Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Fridays

The Church at Litchfield Park

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