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November Mission – Angel Tree

Angel Tree for families at Neighborhood Services
and Whiz Kids

 

Select a name from the angel tree that is located in the Narthex.

Please sign your name on the clipboard by the name of the mom or child that you have selected.  This lets the mission committee know who has the names and that all names have been selected.

Bring the gifts back to the church WRAPPED by December 9th and have the angel tag attached to each gift.

 The mission committee appreciates all the support you have shown the mothers and children of our mission projects.  You have given many children a smile and they have a much nicer

Christmas.  God bless you!!

 

Agape Stitchers – PURPLE BABY CAPS

On Sunday, September 30, over 200 purple baby caps were dedicated in during worship and sent to Lakeside Women’s Hospital. These caps will be distributed to new mothers during November and December to bring awareness to Shaken Baby Syndrome. This is an ongoing project and baby caps of any color are being collected in the church office.

If you do not know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn, the Agape Stitchers are willing to help you learn. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m.  in Fellowship Hall.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health called on people who love to knit or crochet, because they could help save a life.

Health officials asked volunteers to knit or crochet caps for babies as part of a campaign to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying and to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Their goal for this year is to have received 4,300 caps by October 1.

The caps are distributed to 41 hospitals across the state. In the months of November and December, each newborn will receive a purple baby cap as a reminder of the importance of never shaking a baby.

Volunteers are encouraged to knit or crochet newborn baby boy and girl caps of any shade of purple with soft, baby friendly yarn. The caps can have a variety of fun colors and patterns, as long as they are at least 50 percent purple and free of straps, strings or other potential choking hazards. Purple baby caps are accepted year-round. Only caps received by Oct. 1 will make it in this year’s hospital distribution.

If you would like to make caps for the 2019 campaign they need to be at least 50% purple and may be dropped off in the church office at any time throughout the year.

Patterns are available at this link. 

More details are available at this link.

September at Santa Fe

Fall Day of Prayer

Friday, September 7, 6:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.

Our country and our world are in need of prayer. During this time of natural disasters and political situations that have impacted people around the world, we need prayer more than ever! Our lives are busy.  Why then, if our lives are crazy busy already, would we take time to get in our car, drive to the church and pray?
Because God is waiting to meet you.
There is something about stealing away a few minutes or hours set aside
IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.
Come as you are, come early or late, come by yourself or with others, COME!
Once again we will have interactive prayer stations set up in the sanctuary along with children’s hands-on prayer stations.

Questions? Contact Mitch

Martha Circle
September 12, 2018

 The members of Martha Circle cordially invite all women to join us in the Church Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 as we begin the Presbyterian Women “Horizons” study “God’s Promise: I Am With You.”  

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from September – May. We begin with fellowship time, followed by member-led discussions on the selected lesson.

In nine lessons, the author takes participants through scripture to consider how God’s promise speaks to our circumstances, as individuals and a community.

Study books are available.  Contact the church office for further information.

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
September 12, 2018

Mark your calendars with the return of Wednesday Night Dinner starting on September 12th at 6:00 pm! Don’t forget to mark the pew pad with the number of people in your family who will join us for dinner. As always, there will be a selection of yummy desserts too! Come out and have a delicious dinner and time of fellowship for the low cost of $6 adult and $3 for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade. See you there!

Hannah Circle
September 18, 2018

Hannah Circle is for women of all ages to come together at someone’s home the third Tuesday evening of the month at 7:00 p.m.

We study a different book each year. This year we will be studying Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.  Ann Stewart is our study leader.

During the year, we also have a Christmas dinner and then in May we have a Girls Night Out.

We would love for you to join us.   You can get your book at the first meeting and that meeting will be held September the 18.  For more information and locations please call the church office.

 

Santa Fe Church Growth Retreat
September 21-22

Church Growth can sometimes be viewed as a touchy subject. It requires both the inward health of the congregation and an outward boldness of inviting others into its fellowship. To some individuals this sounds difficult, if not frightening; to others it sounds deceptively simple. It is neither, and can be rewarding, enlightening, and even enjoyable.

To this end, the Outreach Committee is sponsoring a retreat for church members beginning Friday night, September 21 through Saturday evening, September 22. The retreat will be held at St. Francis of the Woods in Coyle. There are beds for 20 people if you want to spend Friday night (recommended) or, since it is about 45 minutes from Santa Fe, one could come for Friday evening and all-day Saturday.

The retreat will be led by Rev. Miller and will be an exploration of how we might become better disciples of Jesus Christ as a congregation and as individuals. It will involve discussion, study, prayer, worship, planning for the future, and practical tips and suggestions. And, of course, food, fellowship, and laughter; we are Santa Fe Church after all.

The cost will be $30 per person and $50 for a couple.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the church office.