Our October Book Club meeting (October 11) was cancelled. Our books for October,
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, and for November, "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman will be discussed
at the November meeting (Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM).
NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASS
Saturday, November 18 10 AM Lounge
If you are interested in joining Richardson Park United Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Carolyn or call the church office at 654-0961.
To benefit Girl Scout Troop 279
Saturday, November 11 9 AM – 4 PM
Reserve a table for $12.00 plus a donation of one craft item for a door prize. Quality crafts!! Please call Kathy
Daniels at 302-996-6445 for more information.
CAP FOOD DRIVE
MONTH OF OCTOBER
We are participating in a CAP Food Drive during the month of October. Any non-perishable food is welcome. CAP
requested the following: Pasta sauce, peanut butter (small or medium jars preferred), jelly, soups (all kinds),
spaghetti, pork and beans, tuna, baked beans, Chef Boyardee, ketchup, bottled salad dressing, canned vegetables, diapers and any other items you would like to donate.
TOO MANY CALENDARS?????
If you are receiving more 2018 calendars than you can possibly use, please leave your extra ones in the church office.
The Shoppe at RPUMC is giving them to customers who patronize the shop.
RPUMC'S 110TH ANNIVERSARY
Our church is celebrating its 110th Anniversary this October! We are blessed by the gifts which God has given our
congregation, and the love of Jesus we have been able to show through missions work done by the hands of the
members of our congregation over those 110 years. It surely is reason to celebrate. We hope you will join us for
these events to help celebrate with us! Invite friends and family to join you and let them experience the AMAZING LOVE OF GOD and enjoy some fun and fellowship with your Richardson Park church family!
SAVE THE DATE for these special events!
Friday, October 27 – RPUMC Coffeehouse, featuring LOTS OF GREAT entertainment! 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Coffee, Tea, and Desserts available!
Saturday, October 28
– Third Annual TRUNK – OR – TREAT – 2 PM – 4 PM. Fall celebration in the Extension and Open Prayer Time in the Sanctuary – 4 PM – 5 PM.
Sunday, October 29
– Sunday Morning Worship – 10:30 AM, with a catered luncheon to follow. Please RSVP to the church office at 654-0961. More details regarding the luncheon to follow.
A note about TRUNK-OR-TREAT – If you are interested in helping with our Trunk or Treat Event, please see Donald
McFarland to sign up for a parking space and then get your car decorations and TREATS ready!
SEEKING COMMUNION VOLUNTEERS
We are seeking volunteers to set up for communion the first Sunday of each month during the year. So far, we have
seven volunteers and need at least five more. If you are interested and willing to help out with this ministry, please see Pastor Carolyn or Roger Longest so we can add you to the schedule.
Sometime in October, Roger will be conducting a brief overview of what is needed to set up for communion. We
appreciate your help with this request. Thank you.
RICHARDSON PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
Richardson Park Elementary School is presently participating in the Box Tops for Education Program. This program is
one of the nation's largest school earnings loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With
over 250 participating products, it's an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need. Following is a
picture of the Box Tops for Education Coupon that you will find on the product packaging and all you need to do is
cut out the coupon and put it in the baskets located in the Extension, on the ledge in the back of the Sanctuary, and the vestibule on the Matthes Avenue side of the church.
BAGS OF BLESSINGS
On Thursdays, along with our free lunch program, we are distributing "Bags of Blessings." These bags contain a light
lunch or snacks. Along with the food items, we enclose a flyer showing a picture of our church, Pastor Carolyn's
name, and the times of our services. In addition, we have added the new location of CAP and the times CAP is open. Right now, we need help in filling these bags. Items needed are:
Bottled water (any size bottle)
- Crackers (peanut butter or cheese filled)
- Protein Bars
- Fruit Cups (4 in a package)
If you are unable to shop for these items but would like to contribute money toward their purchase that would
certainly be appreciated, also. All food items and money should be given to Pastor Carolyn.