Thank You for Your Thank You

Thank you for the wonderful Pastor's Appreciation celebration. It was a total surprise. The trip to Sunriver, the gifts and words of love and appreciation blessed us richly, warmed our hearts and brought tears to our eyes.

We look forward to taking the trip but we also look forward to the times we have left together as my retirement approaches. Medford Friends Church is a wonderful & loving family and we have been incredibly blessed to be part of it.

               Mark and Patsy

 

 

Blast From The Past Party Friday, November 7th at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite finger food and prepare for a good time. Come dressed in costume from a memorable decade. Is it the 1800’s, 1920’s, 1970’s, or 2000’s?  Whatever, be creative and start planning your unique outfit.  There will be Name That Tune, hula hoops and other fun games for the whole family. 

 

Pastoral Candidate to Visit Medford Friends – November 7th through 9th

The Elders have invited Jesse Davis for a formal interview for the position of pastor. Jesse has an Associate’s Degree in Theater, a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry from Barclay College and a Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University. He has completed two internships, served as an apprentice pastor for one year and has many other ministry experiences.

In addition to an interview with the Elders, Jesse will join us for the Blast from the Past Party on November 7th and will preach in worship on November 9th, which will be followed by a fellowship time.

We hope everyone will make it a priority to meet Jesse as together we prayerfully seek God’s will for us as a church family.

 

New Topic for Wednesday Night Bible Study “You’ll Get through This”

This Wednesday night we’ll begin a new Bible study by Max Lucado dealing with finding help and hope in difficult times. It’s based on the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. The session titles are “You’ll Get Through This,” “Down and Out, but Never Alone,” “Stupid Won’t Fix Stupid,” “Is God Good When Life Isn’t?,” “Now, About Those Family Scandals and Scoundrels” and “God Can Use This for Good.”

The Study begins at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Filled Shoe boxes and $7.00 or more per shoe box need to be dropped off at the church office by Wednesday November 12th so we can get them to the drop off point on time.

 

All Church Potluck Sunday, November 16th

Count Your Blessings, together with your church family! This potluck will have a Thanksgiving theme, so please bring generous side dishes and desserts that compliment a festive holiday dinner! Turkey and ham will be provided. We will meet in the fellowship hall following the Sunday School & Bible study hour. 

 

Ladies Meetings for November:

Ladies Fellowship Group – All ladies are welcome to join us. We will meet at MFC on Saturday, November 15th, at 9 a.m. to bake cookies for Hearts With a Mission. There will be a light soup lunch. Cookies will be delivered to Hearts with a Mission when we are finished.

 

FWMF (Friends Women Missionary Fellowship) – Our next meeting will be held in the fireside room at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 20th, with lunch at Wendy’s. All ladies are welcome to join us for the meeting or lunch afterwards.

FWMF Harvest Baked Goods Event is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd. There will be Cookies, Cakes, Breads, Pies, Jams & Jellies etc.! Items will be available between worship and the Sunday School hour, then again following Sunday School if items remain. Prices by donation (you determine a fair price according to your means). Funds go toward selected projects in support of our NWYM Friends Serving Abroad (missionaries) and local outreach projects. If you have questions call Nadine Brood at 541-535-1722 and leave a message.

 

NWYM 2014 Thanksgiving Offering This year’s offering will focus on Friends Center Scholarships. The Friends Center at George Fox Evangelical Seminary exists to support students as they prepare for ministry. More information to come in a bulletin insert soon. We will take this offering on Sunday, November 23rd.

 

Financial Report

                    October 2014          Year-to-date

Income          $13,211.10             $157,210.31

Expenses        12,984.50               158,989.95

Difference            226.60                  -1,729.64

 

We are thankful for all of the ways that everyone supports the life and ministries of God’s work at Medford Friends Church. We thank God for His continued and faithful provision to meet our needs as we seek, follow and serve Him.