UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Military Treats & Thank Yous

Please pick up a postcard and write a quick note of thanks to one of our military who will be passing through the St. Louis USO.  Notes may be left in the box in the lobby (deadline Friday, November 15).  Donations of stamps and/or your leftover Halloween candy are welcome (NO HOMEMADE TREATS). 

Saturday, November 16, 10 am

We will be putting gifts together Saturday, November 16,   

Operation Christmas Child

Our deadline is November 17. Boxes and labels are in the lobby. A donation of $9 for shipping along with your box would be appreciated.  Not allowed: candies, war toys, lotions, toothpaste, snow globes, anything breakable, and knives.  Looking for volunteers to help check in boxes from the community at Main Street November 18-24, 3-8 pm.  Contact Becky if you are able to lend a hand, 618-410-3895.

 
Children's Coat Drive for Riverbend Head Start

We are accepting new and GENTLY used coats (kid sizes) for low-income, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Madison County. Please place donations in the box in the lobby. 

 
Church Work Day

Sat. Nov. 16  ●  9:00 am

There will be indoor and outdoor projects to work on.  Men's ministry will provide chili for lunch.  If you can spare a few hours of your time, please contact Terry Steward, 618-567-7012.

Church Garage Storage 

If any groups have items stored in the garage, please have someone from the group come to the church work day on Saturday, November 16 as the garage  will be cleaned and reorganized. Having a representative from your group, may keep items from being accidentally thrown away.

 
Ladies Painting Party

Sat., Nov. 23  ●  1:00 pm

 

Trina Martin and Becky Pate invite you to come paint a home décor sign. Cost: $24-30 depending on the design you choose.  Payment is due the week prior. Contact the church office to sign up, 618-462-2495. 

 
Poinsettias

It’s time to order poinsettias to honor or memorialize a loved one.  Cost is $10.  Please see the table in the lobby.  Deadline is December 8.

 
Crusaders & FourTwelve Thanksgiving Feast

Wed., Nov. 20  ●  6:00 pm

 

For Crusaders & FourTwelve families. Buses will not run so students may come with their families. Contact the office, 462-2495, to RSVP. There will not be Crusaders & FourTwelve on November 27!

 
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Sun., Nov. 24  ●  4:00 pm

 

Join us and congregations from four other churches for a time of community worship at Godfrey First UMC.  Lite refreshments following.

 

1400 Main St.

Alton, IL 62002

Our mission:

To make Christ known, loved and served,

here and everywhere.

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