Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night (Nov. 3rd) before you go to bed!  It’s also a good time to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Harvest Party and Chili Cook-off

November 10th – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Everyone is invited to a Harvest Party hosted by Beth & Scott Hinegardner at their home.  CLAM is organizing the event.  We will have crafts and games for children, games for adults and youth, hayrides and our 1st Chili Cook-off!

Those of you that love to cook, look up your favorite chili recipe and make a crock-pot full of chili.  Everyone at the Party will vote for their favorite chili by placing coins in small boxes that will be placed in front of each chili pot.  The one with the most money wins!  The money will then be donated to the third floor bathroom project.  Bring your family and friends (and some lawn chairs!) for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship.

Workshop for Child/Youth Workers

There will be a workshop on November 11th after church for all persons currently working with children and youth or those that wish to begin in our congregation. Lunch will be provided and information will be shared on our Child Protection Policy. Please RSVP to if you plan to join us or talk to Martha Reish if you have questions.

Community Fellowship Meal

Please join us for our Free Community Fellowship Meal normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  This month’s meal has been moved up to the 2nd Wednesday, November 14th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Poinsettias for Advent

A form will be included in the November 4 and 11 bulletin for you to order a poinsettia if you would like to add to the decorations during the Advent season.  You may choose either white or red.

You may indicate whether your poinsettia is in “memory of” or in “honor of” someone.  The cost is $9 each.  Please put the order form along with the money in the basket on the table in narthex.  Envelopes will be provided by the basket or you may clip the money to the form.  Make checks payable to Linville Creek Church. Orders must be in by Nov. 11th


CLAM is working with Social Services to provide Christmas gifts for 40 children this year. Last year they provided gifts to approximately 1,300 children.  This year that number will be closer to 1,500.  Around mid-November CLAM will be displaying “Ornaments” from Social Services on the Christmas tree in the narthex.  Each ornament will have the name of a child, information about the child and a wish list.  The recommendation for cost of the gift is $25.00.  CLAM invites you to pick an ornament(s) and give a gift to a child in need.  The gift(s) should be wrapped with the ornament provided firmly attached and returned to the church narthex by November 25th.  CLAM will then deliver the gifts to Social Services.

Directory Updates

     Please make sure the church office has your correct address, phone, email, birth date & anniversary.  You may email the above information to or put your written updates in the door pocket of the church office.  If you are not listed in our church directory & would like to be, please let us know!

 Interest Survey

   The Nominating Commission invites you to complete an Interest Finder Survey. Blank forms are available on the table in the back of the narthex.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket at the same location.  In addition an electronic version is available here:

    Completing the survey will not obligate you for any job, service, or responsibility. The Nominating Commission is seeking to find your interests as part of our church family.