Linville Creek Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The festival will feature homemade crafts, delicious pies, a yard sale, a bake sale and vegetable soup sold by the quart.  For lunch you’ll find Pork Tenderloin, Country Ham, & Pimento Cheese sandwiches as well as hot dogs, vegetable soup, brown beans & cornbread.

     Donations of homemade bread, cakes, cookies, gourds, pumpkins and flowers are requested. Volunteers are needed both before and during the festival.  Lots of help will be needed with the pie baking on Friday, October 13th at 8:00 a.m.

     Please sign-up on the sheets on the narthex table for the ways that you can help or the donations you can provide.  Remember to bring in your gently used items for the indoor ‘yard sale’ and your jewelry as well.

 Community Meal

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th for our regular 3rd Wednesday Free Community Meal.  Come anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

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.

“A Journey of Discovery with Indigenous People” 

Join Tim and Katie Heishman on Sunday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary as they share about their recent experience of taking part in the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Delegation to Manitoba and Ontario led by Christian Peacemaker Teams. They will show pictures and tell stories from their experiences and engage the congregation in conversation about our response as Christians to the situation indigenous people face today in North America. Join them for an interactive hour of learning and conversation! For extra credit, see if you can figure out before you come which Native American tribes lived in the Shenandoah Valley before European settlers arrived.

Fall Congregational Business Meeting

The regular Fall Congregational Business Meeting will be held October 22.  Business items include the approval of a slate of officers and the budget for 2018.  The meeting will follow a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall after worship.  Please bring a dish to share and plan to stay for the meeting.

Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Protection Association has provided educational information for this year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14) titled: Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out.  Below is a link to more information and as always, remember; change your clock, change your battery in your smoke detectors.  Many newer smoke detectors have a 10 year lithium battery.  Smoke detectors should be tested monthly.     

Comfort Knotting

Women’s Fellowship will be knotting comforts on October 24 from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  If you are a novice or an expert, all are invited to come tie knots and fellowship with one another as we assemble blankets to help keep people warm this winter.  Completed comforts are given to the Salvation Army for distribution.  If you have any light weight blankets that you could donate to be used for “filler” for the comforts, they would be greatly appreciated.

5th Sunday Offering

Our regular 5th Sunday offering for the Global Food Initiative will be taken on October 29th in addition to our regular offering.

Harvest Party

Join us for our annual Harvest Party, an afternoon full of games, crafts, snacks and more!  October 29th, 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Wear your favorite costume and come for fun and fellowship.  Please bring a snack to share.  Sponsored by the CLAM Commission.