Dear Summit Family:
Are you thankful for the staff we have at Summit Church. We have truly been blessed by the talents, dedication and devotion of all our staff members. Each year we collect money to bless the Summit Staff with Christmas gifts. If you would like to contribute to our staff Christmas gifts, you may give online at estesparkchurch.org/giving or by mailing a check to Summit Church, PO Box 1231, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please designate your gift as "staff gifts". Please have your gifts in by Sunday, December 20th so we have time to bless the staff prior to Christmas.
Thank you for being a part of our church family,
Your Summit Church Board
Operation Christmas Child
Summit Church will be participating in Operation Christmas Child again this fall. In this outreach program church members and the church body as a whole pack and send shoe boxes to children all over the country, many of whom live in poverty and don't yet know Jesus. It is our prayer that these shoe boxes plant seeds for conversations about becoming a believer. Why now? Shoe boxes are often filled with arts and crafts and school supplies, and this is the time to get them on sale! You can either go ahead and purchase some now for your own box or get some to donate for the church packing party, where we will use them to pack several boxes from the church body.
THINGS TO BUY NOW:
Small manual pencil sharpener
Glue stick (Do not include liquid glue.)
Small adhesive tape
[Finger paint palette/crayons/markers (non-liquid containers), paint brushes, canvas or paper]
Flip flops (small shoes that can fit in the shoebox are really popular)
DO NOT BUY: Liquids,candy, toothpaste, gum, war-related items or toys, lotions, vitamins, or things in glass containers. These items cannot go in the shoe boxes.
If you want more details, go to: Official Shoebox Gift Suggestions
From our Care Team
On June 30th, Nathan Ford had an emergency surgery to remove an aneurysm behind his left eye. Nathan remained in the ICU for a few days and is now home with his family. His doctors ordered 6 weeks rest post surgery which is keeping him off his job for the present time. Nathan is recovering well and we are thankful for those that have continued to pray for him, Liz and the children.
The Ford family covets your prayers but they could also use some support in the way of meals. Their family is grateful for any meal and are happy to have meals ready to serve or items that can be placed in the freezer for another time. They do prefer a gluten free diet, so please keep that in mind if you are ordering or preparing food. If you prefer not to cook but still want to help with meals, you can purchase gift cards at a restaurant with gluten free options. (Poppies, Claire's, Notchtop, Ed's Cantina, and you may be aware of others.)
The Care Team has set up a meal schedule that you can easily access by clicking on the following link: Takethemameal.com When that webpage appears, you will see two boxes in the middle of the web page to enter the family's last name - FORD and the Password - 5307. This will take you to an internet page where you can easily select a date and share the type of meal you will be providing. It helps to track this information so the family doesn't get duplicate meals too close together.
Thank you for being the church to this family and for loving them during this time.
Summit Church is offering a free gift to you to help you grow in your faith. RightNow Media is an online opportunity to connect with God on a deeper level. If you have not received an email invitation, please contact Anita Shotts at email@example.com.
JOIN THE TEAM!!
We are ONE TEAM, working together each week to provide the best possible experience on Sunday mornings. Help us make each week everything God desires. Some possible areas to consider volunteering are with Kids, as an Usher, with Frontline Ministries, or Set Up and Tear Down. Talk to Pastor Aaron or stop by the Connections Table to learn more.
TABS FOR TEENS
A fundraiser has been set up for Restorative Justice Partnership. Please start saving pop can tabs. Bring the collected tabs and place them in the "stop light" at the Children's Table.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
SET-UP AND TEAR-DOWN . Please contact Dan Claassen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-7799
USHERING. Please contact Aaron Bojan at email@example.com
Great news! Online giving is available on Summit Church's website. Let's glorify God, love people, and expand the Kingdom. www.estesparkchurch.org/giving