Outreach for Hope Bike Ride

Around the Corner with John the Intern
 

Biker rides (walks) in… Congratulations on a successful neighborhood camp this summer!  Isn’t it wonderful that Outreach for Hope sponsors such a great activity for so many kids…not only at our church but around the area.Did you know that there is an Outreach for Hope activity coming up – can you guess what it is? John – I’m guessing a bike ride??

The Outreach for Hope bike ride is coming up on Saturday, September 7.  This ride accounts for nearly half of the annual revenue needed to fund over 20 ministries.  And this year, there is a Racine/Kenosha area ride in Petrified Springs park. You can ride the entire 12 mile course or a portion of the course, enjoy a picnic lunch and fellowship with other participants.
John – sounds like fun, but what if I’m not able to ride?
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, distributing lunch and guiding riders along the trail.  Or you can sign up as a virtual rider.  Generous sponsors will be donating funds for everyone who registers as a volunteer or a virtual rider.
John – I’d love to help, but I have other plans that day.
No worries, we have an answer for that too!  You can make a donation or sponsor a rider or donate to their fundraising page.  Thanks to matching funds, each dollar donated is doubled and additional funds are donated for everyone who sets up a fundraising page and for each pledge to donate.
John – it sounds like fun, but does a bike ride really make that much difference?
The fundraising goal for this year’s bike ride is $110,000.  That may seem like a lot, but over the last 11 years, the bike ride has raised over $850,000.
All the specific information can be found on the Outreach for Hope website or just ask Pastor Karen or Intern John!

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Important Announcement

Just a  note to our Congregation members:
There has been a rash of fraudulent texts and calls claiming to be clergy, specifically YOUR clergy person. It has happened to a few of our members through my cell number and I’ve seen many other pastoral colleagues making similar announcements about this scam as well.

Know this: We (Pastor Karen or Intern John) will NOT text you to request gift cards for someone in need. If you do get a text from “one of us”, with this request, please ignore and call or email us immediately. Our normal process for giving is directly through the church or through our approved giving portals. Thank you!!! Pastor Karen & Intern John


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May 2019 Holman’s Update

Message from the Holman’s May 16, 2019
Thank you for your faithful prayers for us and for Bible translation. I am currently preparing to check 1 Corinthians with the Waja team. It’s one of the most difficult books to translate, so please pray for wisdom and insight for me and the team. Also pray for their internet connection. Currently I can’t even reach them by phone! Tom is helping the L team make the final corrections before they publish a trial copy of Acts. The Anufo team have Judges and 1 Samuel ready for us to check. Pray for good progress.
Yours in Christ,
Mary
Mary and Tom Holman
*Members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862, 1-800-Wycliffe. Visit our Wycliffe Page: Wycliffe.org/partner/Holmans Associate Members of Lutheran Bible Translators, PO Box 789, Concordia, MO 64020, 1-800-532-4253. Visit our LBT Page: http://us.lbt.org/project/tom-mary-holman

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