Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,
 
Summer is coming to an end. While that may be bad news for many, there is much to look forward to in the coming season. I hope you had good opportunity to rest this summer, and I hope that you are energized for good opportunities to come. In the coming month we will kick-off Sunday School, LOGOS, children's choirs, adult choir, band, Christian Education opportunities, and more. In all of this there is much room to grow in faith and friendship.
 
Please consider these opportunities to get involved:
 
  • Sunday School: we are looking for leaders who are willing to invest in the Christian education of our children, preschool through 12th grade. We will make it easy for you to jump in on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. Please contact Julie Devers (jbdevers@gmail.com) or me if you have any questions.
  • LOGOS: our Tuesday evening children and youth program begins October 1! LOGOS is an intergenerational ministry, where children, youth, and adults engage in worship, Bible study, recreation, family dinner and mission. We meet 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A parents meeting (for all who want to be involved) will be held on September 17th at 6 pm. We are in need of leaders willing to teach and guide. Please contact Julie Devers (jbdevers@gmail.com) or me if you have any questions.
  • Children's choir: Margaret, director of music, is looking to begin this season with a children and youth choir, which will offer music in worship. She is trying to work with parents to establish a best time to have practice. Please let her know your preferences and needs (margaret.mcgillivray@gmail.com).
  • Band and choir: our fantastic band and choir meets on a weekly basis to not only prepare for worship, but also to support one another as people of faith. They are small group opportunities with a great output. Please contact Pat (psise11@gmail.com) or Margaret if you want to get involved. There are opportunities even for the not musically inclined.
 
Friends, prayerfully consider getting involved in one of these ministries of the church. I know you will be enriched by the experience.
 
Peace,
 
Pastor Jon
jgnelson1985@gmail.com