Annual Meeting of the Congregation – Sunday, January 28
Everyone is invited to join us Sunday, January 28 at 10:00am in Fellowship Hall. We will celebrate our 2017 ministries and take a look forward into 2018, including our 2018 Church Budget. The Fellowship Ministry will provide light refreshments. Nursery child care is available.
Visit the Holy Land in 2019 Informational Meeting – Monday, January 29
A Biblical Tour of Israel is planned for March 17-27, 2019. An informational meeting for those who would like to learn more about the trip will be held at 6:30pm on Monday, January 29 in Fellowship Hall. (This meeting is similar in content to the one which took place on November 6 of last year.) Pastor Steve is organizing the trip and will be on it. For those interested but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Pastor Steve at 208-743-4444 or email@example.com. Informational brochures are currently available in Fellowship Hall. Note: early-bird savings on the cost of the trip begin to decline on February 17, 2018. See the brochure for detailed information.
Souper Bowl 52 – Sunday, February 4
The Mission Committee of our church is collecting bags of food for the Reach Out Center in North Lewiston (a ministry for people in need). Our goal is to fill 52 grocery bags by Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, February 4. Beginning next Sunday, please bring your food items to the “Souper Bowl 52” table in Fellowship Hall. Suggested items: cereal, canned soups, noodle soups, spam, canned beans, peanut butter, juice in cans, canned tuna, canned chicken, nuts, whole grain pasta, apple sauce, canned stews, canned tomatoes, honey, beef or chicken stock, rolled oats. Questions: Contact Andrea Wagner at 208-746-2244.
Valentine Dinner – Saturday, February 10
Join us on Saturday, February 10 for our scrumptious annual Valentine Dinner! Our youth ministry will be serving this delicious meal in Fellowship Hall at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:00pm. The dinner is a fundraiser supporting future summer youth mission trips to inner-city locations and Mexico. Be sure to pick up and turn in the form in Fellowship Hall soon, as tables fill up quickly! We ask that you pay for your dinner the night of the event. Also, sign up at the table in Fellowship Hall to provide the Dinner with a dessert. Child care is offered for newborns through 5th Grade at all dinner times. Pizza, fruit and vegetables will be available for children whose parents are attending the 5:00pm dinner.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service – 6:30pm on February 14
The 40-day season of Lent, which this year begins on February 14 (Ash Wednesday) and ends on March 31 (the day before Easter), is a season of preparation for the Easter Sunday celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. (For those of you who are getting out your calendars and counting the 40 days, Sundays are not included.)
We invite you to attend our Ash Wednesday Worship Service at the church. This is an opportunity to begin the 40 days of Lent with prayer, music, the proclamation of God’s Word, and sharing together in Communion. (Note: MidWeek@CongoPres will not meet on February 14. Child care is provided for the Worship Service.)
Join us on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm for our weekly evening program. This spring we are discussing the biblical book of Revelation. A light supper at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall precedes the program.
MidWeek@CongoPres: Parents’ Class
Pastor McLane would like to invite all parents to join him this fall in exploring the unique challenges of raising our children in the faith. We gather 6:00-7:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor McLane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MidWeek@CongoPres: CongoPres Kids Club
There’s a place for all kids Preschool to 5th grade at CongoPres Kids Club. A family style supper begins at 5:30pm, followed by Kids Club which meets 6:00-7:00pm. Come have fun with us!
Wednesday In The Word – Wednesday at 12:00noon
Pastor Steve is leading a 12:00-1:00pm Wednesday Bible Study in the Chapel on the coming Sunday’s Scripture passage. All are welcome to join in the conversation.
Sharing communion and visiting with our shut-ins is one of the aspects of the Service Ministry. If you or someone you know would like communion or a visit, please call the church (208-743-4444) or Carol Trautman (208-816-0360). Serving others like this is a blessing for us and them.
The Juvenile Corrections Center in Lewiston offers churches the opportunity to provide religious services to the residents of the facility every Sunday. Four area churches provide this experience on a monthly basis. CrossPoint Alliance is looking for a few more people to join their team of 6-8 adult volunteers on the first Sunday of every month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The male residents are generally 14 to 18 years old and attend on a voluntary basis. If interested, you can attend one time without a commitment. For more information contact Kate Nowlin at 208-816-9565 or email@example.com.
Get Connected Today! The Small Group Ministry of our church includes Home Small Groups, Study Small Groups, Interest Small Groups, and Service Small Groups. To join a group, contact Pastor McLane at McLaneS@congopres.org.
If you or a loved one is sick or in the hospital, please contact the church to let Pastor Steve and Jim McCracken know (208-743-4444). Due to confidentiality regulations, they cannot determine independently who is in the hospital.
Lewis Clark Bible Institute is offering classes that begin this coming January using classroom space at Lewis-Clark State College. Visit the table in Fellowship Hall and pick up a brochure. For specific course information and to register, go to www.lcbibleinstitute.org.
You are now able to make online contributions to the church. Click here for our Online Giving page.