Announcements for The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany – January 29, 2023

 

WELCOME to everyone worshiping with us today!

GOOD SAM GOES ICE SKATING – Everyone is invited to join us at the Ice Chalet next Sunday, January 29 from 1-3 PM for our annual Good Sam Ice Skating event! This is a really fun time for families, but anyone who wants to come socialize and/or skate is welcome! Families are invited to bring a snack or hot chocolate to share. Parents and caregivers will need to supervise their children. Open to all ages!

CHILI COOK-OFF – NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – Look for the signup sheets in Henslee Hall – one for those making chili to enter the competition, one if you would like to be a judge, and one to bring an appetizer to share as we wait on the judges to make their culinary decisions. You may also sign-up online at the QR code on your announcement sheet. Prizes will be awarded in a few different categories to be determined by the judges. Time is running short…sign up TODAY! It’s ALWAYS a fun event, so join us!

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK AT GOOD SAM – Our Family Promise week is February 5-11. We want to thank everyone who stepped up to help. Our next Family Promise will be April 23 – 30. Just as we did prior to the pandemic, we will be hosting families at Good Sam. We’ll need a lot of help that week and pray you’ll consider doing so.

A NEW EXCITING SHROVE TUESDAY CELEBRATION  – This year, the Shrove Tuesday Celebration will look quite different at Good Sam! There’ll be no pancakes, but there will be a UNIQUE NEW ticketed dinner event, kids party downstairs, & Mardi Gras festivities. Shrove Tuesday is February 21. Tickets are $20 per person. You may make your reservation for dinner in Henslee Hall or online. (Scan the QR code (below right) to signup online. You can pay online through our Vanco portal, or send a check to the church, (memo: Shrove Tues. Dinner) or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Youth Mission Trip. Look for more information in the weekly e-newsletter, or in the News/Events section of our website. REMEMBER: We are also seeking donations for our Silent Auction. Contact Sinead Doherty about items you’d like to donate – sinead@goodsamknox.org.

YOUTH MINI-MISSION TRIP – The Youth Mini-Mission Trip to Chattanooga is set for February 17 & 18! We’ll travel to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga after school on Friday and return at 5pm on Saturday. Youth and chaperones must RSVP to Sinead no later than February 1. Youth under middle/high school age may attend with a caregiver joining them. Questions? Contact Sinead at sinead@goodsamknox.org. Check the weekly e-newsletter or our website’s News & Events section at link on your announcement sheet

The Cash in the Plate for Sunday will go to The Volunteer Ministry Center.

The Volunteer Ministry Center offers specialized services to individuals experiencing homelessness and those within our community who are in crisis.  The VMC’s mission is to end and prevent homelessness through compassion, accountability, and results. VMC seeks to not just serve those who are homeless but provide housing. Through Minvilla they have created 57 apartments with permanent supportive housing for those who really can’t make it on their own. This Spring they will open Caswell Manor with 48 more permanent supportive housing units. In the last 15 years, the VMC have helped over 1080 achieve freedom from the streets. Through VMC’s follow up care, 94% of those were still in housing after a year.

Donations can be made by sending a check to Good Sam, specifying ” VMC” in the memo line, or through Good Sam’s online giving portal HERE.

Last week’s offering of $811.00 has been designated to go to The Good Samaritan Bridge Refugee Family.

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