Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Reminders: November 6

Presbyterian Women’s Sunday Circle: Circle will meet AFTER the Stewardshipbarbecue on November 13. The lesson will be “Greatly Honored are the Humbled! Ladies, please be assured we would be greatly humbled if you join us on this journey.

Beacon Newsletter Deadline: Please deliver all Beacon articles for the upcoming November/December issue by email,, or bring to Room 208. The last chance to be part of this issue is Sunday, November 13.

Harvest Sunday: The congregation is invited to celebrate Harvest Sunday by sharing non-perishable food or monetary contributions. (Your gift of $1.00 will buy $27.00 worth of food at the Houston food bank.) Please bring your contributions on November 20. All donations will be given to Braes Interfaith Ministries.

Braes Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, November 20, 4 pm: This special service will feature Pastor Tommy Williams (Westbury United Methodist) with music provided by the BIM Choir and St. John’s Bell Choir.

St. John's Holiday Gift Market, Sunday, December 4: This special Holiday Gift Market will include many booths selling items that will benefit our community and the world. Booths represented at the market will include Living Waters of the World, Heifer International, 10,000 Villages, and Lulwanda Children's Home . . . just to name a few. We are currently collecting items for the Silent Auction which will also take place during the Holiday Gift Market. Please contact Claire MacAdam at 713.858.3315 if you would like to donate an item to the auction.

Celebrating Stewardship: Looking up to God
Stewardship Dedication Next Sunday, Nov. 13

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ … who emptied himself and became obedient to the point of death. Philippians 2:5

…I pledge so that a budget can be made by me as well as the church. Another reason is that I would have nothing without God in my life and it is the least I can do to share my good fortune. I volunteer because it is a way of sharing the gifts God has given me in carrying out his work. “To whom much is given, much is expected.” ─ Mary Hughes