COF needs trunks (and candy) for Trunk-or-Treat

Dear Church Family,

I’ll get to the point. We need trunks for Trunk or Treat. This time last year we had around 30 people signed up. (We ultimately ended up with 50.) I just checked and, so far, we only have 13 people signed-up. Simply put, Trunk or Treat cannot happen without trunks. We’re anticipating well over a thousand people on our property on Halloween night. So, please, please sign-up for Trunk or Treat if you haven’t done so already. In fact, I’ll make it easy for you. You don’t even have to sign-up yourself. All you’ve got to do is hit “reply” to this email and indicate you’ll be there, and I’ll sign you up! There you have it. The pastor will sign you up! Did I mention we need trunks for Trunk or Treat? Please hit “reply” to this email, or, if you prefer, sign-up when you come to worship this weekend. 

Speaking of Trunk or Treat, we also need candy. Lots and lots of candy. Make sure to bring a bag of candy when you come to worship this weekend. You can drop your candy bag off in one of the bins we have set up in the lobby area. I want to thank you for all your help as we seek to make Trunk or Treat a big success.

I also want to thank you for your donations to our Voice of Hope baskets last weekend. As a result of your generosity, we raised just over 1200 dollars for disaster victims. This money will go a long way to relieve the suffering of those who are hurting and help them begin the process of rebuilding their lives. 

This weekend, my pastor friend, Erwin Lopez, from the UCF Wesley Foundation will be delivering the message. Pastor Erwin’s message will focus on spirituals gifts, particularly the gift of prophecy, and God’s determination to use all of us in ministry. Erwin is a gifted speaker with a great sense of humor, so you definitely don’t want to miss his message. 

By the way, don’t forget about Cluster Charge Conference this Sunday afternoon.Charge Conference happens every fall, and it’s where we look at our business as a church. We won’t be alone for this year’s Charge Conference, but instead, will be joined by 12 other United Methodist congregations. We’re the host site this year, which means we get to show off both our building and worship band to other area churches. So come on out, and let’s show these other churches what it means to be part of the Motley Crew. The fun starts at 3:30 p.m.

That’s all I’ve got! Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and I hope to see you in worship this weekend.

Oh, and sign-up for Trunk or Treat!