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Family Fun Night Halloween Party
Friday, October 20 at 6:00pm

Come in costume and be ready for some spooky fun. We will have games, crafts and some special surprises.
Requested donations of $5/person or $10/family for pizza being provided. Thank you!!!

Family Promise: We Walk to End Homelessness
Saturday, October 21, 8:30am-10:30am

On Saturday, October 21, join neighbors and friends to support Family Promise. The 4th Annual Walk begins and ends at seaside Lynch Park. Enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries before heading off for a scenic 3-mile loop along the shore and through downtown Beverly. Tee-shirt pick-up starts at 8:00 a.m. Helping families who experience homelessness has never been so easy or enjoyable. Please join us and show your support! Register or donate online, and find out more at www.familypromisensb.org.

Small Potluck Dinners in November
A few years ago we began a successful program of small-group pot luck dinners at members' homes. These dinners give people a chance to meet and talk with other members of the church in an informal, relaxed setting. The groups are formed randomly so that people meet with a cross section of church members. Some groups include both adults and children. We are starting a new round of dinners in November. The host(s) for the dinner will be responsible for timing, what to bring, etc. The only official order of business for each group will be to schedule a second dinner some time in February. To participate in one of these groups please print this form, complete it and scan it and return it by email to firstchurchinsalem@gmail.com OR drop it by the Church Office. PLEASE SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 23.
 
Lifebridge Dinner Team
Next Dinner: Sat, October 28 at 4:45pm

Click here to sign up for SUNDAY or SATURDAY.
The Lifebridge teams of the First Church serve dinners at 56 Margin Street on the third Sunday and the fourth Saturday of every month. You can sign up online or in the Barnard Room.

October Parking Fundraiser
The Halloween season is upon us once again.  Some of you know what that means – All of you can participate.  We have the opportunity to raise money for the church fiscal year.  Last year, we had a successful month of fundraising in October by renting the church parking lot the weekends before Halloween and Halloween itself.
This is a fundraiser that requires little overhead and is easy and fun to do.  For those who would like to offer two to three hours of your time during this month, please look for the sign-up sheet in the Cleveland room or online. This is a fun way of meeting people at the church and to contribute to the church as well. Please sign up in the Barnard Room or contact Helen Jacoby at hkjacoby@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions regarding this church fundraiser.

Family Promise Volunteers Needed!
First Church will once open our doors to 3-4 homeless families for seven nights from November 12-19.  We will need volunteers to make dinner, host dinner, and stay overnight.  Ideally, we need one male and one female to sleep over night for each of the seven days we are hosting the families.  Overnight volunteers have their own private room (one of the two offices upstairs) and a comfortable bed to sleep on. To sign up please email Jess Kane at jesskane07@gmail.com.

 

UPCOMING CALENDAR

Fri, October 20
6pm Family Fun Night

Sat, October 21
10am-6pm Parking Fundraiser
6pm Youth Group Pumpkin Carving

Sun, October 22
10:30am Service
1pm-4pm Parking Fundraiser

Thu, October 26
4pm Salem Pantry Bagging

Fri, October 27
5pm-8pm Parking Fundraiser

Sat, October 28
9am Salem Pantry Distribution
10am-6pm Parking Fundraiser
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner

Sun, October 29: All Hallow’s Eve Sunday
10:30am Service with Guest Speaker Dr. Rose Wolf
12pm Youth Group Jack-o'-lantern Pumpkin Fundraiser
1pm-5pm Parking Fundraiser

Tue, October 31
2pm-9pm Parking Fundraiser