Our church is a warm and committed family who holds as our core values:
Love, Family, Friendliness, Meaningful Worship, a Sense of Belonging, and Our Tradition.
Could it be? Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! In the midst of what often is a busy time, it is good to pause and give thanks for the many blessings that are ours. I give thanks for my family and friends and for my church family at West Emory. This year has seen many transitions and celebrations, joys as well as sorrows. I remember loved ones who are present with us now in spirit and we cherish their memories. I give thanks for the wonderful out-pouring of support for our 10th Annual Pumpkin Patch and all those who made this outreach ministry possible.
I give thanks with a grateful heart to the many blessings we have received as a community of faith and for the many ways we are able to share these blessings with others. I am thankful for the multitude of ways our members and friends share your time and abilities and financial resources in order that God’s presence is made manifest in our community, our nation and beyond.
It is a joy to find more and more young families are finding a home with us. The sound of children’s laughter is truly a gift from God. As the holidays approach and the pace of life picks up speed, I hope you will make it your priority to be in worship with your church family on Sundays when possible and to participate in as many of the events we will be offering as you can. I hope you will also invite family members, friends and acquaintances to join you as we experience God’s blessing, love, mercy and peace at West Emory Church.
May God continue to open our eyes and our hearts as we seek to be faithful disciples of our Lord and Savior. May we who are so blessed be a blessing to others.
Peace to you all,
2015 Total Pumpkin Sales: $22,262.28
Amount we keep @35%: $7,791.80
2015 Total Additional Donations: $949.00
2015 Total Proceeds that will be donated to organizations and agencies: $8,740.80
Wow is the word that immediately comes to mind when I think about our Pumpkin Patch this year. Eighty-plus volunteers unloaded well over 2100 bulk pumpkins and hundreds of smaller pumpkins in approximately three hours. We were delighted to have the help again this year with lots of High School young people who gave of their time and energy as part of their service to the community. This truly exemplifies what a small group and the grace of God can accomplish!
Thank you so much to each and every one of you, our church members and friends. This Patch and the success we had this year would not have been possible without you. Every person that signed up to work a shift worked that shift. We had volunteers to help with unloading the pumpkins. We had volunteers help out at the Fall Festival and it was a huge success. All the children and adults appeared to have a good time and we raised over $800 at the Festival to help defray any costs of hosting the Patch and the Fall Festival. West Emory Church is truly a blessing to so many.
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