MCC IS HIRING: MCC has an opening for a Full-Time Female Student Associate in the Student Ministry area with the responsibility of assisting the Student Ministry Pastor in the leading and managing of all aspects of Maryland’s ministry to 6th-12th grade students and their families. Application and job description are available at the Information Center, church office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and at www.mccth.org. Deadline for receipt of application and pre-employment inquiry form is Monday, September 29, 2014.

COMPASSION SUNDAY:  September 28 We will be hosting 34 sponsors of children in our our church we planted in Ecuador, South America. This will complete all the kids in this church. Be praying and planning on being a part of what is going to help these children move on step closer to Christ.

ECUADOR TEAM: The team is in need of approximately $3,000 to help cover costs of the upcoming trip to Ecuador. If you are able to give, please stop by the Cause Corner next Sunday, October 5 or give online at www.mccth.org and select the “Ecuador” option in the giving tab.

HEALING ROOM: Wednesday, October 1 The Healing Room is available the first Wednesday of each month between 6 pm – 8 pm. Contact Connie Elkins (elkinscf@aol.com) or Roberta Adams (romik60@yahoo.com) with any questions. This is a time to receive ministry for various healing needs. The Healing Room is held in the MCC Prayer Room.

MCC COLLEGE COOKOUT: Sunday, October 5  Come out for food, fun and a chance to connect with new and old friends at the college-age cookout on Sunday, October 5 after the 11 am serivce (around 12:30 pm). We will be meeting up at the Steiner’s house, which is only about a mile from church. Come check it out! Contact Allison Steiner at allisonsteiner4401@outlook.com for more information.

CUISINE QUEENS: Tuesday, October 7  On Tuesday, October 7 at 6 pm Cuisine Queens will be heading to Clabber Girl for their next outing. The evening will include a cooking demonstration and meal. Cost is $20 per person. Money and reservations need to be received by the end of September. Stop by the table in the atrium on Sunday to sign up or for more details, contact Sandy McFarland at smcfarlandslm3@gmail.com.

PYK ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL:  Saturday, October 11 Planning for PYK’s 4th Annual Fall Festival is underway, and we need YOUR help! It’s difficult for MCC’s parents with young kids to man a station at our Fall Festival, and have time to take their own kids around to enjoy themselves. This is where you come in! We need volunteers to make snacks, pots of chili, pies & more! We need volunteers who could run a game, a craft, or decorate a trunk for Trunk or Treat! We also need donations of prizes and decorations. There’s a lot to do, and we would so appreciate your help! The Fall Festival is Saturday, October 11 from 5 pm-7:30 pm at MCC. For more details please contact Christen Reed at christenreed@gmail.com if you can help out!

MCC STUDENTS ZOMBIE NIGHT: Wednesday, October 29 Think massive capture the flag, meets tag, meets hide n’ seek, meets amazing race, meets nerf wars, meets zombie apocalypse, kind of game! This outreach event will be an epic night of FUN AND THRILL for ALL STUDENTS in 6TH-12TH GRADE to invite their friends, hear a gospel message, and afterwards, there will be a hayride for everyone! Come jon the fun on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Cost is FREE! For more information contact Jim Pendleton at jimp@mccth.org.

BINGO NIGHT AT SOUTHWOOD: Monday, October 20  Join us on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm at Southwood Health & Rehabilitation Center (2222 E Margaret Ave.). Come and spend time with some of the residents while they play Bingo. This is an outreach for anyone interested. Questions? Contact Michele Topolosek at michele_topp@yahoo.co

KAIROS: The fall meeting for the Kairos Prison Ministry is scheduled for Thursday, October 23. They will meet with 42 selected offenders at Putnamville Correctional Facility for a 4 day weekend. The ministry is a very dynamic program where Christ’s love is shared with good music, carefully coordinated talks and home cooked meals. To graduate from this course, they have to participate. By the end of the weekend many lives are changed with a desire to continue their personal growth by attending Prayer and Share weekly. You can participate by signing up for the Prayer Chain, to bake cookies, decorate place mats, and if you wish, we can arrange for you to attend the closing ceremonies on Sunday, October 26. Stop by the table in the atrium for more information.

MCC STUDENTS BREAKAWAY RETREAT: October 24-25  Home-based youth retreat with fun-filled activities designed to encourage a student’s spiritual walk. Our focus for the weekend is that students come away with a deeper passion for worship, discipleship and service! Guest speaker, worship band, and other special activities including a trip to Pumpkin Works and Saturday mission projects! Join us for an incredible weekend! Cost is $30 and includes retreat t-shirt, food, activities and more. Friday, October 24 at 7 pm through Saturday, October 25 at 9 pm. For all 6th – 12th grade students. Register online today at mccth.org. For more details, contact Jim Pendleton at jimp@mccth.org.

HOST HOMES NEEDED: MCC Students is looking for families to host a small group of students and leaders overnight on Friday, October 24 during the Breakaway Retreat. Being a host is one of our biggest needs for the weekend from parents! It means helping in 3 ways; giving the group a place to sleep, serving breakfast in the morning, and showing radical hospitality. For more information on hosting your home (or being a weekend leader!), contact Melissa Medearis at melissam@mccth.org. Thanks for supporting MCC Student Ministry!

FALL BABY DEDICATION: Sunday, October 26  On Sunday, October 26 we will be hosting our Fall Baby Dedication Ceremony during the 11 AM service. There will be lunch and special activities provided for the families immediately following the 11 AM service in the gym. If you have a child between the ages of 0 -2  and would love to have them dedicated to the Lord, register online at www.mccth.org by Sunday, October 5. For questions or more information, please contact Lindsay Scherb at lindsays@mccth.org or 812-234-7100 ext. 212.

A STUDENT AT DAVIS PARK NEEDS YOU!  There are many students in the Kids Hope program waiting for someone to believe in them. Will you be the one? Specifically many of the boys at the school need a man as they don’t have any males in their lives at home or at school. We would love for both men and women to give one hour a week to change a life. For full details please contact Michelle Sturgess at kidshopemcc@gmail.com.

MCC CONNECT ROOM: What’s the next step in your spiritual journey? Becoming a Christian? Baptism? Joining a C-Group? Serving? Learning how to better understand the Bible? Prayer? Whatever it may be, stop by the Connect Room (located right off the atrium) and explore the next step in your journey.

MCC MOBILE APP: You can download the MCC Mobile App from iTunes, Android Market or other mobile devices by searching for Maryland Community Church. Listen to and watch previous sermons, share sermons via Twitter, Facebook, or email, read MCC pastor blogs and much, much more.

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY IN THE WABASH VALLEY: Check out the Bag Hunger station in the Cause Corner each Sunday to donate food to the local 14th & Chestnut Food pantry. Summer is a time where food pantries often need the most help, as donations are low and kids are out of school. To participate in Bag Hunger, all you need to do is take a plastic bag from the Cause Corner, purchase the items on the list provided on the bag and bring it back the next time you are at church. We then have volunteers who transport the food from the church to the food pantry. Contact Jody Pomfret at jody.pomfret@gmail.com to learn more.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF YOUNG KIDS! MCC has a group just for you called PYK that has a variety of activities throughout the year, such as a drive-in movie night, play-dates at the park, and so much more! We would love to have you join in on the fun. You can join our Facebook group or email list at any time. For more information contact Christen Reed at christenreed@gmail.com.

PYK (Parents of Young Kids) GYM DAYS: The PYK group meets at the church in the gym on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. This is great for anyone wanting to chat with other moms and let their kids run around and play!

3.0 SINGLES GROUP: “3.0” is a group for ALL 30-something singles to share life together! Single parents are also welcome! For information on upcoming events contact Lindsay Scherb at 812-234-7100 ext. 212 or at lindsays@mccth.org.

YOUVERSION: For those of you an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone be sure and download the YouVersion Bible App. Not only will you have a great Bible app for your phone, you can get access to “Live Events”. YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with Maryland Community Church services. You can follow along with the message, take notes, and even submit prayer requests. Check it out!