Weekly News — Week of September 17

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Bless My Church Sunday
Jesus motivates us to be generous with our time, talents and treasures. Join us on our mission to reach people globally with the life-giving message of Jesus by setting aside this day of the year to bless your Church. Pray now about how you can give generously to God’s work at First Melissa.

Rejoice in New Baptism
We rejoice in the baptism last Sunday of Marian Allen.

Cancer Support Ministry
Battling cancer can be overwhelming…certainly for the patient, but for caregivers as well. First Melissa’s Hope Cancer Support Ministry focuses on supporting those fighting cancer, family members and caregivers with the love and grace of Jesus. If you or a family members needs prayer or encouragement while dealing with cancer, please let us know by using the tear-off slip in your worship guide.  You can also visit our booth during the Volunteer Expo on Sunday, October 1.

Melissa MOPS Group
Moms of Preschoolers come check out our new Melissa MOPS group sponsored by First Melissa and Melissa UMC. We meet the first Thursday of every month to connect and encourage each other. Our next meeting is October 5 from 10:00-11:30 am in the Cafe (second floor of Building B). Childcare will be provided for $5 per child. For more information, please contact Lindsay Wooten at lwooten@firstmelissa.com.

A look ahead…
• Volunteer Expo – October 1
• Upward Sports Registration begins – October 2
• Discover Membership – October 8
• Fall Concert – Benefitting Missions – October 8
• Baby Blessing Class – October 22
• Baby Blessing Ceremony – October 29
• DEEPER fall semester ends – November 15
• Christmas Party – November 29

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