What a wonderful time of worship we shared together on Rally Day. We are blessed to have wonderful people concerned about helping children, youth, and adults learn about Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. Thank you to all of you involved in these ministries. I am looking forward to a great Fall season and hope that you are as well.
   Plans have been made to Launch our Discipleship Pathway in the coming weeks, so you will be hearing more details. Thanks again to all of you that completed an interest survey. The results thus far have been compiled so that we can easily use this information. In the coming weeks we are hoping that more surveys will be filled out and turned in. One of the areas on the survey dealt with spiritual growth and we have noticed those who would like some new opportunities. We are making plans to offer some opportunities and some of you might provide leadership. Another example would be some possible Bible studies that we are planning.
   While we intend to make good use of the information from the surveys I want to clear up a possible misunderstanding. If we ask people to sign up for something in which you indicated an interest, please do so. We are not assuming that just because we have an opportunity for something you would like that you are automatically signed up. Ask Karen or myself if this doesn’t make sense to you.
   A few have let me know that you are interested in membership in our congregation. So if you might be considering membership by transfer or profession of faith please let me know. We will likely be having classes for this during our Sunday School time, maybe in October.
   Our Annual Cluster Charge Conference is scheduled for 2:00 on Sunday, October 20. However, we are not hosting it this year, but it will be in New Sharon, in their McVey Building. You are certainly welcome to attend. It will be an opportunity to meet our new District Superintendent, Rev. Moody Colorado.