Sunday, January 25, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Family of Hope House Church                               February 2015

Notes, prayers and praises

ANNUAL MCC Turkey Canning Project is scheduled for February 23 - 27 at the Hinton Mennonite Relief Center, Hinton, VA. Virginia Conference members are especially urged to help on Tuesday, with Friday, February 27 scheduled as a day for all churches.

LOIS RIVERA-WENGER is doing voluntary service in Phoenix this winter. Her address is: c/o Hospitality Service, 4443 West Vista Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. Her cell phone number is the same.

February Lectionary readings

1  Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Psalm 111  1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
8  Isaiah 40:21-31  Psalm 147:1-11, 20c  1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Mark 1:29-39
15  2 Kings 2:1-12  Psalm 50:1-6  2 Corinthians 4:3-6  Mark 9:2-9
22  Isaiah 43:18-25  Psalm 41  2 Corinthians 1:18-22  Mark 2:1-12

February services worship at 4, meal at 6

1 Location: James & Ruth Stauffer 1250 Parkway Dr 22802     574-6141
Worship and Sharing: Harvey Yoder
Bible Study: Paul Swarr                                                      Carry-in Meal

8 Location: Guy & Margie Vlasits 3448 Caverns Dr., K’town 908-0391    
Worship and Sharing: Guy and Margie Vlasits
Bible Study: Harvey Yoder                                                   Carry-in Meal
15 Location: Joyce Ulrich 1029 Shenandoah St  Apt 101             246-1013
Worship and Sharing: Elly Nelson
Bible Study: James Stauffer                                                  Carry-in Meal

22 Location: Susan Campbell 1361 Lincolnshire Dr, 22802           564-1524
Worship and Sharing: Susan Campbell
Bible Study: Dick Dumas                                                       Carry-in Meal

Family of Hope Directory (not published on line)

Monday, January 12, 2015

FOH annual business meeting 1/11/15

Family of Hope Business Meeting         
Guy and Margie Vlasits
January 11, 2015, 4 pm

Members present: Susan Campbell, Karla May, James Stauffer, Ruth Stauffer, Guy Vlasits, Margie Vlasits, Harvey Yoder, Karen Campbell, Cathy Atwell

1.       Congregational singing, followed by a reading and reflections on each of the lectionary texts for this Sunday.

2.       Last year's minutes were reviewed and approved.

3.       Susan Campbell gave a treasurer's report showing total giving income as $14,202.71 in 2014.

        a. Agreed that the $500 budget item for missionary funds be divided between the Van den essems, missionaries to Asia and the Bylers, Wycliffe Bible translators, for both this year and the past year.
         b. The $200 for educational scholarships will be given to former FOH’er Laura Gottfried who is serving with Vision for Asia this year, with plans to give Josiah Dumas $200 from that fund from next year’s budget if he enrolls at Va Tech.
         c. Encouraged host households to always have an offering basket on display at our Sunday gatherings.

4.       The 2015 giving plan was adopted, with a total giving goal of $18,000.

5.       Agreed to keep the current skeleton Leadership Team in place for now, with Susan Campbell continuing as treasurer and Dick Dumas and Harvey Yoder serving as the other members, even though most decisions have been made in the past year by the total membership or by phone or after church conversations.

6.       Adjournment.

Harvey Yoder, recording secretary