Volume 32 Number 35

Ideas to Help Make Your Church
A Living, Connected Community of Faith

(Taken from the Christian Chronicle (November, 2008), Bailey McBride.

This article has been condensed and adapted, RMH)

  1. Pay attention to visitors. Seek out people you don’t know.
  2. Care for people facing tragedies. Caring for each other proves we have been with Jesus.
  3. Support families during illness.
  4. Share Jesus. People are drawn to joyous believers.
  5. Send cards and/or make calls.
  6. Make friends outside your age group.
  7. Serve in groups.
  8. Love each other.

Paul said, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26,27). Do your best to serve the Lord while you may.

-Robert M. Housby

News & Notes

OPEN HOUSE:  Everyone is invited to a come and go open house at the Foldings on September 12th from 3-7pm. We will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for all those who would like to attend. Please RSVP by September 6th.

LADIES QUILTING will begin Sept. 15. We will meet each 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 at the building.  We work independently on our projects, sharing tips and ideas. If you are a quilter or are interested in learning to quilt, or just want to come and share in the fellowship, we would love to have you join us. Questions?  Call Betty Bailey

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS Needed!  Please see Tammy Sparks to sign up to help with the attended nursery.   The nursery is going to resume again in the fall.  Many visitors have commented on how much they appreciate having a place for their toddlers during worship service.  You must be in ninth grade or older to help.  Your willingness is greatly appreciated!
Missions VBS Supplies:  Construction Paper, Crayons, Children’s Safety Scissors, Markers, Glue Sticks, Bible related stickers.  Thanks for your help!  Darin

SONBEAMS:  The Sonbeams will be going to Perkins, 2425 E. Euclid Ave, on Tuesday, Sept. 08, at 8:30 A.M. for breakfast. Anyone is welcome to join us.

AREA CHURCHES OF CHRIST LABOR DAY WEEKEND PICNIC:  There will be a picnic Sunday afternoon Sept. 6 at the Evergreen Church of Christ.  Bring a favorite dish, lawn chairs or a blanket and plan to spend the afternoon in fellowship with local brothers and sisters.  The picnic will begin around 12:30pm to allow everyone time to arrive.


Jeremy, Sunny, Natasha, Justus Folding, and Elaine Folding
4017 56th Street
Des Moines, IA  50310
Home: (515)326-4548

The following info didn’t change:

  • Jeremy cell: (515) 971-9000
  • Sunny cell: (515) 971-3770
  • Elaine cell: (515) 971-8853
  • Jeremy e-mail: jeremyfolding@gmail.com
  • Sunny e-mail: fourfabfoldings@hotmail.com
  • Elaine e-mail: grandmafolding@msn.com

OPEN HOUSE:  Everyone is invited to a come and go open house at the Foldings on Sept 12th from 3-7 pm.  We will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for ll those who would like to attend.  Please RSVP  today!

SYMPATHY:  We extend our sympathy to Josh Mongan on the passing of his grandfather and to Diane George on the passing of her aunt recently.

GOSPEL MEETING: West Liberty church of Christ Gospel Meeting, Sep 11th & 12th @ 7pm; Sep 13th @ 10:15 am followed by Morning Worship Services @11:00 a.m.; Potluck Dinner following Sunday Morning Worship; Special Guest Speaker: Charlie Brown of Springdale, Arkansas.

ZAMBIA WORK:  Please remember Emily Flaherty, Sherri Lange’s niece, during her work in Zambia. The Harding in Zambia (HIZ) group will have arrived in Africa.  Tim and Dora spoke with Emily at a sendoff last Sunday and she told them that between Osceola, Grandview and her Aunt Sherri, who buys in bulk, she collected seven boxes for the work in Zambia. So much so, that they had to ship most of it!  Donna Bailey

Pray Over Iowa 2009!

Friday night, September 11th

“Sing To Me of Heaven”

“This World Is Not My Home”

“Don’t You Want to Go?”



MEAL SERVED: 5:30 TO 6:45 PM

Prayer Requests

Amber Birmingham, a friend of the Morts, has asked for us to pray for the complete removal of a tumor that was found. She is 22 years old.

The family of Jason Hubbard needs our prayers. Their 12 year old daughter Abbey had a tumor removed that was the size of a volleyball. Additionally, the family is struggling through some difficult problems.

Mike Mazak had hand surgery Thursday morning.

Anne Ogle’s mom, Arlene, had a bump removed from her chest. Let us pray that it is not cancerous.

Joanne Wilson’s 102 year old aunt has an infection—pray that it does not enter her blood stream.

Gail Kish a friend of the Foldings, is doing better after her accident, but still awaiting some more procedures to help her broken back.

Bob and Marla Housby are preparing to leave for Italy on the 14th.

Mike Hysall has recieved a positive report concerning his brain tumor- it’s growth has stabilized.

The daughter of Richard and Beth Potter, Kelly, is dealing with some issues concerning her employment status and teaching credentials. Beth has asked to pray for her to remain strong in her faith during this time.

Please remember Nancy Wallis with her broken feet.

Karen Kauffman from Hickman church asked for prayers for Preston Barth (parents Vicki & Chris Barth) who is 2 years old and has kidney failure from an E coli infection

Ronnie Harrison’s sister Sharon will began radiation treatments for her cancer.

Mark Keyser a friend of Mike Ogle fell of a roof and broke his back.

Lyndsay Gordon asking for prayers on behalf of a friend of her sister: Tommy and Amber Flinn and their newborn son, Miles who is having heart problems.

Please continue to remember Marge and Glenn Stevens.

Prayers have been requested for Nick Lacina who worships with his parents the Center Street Church of Christ in Marshalltown.  Nick is 18 and has leukemia.

Those looking for employment:  Tyler Sparks and his brother-in-law, Rich Potter, Floyd West (Susie Easter’s brother). Jeannie Duquette as she is seeking a new work opportunity.

Phyllis Mort’s sister-in-law Carol is beginning chemotherapy.

Expectant mothers:  Sarah Mongan, Kayla Wallis

Prayers for Brody Decker who is in the hospital dealing with his leukemia.  Brody will be a student in Jo Mort’s class when school starts.

Calendar of Events

  • Sep 6 – Labor Day picnic—Evergreen Church of Christ
  • Sep 8 – Sonbeam’s Breakfast
  • Sept 11 – Pray Over Iowa
  • Sep 12 – Open House at Foldings
  • Sep 19 – Alison Augspurger and Rich Stricklett wedding
  • Oct 12-15 – ‘Holding the Traditions’ Lectureship—Dubuque

End of this issue.