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1. Lunch Bunch will meet at Smokey Bones (780 US 31S, Greenwood) at 11:30amWednesday, September 27. For reservations please sign up on the clipboard in the church reception office or call Brenda Maley at 317-894-1178.

2. Special Sunday Worship Services in October: As we discern whether Faith UMC and Old Bethel UMC’s are called to merge together, we will have a number of opportunities to extend welcome, support, and love to our brothers and sisters at Faith UMC. Please take note of these upcoming worship services! These are opportunities to particularly shine the light and love of Christ by extending welcome! October 1: World Communion Sunday We’ll celebrate World Communion Sunday at one combined worship service at 10:30am at Faith UMC (9031 E. 16th Street). It will be wonderful to pack their sanctuary with Old Bethel love and support as a tangible reminder of God’s presence! October 15: Laity Sunday Ed Santiago from Faith UMC will bring the message at 9:30am & 11am as both congregations worship together at Old Bethel. Please be on the lookout for new faces. Let’s show how warm and welcoming we can be at Old Bethel! October 29: Town Hall Meeting Sunday after one combined worship service at 10:30am at Old Bethel. This town hall meeting is specifically for the purpose of discussing the recommendation being made by the Merger Exploration Team.

3. Election Day, November 7, will be here before you know it and one race is getting all of our attention. Mr. Peanut Butter is running against Ms. Jelly to see who your favorite is. Mr. Peanut Butter brings a versatile, nutritious, protein-packed sensibility to the ballot. Ms. Jelly brings her sweet, delicious, flavor-packed platform to this election. Early voting begins October 1. You are encouraged to vote early and often for your favorite. Cast your ballot by placing a jar of peanut butter or jelly in the respective shopping cart in the church lobby. You can vote bipartisan and bring in both! All votes must be casted by 6pm November 7. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 12. All peanut butter and jelly will then be donated to the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry to be distributed in the Christmas boxes. Let your voice be heard and don't forget to vote!

4. Old Bethel Preschool is growing! Contact Director Joan Lucarelli at 317-359-9651 or to enroll your student 2-4 years of age or to join the teaching team. CCDF accepted.

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