How are you with change? I suppose it depends on whether it is a change for the better, or a change for the worse. The trouble is, how can you tell?
People who love summer say changing to fall is for the worse: shorter days, less sunshine, fewer outdoor activities, more darkness, the onset of cooler weather.
Those who love fall say the change is wonderful: cooler weather, trees turning color, campfires, no lawns to mow.
The secret, I believe, is in learning to accept change as it comes. You can have a favorite season, but learn to find beauty in all of them. Being open to change allows us to embrace every day as a gift and an adventure, and to find God in the midst of it.
Jesus says, "Behold! I make all things new!" Paul writes, "If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has past away, and the new has come." If you are going to be in Christ, and be his follower, he is going to make you new. He is going to change you. Count on it.
And what you see as a bad change, might in the bigger picture, turn in to one of great joy. We cannot see what God sees. Trust him with your changes. He will turn them to good.
Have a great month!
Wednesdays - Every Wednesday - Bible Study - New time - 6 PM - All welcome.
Thursdays - 10/3 - Church Board Meeting - 7 PM - Fellowship Room
10/24 - Community Dinner - 5:30 PM - Poplar Grove Church - Help and/or Eat.
Fridays - 10/18 - Chili Shootout and Bonfire - 6 PM - Stacy and Angela Greens home
Sundays - Every Sunday - Worship Service - 10:30 am
10/6 - Communion Sunday
Other News -
Margaret LaMont - Turns 100 years old on October 7! Please send her a card at a new different address in Michigan.
Chili Shootout and Bonfire - Who makes the best chili? If you think you do, then we need you! Who likes to eat chili? We need you too! We will be having a chili shootout on Friday, October 18 at 6:00 PM at Stacy and Angela Greens home. There will be a sign-up sheet for chili, cornbread, drinks, desserts, and other items. We will be voting for the best chili at Caledonia Congregational! We will have a bonfire as well, weather permitting. This is an all-church event, and we hope you come and come hungry! Their home is across from the church, the one with the big yard and chicken coop.
Congratulations - Kyle, Brittni, and Anna Zick welcomed Griffin John on 9/10/19! Mike Pffanginger was featured on WIFR about his upcoming retirement as head custodian at Caledonia Elementary. You can Google it and watch it!
Directory - We will be updating our church directory. If any of your information has changed, or you want to be included, please let Nikki Maurice know.
Spiritual Growth Ideas - Is there something you would like to study or learn about that could help you grow spiritually? Or maybe an event or training you would like to have? do you have some ideas or suggestions? Please share those with Pastor Gary. We are looking for new opportunities if there is interest.
Refreshments - Thanks for all the great treats on Sunday mornings! We will continue with our potluck-style fellowship. If you want to bring something to share, please do!
Coin Collection - Our jars of coins were collected September 30 and will be again December 29. The coins are used for our benevolence giving.
Men's Campout - Caledonia men are invited to our annual men's campout, October 24-27 at Devil's Lake, Wisconsin. Great food, great fun, great fellowship. Consider joining us. Let Stacy or Gary know of your interest.
Sunday, November 24 we will decorate the church for the Christmas season. Plan on staying after fellowship time to help.