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LOCC Links - July 15, 2016     

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~ Worshiping God ~
When we are not in the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter,
we are in the growth period of Ordinary Time -
marked by the living and hopeful color of Green.

While the 'seasons' of the church year focus upon one aspect of the presence
of God in our lives, Ordinary Time celebrates all aspects and occurs twice
in the Liturgical / Christian calendar. First during the time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, and then again between Pentecost and Advent.
This is why this Sunday we pick up where we left off, at Ordinary Sunday Nine.

May your Ordinary Time be EXTRA-ordinary!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Laughter  ~  Genesis 18:1-10

8:30 a.m. - Worship On The Water
~ Plantation Point Pavilion ~

10:30 a.m. - Worship at The LOCC

~ Flowers for this Sunday given by ~

8:30 a.m. - Julie & Rick von Haam 
10:30 a.m. - Babe & Randy Smith in honor of all veterans

~ Ushers for this Sunday ~

8:30 a.m. - Ann & Ked Murray; Julie & Rick von Haam
10:30 a.m. -  Babe & Randy Smith

~ Growing Spiritually as Individuals and as a Community ~

is on the move

Mondays ~ 11 a.m.
Family Life Center
First UMC
Greensboro Campus

Thanks so much to Mr. and Mrs. "C"
for providing parking for the past NINE YEARS!

And to ATLAS for the use of their Community Room since 2007.

Bible & Book Study

Selected Wednesdays
3 p.m. at The LOCC

July 20

Baptismal Gowns
and Traditions

September 7
3 p.m. at The LOCC

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th at 3 p.m. for a presentation of
The Joy Collection
- Heirloom Baptismal, Christening, and Dedication Gowns -
lovingly handcrafted by local resident, Joyce Daniels.
These beautiful creations will be displayed for your enjoyment, as Joyce describes the process of constructing  these special garments.

Becky Matheny will provide an overview of the history of baptism
and the varied baptismal traditions among people of faith.

For more information please contact Rosie Herrmann


October 12 - 23, 2016

Click here for more information and for a printable PDF.

~ Serving Our Neighbors ~

The members of the board of Second Harvest, Inc. would like to express our sincere thanks for your continued support of our organization.  We are in receipt of the donation to Second Harvest representing our portion of the funds received in the LOCC Spring Food Drive.
Our program has grown over the years, both in terms of the breadth of activities as well as the increasing financial needs to support these projects.
For instance, in addition to the cost of the food distributions (approximately $1,500 per month), we support sixty-six children in a weekly backpack program that averages almost $1,000 per month.  We expect to add additional children this fall.
We are always seeking individual "Sponsors of the Month" for our distributions.  It costs $1,500 per month for a sponsorship, which is fully deductible as we are a 501 (c) 3 organization.
These activities are supported by a significant network of volunteers, including members from LOCC.  We welcome members of the congregation to join us at any of our monthly distributions, taking place the third Saturday of every month at Greene County High School.
We hope we can continue to be part of the charitable giving of LOCC in the future.  It is very gratifying to be part of the generous community where we live.
Thankfully yours:
Second Harvest, Inc. Board of Directors
Denis Pepin
President & Fundraising Chairman
6350 Lake Oconee Parkway, Ste. 102, PMB 132, Greensboro, GA 30642 - 847-769-5565

Greene County
Second Harvest
Food Distribution
Saturday, July 16
Greene County High School
9 - 10:30 a.m.

 Since school is out for the summer, fewer volunteers will be present.
Please come help if you are able!
Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:00 AM, earlier if possible.  Those who are assisting as registrars, please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45.  It is helpful if you are registering to confirm to Kris Greenway
if you are attending this week.

Putnam County - LifeSource
Food Distribution
Saturday, July 23
Putnam County Elementary School

In appreciation of both Lake Oconee Community Church and Congregation Chai donation to the Putnam LifeSource Food Distribution Program, LOCC is the official Sponsor of the July 23rd Distribution in the Gym at the Putnam County Elementary School. Volunteers please arrive at 8:30 a.m. for three hours of festivities in the spirit of "neighbors helping neighbors. Contact Bob Landau for more information.

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The LOCC Youth Alliance
on FaceBook!

LOCC Birthdays This Week

July 20 -  Bob Moran

July 22 - Kathy Noble

Support Group for
Families With Addiction

Every Other Week
 Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.
July 27

12 Step Group will resume meetings in the fall

- Concerns of the Community -
 Please support these through your prayers.  Click the links to send an email.

Verdain Barnes (click to email Joyce)
Stacey Brown (daughter-in-law of Pat Lanphier)
Diane Desmond
Al Grigalunas (friend of Ed Coker)
Joselyn Hafla (daughter of the Martincics)
Sandra Hoagland (cousin of Pete Stephan)
Tori Hosbrook (niece of Carla Thornton)
Bruce Moffatt (friend of the Martincics)
Jean Newland (friend of the Verners)
Kasey Phillipps and her parents, Tracey & Rob (son/daughter-in-law of Bev Conway)
Carson Alexander Rozsman (grandson of Mev Rozsman)
Pam Searle
Jackie Sedlaeck (friend of Judy Broome)
Caleb Trempe (nephew of Tim Merrill)
Jim Verner (grandson of the Verners)
Renee Vetter (friend of Roger Schurig)

For additions or changes email Becky Matheny

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