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Thanksgiving Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering is this Sunday, November 20.

The CAUMC Outreach Committee has decided to support our local community with this year’s Thanksgiving Offering. The 2022 beneficiary will be the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. (MESI)

The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides housing to individuals and families without homes in Riley County and the close surrounding area. Striving to maintain a safe and clean environment for the community’s homeless population, the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter also advocates in the acquisition of affordable permanent housing for residents. MESI provides comprehensive services to ensure that clients’ basic needs are met and they are also integrated with other services and resources in the community. The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides the unique, year round, 24 hour accessibility to not only the clients served, but also to the community as a whole.

Each year the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. serves approximately 500 people. Your donations help to further support their mission.

Below is a link to MESI’s website. Please take a look at all of the amazing things that they are doing for our community.

http://www.mesikansas.org/

Calendar Updates

Over the next few weeks with Thanksgiving, as well as rehearsals for the Christmas program, there have been some changes to our calendar.

Below are some of the major changes/additions. You can also view our online calendar at: https://www.caumcmanhattan.org/calendar

ADULT CHOIR (EXTRA REHEARSALS)

Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 11, at 9:00 a.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving there will be no adult Bible Study, but the Children’s Choir practice will still occur at the regular time. Please try to make it if you can, as there is only a limited amount of time to learn the music. Please reach out to Heather Lansdowne if you have any questions.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSALS

**No actors’ run-through the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20

Sunday, November 27, 8:45 a.m.: Actors run through lines. (Parlor/Sanctuary)

Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Full musical rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 4, 8:45 a.m.: Possible run-through of lines. (Sanctuary)

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Full Musical rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 11, 9:15 a.m.: Full Musical Rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 11, 3:30 p.m. (actors present)

4:00 p.m. Performance

THANKSGIVING PIE

The Family and Friendship Commission will provide pie on Sunday, November 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

2022 Thanksgiving Offering

The CAUMC Outreach Committee has decided to support our local community with this year’s Thanksgiving Offering. The 2022 beneficiary will be the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. (MESI)

The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides housing to individuals and families without homes in Riley County and the close surrounding area. Striving to maintain a safe and clean environment for the community’s homeless population, the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter also advocates in the acquisition of affordable permanent housing for residents. MESI provides comprehensive services to ensure that clients’ basic needs are met and they are also integrated with other services and resources in the community. The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides the unique, year round, 24 hour accessibility to not only the clients served, but also to the community as a whole.

Each year the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. serves approximately 500 people. Your donations help to further support their mission.

Below is a link to MESI’s website. Please take a look at all of the amazing things that they are doing for our community.

http://www.mesikansas.org/

WOODSY AT THE RILEYS’

Sunday, November 13th. Come at 3:00 and leave anytime! Please RSVP to help with our hot dogs and smores planning. The Riley’s email is bill@thepathfinder.net & ph: 785-537-2959.

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, smores, and drinking water are provided. A special cobbler dessert will be provided by the Scouts.

Please bring: A non-dessert side dish (preferably in unbreakable containers). Flashlights, walking shoes & jackets. Folding chairs (if bench seating is not acceptable). Table service (reducing trash & environmental impact). Personal drinking cups.

Bulk water and soap will be available for hand washing.
A scavenger hunt game and directions to the picnic area will be offered at the parking lot.

All dishes, lawn chairs, and special-need equipment will be hauled from the parking lot to the picnic area for you, as well as covered dishes if possible. Rides from the parking area will be available to the picnic area as needed. The picnic area is a 15-minute(ish) walk from the parking on unpaved wooded paths. Extra table service and cups will be available. A camp toilet and basic first aid kit will also be available. Location: 4555 Meadow Crest. A private drive off Junietta Road.

The USD 383 FIT Closet Needs Our Help!

The USD 383 FIT Closet and the children and families of our community still have many critical needs. Please take a look at the post below to see how you can make a difference. Every little bit helps!

It’s not often that I find myself on the verge of tears at the FIT Closet – but lately, it’s been a more regular thing. Our bins of hygiene items, our linen closet, and many of our clothing bins are completely empty. It’s really disheartening/discouraging to have to repeatedly tell shoppers, “I’m sorry – but we don’t have this item, or this item…or this item…or that one…” I’m grateful for their gracious, accepting responses…but I want to do better. Can you help?
If you’d like to purchase hygiene items, you can shop local and deliver them to the Keith Noll Maintenance Center (2031 Casement Rd). They’re open M-F, 7a to 4p.
If you’d like to use our Amazon Wish List and have things shipped straight to us, that would be AWESOME!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/35RP7WC5S874P…
Clothing donations can be taken to the Keith Noll Maintenance Center (address and hours above).

Game Night at CAUMC

Join us at CAUMC on the third Friday of every month for game night! We will meet in Fellowship Hall at 7pm. Feel free to bring a game, or a snack to share. We would love to have you join us! Please call the office at 785-539-4191 with any questions.