[ Financial Update ]
We’ve raised $5700 of the $12,500 we need above and beyond our normal giving to finish our fiscal year on July 31 without spending our modest savings. Thanks for your generosity and attention to giving as we press on into August and beyond! If you would like to enroll in automatic giving, contact Judy Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
[ Buy a Backpack–or a Bunch! ]
A great tradition returns of providing backpacks to our community kids. We aim to donate at least a hundred school bags through PRISM—but the need is almost unlimited. A special connection lets us purchase $30 packs for a mere $5, so we’re focusing on packs rather than supplies to multiply our impact six-fold! Make checks payable to Emmaus Road Church with “BACKPACK” in the notation! Deadline to give is August 1.
[ Women’s Retreat Planning ]
The women’s retreat is October 11th-13th. If you are interested in planning the retreat, please join us for a lunch meeting Sunday Aug 4 after worship at Big Ten. Any questions or for more information, contact Stephanie (email@example.com).
[ Men’s Breakfast ]
The guys gather for coffee and conversation at 6am on Friday Aug 9 at Brueggers on Excelsior and Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park.
[ Yet More MAYHEM ]
Moms, dads, and kids get together for MAYHEM on Wednesday Aug 14 at the Como Zoo! Contact Angie Garn for details and more summer dates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
[ Women’s Summer Book Club ]
Emmaus women meet Aug 22 at Diana Singleton’s to discuss Follow Me by David Platt. Books are available at the Welcome Table, and you can contact Greta for details (email@example.com).
[ Wedding Celebration ]
Scott and Lisa (Bauch) Robertson invite Emmaus to their marriage celebration picnic on Sunday August 18 at 1pm at Bush Lake in Bloomington. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Details at www.weddingwire.com/BauchRobertson password: NorthShore
[ Got Keys? ]
The Emmaus band needs electronic keyboard to use in worship. If you have one you can lend or donate, check with Monika Hubka (email@example.com) or Lori Penzien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
[ Emmaus on Facebook ]
We’d love for you to like us on Facebook, where you can catch breaking news about the Emmaus community and share our upcoming events and messages with your friends.