The Weekly: October 25

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Financial Update
October Giving Goal:* $263,056
Received as of 10/18: $151,245
Still Needed to Meet Goal: $111,811

*Based on past giving trends.

General Fund Giving 10/18: $47,626
Building Fund Giving 10/18: $6,840

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2021 Budget Forum
New Date: Sunday, November 8, 5 pm, Room B3
Contact: Ron May 
Our 2021 budget will be voted on for approval at our next Members Meeting (November 15). To give you a chance to preview that budget and ask questions, we will have a Budget Forum on Sunday, November 8. Come learn more about how your giving is spent toward our mission of making disciples!

Members Meeting
Sunday, November 15, 6 pm, Worship Center
Join us at our upcoming Members Meeting where we’ll vote to approve the 2021 budget, elected officers, and a revision of our Articles of Incorporation. We’ll also give updates on what’s happening at First Free with staff, elder, and financial reports. All are welcome to attend. Childcare is by registration only and is available through 5th grade. To sign up you can register online or call the church office by Monday, November 9.

Before you vote: Please take time to review our elected officer candidate profiles available here or at the Welcome Center.

GriefShare—Surviving the Holidays
Tuesday, November 10 or December 8, 7-9 pm, Room B3
Grieving the loss of a loved one? Join us for this DVD/discussion group led by licensed grief counselor Darla Stevens to help you navigate the holiday season. This session will provide practical holiday coping strategies and hope for brighter days ahead. Darla has worked in hospice care for the last three years and has a desire to assist those who are grieving with compassion and godly wisdom. Cost is $10 and includes a Holiday Survival Guide. Register online or by contacting Darla Stevens. The deadline to sign up for the November session is Wednesday, November 4.

Share Thanksgiving Dinner
Many international students in Wichita are alone on Thanksgiving. One of our missions partners, ISI, is matching WSU students with families who are comfortable hosting students in their home this Thanksgiving. This is a great opportunity to show hospitality and share the good news of Christ. You can sign up online through ISI or contact Rod Bevan with any questions.

Embrace: Change for Life
October 4—November 1
Contact: Lucas McGarity 
Partner with one of our local missions organizations, Embrace, by collecting and donating your spare change through the month of October. Don’t forget to bring your Change for Life bottle with you on October 25 or November 1! They can be dropped off at the table in the hallway outside the offices on Sunday morning or returned to the church office during the week. Please return empty bottles as well, as they are reused by Embrace for this fundraiser each year.

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