Rooting for the Cubs? Here’s a look at life in the USA the last time they won World Series.
In America in 1908:
- Average human life expectancy – 47 years
- Average wage was $.22 a hour, average annual income was $200-$400 a year.
- You could buy a home from the Sears catalog for less than $1500
- Henry Ford manufactured the first Model T in Detroit, MI. Cost: $850
- The USA had 46 states (Arizona and New Mexico were territories until 1912, Hawaii and Alaska later followed in 1959)
- Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for President for a third term and was succeeded by William Howard Taft
If you have an abundance of candy in your home and are overwhelmed with the prospect of consuming it all, we have a solution for you…MasterCard is collecting candy to send to the troops. All kinds of candy are welcome but they do ask that it be pre-wrapped (sorry, no homemade goodies or apples). If you would like to contribute, Sue Gipson will be collecting at the Soup Night this Friday, or you can call/text her to arrange a time to drop off sooner: 314-322-6149.
Soup Night (Fri, November 4th, 6:15pm): Almost time! Soup Night is this Friday. Here’s the nitty-gritty of the schedule:
- Plan to arrive between 6:15 – 6:30 to set up. Bring your favorite soup or chili and a serving utensil.
- Soup buffet will open at 6:30 and remain open until 7:25
- Kids’ check-in upstairs will open at 7:15 for all kids ages 5th grade and under
- Devotional will begin at 7:30
- Water will be available to drink and the cafe will also be open to purchase beverages.
Veterans Sunday (Sunday, November 13th, 9am): We’re starting a new tradition this year. Please extend a invite to your friends who are military veterans. We will take time during worship to recognize them for their service to our country. You’re welcome to share the above graphic or the Veterans Sunday Facebook event. I would encourage you to post these on your social media, and then also take a few minutes to send a personal text/private message to the people that you especially want to see there.
Greenhouse (Sunday, November 13th, 4pm): DATE CHANGE! Please note that our quarterly Greenhouse leaders’ training has been moved up a week. All current and aspiring Small Group Leaders are welcome to attend.
Women’s Cafe Night (Fri November 18th, 7pm): Ever attended an event and then later thought…”Wow. I know someone who would have loved this…I wish I had told them about it….” Our Women’s Cafe night will certainly be one of those “wow” events.
Click HERE for more Cafe Night info and outreach tools we’ve created for you. You’re also welcome to download and share the above graphic.
Homeless Breakfast (Saturday, November 19th, 6:30am – 10:30am): The weather looks like it’s going be great this weekend, perfect for canvassing your neighborhood for toy and clothing donations! Print off the flyer attached to this email (use the Word version to type in your details, or PDF to write them in by hand). Then drop off on your neighbors’ doors, to give them an opportunity to contribute needed items. You’ll return the following weekend to pick any donations up, and bring them with you to the breakfast the following weekend. Good luck!
For more information about the Homeless Breakfast, click HERE.
Christmas Banquet (Fri December 9th, 6:30pm): Registration is open, and will only be available until Sunday, November 20. Click HERE to register now.
Hope to see all of you on Friday.