Saturday, October 5, 10:00-2:00, Parkview Elementary
“Love Chippewa” is the new name for our Free Clinic. Alongside 11 other congregations we will serve lower income “Guests of Honor” in the provision of free medical services, haircuts, family portraits, groceries, and so much more. Landmark people are important to guide those volunteering for the first time. Set up will be from 5:30 – 9:00 on Friday evening, Oct 4. We are asking that all volunteers arrive at the school at 8:00 Saturday morning for a training session and to learn the layout of the service areas. You may sign up to help at the table in the fellowship area or at www.LoveChippewa.org.
Because Every Person Matters to God
We believe that every person matters to God and that Landmark is a great place for people to find both God’s love and a Christian family they can be a part of. But people won’t know all this unless we spread the word! Here are some easy ways you can help get the word out.
Yard Signs – Place a yard sign in your front yard or anywhere else you’re allowed to. Be creative!
Invite Cards – Give the cards away to your friends or leave a trail of them wherever you go. You never know who God might direct to pick up one of these cards.
New Mover Cards - Postcards inviting new residents to Landmark will be going out at the end of each month to the 45 new movers closest to the church. Please be praying that God will move people to accept the invitation. And if you see someone recently moved in, welcome them to the neighborhood and invite them to church!
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
The Landmark Choir will begin rehearsals for the upcoming Christmas Season on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 beginning October 20. Music will be distributed at our first rehearsal on the 20th. Our first performance will be on Thursday evening, December 12, at the Chippewa Falls Veterans’ Home. Sunday, December 15, will be the final performance during the morning service at 10:00.
All who are high school age or older are welcome to join our choir in praising our Lord in song. Please consider joining us.
Our Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 10.
Soles for Souls
Our Annual Soles for Souls shoe collection will be taking place throughout the month of September. Bring your extra shoes, no matter what shape they are in, and put them in the barrel by the door. Please tie your shoes together if they are a pair. Single shoes are accepted.
Updated Church Directories are available at the Welcome Counter.
Mending the Soul
We offer small groups that assist people on their journey of healing from abuse. New groups for the Fall are being formed. Contact the church for more information.
Hope Village – Help Needed
Hope Village has a number of needs at this time – would you consider how you might help?
1. We are looking for a project manager for a tiny house build – this person would plan out the house build, contact our volunteers and layout a work plan for our work dates.
2. Construction help – we need people to pound some nails and paint walls.
3. Mentors – we need people to mentor our guests. We normally have 2 mentors per guest so you share this role with one other person
4. Network Friends- just be a friend to one of our guest…Lunch? Bible Study? Give a ride?
5. Donate Items for our Auction – we are involved in Sold4U auctions – if you are cleaning your garage let us know – we may be able to turn your throw away items into funds.
Contact Mike at the church for more information.
Every person in our church has access to an extensive Christian video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access for free whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.
You can gain access to RightNow Media in one of these four ways:
· Email Mike and let him know you would like to have access; he will email you an invite.
· Paste this link into your computers search: https://accounts.rightnow.org/Account/Invite/landmarkchristianchurch?return
· Text - RIGHTNOW LANDMARK to 41411
Once you have done one of the four actions above you will be taken to a page where you can enter your information and be given access to your free account.
KhunYuam Christian Youth Hostel – Student Sponsorship
Landmark Christian Church has partnered with the KhunYuam Christian Youth Hostel, in KhunYuam, Thailand since 2003. The youth hostel was created so that children that live in the mountainous regions of Northwest Thailand, specifically the Mae Hong Song Province, could attend school. Often times the village a student lived in did not have a school.
There are currently 80 students at the youth hostel; they range in age from 6-18. They live at the hostelmand attend school in KhunYuam during the school year but live with their parents when school is not in session.
Landmark has a sponsorship program and from time to time a new student needs a sponsor. The sponsorship is $15.00 per month – that $15.00 is used as follows; $5.00 is used to purchase rice for meals, $2.50 is used to provide items for their dorms, $2.50 goes directly to the student for spending money, $2.00 goes into a travel fund, $2.00 goes into a college scholarship fund and the last $1.00 goes into a fund for a Christmas celebration.
During the day, the students attend the local school appropriate for their age. During the evening, after doing their homework, the children are taught how to be followers of Jesus. The learn the Bible, pray and sing. The older students lead worship and prayer for both the younger students and for the local churches each weekend.
Members of Landmark Christian Church have been blessed to be able to visit the youth hostel, its students and staff every three years. We are currently working on a having a couple of the graduating students visit us here at Landmark each spring.