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4/23/2023 Weekly Announcements & Townhall recap

Good afternoon all.

Here is the link to yesterdays service for anyone who missed it:


  • Financials – We have money. Our deck fund has just reached $5,000 (goal is $10,000). To clarify, this deck fund is specifically/only for the deck that will be built off the kitchen in the church as well as the installation of the French doors (already purchased) to access the deck from the kitchen. The porches on the house/annex are not included.
  • Love Avenue:
    • Next event is graduation acknowledgement at end of service on 6/4 (Brett Thompson & Noah Sitterley)
    • Christmas in July event will be Saturday 7/15 this year. Discussed what went well last year & what we’d like to do differently.
      • Cherelle has contact info for the shaved ice vendor that we used last year. She will reach out & try to get them booked again.
      • BBQ hot dogs this year. Set up BBQ & food tables near whatever food truck we have to keep all of the food together. Some people missed the food hidden away inside last year.
      • We need to publicize the event ahead of time, not only the hand out of info the morning of.
        • Once digital files are available, Shawna will post on Junction City Community Facebook page & contact JC Chamber of Commerce to have posted on their calendar as well.
        • Have postcards printed that we can leave at places like the Beer Station in JC. Check with other local businesses as well. Thistledown?
        • Handout information during “Function in Junction” (first weekend in June).
      • Shorter event this year, only 2-3 hours rather than all day.
      • Be flexible with jobs/duties.
      • Volunteers/workers need to be identified as such (still have shirts from last year?). Mandatory requirement for greeters. Greeters need to be proactive greeting people in the parking lot.
    • Faith Avenue:
      • Current groups:
        • Book club is just getting ready to start up again. This session’s book will be On Repentance and Repair Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Danya Ruttenberg. Start date TBD, meetings will be held in-person with a Zoom option and is open to men & women. Please email Cherelle if you are interested in taking part in this session. Please also let her know if you are interested & need help getting the book.
        • Mens Brunch is held one Saturday each month; is not a standard/set date/week. Contact Eugene Thompson if you are interested in attending.
        • “Card & Chatter” held the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month. Contact Sue & Joe Elam for more information or if you are interested in attending as space is limited.
        • Women’s prayer group meets once a month on a Wednesday; week is not set. Contact Linda Sitterley or Michele Thompson if interested.
        • “Men of the Spirits” men’s fellowship group, not currently a set schedule, plans to meet once a month. See Tim Sitterley or Joe Tkach for information.
        • Trivia Nights every Thursday at the Beer Station in Junction City from 6:00-7:30pm. All ages are welcome.
      • Future activities/groups:
        • “Chosen” watch party & discussion. Will be held in the annex, hosted by Tim.
        • Interest groups (for example session(s) on gardening or making pickles). See Tammy Tkach if interested in hosting/leading a group.
        • “The Oasis” women’s mini retreat. Tammy will host at the River Road church on Saturday 5/27 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring a lunch. Tammy will have a signup sheet next week.
      • Hope Avenue:
        • See Shawna if you are interested in helping with kitchen/cleaning duties, being a greeter, usher, etc.
        • We are not going to be using disposable dishes on a weekly basis (events will be determined on a case-by-case basis). Please wash your dishes before you leave. Do not through the black cups & lids away; they aren’t meant to be disposable.


  • Thursday 4/27
    • Sweet Teas via Zoom at 1:00pm (link will be sent in separate email on Wednesday)
    • Trivia at the Beer Station in Junction City at 6:00pm
  • Sunday 4/30
    • The theme for this week will be Jesus is our shepherd and guardian. Scripture Passages:
      • Psalm 23:1-6
      • Acts 2:42-47
      • 1 Peter 2:19-25
      • John 10:1-10


Day Date Time Event/Announcement Location
Thursday 4/27 1:00pm Sweet Teas via Zoom; link will be sent in separate email Zoom
Thursday 4/27 6:00pm Trivia Night! All ages are welcome & you are not obligated to attend every week. If you are going to come, please check this link for the Clue of the Day for clues about questions that will be asked that day as well as an item to bring to score bonus points. (It’s different every day so you must check on Thursday!) The Beer Station in Junction City (495 Holly Street)
Sunday 4/30 4:00pm Pizza & game night. Games will start at 4:00pm, pizza at 5:30pm; food & drink will be provided. If you have a game that you would like to share, please bring it along. Salem
Tuesday 5/9 5:30pm Avenue Navigators Meeting  
Sunday 5/14   Mother’s Day  
Saturday 5/27 9:00am- 1:00pm “The Oasis” women’s mini retreat River Road
Sunday 6/4 End of Service Graduation blessings & celebration River Road
Tuesday 6/13 6:00pm Advisory Team & Avenue Navigators Meeting River Road
Sunday 6/18   Father’s Day  
Wednesday – Sunday 6/28 – 7/2   Denominational Conference Concord, NC
Sunday 7/2 10:00am We will be holding a watch party to watch the service from the Denominational Conference. River Road
Saturday 7/15 TBD Christmas in July River Road
Saturday 8/19 TBD Tie Dye party (So we all have cool duds to wear to the party!) River Road
Saturday 8/26 TBD 60’s Party at the Sitterleys Sitterley house



I will continue to add any prayers received on request slips during Sunday service to the prayer wall on our website unless the slip specifically says that it is not to be posted on-line. The prayer wall is available 24/7 for anyone to add a prayer. Although the prayer wall is on Eugene’s website it is also open for Salem members to use! Once at hover over the ANNOUNCEMENTS heading at the top of the screen & then click on Prayer Wall when it appears. Scroll to the bottom of the prayer list to enter your request into the provided fields. The name field is required; however, if you would like to add a request anonymously, you can enter “anonymous” there. You will still have to enter your email address, but it will not be posted anywhere. Once you have filled out the four fields (name, email, prayer request & select to share), click submit to post your request to the wall. Please note, there is a delay in the prayer showing up on the wall (even after refreshing).

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