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November Newsletter - The Tie Binder
November Events
New Carpet!

Finally! After four long months, my new carpet has been moved from my garage and installed in my home. It arrived there from a friends home, who had removed the new carpet to install other flooring. And, even better, when that new carpet was measured and found lacking in square footage to cover all the rooms, the crew leader helped me out by quickly locating other carpet, bringing it to my house, and getting it all done in one day. 

You may have heard all the ups and downs of this situation, or you may have been spared the details. But it took telling the story to a good friend who listened and pointed out that my original carpet installer was not going to follow through with promises to get the work done. I needed that. With advice from another friend on what new phone app could lead me to a good installation crew, I was on the road to new fluffy carpet with a lead time of just a week and a half. A lot of prayer, mostly for help, was sent up during these days.

Since I had a bad experience with the first installer (who didn’t install at all) I was on pins and needles hoping the new crew would follow through, and the carpet would still be usable after all its time rolled up in the garage, and the price would really be what was quoted. I was just a ball of anxiety, all the way through the process until it was completed. 
My anxiety gradually began wearing off as the crew put furniture back where I wanted and jumped in their work vans to take the old carpet for disposal. As I walked on the new carpet that evening, and carefully wiped the dogs’ paws off before they came inside, I felt like I had my house back, much improved.

I’m able to enjoy my ‘stuff’ as I put it all in place again. I have friends with good advice. I have new carpet. And yall’s have patiently read to the end of this article. I am thankful for all these things and more. May we all get through life's’ situations with the help of God and friends, and may we all be at peace, thankful for all we have and all we are. 

Here’s where I am aiming. Trusting God with our problems is the best way. Worrying and fretting...not so good. As Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, here is the best way. I hope to achieve it as I continue to grow in Christ.

Do not be anxious about anything, 
but in every situation, by prayer and petition, 
with thanksgiving, 
present your requests to God. 

Happy Thanksgiving!Pastor Karen
Friday & Saturday, Nov.2-3
Christmas Bazaar, 9:30 am-3:00 pm

Sunday, November 4
Daylight Savings Time ends
DABA Fall Gathering @ Spinning Rd Baptist
5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 5
Baptist Women’s Day of Prayer

Tuesday, November 6
Bingo @ The Oaks, 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 10
DABAWM Board Meeting, DLABC
10:00 am.

Sunday, November 11
Pledge Sunday
NO Board Meetings

Thursday, November 15
ABWM meeting, 1:00 p.m. 

Saturday, November 17
CWU/Dayton World Community Day
@ Greek Orthodox Church, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
DLABC Thanksgiving Carry-in &
Business Meeting, after Worship
Newsletter deadline for December

Thursday, November 22

Sunday, November 25
Celebration Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Baby Dedications, Baptisms, Dedication of Paraments

Events in December

Saturday, December 1
Hanging of the Greens, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 9
All church Christmas Lunch & Party
  After worship
No Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 11
Women’s Christmas Party, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, December 24
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

American Baptist Women
ABWM will meet November 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Our theme is “Feel Thankful for Friends.” Hostesses are Pat Trent and Jerri Wood. Devotions will be given by Joyce Kelley. Coordinator Jerri Wood will be contacting you with more details.

The ABWM Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. The theme is “Sounds of Christmas.” Cost is $13.00 for adults and $6.00 for children over 6 years old. Please bring a “white elephant” gift (value approximately $5.00) Tickets will be sold later in November.

ABWM women had a lovely birthday party/lunch on October 16 at Wellington of Dayton. Liz Durig, Elenor Evans and Vera Trigg were celebrated. The twenty women in attendance had a wonderful time.
Christian Women United Events
November 17 is Church World Community Day Celebration at Greek Orthodox Church, at 1:00 p.m. Their ladies will treat us to a free light lunch. Tours of the church are available after the program.
December 3 is CWU Christmas Tea at United Christian church, at 1:00 p.m. All priests, pastors and spouses will be honored.
Mission/Caring Boards
October Disbursements were:
Wu’s $100.00
Dayton Christian $ 75.00
United Missions Basic $328.07
Bucket Fund $ 6.00
World Missions $647.00
  (From this amount $100.00 was sent to each of the Missionaries Clemmer and Longumer.)

12 Cards were sent in October.
We Are Searching...
We are looking for any videos of the 1980’s Christmas plays written and produced by Rev. Roland Marcus. If you have any that can be transferred to DVD copies, please contact the church office.
Dorothy Lane American Baptist Church
Invites You To A
Celebration Sunday
To Begin our 60th Anniversary Year
On November 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us as we rejoice with 
Baby Dedications
Dedication of Paraments 
in Memory of Rev. C. Roland Marcus

All are invited to stay after Worship for Brunch