Coming Up at Clover Hill
August 21 - August 31

Dear Friends,
    I have learned, over the years, that the value of vacation is not as much dependent upon your ability to choose where to go, as it is upon your ability to leave the distractions and details of your life behind. And, in this e-world of ours, that is not easy to do. I hope you have had a chance this summer to consider the year gone by, to anticipate the year to come, and - most importantly - to treasure the people and the possibilities that are yours right now.
    And here comes September!
    So mark your calendars now:
    Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 in the church basement, Education Team Meeting. Wonít you come and help us kick off the start of a great new year? If you have a vested interest in any one of our educational offerings at Clover Hill, we welcome your input and time. From Nursery Care, to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, to Adult Education, there is something for everyone.
    Sunday,September 7 will be our first day back on the 10:30 worship time, the first day of a new year in Church School and our Church Picnic on Gladys O'Brien's Great Lawn!



On The Calendar:

Thursday, August 21
Belltower deadline for the September issue

Saturday, August 23
9:00 am Classis Congregational Care meeting in the church basement
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the church basement

Sunday, August 24
9:30 am Worship/SSSSchool
The sermon, based upon St. Matthew 16:13-20, will be entitled
"Peter's Confession in the 21st Century Churches."

Monday, August 25
7:30 pm Skeins of Hope meeting

Wednesday, August 27
8:00 - 11:00 am Mid-week Prayers

Thursday, August 28
7:00 pm Bible Study in the church basement

Friday, August 29
10:00 am "Office Angels" meet

Saturday, August 30
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous

Sunday, August 31
9:30 am Worship/SSSSchool
The sermon, based upon St. Matthew 12:29 and I Peter 3:18-22, will be entitled "Christ's Great Caper."

Quote of the Week
What do I want to take home from my summer vacation?
The wonderful luxury of being at rest.
The days when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life on track and let life simply wander.
The days when you stop planning,
analyzing, thinking and just are.
Summer is my period of grace.

- Ellen Goodman