Buck Hunger!  Give $1 to the Soup Kitchen during the month of October. You can text buckhunger to 71777, to online:  igfn.us/vf/buckhunger, you can put a donation in the collection plate on Sunday (in an envelope marked “Buck Hunger”) or you can deposit a dollar (or more!) in the glass jar in the Bell Tower. Why? One dollar isn’t much, but all of us together can make a big difference to help our neighbors in need. One in every 6 people in Michigan goes hungry and it is a higher percentage in Benton Harbor. Will $1 make a difference? The SK in Benton Harbor did a small Buck Hunger campaign about 3 years ago (with about 6 churches participating) and raised almost $4,000. If we can get all the groups that volunteer at the SK to collect, we will improve that. For many of the needy, the SK is the bright spot in their day, and it is also for the volunteers too. It surely is the only meal some of them get every day. The campaign will end October 31st. The strength of the SK is  in the breadth of its support. Over 950 different people volunteered at the SK last year. Thank you for any donations you can make. Janada Steffey

The School of American Music presents Family Concert Series featuring North American Brass Company, a professional brass quintet performing contemporary and classical music in a fun way. The date is October 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Mediator. Admission is free. The concert is underwritten by The Pokagon Fund.

Movin’ Against Hunger Walk, Run, Bike, RockJoin area church members on October 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. for the annual fundraiser to benefit Harbor Country Emergency food Pantry. It all starts at The Gathering on Three Oaks Road where the food pantry is located.  If you wish to walk/run/bike/rock or make a donation, see Ruth Merrifield.