Volleyball. Practices for the upcoming season will take place at Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail, on Sunday, Oct. 22 (7:30 to 9:30 pm); Sunday, Nov. 5 (6-8 pm); Sunday, Nov. 26 (4-6 pm) and Sunday, Dec. 3 (4-6 pm). We will also have practices at the Austin Sports Center (south location), 425 Woodward St., on Saturday, Oct. 28 (7-9 pm) and Sunday, Nov. 12 (7-9 pm). Regional tournaments will take place in Austin on November 18-19 and in Houston on December 9-10.

Share Your Feast Potluck – October 28, 2017. On this Sabbath we will have our traditional post-Feast potluck during which we will show photos taken at different Feast sites. The meal will be an international-themed meal. So if you traveled internationally, we would enjoy some of those special dishes. And don’t forget the desserts! As for the photos, we’d like to see pictures of family, friends, fauna, fountains, fish, forests, and far-away places. Photos may be submitted to Rob Poffenroth.

Yard Sale – November 5, 2017. Don’t throw it out! Set those unwanted items aside for the church yard sale on Sunday, November 5. We all have a chance to clear out the clutter from our garages and attics, and at the same time, to raise money for our local congregation. More details coming soon!

Austin Regional Volleyball Weekend – November 18-19, 2017. On this weekend Austin will host the first regional volleyball tournament of the season. The guest speaker for the weekend will be Doug Horchak, head of COGWA Ministerial Services. Additional details to come.

Winter Camp – December 27-January 2, 2018. Camper and staff applications are now being accepted for Winter Camp. Camp will again be held in Montello, Wisconsin. It will run from Wednesday, Dec. 27, to Tuesday, Jan. 2. The staff arrive earlier, and their application deadline is November 1. The camper application deadline is November 15. For more information, please visit the COGWA Youth Camps website at Remember that you apply via the COGWA portal site (where you registered for the Feast).