Vol. 10-No. 22 Friday, June 3, 2016
Karen Bowman, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision Statement: “To become a community of committed Christians who Love God, Share Christ, and Serve the World”
Our Mission Statement: “People dedicated to Spiritual Growth, Loving Relationship, and Sacrificial Service”
SUNDAY, JUNE 5 , 2016, Bread & Cup Communion, Teacher App., Graduation Recognition-See attachment for 2016 Graduates
9:00 a.m. – Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, 9:00 to 10:00 am, Church Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “We are Witnesses!”
– Scripture: Acts 10: 34 – 43
Pastor Don will be on vacation May 29 to June 5, 2016. He will return to the church office on June 6, 2016. In case of emergency you may contact Melinda Carlson.
Secretary’s Office Hours until August 22nd – 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – May 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 92
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, June calendar, and June Newsline Digest (formerly Mission and Ministry newsletter) are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
Copies of the pastor’s sermons will be available on our website at http://yorkfirst.org/sermons/ You may also contact the church office to request a copy.
LAST MINUTE DETAILS – YARD SALE – JUNE 11
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to move yard sale items from Garage to Fellowship Hall on Wednesday Evening, JUNE 8 at 6 PM. All able bodied persons needed. If you can’t lift or carry, come and help lay out the items on tables.
LAST NIGHT for YARD SALE DONATIONS is SUNDAY, JUNE 5. LARGE ITEMS ACCEPTED.
DONATED BAKED GOODS/ITEMS – can be brought in Friday, June 10 to the Lounge. If you are a volunteer – you may bring item(s) in Saturday morning when you arrive to help.
STILL NEED DONATIONS – PLEASE CHECK SIGN-UP SHEETS in narthex FOR ITEMS NEEDED. THANK YOU!
YARD SALE CHICKEN CORN SOUP SALE JUNE 11 – COLD SOUP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT WITH OR WITHOUT CONTAINERS THIS YEAR.
➤ COST OF SOUP WITH YOUR CONTAINER = $6 QT or $3.25 PINT
➤ SOUP WITHOUT YOUR CONTAINER = $6.50 QT or $3.50 PINT
“FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.”
BOWLS OF SOUP AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH – $3.
LOOKING FOR DONATED QUART & PINT CONTAINERS. See Kathy Kovacs
JUNE 8, 2016 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – Wed., June 8th, 9:30 Gathering/Morning Program: Around the Camp Campfire with Mike Kovacs. 12:00 pm Lunch, 1:00 pm Afternoon Program-Sharing Camp Memories – See poster on bulletin board for more details OR contact Kathy Kovacs.
JUNE 9, 2016 – OWLS NEWS ~ The OWLS will gather in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 at noon on Thursday June 9 for a time of fellowship, games and conversation. Bring your bag lunch and a favorite table game to share after we eat. Jeanette Brickner will be providing drinks and dessert. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE SIGNUP SHEET IN THE NARTHEX BY SUNDAY JUNE 5 or call Brad Nicholas so we know how many to prepare for! Upcoming events: July 14 – Patriotic Music August 11 – Annual Indoor Picnic
JUNE 10, 2016 ~ SOUP KITCHEN – PLEASE BRING CASSEROLES TO CHURCH BY 8:30 AM ON FRIDAY.
Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, June 10, 2016 (10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) PLEASE add your name and number of casseroles, to the SIGN UP sheet, so we can let the Soup Kitchen know how many casseroles to expect.
The barrel on the narthex table is collecting change for the Disaster Relief Auction…..coins for others in need. Let’s fill the barrel!
Baby Bottle Boomerang is “ON” 1) Pick up baby bottle in lobby ; 2) Fill with change ; 3) Return to office – Proceeds benefit Human Life Services –a crisis pregnancy agency
Children’s Aid Society Capital Campaign update – To date, we have received $1,750 for the Children’s Aid Society Capital Campaign. This amount will be matched using the $10,000 set aside by the Leadership Team through Witness funds. The Capital Campaign continues through the entire year 2016, so the $10,000 match will continue as well. If you made or make a contribution directly to CAS, please let Sheryl Leaman or any member of the Leadership Team know, so that we can match your contribution. Please make sure to indicate on any donation that the funds are specifically for the CAS Capital Campaign. Thank you for considering a donation! We would love to be able to present $20,000 to the Children’s Aid Society. What a blessing to be able to help children and their families in the local community!
SOMETHING GOOD TO ANTICIPATE: We are planning a retreat at Camp Eder during the weekend of October 28-30, 2016. It’s a beautiful place to be when the maples are showing their autumn colors! Carol and Ken Gordon are going to be our leaders and we look forward to sharing a time of learning and fellowship with you. Watch for more details to be revealed later. –Spiritual Enrichment Team
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael & Danielle (Brant) Kovacs who were united in marriage on Sat., May 21, 2016. Best wishes are extended for your future.
CONGRATULATIONS to Shannon McCracken on her marriage to Brett Kendig on May 21 at Pemberly Farms. Shannon, the daughter of David and Cathy McCracken, is office manager at Livewire Digital. Brett is a land agent for NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas. Following a honeymoon in Aruba, the couple will reside at 4400 Davidsburg Road in Dover, PA. Best wishes are extended for your future.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tom McCracken: Brethren Benefit Trust News
BBT Board Members Re-elected:
Tom McCracken, who has served on the BBT Board since 2012, was elected by the Pension Plan members to serve a second four year term (representing the Retirement Communities).
Tom, along with Eric Kabler, who was elected in November by the BBT Board, and another Board member who will be elected by the 2016 Annual Conference delegates, will all officially begin their new terms in July.
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES:
To the family of Dan Lehigh ordained minister and Elder at Upper Conewago Church of the Brethren and Chaplain of “Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry” passed away Thursday May 26th. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE 25, 2016 ~ LIFE LINE SCREENING, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First Church of the Brethren on 6/25/2016. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
JUNE 30, 2016 – Children’s Aid Society 5TH Annual Franklin County Golf Outing, Thurs., June 30th. This tournament benefits the Frances Leiter Center’s play therapy services for at-risk children. Held at: Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. See flyer on bulletin board for additional information. Deadline: June 17, 2016
JULY 24-28, 2016 – Vacation Bible School – July 24 – 28, – CAVE QUEST: Following Jesus The Light of the World! Christian Ed has chosen the week of July 24-28, 2016 for VBS. Many volunteers are needed to make this outreach to our community a success. Please contact Nancy Gipe, Vivian Hubbell, Stephanie Stoolmaker, Deb Klinedinst, Carol Gordon or Judy Deitch if you are willing to help in any way. Big brown packing paper and black fabric will be needed for decorations. If you have either of these items, please bring them to church and place them in the office or in the Christian Ed room. Thank you!
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Joy El Generation Released Time Bible Program is seeking missionaries to oversee and provide leadership for public school ministry programs. These Equipping Coordinator roles (EC) are vital to expanding our ministry. The EC oversees a group of Released Time programs in a region, mentoring onsite volunteer coordinators so that they can minister most effectively.
Care for and expand volunteer teams
Liaison between public school administration and the ministry
Unify RT teams through Joy El’s mission and standards
Build relationships and visit RT programs to encourage and coach volunteers.
For more information, please call Lisa at 717-764-1071
Contacting the Pastor: Pastor Don can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday—Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The pastor reserves afternoons and evenings for visitation, meetings, and other pastoral-related activities. If you need to reach a Pastor Don outside of office hours, please call him at home at 792-4090, or cell phone 818-6266, and leave a message on his home answering machine. He will return your call at his earliest opportunity. If you would specifically like a pastoral visit, please contact the pastor. HIPA laws prevent the hospital from contacting the pastor when you are admitted. You MUST specifically note to hospital staff that you would like the hospital to contact your pastor.
Contacting the Youth Director, Garrett Page: His phone number is (614) 400-9533 or by email at: email@example.com