Vol. 10-No. 44 Friday, November 4, 2016
Karen Bowman, Editor, email@example.com
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, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – Fall Congregational Forum
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Youth Sunday
– Sanctuary: “WHAT (________) ARE WE”
– Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27
FALL CONGREGATIONAL FORUM WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 following the Worship Service.
Packets are available to be picked up on the table in the Narthex. There are three sections. The forum booklet, the affirmation of slate, and the treasurer’s report.
TIME CHANGE – November 6, 2016, FALL BACK!!! – Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 6th TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR!
NOVEMBER 6, 20, OR 27 ~
Christmas Colors – Red, Green, Gold, Silver, Purple, Blue and Pink – what do you think is your favorite color to share the season of joy? Whether you are creative at heart, or just enjoy dabbling in a bit of color, no matter here at First Church. We take on no artists, just those who are willing to try their hand who enjoy expressing color.
Come join us for some fun on Sunday morning BEFORE and AFTER church on Nov 6, 20 or 27 to decorate a Christmas Ornament for the Camp Eder Christmas Tree Festival this year. These undecorated ornaments will be displayed on a table in the narthex and the finished product (ornament that you paint) will be displayed on a tree at Camp Eder to be shared by all who come to view the tree festival. This will be a really fun event for both adults and children. So, see Kathy Kovacs in the narthex for details and get ready to share your joy of color this Christmas.
*5TH ANNUAL CAMP EDER CHRISTMAS
DEC, 9, 10, & 11, 2016
5 – 8:30 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH is Child Development Center Open House Sunday. Everyone is invited to visit the CDC classrooms and enjoy the artwork in the hallway. Cookies and drinks will be served from 10:00-10:30 and after the Worship Service. Please join us in celebrating our Child Development Center!
ADVENT BREAKFAST – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH! Please mark your calendars to attend! Sign-up sheets for breakfast items and table sponsors/centerpiece decorations are posted in the narthex area, so please sign up to bring a casserole, baked oatmeal, fruit or fruit salad, juice, muffins, donuts and/or bread. We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast. More details to come! If you have questions, please see Brittney Beckwith.
NOVEMBER 10, 2016 – OWLS NEWS – HAVE YOU HEARD THE BUZZ???? Gather with the OWLS on Thursday November 10 at noon in the Homebuilder’s classroom 154 for lunch and an interesting presentation on the topic of BEES, by our own bee keeper, Richard Brown. Bring your bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please sign up in the narthex by Sunday November 6.
December 8 – Annual Christmas Tea
January 12 – Bob Anderson – All about the one dollar bill
NOVEMBER 11, 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, November 11, 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.
NOVEMBER 12, 2016 ~ INTERGENERATIONAL CHURCH GAME NIGHT, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH at 6:30 pm in the Gym presented by the Fellowship Team. Bring your favorite board/card/etc. game to share! The game of Pickleball will also be happening on the pickleball court. This game is less strenuous than tennis, and is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball. Everyone can learn! Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. Come fine out what it is all about!!! Dessert & drinks provided! Questions? Please contact a Fellowship Team member, Sid Innerst, Jayne Baldwin or Tim Beckwith
NOVEMBER 12 & 13, 2016 ~ WEST YORK Church of the Brethren (York, PA) is observing their 50th Anniversary on Sat., November 12th and Sunday, November 13th. On November 12th there will be a special time of music at 7:00 pm led by former pastor Warren Eshbach. On November 13th during the 10:00 am worship service there will be Biblical Teaching through music and mime by Drama Ministry from Lancaster. Also, former pastor, Warren Eshbach, will lead us in looking back; current pastor, Gregory Jones, will lead us in looking at today; and ministerial son of the congregation, Matthew Hershey, will lead us in looking ahead.
Please join us for this special weekend where we celebrate “the crowd of witnesses” whose faith laid the spiritual foundation of our church, and the faithful today who “run with endurance the race God has set before us”.
NOVEMBER 12, 2016 – Hanover Church of the Brethren (601 Wilson Ave., Hanover), presents a Christmas Craft, Soup & Bake Sale, Sat., Nov. 12th, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Featuring: Our Famous Homemade Soups: $ 6 a quart, various homemade baked goods. Vendors include: Tupperware, Chair Massages, Jewelry, Candles, Paintings, Scentsy, Christmas items – and much more! Free coffee & popcorn, door prizes, Lunch Served.
THANK YOU to Pastor Don and everyone at York First for visits and cards. ~ Bill Jacobs
To the Greg & Deb Klinedinst and family on the passing of their niece, Penny Fourhman. Penny passed away on October 30, 2016. Please keep Penny’s mom, Denise, Penny’s husband, Lonnie, Deb & Greg and their whole family in your thoughts and prayers.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 – NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – Wednesday, November 16TH , The Church of the Brethren continues to provide Hygiene Kits, School Kits and Clean-up Buckets where disasters have occurred here and abroad. Material Resources is in the process of shipping over 2000 Clean-up Buckets and 760 cartons of Kits in response to Hurricane Matthew. We can participate in this endeavor by helping to process kits at the Service Center in New Windsor, MD. We will meet at the church on November 16th at 7:15 a.m. to travel in the church bus. Lunch will be provided. Sign up in the narthex to assure yourself of a seat. If you have questions, contact Helen Stoner.
NOVEMBER 30, 2016 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY –Wed., Nov. 30th, 9:30 am Gathering/Morning Program – “Paint your own pottery”: Accomplished local potter, Cathleen Lerew, shares her testimony by molding clay to tell a story. Paint your own piece of pottery as Cathleen shares her faith and her art with us. 12:00 pm Lunch – Baked turkey pot pie, Brussel sprouts, salad, fresh fruit, pumpkin pie 1:00 pm Afternoon Program – “Hosanna Ringers”: Rejoice with some of our friends as they proclaim the coming Christmas Season through song with bells. Cost $ 17. Per person. For more information see poster on bulletin board or contact Kathy Kovacs.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org