Vol. 13- No. 45 – Friday, November 9, 2018, Karen Bowman-Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: yorkfirst.org Facebook: “York First Church of the Brethren”
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 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Ruth 3:1-11, 4:9-17
– MESSAGE: “Restorer of Life”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
Holiday Happenings “Prepare the Way” – Advent Events
ATTENDANCE – November 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 81
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the November calendar, and November Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at yorkfirst.org
COOKIE BAKERS NEEDED ~ First Church cookie bakers are needed to put their talent to work because we are again packing homemade cookies for the truckers which will be handed out to them during the month of December at the Carlisle Truck stops. The Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry chaplains will do so. The goal for our church is to pack at least 200 bags with about 6 cookies in each bag. That calls for ALOT of cookies!! We usually exceed our goal so I am expecting the same this year, friends. Please put your freshly baked homemade cookies in the church lounge on the table on Sunday, December 2. They definitely MUST be there by 9:30 AM Tuesday morning, December 4. The Ladies Bible Study group will pack them in the decorated bags that morning. Thank you so much for helping to brighten a trucker’s day! Elizabeth Eisenhart
CASH FOR CAUSES ~ Please consider purchasing Giant &/or Weis gift cards for your holiday shopping, donations, and gift giving. Purchase some for the IN-GATHERING on November 18th. Place the card in one of the envelopes in the pews and put your name & number on it if you want to receive credit for the donation. Carole Bradfield 717-755-1784 email@example.com
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
(birth-K) K- 5th Teacher
9:00-10:00 Nursery 10:15-11:45
4 Tom McCracken Jill McCracken Tom & Jill McCracken
11 Gail Rutland & Kathy Kovacs Michele Gibbel Kathy Kocavs & Gail Rutland
18 Audrey Ginder & Jolene Zeigler John Anderson Sam & Alicia Weyant
25 Michele Gibbel John Anderson Michele Gibbel
Thank you to all those who help with Children’s Ministry. Your time, energy, and dedication are appreciated. If you need to make a schedule change or would like to serve as a teacher or in the nursery, please contact Michele Gibbel (717) 318-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
➤To avoid volunteer burnout, and to provide the best care for our children, come the new year, we will be in need of some additional Sunday School teachers and Nursery Care helpers. Please consider having your name added to the list. Contact Michele Gibbel if you are interested or have questions. Thank you.
Coming soon…………Online Giving! A simple and easy way to donate your tithes and offerings on a regular basis – weekly, biweekly, monthly. You get to choose! Once you set up your account, you are all set. You can also make additional contributions to other funds like the Food Pantry, Kitchen Fund, Camp Eder, Children’s Aid and more.
This convenient new system accessed through our website does not require you to contact your bank to sign up or to make changes. You can use any of your checking or savings accounts and the funds will be automatically transferred to our church bank account. This system is more convenient for the church and it’s convenient for you because you can make changes at any time. You can see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end. Stay tuned for more details!!
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 10, 2018 – Neighbor Nites ~ Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 PM – What Your Kids Don’t Tell You But You Wish You Knew – A psychologist and his police officer son help us create family dialog about sensitive subjects. Free, No reservations, Child care provided.
For more information go to http://yorkfirst.org/neighbor-nites/
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – Wed., Nov. 14th – 9:30 Meet and greet, 10:00 Morning Program- Elva Hurst of Barnyard studios doing a Thanksgiving harvest themed chalk talk, 12:00 Lunch- Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll butter, green beans, side salad, pumpkin pie with ice cream, 1:00 Afternoon Program – Thanksgiving themed craft time extravaganza. Cost: $18.00
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies presents the Snowden Lecture “Mental Health Treatment in the Plain Communities,” by Charles Jantzi on Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., in the Bucher Meetinghouse. Jantzi is professor of psychology at Messiah College. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
NOVEMBER 18, 2018 ~ In-Gathering Service – Sunday, November 18th – The tradition of giving food to our Food Pantry has been an event for many years. Food donated to the pantry has helped meet the nourishment needs of many persons and families. This year the Witness Team is asking for the following items for the Pantry : Soups- tomato and chicken, Mac and Cheese(boxed), pasta sauce, cereal (low sugar), small canned ham, crackers, breakfast bars, pasta, spaghetti. In response to the on going needs of the Lehman Center we are also asking for the following supplies : Garbage bags (30 gal. and kitchen). toilet paper, diapers size 4, paper towels, children toothbrushes. Bring your donations to the front of the sanctuary before the 10:30 Service begins. Monetary donations can be placed in an envelope. Checks made out to First Church of Brethren with memo – Food Pantry. Place in offering plate.
Thank you for your continual support to this important ministry. ~ The Witness Team
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . .
Thank you for the many e-mails, cards, phone calls, and well wishes I received during my hip replacement recuperation. Each and every contact was very much appreciated. ~ Sid Innerst
A big Thank You to all the volunteers who made the Trick or Trunk a wonderful event. It sure was fun for the children as well as the helping hands that make the event a success. Approximately 250 adults and children attended the event. The Witness Team
DIRECTORY CHANGE. . . . . . . . . .
P. 20 – Stephen Carey – New address: 1030 Dallas Drive, Apt. 511, Denton, TX 76205, phone and email are the same.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
DECEMBER 1, 2018 ~ Camp Eder’s Deck the Halls – One day event held Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 10a-5p. FREE and open to all age groups. Please join us as we prepare for our next weekend’s Christmas Tree Festival. Come make cookies & baked goods for the next weekend’s Christmas festival with family & friends; decorate our large indoor Christmas tree; enjoy free hot lunch (donations always accepted) with campfire & hot cocoa! Christmas Tree Sponsor: NO DONATION necessary to decorate a tree for your organization, church, family or friends. It will be a day full of holiday spirit, joyful fellowship, and lots of family fun! Volunteering is a great family activity and you will love making holiday memories! Please see the poster on the bulletin board for more information and if you have any questions, contact Kathy Kovacs at (717) 309-0678.
DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2018 ~Camp Eder’s Christmas Tree Festival – Friday & Saturday, 5pm-9pm – Mark your calendars now! Camp Eder invites you to celebrate the coming of Christ with us at our 8th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. Bring your whole family and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, holiday lights, decorated trees, horse drawn carriage rides on Friday, luminaries, kids activities, bake sale, holiday music, vote for your favorite tree, live Christmas message painting with Dave Weiss, and make memories that will last a life time.
Please see the poster on the bulletin board for more information and if you have any questions, contact Kathy Kovacs at (717) 309-0678.
FRIENDLY REMINDER: This is simply a reminder to make sure all kitchen items and utensils and completely clean when putting away, and that use of the dishwasher is required, per the instructions on the wall. Thank you.
CONTACTING THE PASTOR: Pastor Joel can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday—Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Afternoons and evenings are set aside for visiting those in need, for meetings, and for other pastoral duties. Pastor Joel is also available for Pastoral Counseling by appointment. If you need to reach the pastor outside of office hours, his home phone number is (717) 318-5442, and his cell number is (717) 271-4888 . You can also email him at email@example.com. By the way, HIPAA laws prevent the hospital from contacting the pastor when you are admitted, so you will need to let hospital staff know that you would like the hospital to contact your pastor.
York First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402, Ph: 717-755-0307, Fax: 717-755-1382, yorkfirst.org