Vol. 13- No. 46 – Friday, November 16, 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 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary – Service of In-Gathering
– SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 65:17-25
– MESSAGE: “The Holy Mountain”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
Holiday Happenings “Prepare the Way” – Advent Events
ATTENDANCE – November 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 95
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
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 ~ In-Gathering Service – 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
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
REMINDER: Homemade Cookies Needed – Bring your homemade cookies to the lounge on Sunday morning, December 2, and place on the table. Thank you for sharing the love of Christ with others.
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.
Our church now offers Online Giving, a web-based electronic contribution application. We are providing this service so that you have the option to manage your contributions online or with your offering envelopes. This service is safe and secure. And it is convenient for you and for our church staff. Once you set up your account, you select the donation amount, the fund you are supporting, and date(s) funds will be transferred. It’s that simple! No weekly checks to write, you may change your donation at any time and you can donate to special funds as well.
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. You can also see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end.
Sign up for Online Giving by visiting our church website at www.firstchurch.org and selecting the Online Giving link, or go to www.acionlinegiving.com/4706.
You simply complete the information including your name, address, email address, and bank information. Then choose the fund, date and frequency for your contribution. Choose General Fund for tithes/offerings.
For assistance setting up your account, call Donor Support at: 800-348-2886 – Option 2 – Online Giving, Questions? Contact Sheryl Leaman – Thank you for your support!!!!!
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. 17 – Bradley Nicholas – New Address: 138 Peace Circle, New Oxford, PA 17350, Phone: (717) 624-7162
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.
DECEMBER 13, 2018 ~ O.W.L.S. CHRISTMAS TEA – Please plan to join us for a High Noon Tea on Thursday, December 13 in the Homebuilders room for different flavorful teas, Cream of Crab Soup, Chicken Corn Soup, a variety of tea sandwiches along with delicious homemade Christmas cookies. Program is a DVD of selections from “An Old-Fashioned Christmas”. You’ll be enchanted by all you see and hear as your favorite Yuletide songs come alive in a beautiful video that captures the true meaning of Christmas.
Come, relax, and enjoy good food and a cup of tea with friends!
Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by December 9 so we know how many to prepare for. (Tearoom seating is limited)
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