Vol. 14- No. 3 – Friday, January 18, 2019, 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, January 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 3:1-13
– MESSAGE: “Living in Boldness”
Guest Preacher this Sunday – Traci Rabenstein, director of Mission Advancement for the Church of the Brethren, lives and works in Enola, Pennsylvania. She is an ordained minister and worships at the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren and served as Moderator of the Southern PA District in 2015. Part of her work with the church is to be a liaison between congregations and the General Office. She travels across the denomination meeting and worshipping with congregations, talking about the missions and ministries we do together as the church at large.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and Tax – Free Charitable Giving Document
ATTENDANCE – January 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 53
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the January calendar, and January/February Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at yorkfirst.org
2019 DIRECTORY INFORMATION
There is a copy of the member’s pages of this year’s directory on the table in the narthex. PLEASE review and make any necessary changes on this copy. We hope to have the most accurate information to print the 2019 directory.
MESSENGER – January 20th is the FINAL day to renew your MESSENGER subscription. I will be in the Narthex on Sunday to collect the $14.50 for your renewal for 2019. Please make your check out to First Church of the Brethren. I can also take new subscriptions. They are available for a first year cost of $7.25. If you are unable to be at church on Sunday, please mail your renewal check to the church and I will pick them up this week before I mail the renewals/new subscriptions to the Messenger office.- Carole Bradfield
We are very excited to announce that we will be starting a Children’s Choir and Diane Gibble will be leading the children. This is for children ages 3 yrs. old to 5th grade. Practice will be held 9:50 – 10:10 am in the kids Sunday School room every Sunday, except for Jan. 27th. The first time they will sing will be Sunday, Feb. 17th. All children are welcome! Feel free to pass on the word and invite friends and neighbors.
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
(birth-K) K-5th Teacher
9:00-10:00 Nursery 10:15-11:45
6 Tom McCracken Jill McCracken Tom & Jill McCracken
13 Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland Michele Gibbel Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland
20 Michele Gibbel & Audrey Ginder John Anderson Sam & Alicia Weyant
27 Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker Alicia Weyant Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker
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 email@example.com.
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . .
JANUARY 25-27, 2019 ~ CAMP EDER’S WINTER CAMP – Have a Winter Blast, Join us for an action packed weekend full of camp fun, great food, friends, and most importantly building our relationship with God. Grab your sleds and pack your bags, because we are going to have an absolute BLAST! Grades: 1st-12th, Only $49., Arrive 7pm Friday\Dismiss 2 pm Sunday (Check in at Geigley Hall) You may register online @www.campeder.org If you have additional questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs.
Did bad weather keep you home from church last week? Is your offering envelope still sitting in the box? There’s more snow and ice coming! Here’s an easy way to help even if you can’t get to church — on line giving!!
Sign up now for Online Giving by going to our church website at: www.yorkfirst.org and click on the Online Giving Link or go directly to the Online Giving website at: 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!!!!!
Coming soon…..Online App for your cell phone or IPad
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 ~ 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, February 8, 2019 (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.
FEBRUARY 23, 2019 – MAN 2 MAN Workshop 2019, Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit and Breakfast at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, for the Southern PA District. All men are welcome to attend, and leaders are especially encouraged to do so. Pastor Larry Dentler will present on the theme “Living as a Man of Christ in Divisive Times.” The event will run from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Please contact Pastor Joel if interested so that we can coordinate transportation.
FEB. 23, & MARCH 2, 2019 ~ STRAWBERRY HILL’S ANNUAL MOUNT HOPE MAPLE MADNESS maple sugaring festival – Held at Camp Eder, 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 – Sat., Feb. 23 & Sat., March 2, 7:30 – 11:30am Pancake Breakfast and Local Art & Craft Vendors 9:00am – 12:00pm Maple Sugaring Tours (90 minute tour; last tour begins at 12pm and runs until 1:30pm) Tickets available at the door. All-you-care-to-eat Pancake Breakfast: $8 Adult / $4 Child Maple Sugaring Tour: $8 Adult / $5 Child “SWEET DEAL”: Best Price — Breakfast & a Tour $14 Adult / $7 Child (under 3 Free)
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE – NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – Work Day in New Windsor to prepare kits for shipment, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27th. More information later.
SAVE THE DATE – MAY 8th, 2019 – CDC 50th Anniversary Celebration – Wednesday Evening, May 8th we will be hosting a dinner and celebration for the Child Development Center marking 50 years in operation! Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. More information to follow.
SAVE THE DATE! York First Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School – Mark your calendars and plan to help!
June 23 – 27, 2019
CONTACTING THE PASTOR: Pastor Joel will be out of the office and not be available for two weeks, from Jan. 14 – 28. For any pastoral concerns during this time, please contact the church office at (717) 755-0307.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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