Vol. 13-No. 23 Friday,June 8, 2018
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 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Psalm 138
– MESSAGE: “Love Endures Forever”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and Summer Music Schedule
ATTENDANCE – June 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 99
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the June calendar, and June Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at www.yorkfirst.org
Secretary’s Office Hours from June 11th until August 17th will be 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity – if anyone has interest in serving on Saturday morning July 21st at a Habitat for Humanity home construction site, please contact Pastor Joel very soon. We have an opportunity to partner with another local church and contribute to the work of building homes for people in need. Thank you! We hope to have a team of 5 people to serve.
Baby Bottle Boomerang is “ON” 1) Pick up baby bottle in narthex ; 2) Fill with change (which is just as good as money); 3) Bring bottle to office. ~ Funds used to help young families and babies.
Weeknights for Women ~ Ladies, Join us this summer as we engage in the video/study guide discussion of Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. If you feel exhausted from the pressures and expectations of life, this group is for you. If not, and you’ve got it all together, then this group needs you all the more. We will meet Thursday evenings in the church lounge from 6:30-8:00. (June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26). Please sign up in the gathering area. All participants will need the Present Over Perfect Study Guide. Reading the book Present Over Perfect is optional. Please pass this invitation on. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. Just sign them up too. Feel free to direct questions to Brittney Beckwith or Michele Gibbel.
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE 9, 2018 – Yard Sale – 8:00 am – Fellowship Hall (see reminders below)
JUNE 10, 2018 – Graduate Recognition Sunday and lunch for college-aged members and friends.
JUNE 14, 2018 – OWLS JUNE ACTIVITY – Come to the OWLS for skits, fun and laughter on Thursday, June 14! Dolly, Pat Trimmer, Mary Esther and guests from New Fairview Church (Nina and Janet) will be sharing 4 different readers skits to enjoy in the Homebuilders Room. Bring your bag lunch at noon, dessert and drink will be provided – or just bring yourself at 12:30 and enjoy the fun and laughter!
Graduation Party – Emma Stoolmaker would like to invite all members of York First Church to her graduation party on June 24th, 2018 following the church service. If interested and available, please RSVP to Bob or Stephanie at 717-840-0526. We hope to see you there!
Children’s Ministry Schedule:
|K- 5th Teacher
|3||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|10||Gail Rutland||Michele Gibbel||Gail Rutland & Judy Yingling|
|17||Gail Rutland & Audrey Ginder||Barbara Jo Brown||Michele Gibbel|
|24||Michele Gibbel||John Anderson||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
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.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
JUNE 24, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! Summer Game Night on Sunday, June 24th! More information to come!
JUNE 28, 2018 – The 7th Annual Franklin County Children’s Aid Society Golf Outing on Thursday, June 28th, held at the Chambersburg Country Club – 4 Person Scramble – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch – 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start – Individual Golfer: $85 – Foursome: $320
Registration Deadline is June 16, 2018. Proceeds from this event support the Frances Leiter Center in Chambersburg and the work our therapists do with children who need help coping with loss, abuse, bullying, or other challenges that life has put in front of them. So come out, have a wonderful day of golf and fellowship and benefit a program that makes an amazing difference in children’s lives. Men’s and Mixed Divisions – Golfer registration includes box lunch, cart, greens fees, range balls, snacks, prizes and dinner following the tournament. Mulligans and Powerballs will be available. Please see the brochure and registration form on the bulletin board. If you need more information, please contact Brandon Gething at 717-624-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2, 2018 – Vacation Bible School – “Peace Lab” – Save the dates, more information to follow.
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 email@example.com. By the way, HIPA 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.