EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
served 1st Sunday of Month
Choir Practice 8:30-9:30AM
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7PM
Thu 11/24 Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed 11/24-25
Sun 11/27 First Sunday
Tue 11/29-12/6 Chris
Sat 12/3 Jeanne Nicolle Artist
Thu 12/15 Personnel 10
AM Session 7PM
Wed 12/21 Longest Night
Fri 12/23 HMPC Book
Sat 12/24 Christmas Eve
Sun 12/25 Christmas Day
Thank you to everyone
who helped to make the luncheon on Sunday a huge success. The food was
wonderful and delicious and the company and friendship shared was great.
Thank you also, to
everyone who has filled out their pledge card for giving for 2017. If you
have not filled it out yet we will be calling to encourage you to make a
commitment for next year and help us as we plan for ministry in the year to
come. You can also make your commitment by email to email@example.com. Thank you for your support of this community.
CFA Food Drive
For those who weren't
with us on 11/20 we want to reach out to everyone to thank them generously
for their contributions to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Tom Noonan, Bill
Graham and Ted Jadick delivered the largest return we have ever had to the
Center for Food Action - 50 bags filled with food, l box also filled,
$75.00 food certificates and $48.00 in cash. WOW! Everybody came through remembering
the great need for families without food supplies. The Mission Committee
thanks each and every one for their caring of others especially at this
Thanksgiving time which is a time of giving and sharing.
The Season of Advent marks the beginning of a new church
year and the beginning of a busy time for families as schedules and routines
change to accommodate special activities. In the church, this is a time of
waiting and preparation for God’s way of love, peace, and fairness. Beginning
this coming Sunday at worship some
families of the church will be invited to participate in the ritual of lighting
the candles of the Advent Wreath each week leading up to Christmas.
Traditionally, the Advent wreath is a circle of evergreens, the round shape
symbolizing the unending love of God and the evergreens symbolizing the hope
for eternal life shared by all God’s people. There are four coloured candles
(either four blue, or three purple and one pink), representing each of the four
weeks of Advent, and one white candle in the middle that is lit on Christmas Eve
or Christmas Day. This Advent, consider setting aside a space in your home
(such as a corner of the family room or the dining room table) where the family
can gather for a quiet time at the end of each day. Our youth may be bringing
home a page with suggestions to use during this special family time. At Ḟaithworks the Advent focus passages include powerful visions of
hope and peace, seen through the eyes of the prophet Isaiah, Mary, and Joseph.
This Sunday our Bible reading is from Isaiah
2:1–5. Isaiah was a prophet who lived a long time before Jesus was born.
Prophets were called by God to share special messages with the people.
Sometimes the messages reminded the people about God’s way of living. Sometimes
the messages were words of hope when people were having a hard time. The
prophet Isaiah reminds us that in the face of war, fear and destruction, peace
is more than just a word heard in Christmas songs; it is a deep longing for
life, for justice, for wholeness. I hope that as we explore the text together, our
children and youth will learn that peace
is a journey that begins in ourselves
towards the community and the world. The focus passage describes also the power
of a holy or safe place. Our church can be a safe place where our young people can
practice peace. They will be reassured that they are not powerless, but in fact
have resources which they can use in their own srugguling relationships and in
their worlds. During this special season
we will be praying for your child and your family. We invite your family to
also include us in your prayers as we celebrate Jesus’ birth and the beginning
of a ministry that continues to transform our world. We wish you a blessed
Advent and a joyous Christmas season. ~PatPastás♥
will be excused from worship after their conversation with the Pastor.
Childcare is provided for children 5 years and under in the 2nd floor
November, Saturday 26 - We will be decorating the Christmas tree in
the Covenant room from 3 to 5 pm. We’ll make fun decorations and we’ll remember
familiar carols. Bring your favorite treats to share. Family and friends are
December, Sunday 18 at 10 am – We will be retelling a familiar story,
“The Nativity Story” Please join us for worship and participate in
the telling and singing of the Christmas story together. Save
the date. It promises to be fun and engaging!
Evening Bible Study Tonight 11/22/16.
See you next week!
No Bell Choir Rehearsal on Wednesday, November 23rd. Bell choir rehearsal will resume on
Wednesday, November 30 at 7PM.
Book Club at HMPC
The Book Club meets on the 4th Friday
of the month and anyone is invited to
come and discuss the books. The Book
Club will meet again on
December 16 – Glory Over Everything
by Kathleen Grissom
Save The Date April 29
Our next date for the
Walk in Dinner Program at Iglesias Presbiteriana in Paterson is Saturday, April
29. Cooks and servers will be needed to provide a meal for about 150 persons in
need. More info to follow closer to the date.
the Sunday Worship service should be emailed to the church office. If you would like the community to pray with
you for a person or circumstance please call the office at 201-891-0511.