UPCOMING EVENTS. . .
Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
Communion served 1st Sunday of Month
Knitting Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Every Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM
Every Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
Thu 11/26 Thanksgiving Day
Fri 11/27 Office Closed
Sun 11/29 1st Sunday Advent
Tue/Mon 12/1-7 C. Buckley Vacation
Sun 12/13 Christmas Pageant 11AM
Thu 12/17Personnel 10AM Session7PM
Fri 12/18 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM
Mon 12/21 Longest Night Service 7PM
Thu 12/24 Christmas Eve Service 9:30PM
Thu-Fri 12/24-1/1 Office Closed
Pledge Your Support for
High Mountain Presbyterian Church 2016
The church council is getting ready to make a budget for 2016. In order to do that effectively we need you to prayerfully estimate how much your financial support will be for next year. Please fill out a card explaining how much you plan to give and also how you will give it.
Last year our members and friends gave $100,000 in support for this ministry. Thank you for all you have given this year! We are a small church with a big heart and a big vision, so pray and then give sacrificially to keep our church growing. This year we need to fully support our budget with offerings from
you and others like you who believe in this church and its ministries. Our hope
is to grow with commitments and gifts to $110,000. Be a good steward of what
we have been given! Give and help your church reach further into our community with the news of God’s love. If you love your church and you want the exciting things that are happening here to continue, then join in this commitment and do all that you can to make this ministry grow.
Please fill out a pledge card(located in Narthex or in Office) and return it either to the church office or the collection plate on Sundays in an envelope. You may also make your pledge by email. Send your email to Lynn, firstname.lastname@example.org, the church bookkeeper.
Stewardship Committee of the Session
Thanks for Giving
Thanks to all who brought food last Sunday to be distributed next weekend by the center for food action to hundreds of our neighbors in need. If you would like to participate, please bring nonperishable food items from 9-3 this Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Your generosity will make it possible for many struggling families to enjoy Thanksgiving Day and help them stock their pantries. Nonperishable foods can be left in the narthex anytime to be transported to CFA in Mahwah for distribution.
Bible Study Cancelled
Please note that Bible Study has been cancelled for tonight, Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th.
No, winter is not quite here yet but it will be before we know it. So please be on the lookout for nice warm gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for adults or children. A lot of mothers have to walk their children to and from school, and they need to be kept warm, also. We won’t be putting our tree up for a while of course, but we will let you know when.
We’re just giving you a head’s up as you go shopping in the weeks ahead. Thank you from the Mission Team.
Ladies of the Church
RESERVATIONS should be called in for the Ladies Christmas Gathering now. Please call Lois at 973-427-6958.
We need to get an idea of how many are coming to Michele Palermo's house at 9 Tomahawk Road, Wayne, NJ.
Bring cookies and an optional gift ($10.00) if you would like to be part of a fun game. Please call if you plan to be
with us on December 11th at 6:30 pm.
Adult Ed Tuesday Nights
HMPC Is offering a new opportunity for Adult Education called Reading the Bible. We start at 7PM and end at 8:30PM – please meet in the Sanctuary with Pastor Lou.
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.
12/18 The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
Prayers& Announcements Announcements for 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
The last week of November and during the months of December and January we are entering some of the most exciting days of the Christian year: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. We already see signs around announcing that Christmas is approaching: decorations in stores, increased advertising on television, seasonal craft sales and other events. The different events and family activities in our church remind us that soon we will be preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Advent is a time of watching and waiting. Beginning this coming Sunday, 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. Through the scripture readings we will explore the prophecy of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 33:14–16), the announcement of John the Baptizer’s birth to Zechariah and Elizabeth (Luke 1:68–79), the ministry of John (Luke 3:7–18), and Mary’s joy as she waits for Jesus’ birth (Luke 1:39–45). These seasons include busy days for families, as schedules and routines change to accommodate school breaks and special church and community activities. At our time together we will be praying for each family for our church, and for peace, that the blessings of these seasons will be abundant. We invite you to include us in your prayers too. We wish you a blessed Advent and a joyous Christmas season.
©November, Saturday 28 - We will be decorating the Christmas tree in the Covenant room this Saturday from 4 to 6 pm. Come and bring friends! and feel free to bring cookies and other snacks. Hot chocolate and other beverages will be provided.
©December, Sunday 13 at 10 am – An-all-church-family-and-friends Christmas Story:
“What a Night!” Please join us for worship and be ready to participate in the telling and singing of the Christmas story together with HMPC’s children, youth, choir and narrators. It promises to be fun and engaging! More information to come. Stay tuned.
“Let Your Faith Grow!”
We are still accepting donations for our tree planting fundraising campaign. Each tree will become a named tree, to include such markings to reflect the buyer or honored individuals. The buyer will be presented with a map indicating the location of their tree on the property. Landscape seating benches are also still available-they will include a dedication plaque, if desired.
Designed for every budget, this fundraiser allows you to help keep our property green, beautiful anddd growing into the future! --The HMPC Sess