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2018 Christian Education Block Schedule

by Kristen Franchetti

Following is the 2018 Christian Education Block Schedule: January 7: off January 14: off Winter Block 1 – Four Weeks Encouraging Others Strengthening the Art of Caring January 21 – February 11 Build Others Up! As God’s people live out their faith in this world, they need advice, challenge, and encouragement to persevere. Sometimes we need a reminder that […]

…a breath of fresh air…

by Phil Oehler

Eugene Peterson notes that when we read scripture, “we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but to see our stories in God’s. God is the larger context and plot.” This year, I’m using the Narrative Lectionary, put together in 2010 by the good folks at Luther Seminary in […]

Merry Christmas!

by Phil Oehler

Merry Christmas! I hope that you are having a joy filled season and look hopefully to the celebration of Christ’s birth in just a few days. Not only am I preparing for Christmas Eve service, but also planning for 2018. Yes, getting ready for a new calendar year. After prayer and discussion with the staff, […]

Christmas Eve Worship

by pcw1rick

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 NO 9:30 AM Service 5:00 PM Family Christmas Eve Service 10:00 PM Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Youth Director News

by Becky Schad
Poinsettia Spray

I cannot believe that it is December already; where does the time go? It seems like these past four months since I began my position as the Youth Director, have just flown by. Through the fall, the youth had the opportunity to enjoy various events. We went apple picking, made scarecrows, and they especially enjoyed […]

Dee’s Alternative Gift Market

by pcw1rick

December 3, 10 and 17 in the Chapel from 10:30-12:30. Opportunities will be available to purchase gifts that benefit local, national, and international mission: Urban Promise, Habitat For Humanity, Cuba Mission Trips, Youth Mission Trip and GWCM Food Pantry.

The First Wait is Over (Almost)

by Kristen Franchetti
Three wise men, star, stable

As we move toward the Advent Season awaiting the birth of our Savior we also await the first Sunday of Advent-November 26 a day of worship, praise, celebration and joy in our church. It all starts with the Hanging of the Greens service at 9:30, a service which tells us the background to the many images of Christmas. The […]

Summer Mission Trip

by Fred Hills
staten island

The Mission Task Force is planning a mission trip for the week of July 8, 2018 to Staten Island, NY. It will be in conjunction with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance group working there on recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The projects can accommodate some 14 and 15 year- olds with supervision, as well as those from […]