Epiphany with communion and ordination/installation of Consistory Members
8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary and livestream
Donna Fried, Consistory Vice-President
Will Howe, Consistory President
Lori Horning, Consistory Treasurer
Denise Fox, Consistory Secretary
Sunday School Pajama Day
On Sunday, December 26, we are having a Pajama Day in Sunday School!
It’s the day after Christmas, so please be comfy when you come out to Sunday School that day.
You don’t get the day off…but you don’t have to dress up!
The youth groups will again be selling hoagies for Super Bowl Sunday! This year we will be getting fresh hoagies delivered from Tosco’s Red Hill Deli…and they are DELICIOUS!! We will be taking orders beginning in January! Keep this in mind for your party planning.
Quiet Days sponsored by the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 4 in the church from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Gail Gerhard will be at the door outside the Roberts’ Room to let everyone into the church. Please bring your own morning drink, snacks, and lunch. Please wear a face mask (they are required for in-door events), and we will be social distancing. For any questions, please contact Gail Gerhard, T/N 215-679-6523.
During the month of January items will be collected by the Health and Welfare Committee to create care packages for our young adult members attending college and serving in the military. Donation boxes will be in the Social Room and on the stage in the Fellowship Hall from Sunday, January 2 through Sunday, February 6 if you would like to contribute.
Suggested items include pens; mechanical pencils; post-it notes; small office supplies; granola bars; candy; gum; mints; individual packages of cookies, pretzels, crackers, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, and other individually packaged snacks.
Please note: College students are asked to provide a current mailing address to the Church Office by Monday, January 31, 2022, in order to receive a care package. Contact Cindy Roma at email@example.com if you have any questions about this project.
Build Our Organ
It is said that the church organ is the heartbeat of the church. If that is true, our heart requires some mending. If you recall, during our November 2019 annual meeting, our congregation voted to proceed with an organ fund campaign. The approved motion was to raise the total funds for organ repair before the work was to begin.
In February 2020, the committee was forming an all out campaign. Plans were to get a large vinyl poster of our organ that would be used to illustrate fundraising progress. It was decided to add pieces depicting the organ to the poster as fund-raising thresholds were met – “Build the Organ.” Then March 2020 hit and everything was put on hold. Now, we feel it is time to recommit to this project.
The Stewardship Committee would like to begin this journey by letting you know its status.
The total funds needed to begin the project is $125,000.00. To date we have raised $39,611 (32%), leaving $85,389 left to raise.
We would like you to know we are always accepting donations or memorials for this project. You may simply send a check, drop money in the offering plate, make a donation through PayPal (scroll to top and click on Donate), or use E-Giving app.
Pizza Movie Night and Shopping for Bethany
The youth groups have enjoyed some fun fall activities.
On Friday, November 19 the youth groups will enjoy a Friday night pizza and movie gathering at the church in Fellowship Hall. As part of our activity, we will do our annual shop-ping for Bethany Home, virtually, through Amazon or via a Walmart run. This event will start at 6:00 p.m. with pick up at 9:00 pm.
The Advent Workshop will be held on the first Sunday of Advent, November 28. The samples and sign-up board will be located in the Fellowship Hall and the Social Room. Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 28 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss this fun event! Lunch, drinks, and dessert will be provided. There will be crafts for all ages. Adults and children alike can make beautiful deco-rations or gifts with the guidance of a craft leader. Helpers are still needed, so if you are interested please contact Bev Benner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Sunday School Decorating Party
The Sunday School will be getting ready for Christmas on Saturday, December 4 beginning at 9:30 a.m. With the help of their teach-ers, all Sunday School students will be decorating their rooms and class Christmas trees. Holi-day crafts and ornaments will also be made. At 11:30 a.m. the students will be served lunch. The lunch will consist of hot dogs, various snacks, applesauce, and drinks. Students should be picked-up at 12:00 noon.
Sunday School Christmas Program
On Sunday, December 19 the Sunday School youth will be presenting “The King’s Birthday.” This program will be presented during the Sunday School hour in the Sanctuary. Please come out and show your support of our young people as they present the story of our Savior’s birth.
Drive Through Live Nativity
On Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the youth groups will be presenting New Goshenhoppen’s Live Nativity! As you enter the church building grounds via the main entrance, there will be stations that tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Enjoy the warmth of your car as you drive through the Christmas story! We hope to see you there!