NEWS IN THE PEWS
October 14, 2018
COFFEE HOUR: Coffee hour hosts are needed. Please sign up. Thank you.
OFFICE SCHEDULE: The church office will be closed this Monday, October 15. Vicki will be taking a vacation day.
EPISTLE DEADLINE: The deadline for the next Epistle newsletter is this Thursday, October 18th.
HEALING SERVICE: There will be a Service for Healing & Wholeness in the Snow Room on today at 10:45 A.M. All are welcome!
BIBLE STUDY: The Sunday Morning Bible Study will take place at 11:00 this morning, immediately following the healing service. This week the Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group will meet on Tuesday, October 16th so that those who would like to attend the Interfaith Bible Study on October 17th, at the Jewish Community Center, located at 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, may do so.
HILLSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP: On Wednesday, Oct. 24, anyone interested in helping to make ornaments for the Hillside Christmas Tree is invited to join us from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All materials will be provided. No special skills required! Come join us for a fun evening. Sign up on the bulletin board so we know how many people to plan for. Jill O'Connor and Paula Dickson
ADVENT DINNER – SAVE THE DATE: There will be an Advent on Sunday December 2. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. Details will follow shortly.
ALL SAINTS DAY - A TRIBUTE TO OUR LOVED ONES: On Sunday November 4th - All Saints Day - we invite you to pay tribute to any/all loved ones who have passed. There are a few ways in which you can submit the names of the "saints" to whom you would like to pay tribute: (1) by filling out a brief submission form that will be included in the bulletin on 10/21 and 10/28 and placing the submission form in a special basket at the exit of the sanctuary on the way to Fellowship Hall on those Sundays; or (2) by submitting the names directly to our Office Manager, Vicki Sherry via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or (3) by submitting the names to Vicki via postal mail to the church to Vicki's attention. The DEADLINE for submission of the names will be Sunday, October 28th so that we may publish them accordingly. We hope that you will take this opportunity to celebrate our saints together!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We encourage the children to wear their Halloween costumes to church on 10/28.
EVENING CIRCLE: Our October 15 meeting will be held offsite at The Bird House, 3035 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, at 7:00 PM. Come with questions about some of the birds in your backyard, how to keep the squirrels out of your feeders, feeding them, and anything else you can think of. Join us. It should be a very interesting program. Guests are always welcome.
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUP will begin this Thursday, October 18th in Upper Fellowship Hall. GriefShare is a support group for those for people where people who have lost loved ones or friends can find healing and hope. GriefShare covers various aspects of going through the grieving process over a period of 13 sessions. If you are interested in attending this support group, please sign the GriefShare Sign-up List posted on the Sign-Up in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you.
BOOK CLUB will meet on October 29th at 1:00 to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. All are welcome.
LIFELINE HEALTH SCREENING: Life Line Screening will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at First Congregational United Church of Christ on October 27th. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($124 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $25 member discount, you must register at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or call 1-877-380-1743. You can also text the word "circle" to 797979 or you can sign up on the rolling bulletin board (the deadline for bulletin board sign-ups is October 19th). There are 2 complementary vouchers available on a first come first served basis (see Vicki in person or email her at email@example.com to receive a voucher).
2019 FUNDRAISER TRIP! SCOTTISH/IRISH DREAM: Sept 28-Oct 11, 2019; 14 Days, 23 meals. Motorcoach through Scotland to see Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye & more; then take a ferry to Ireland to motorcoach to see Dublin, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher & much more. Overnight at Banratty Castle + a medieval farewell dinner! To date 16 people are signed up! We have a maximum of 25 spaces. Contact Steve Smith 585-425-3569 for a flyer & sign-up sheet or go on the church website to download them.
LIGHT THE NIGHT: Thank you to Felicia Johansen for keeping the steeple lights burning bright during the month of October in memory of Patrick Andrews.
PERINTON FOOD SHELF most needed items are salad dressings, cooking oil, ketchup, mustard, cereal, pancake mix, jelly, cookies, Jell-O/pudding, fruit cocktail, boxed/canned potatoes, beef stew, rice mixes, pasta mixes, canned hash, canned sloppy joe (Manwich), sugar, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, paper tower, and deodorant.
THIS WEEK IN THE CHURCH
10:45 AM Service for Healing and Wholeness
11:00 AM Bible Study
VS Vacation Day
4:00 PM Stewardship Committee (SR)
6:30 PM Support Group Meeting (SR)
7:00 PM Evening Circle (FH)
11:00 AM Bible Study
7:00 PM Boy Scout Committee (SR)
7:00 PM Worship Ministries (FH)
7:00-9:00 PM New Life AA (SR)
7:30 PM GriefShare (UFH)
Rev. Gregory J. Rupright, Pastor
Rev. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf, Pastor Emeritus
Beatrice Benedict, Organist
Heather Watras, Director of Music Ministries
Susan Brooks, Business Administrator
Vicki Sherry, Administrative Assistant
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