News in the Pews Weekly Bulletin

NEWS IN THE PEWS
January 14, 2018

HEALING SERVICE:  There will be a Service for Healing & Wholeness in the Snow Room today at 10:45 A.M.  All are welcome!

EPISTLE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY:  The deadline for the upcoming Epistle newsletter is this Thursday, January 18th.

LOVE THOSE VOLUNTEERS:  It’s so great when members of our church family volunteer to help with the many tasks that need doing in our church. Although we have Boards and Committees who head up these tasks, we’ve reduced the number of Board and Committee members so many times there aren’t enough of us to do all that needs doing.  That’s why I’m giving an extra special thanks to those who came to help decorate our church and sanctuary for Advent and Christmas (Barb Law, Doug Jones, Dee Jackson, Pastor Greg, Jim Franzen, Sandy Conrad, Jeff Allen, and Kelly Weidman), and those who came to ‘undecorate’ after Christmas despite the frigid weather (Barb Law, Pastor Greg, Dee Jackson, and Jim Franzen). We had wonderful fellowship, snacks, and music. Hope you can join our happy group next year. Thanks Volunteers! ~ Sondra Franzen, Chair, Worship Ministries

THANK YOU to everybody who donated items or money to the Christmas food baskets in 2017. We delivered baskets to 6 families; consisting of 10 adults and 8 children. Each delivery was valued at about $108.00. Donated money was used to buy perishable items for the food baskets. The money people donated, in excess of what was needed, was given to the Perinton Food Shelf.  ~Board of Missions and Outreach

STOP THE STIGMA ROC PRESENTS... Real Talk with Teens. An event that allows for open and personal discussion about mental health and suicide. Real Talk with Teens will be moderated by a representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and will take place today, from 3-5pm at FairPour Café, 6 North Main Street, in the village of Fairport. Youth of all ages are welcome!

BOOK CLUB:  On January 29th Irene Utter will lead our discussion of Letters from Skye, by Jessica Brockmole. We meet in Fellowship Hall at 1:00 and all are welcome.

2018 FUNDRAISER TRIP! A DANUBE FANTASY PLUS, OCT 1-12, 2018 Three nights pre-cruise in Prague, Czech Republic + 7 night Danube River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Free cruise pre-paid gratuities + all meals and daily sightseeing included on the cruise plus 5-star hotel in Prague and more! Our sailing has proven to be very popular. To date, 13 people have signed up for our trip...however the boat has 81 cabins of which 74 are already sold. If you want to join us, please consider signing up sooner than later. Contact Steve Smith for a flyer & more information.

LIGHT THE NIGHT: Thank you to John Cedarleaf for keeping the steeple lights burning bright in January in memory of Jean Cedarleaf.

PERINTON FOOD SHELF needs include bottled juice, Jell-O and pudding, cereal, oatmeal, stuffing, gravy, jelly, pasta (spaghetti not needed), tomato products, mayonnaise, salad dressings, mustard, tuna, sloppy joes, soup, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, and facial tissues.

THIS WEEK IN THE CHURCH
Sunday:

10:45 AM Service of Healing and Wholeness
11:00 AM Bible Study
3:00 PM Odyssey of the Mind (UFH)
Monday:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday:
7:00 PM Church Council
Wednesday:
11:00 AM Bible Study
7:00 PM Boy Scout Committee (SR)
Thursday:  
7:00-9:00 PM New Life AA (SR)
Epistle Deadline

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
Jen Lessard, Christian Education Teacher
Christian Copyright Licensing International #2320160
Phone:  585-223-0224; Website:  fairportucc.org
Office email:  vsherry.ucc@gmail.com