December 2019  
News in the Pews Weekly Bulletin

December 8, 2019

READERS ARE STILL NEEDED for the Special Choral Program, "Great Expectation," on December 15, and for the 11:00 PM Christmas Eve Service. Please sign up today.  Thank you.

HILLSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE GIFTS: Thank you to everyone who has purchased a gift and placed it under the tree in the Fellowship Hall. Today is the deadline for bringing in your gift.

THE GENESEE VALLEY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS will present a free concert in our sanctuary this Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 PM. It will include familiar Christmas music plus selections from Bach’s celebrated B-minor Mass, Roland Martin’s The Altar, and Louis Vierne’s Tantum Ergo. Please come and invite your friends.

OFFICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:  Vicki will not be in the office on Monday.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING:  The meeting will be held on Sunday, December 22nd, immediately following the worship service. The budget for 2020 will be discussed and voted on. Please plan on attending.

MORNING CIRCLE:  WEATHER PERMITTING Morning Circle will have its December meeting and Christmas celebration on December 10th at 10 am in Fellowship Hall. Please bring your usual lunch item (sandwich, etc.) and Muriel Gabbey will provide Christmas treats to go with it. PLEASE let Muriel know whether you’ll be attending the lunch at 377-9177.

ADVENT DINNER:  This year the Advent dinner is this evening immediately following the 5:00 pm children's play. Please bring your own place setting and silverware as well as a dish to pass. Dessert and beverage will be provided. As a special treat the deacons will be providing the ham. Please join us for a festive and fun evening.

ADVENT MUSICAL: The Advent Musical, The Grumpy Shepherd, be performed this evening at 5:00, followed by the Advent Dinner. 

ANNUAL YOUTH GROUP REUNION & CHRISTMAS PARTY:  The date is Monday, December 23, 7:00-10:00 p.m., in the basement classroom. Come for the whole time or just for a while. Reconnect with your former youth group friends and with Karen Hamill. She would love to see all of her former students. There will be an optional Christmas gift exchange. Bring a canned good or paper product for the Food Shelf. Enjoy FRIENDS, FOOD & FUN!

2020 FUNDRAISING TRIP – DATE CHANGE: Mediterranean Cruise Oct 12-22, 2020...10 Night Cruise:  Venice - Greece ports, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Crete, & Corfu + Ephesus, Turkey...Plus 3-Day Rome Package with Vatican Museum/St Peters Basilica Tour! 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 Dave and Sandy Conrad for keeping the steeple lights burning bright during the month of December in memory of their parents.

PERINTON FOOD SHELF:  Soup, beef stew, salad oil, mayonnaise, salad dressings, spaghetti, tomato products, oatmeal, rice mixes, cookies, strawberry jelly, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Jell-O boxes, pudding boxes, cake mixes, frosting, brownies, fruit cocktail, boxed potatoes, chili, corned beef hash, sloppy joes/Manwich, and the non-food items of laundry detergent, dish detergent, toothbrushes, and deodorant.


11:00 AM Bible Study
5:00 PM The Grumpy Shepherd Advent Musical
and Advent Dinner
VS Vacation Day
5:00 PM BAMNS Open House
7:00 PM Evening Circle
10:00 AM Morning Circle
7:00 PM Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus Concert (Sanctuary)
7:00 PM Church Council
11:00 AM Bible Study
7:00 PM Boy Scout Committee (FH)
7:00 PM Worship Ministries (SR)
7:00 PM New Life AA (SR)
7:00 PM GriefShare (UFH)
9:00 AM Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

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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