October 2019  
News in the Pews Weekly Bulletin

October 20, 2019

ALL SAINTS DAY is Sunday, November 3. Send the name of your loved ones to Vicki Sherry by Sunday, October 27th. She can be reached at vsherry.ucc@gmail.com or by calling the church office, 223-0224. Request forms will also be available during the October church services on Sunday morning.

HILLSIDE TREE ORNAMENT WORKSHOP:  Jill O'Connor has designed another beautiful ornament for this year's Hillside Christmas tree.  We will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in helping to make the ornaments on this coming Monday evening at 7 p.m. (Oct. 21st). The ornaments require a bit of hand sewing this year.  You can pass on stitching if that is intimidating; someone else who likes to sew can do that facet of the construction. Plan to bring sharp scissors, if you have them. For sewers, a thimble might be useful. Please call or email that you'll be joining us that evening. Paula Dickson (223-8935; Paula3001_1@Juno.com) or Jill O'Connor (388-1152; coconnor11@rochester.rr.com). Looking forward to a fun workshop again this year!

THE HILLSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE will be in Fellowship Hall on Sunday November 10th so the congregation can select ornaments and gift requests. We will also begin signups for Christmas baskets on November 10th. Board of Missions and Outreach

THANK YOU:  Pastor Greg wishes to thank co-walker, Jill O'Connor, and all those who sponsored them for the Step Up for Seniors Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5th. Together, Team First Church raised $575.00 which was donated to the Fairport Baptist Homes Foundation.

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

BIBLE STUDY:  The 11:00 A.M. Sunday & Wednesday Bible Study Groups will meet in the Snow Room today and Wednesday, October 23rd.

PASTOR’S VACATION:  Pastor Greg will be on vacation from Thursday, October 24th through and including Tuesday, October 29th. Assistant Pastor Katrina Macaluso will be the liturgist and preacher on Sunday, October 27th and will be available for pastoral emergencies:  585-766-0355; pastor.katrina.ucc@gmail.com. The Board of Deacons will also be available to respond to pastoral emergencies. Deacon Dave Mosher: 585-381-6961; dmosher@rochester.rr.com.

50/50 RAFFLE:  Are you sad because you want to help raise funds for the children, but you are unable to make the Monroe Fundraiser dinner? Well here is your chance to participate. We are having a 50/50 drawing the night of the diner. The 50/50 is open to all church members, relatives, friend and acquaintances.  Cost is $1 per ticket. Tickets will be on sale after church in Fellowship Hall.

DO YOU LOVE HALLOWEEN? On Saturday, October 26th at 5pm we will be hosting an All Hallows’ Eve Service! How can you help? We need folks to sign up read one of the three readings with theatrical style (all ages), we also need our cooks to sign up to bring some spooky treats, and most importantly we need you to ATTEND and BRING A FRIEND! All ages will enjoy this service and the party following. Wear your costume because will be having a contest. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board.

CHURCH FUNDRAISER DINNER & AUCTION is on Saturday, November 2nd at Monroe Golf Club. Cocktails 5-6pm; Dinner 6-7pm; and Auction 7-9pm.  Tickets are $35/person and can be purchased in Fellowship Hall following worship or at the church office (checks or exact change appreciated). Please note that Monroe does not accept credit cards. It will be “cash only” at the bar. Also, Monroe has a dress code. Jeans and t-shirt are not permitted in the clubhouse. Invite your friends to this fun evening. We are also in need of auction items. Please contact George Dorr or Dave Mosher if you would like to donate an item to the auction. 

WORKSHOP - RACISM AND WHITE PRIVILEGE 101:  On Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 pm, Alan Dailey (UCC Minister) and William Wilkinson (Presbyterian Minister) will lead a discussion at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 77 Country Corner Lane in Fairport, of how racism and white privilege affect us all. In an effort to break down racial barriers, this three-hour workshop will offer opportunities for self-reflection and bring awareness that can extend beyond our physical walls into the wider community. A simple meal will be served beforehand at 4:00. No charge. Youth Groups encouraged to attend. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board next to the kitchen. For information or questions, contact David Prener at dprener@rochester.rr.com.

ADVENT MUSICAL: Rehearsals for the Advent Musical, The Grumpy Shepherd, will be held Sunday evenings at 4pm throughout October and November and the performance with take place at the Advent Dinner. All Children ages 2-18 are welcome. Everybody will have a part. Do you have friends who like preform? Please invite them to join us. 

EASTMAN ORGAN COMMUNITY CONCERT: We will be hosting an Eastman Organ Community Concert on Sunday, October 27 at 3:30pm. Reception to follow. The concert series features short recitals by Eastman School of Music organ students as part of the school's ongoing commitment to bring outstanding organ music to the community. The concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will benefit the Eastman Organ Department student travel fund.

LIGHT THE NIGHT: Thank you to Mary and Bill Stevens for “lighting the night” during the month of October in memory of Gordon and Louise Seaman.

FIRST CHURCH BOOK CLUB will meet in on October 28 at 1:00 pm to discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. All are welcome to attend.

PERINTON FOOD SHELF:  The most needed items are bottled juice, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, applesauce, ketchup, mustard, rice, mayonnaise, fruit cocktail, cake mixes, brownie mixes, frosting, salad oil, coffee, tomato products (not spaghetti sauce), cans of sloppy joe/Manwich, hash, beef stew, and chili. We also need laundry detergent, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.


10:45 AM Service for Healing & Wholeness (SR)
11:00 AM Bible Study (SR)
4:00 PM Play Rehearsal
7:00 PM Hillside Ornament Workshop
11:00 AM Bible Study (SR)
7:00 PM New Life AA (SR)
7:00 PM GriefShare (UFH)
Pastor Greg on vacation today through Tuesday
5:00 PM All Hallow’s Eve Worship Service and party

Rev. Gregory J. Rupright, Pastor
Rev. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf, Pastor Emeritus
Katrina Macaluso, Assistant Pastor for Youth Education & Family Ministries
Beatrice Benedict, Organist
Heather Watras, Director of Music Ministries
Susan Brooks, Business Administrator
Vicki Sherry, Administrative Assistant
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Phone:  585-223-0224; Website:  fairportucc.org
Office email:  vsherry.ucc@gmail.com


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