A prayer vigil was held in New Florence Friday night to pray for our postal worker Barnabas. About 50 people came to pray for Barnabas to recover and for God to give his family hope and courage. The firetrucks and … Continue reading →
The plaques have been updated. John stated that we have 3 boys that are preparing for their Eagle Scout badges. John explained the steps in the journey of an Eagle Scout. He would like to have the church honor these young men by celebrating with them sometime this spring. John and Sharon will get together to organize this event.
Scouts are signing up kids again, they renew their charters in January each year. Girls will now be able to join Cubs. They will have their own dens with female leaders. There also is a program for kindergarten age boys. They are called Lions and there is a group here at our church.
Junior Church – Will be held after the children’s sermon during the regular worship service (10:30 AM). All children ages 5 thru 10 will be welcome in Fellowship Hall for Bible Study, games or crafts, and singing. We hope children will come and enjoy learning together.
Our Youth Group meets every other Sunday at 5:30 PM. All junior or senior high youth are welcome. This group participates in group discussions, spiritual growth, mission trips, community activities, concerts, etc.
Our youth group is in need of a youth leader. Over the past few years we have had a great group of 5 leaders, and for awhile this worked. We now realize we need one leader (or a husband and wife) to lead our group. We need someone to set the vision and mission of the youth group. We need someone to lead lessons, and we need someone to plan outings, and to plan mission trips. You will not be on your own, because the 5 current leaders will still be there. We will be the extra eyes and ears at meetings. We will bring the food for each meeting, and we will chaperone and drive the kids to events, like SPARK, Creationfest, and mission trips. If you feel God calling you to be a part of something in the church, this might be your answer. If you are not called to this, I ask that you pray for our youth group as we begin the search. We have a great group of youth and young adults who have servant hearts and are itching to do God’s work and learn God’s word. If you are interested, talk to Pastor Sharon.
Change is in the air.. By the time you get this newsletter there will be signs of change. The days will be longer, the temperature will be a bit warmer and we will start to have thoughts of spring and the new life it brings. Change is a constant in our lives. No day is the same as the day before. Each day brings about small changes. And while change is a constant in our lives, it is one thing we very often fight. And many times those fights are pointless. You can’t fight the different things that will pop up tomorrow. You can’t fight the fact that tomorrow your body is one day older and that brings about a change. You can’t fight that tomorrow’s weather might change from sunny to rainy. You can’t fight the change in your work schedule. Trying to stop change each day is like trying to stop a river from flowing. It’s impossible.
This program has been postponed, until further notice
Kids Fun Club includes children from first through fifth grade, and meets every Thursday from 4-6 pm. Every week our Kids Fun Club children, have a snack, get help with their homework, play games and crafts, and hear a Bible story.
We need helpers to continue this valuable program. You do not need to be there every Thursday, maybe you can only do one Thursday a month. You do not have to plan anything, we already have things planned. We mainly need YOU to help kids with homework and be an extra set of eyes and pair of helping hands so everything goes smoothly.
Please consider donating you time to help the children of our community. We would love to see some men help out so that the boys who come can see that church is cool for guys. We meet almost every Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
That’s only TWO hours a week. If you are able to help, please see John Hayes and let him know. This is a great mission to the community. Many kids do not go to church, but they come to our program, and they learn about Christ. With your help we can plant a lot of seeds that can grow to where a child eventually follows Christ.
If you would like to serve God and your community in this way, please contact the church at 724-235-9961, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of anyone outside the church, or who are members of other churches, who recognize the need to give our children positive experiences in church, please pass on this information.
Any woman is welcome to join our circle for fellowship, Bible study and of course snacks. See you there.
Friendship Circle Meetings
Friendship Circle will not meet until Monday, February 18th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women of the church are invited. We will begin study of our own new book “The Joy Stealers”, by Rob Renfroe. Books will be available in January. See Kathy Hayes. Judy Merritt will lead the lesson. Gina Gasior will do the food.
We will continue our study on 3/18 & 4-15 at 1:30 pm.