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Jesus Creates Opportunities for Extraordinary Results – We will learn from Jesus how to create opportunities for extraordinary results for the ministry and mission God gives to us.

Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Robinson, III


CHOIR NEWS

Worship Choir will begin Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm.

Festival Choir will start on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. The performances will be on Sunday, December 8th at 10:45 am and Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 pm.

The Wesleyan Bell Ringers There are still a couple of openings with the Bell Choir. Contact Sandy Strouse at (484) 373-0874 if interested.


SPECIAL EVENTS & Information

UPCOMING NEWSLETTERS

Starting in October, the monthly newsletter will be sent to your email address. There will be a link for you to click on which will bring you directly to the newsletter. Anyone without an email can pick a copy up in the lobby. Shut ins and out of town members without emails will receive them by mail. This will be saving the church in time, supplies and postage. This will also allow information to be collected closer to the beginning of each month which will make the newsletter more accurate and complete.


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SHOW –Larry Heinrich is coordinating a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Show on Wednesday, December 11th. We will leave the church parking lot at 9:30 am for the show at 2:00 pm. The bus will depart New York at 5:00 pm. The cost is $90.00 and includes the bus, tickets and tip for the bus driver. There are only 55 tickets available. Please join us for a great time in New York City to see the Christmas Spectacular! See Larry for more information and tickets.

There are only 4 tickets left. Get yours today!


Safe Harbor Regatta – Saturday, September 28th from 12 – 2 pm at Penn Pump Park. Join in the fun – including pony rides, attack dog demonstration, followed by the launch of up to 1,000 toy boats in the Bushkill Creek. The winning boats are awarded a prize. The first twenty boats are the prize winners! All proceeds will benefit Safe Harbor Drop –In Program.


Pasties will be sold again in September. The next sale dates are: Sunday, September 8th order deadline; pick up is on Thursday, September 12th , 11 am – noon. Get your orders in for these tasty pasties!! Look for the order form in the bulletin or contact Nancie McQuillin, Ruth Gray or Larry Heinrich


SHOO-FLY PIES

$5.50 Each

Sign-up for up for your order in the Lobby by Sunday Sept. 15th

Pick-Up will be Monday Sept. 16th from 11am-Noon


It’s the Season for…

APPLE DUMPLINGS!!!

Mark your calendars!

Making them: Oct. 21 (5pm-9), Oct. 22 (8am-Noon, 5pm-9) and Oct. 23 (8am-Noon).

Pick-Up: Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 2pm-3:30pm.


SENIORS

SENIORS BREAKFAST

Join the Seniors the third Tuesday of each month for breakfast and fellowship at the Tic Toc Restaurant at 9:00 AM.


SENIORS BROWN BAG LUNCH. It was decided to plan an after 10:45 service brown bag lunch quarterly. The first one will be held September 22. Bring a brown bag lunch and come socialize with others. Coffee and dessert will be provided. The classrooms or the lobby will be utilized for this event. All seniors are invited to attend.


Mission Impossible:

Announcing a new Senior Group starting in the Fall! It will start Tuesday, October 1, 11am-Noon at the church. You will be given a scripture to think about and then challenged with a simple mission project to live out the scripture for that month to be completed at home. Please bring a bag lunch for yourself, as this will also be a time for fellowship and sharing with one another. If you have any questions, please see Janna Dowdell or Pastor Tom.

Your Mission, if you chose to accept it, is as follows:

Acts 2:46-47- “Day by Day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”

MISSION: Gather friends to come on October 1, 2013 at 11am. Don’t forget your lunch!


UPCOMING NEWSLETTERS – Starting with the October newsletter, the monthly newsletter will be sent to your email address. There will be a link for you to click on that will take you directly to the newsletter. (Anyone without an email will be able to get a paper copy in the lobby – shut ins and out of town members without emails will still receive a copy by mail.) This will save time, supplies and postage. This will also allow information to be collected closer to the beginning of each month which will make the newsletter more accurate and complete.


“BUSY HANDS” - Carolyn Austin will be starting a small group for ladies that love to knit and/or crochet. The group will meet at her house in Wilson Borough on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the each month from 1:30 – 4 pm starting September 19th. If you are interested - please see Carolyn at her table on Rally Day to sign up. (If anyone has left over yarn that you would care to donate, it will be gladly accepted.


HELP NEEDED:


FELLOWSHIP -A person(s) is needed to assist with Fellowship after the 10:45 service on the 2nd week of each month starting in September. Please contact Joanne Gary at djgary@rcn.com or 610-253-9483.

There is also a need for Greeters – so please pick a week or two or more and sign up on the sheet in the lobby. It’s a great way to meet people attending worship services each Sunday.

Volunteers are needed to commit to one Sunday each month to usher during the 10:45 worship service. Please contact the church office 610-253-2731 or caumc@rcn.com to sign up for a week for this important ministry. Your service will be greatly appreciated.

The Trustees are looking for help to complete the following projects at the parsonage. If you are able to give a helping hand, please contact Dan Coon 610-2528-1269 or DLCoon@rcn.com

Thank you!

  • Replace Door in Main Bathroom
  • Reinforce/Replace Vent Plate in Laundry Room
  • Install larger thresholds on carpet in 2 rooms (between hall & bedroom #2 / between family room & bedroom #5)
  • Clean Gutters
  • Install Gutter Guards
  • Replace Hanging Light in Foyer


SPRC

The SPRC committee is gearing up for the paperwork due to the district office this fall. We have the pastor’s covenant to review and a new one to write. Each year pastors discuss goals with the SPRC and covenant with them to work together on certain defined areas. Both have a responsibility to revisit and continue to strive to achieve the goals for the year. We evaluate and then plan for the following year. It is also budget time, which we take very seriously, weighing the salaries for our staff and the income to cover the budget. Please pray for the committees you elected and the staff as we prepare to do what is best for our church.

We have been updating and checking over the job descriptions for each employee, making adjustments as needed. SPRC is also responsible for the Safe Sanctuary policy and will be holding a training course for all volunteers who are in contact with children and youth. We want to continue to be a Safe Sanctuary for all.

Our next meeting will be September 9. If you have concerns or ideas please speak to one of the SPRC committee members before that meeting. Those people are:

Linda Coon, Barbie Lewis, Jeff Walters, Maxine Willoughby, Helen Garvey, Bonnie Hapstack, Phyllis Anderson, Betty Parrish, Joanne Gary


MISSIONS

MINISTRY OF FRIENDS –

This important ministry of our merged congregation reaches out to the community each Sunday at Safe Harbor in Easton. You can join the Ministry of Friends team by sending an email to Dianne DeSentis, dndesentis@yahoo.com. We are always accepting donations of non perishables or grocery store gift cards which can be put on the desk in the hallway.


ALTAR FLOWERS

Open Dates for Altar Flowers

September 15, 22, 29

See the Flower Chart book on the Desk in the lobby or contact Noni in the church office.