FRIEDENS FORUM Pastor’s Message October 2014

FRIEDENS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
SUMNEYTOWN, PA
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October 2014
Pastor’s Message
From the Pastor…..October 2014
As we prepare to enjoy the crispness and beautiful colors of October, we are reminded again of the
wonder and gloriousness of God’s creation. In all of our lives this happens over and over again. The
change of seasons is always another opportunity to appreciate the awesomeness of the natural
world.
In the past month we have revised our family schedules, begun new routines and will begin
whatever we must in preparation for winter, which we hope will be more moderate than last year.
One of the new routines we have begun here at Friedens is the formation of a new confirmation
class. They will be confirmed at Pentecost 2015, which represents a change back to what historically
had been in place at Friedens, approved by the elders. There are eight participants: Kelsey Bernhart,
Lindsey Danasko, Kyleigh Danasko, Paige DelConte, Rianne Moll, Raegan Parke, Antonio Manfredi
and Vansessa Worley.
Pam Morris and I will be sharing the leadership. We will learn some basic things about the Bible, so
that the Bible will not be mysterious and overwhelming. We will memorize a few basic passaged/
verses from the Bible, become familiar with some of the historic creeds and prayers of the Christian
church as well as Christian worship. Mrs. Morris will focus on some of the basic questions that
Christians have i.e. Can I be a Christian without going to church? Can it be proven that God exists?
Is it okay to be angry at God? Why does God let bad things happen? etc. One of our goals is to give
the confirmands the tools to be able to speak and think about their faith and to grow it throughout
their lives. The tools include a combination of facts, ideas and confidence.
We want to see the confirmands at church on Sundays and also hope they will want to participate in
activities, getting to know more members of Friedens. We are looking forward to the coming year.
Take time to notice and greet these youth, welcoming then as Friedens is known for.
Blessings,
Rev. Stoneback
Inside this issue:
Pastor Message
1
Birthdays
2
Calendars
5
Worship Leaders
6
SPECIAL POINTS
Evergreen Sale
3
Desert Auction
3
Facebook
3
Reminders
4
Confirmation
4
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OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
OCTOBER 1
Gary Hopkinson
Jonathan Morris
OCTOBER 3
Logan Seasholtz
OCTOBER 4
Delaney Faust
OCTOBER 5
Betty Sturkey
OCTOBER 6
Kathryn Bernhart
OCTOBER 7
Sue Bernhart
OCTOBER 8
Jeanne Ruth
OCTOBER 9
Bill Bernhart
OCTOBER 10
Ronda Gray
OCTOBER 12
Helen Higman
Raegan Parke
OCTOBER 13
Grace Hoover
OCTOBER 15
Jenny Dierolf
OCTOBER 16
Julie DeSousa
OCTOBER 17
Ron Long
OCTOBER 18
Terry Smith
OCTOBER 20
Matthew Hoffman
OCTOBER 21
Lisa Bernhart
OCTOBER 22
Calvin Schwenk
OCTOBER 23
Amanda Ruth
OCTOBER 24
Charles Higman
Ruth Ann Smith
OCTOBER 26
Sheila Freed
Ron Grubb
OCTOBER 27
Shirely Schwager
OCTOBER 28
Alyssa Hoffman
OCTOBER 29
Gary Gilbert
Marvin Underkoffler
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EVERGREEN SALE
Quantity
Total
W2
22” Noble Fir Wreath
Cost $22.00
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C5
12” Diameter Centerpiece
Cost $15.00
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S4
30”x20” Noble Fir Door/Grave Swag
Cost $22.00
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W3
28” Mixed Evergreen Wreath
Cost $28.00
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W4
22” Mixed Evergreen Wreath
Cost $22.00
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TOTAL ORDER
__________
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Gift items include shipping and are in the catalog. See a Deacon or church member to order.
Please pay when ordering. Make out checks to Friedens UCC. At bottom of the check write Evergreen Sale.
Deadline for ordering is Oct.31.
Delivery before Thanksgiving. We will call you.
If you have questions please see a Deacon. Call Judy Miller 215-234-8863 or Church Office 215-234-4941
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4TH ANNUAL
MISSIONS Я US DESSERT AUCTION!!!!
Date: October 12, 2014
Where: Friedens fellowship hall
Time: following worship
Have you Liked Friedens UCC on Facebook yet?
Please help us to increase our “Friends” Bank and improve Friedens’ accessibility on the web.
Just go to our website at http://friedens-sumney.org and click on the Facebook icon at the
bottom of the homepage. A link to our monthly Forum newsletter is also located there.
Friedens’ Facebook page, and Friedens’ website, are a quick and easy way to check on the
latest happenings at Friedens and to also see pictures and videos of recent events.
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REMINDERS FOR OCTOBER
BREAKFAST BUNCH
Tuesday, October 7th
9 AM
A & N Diner, Sellersville
Come and join us for some great fellowship !!
CONFIRMATION CLASS
Confirmation classes have started.
Classes will be every Sunday from 6:00-7:30PM.
FORUM DEADLINE
The deadline for article submission for the Forum is always two weeks before the
end of the month (usually the second or third Sunday of the month). It is greatly
appreciated if all committee chairs and groups will try to adhere to this deadline to
facilitate getting the Forum out to everyone by the first of the following month.
Thank you so much!!
November Forum deadline is Sunday, October 12.
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OCTOBER 2014
Worship 10:00AM
Special Offering: Friedens Future
Sun
Mon
5
10AM-Worship
Holy Communion
6-7:30PM
Confirmation Class
6
12
10AM-Worship
Missions Desert
Auction
6-7:30PM
Confirmation Class
13
19
20
10AM-Worship
6-7:30PM
Confirmation Class
26
6-7:30PM
Confirmation Class
REHEARSALS
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
7
8
9
10
11
14
15
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17
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21
22
23
24
25
Chow-Chow
Chow-Chow
30
31
6-7PM– Handbell
7PM-Hallelujah Singers
7:30PM-Adult Choir
REHEARSALS
6-7PM– Handbell
7:30PM– Adult Choir
REHEARSALS
6-7PM– Handbell
7PM-Hallelujah Singers
7:30PM-Adult Choir
27
10AM-Worship
Tue
REHEARSALS
28
29
6-7PM– Handbell
7:30PM– Adult Choir
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OCTOBER 2014
DATE
October 5
OPPORTUNITY
LECTIONARY
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalms 19
Psalms 80; 7-15
Matthew 21: 33-46
Lay Reader: Judy Kulp
October 12
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Lay Reader: Betty Yerger
October 19
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Lay Reader: Ron Grubb
October 26
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Lay Reader: Linn Woodward
Psalms 106: 1-6
Psalms 23
Matthew 22: 1-14
Psalms 99
Psalms 96:1-9
Mathew 22: 15-22
Psalms 90: 1-6
Psalms 1
Mathew 22:34-46
FRIEDENS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
PO BOX 268
1011 CHURCH ROAD
SUMNEYTOWN, PA. 18084
Phone: 215-234-4941 or 215-234-9963
Fax: 215-234-9964
E-mail: [email protected]
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WORSHIP TEAM HELPERS OCTOBER 2014
OFFERING
DATE
ACOLYTE
GREETER
USHERS
OCTOBER 5
Ben Bernhart
Bonnie Krick
Sue Mulvehill
Halie Smith
Cindy Dise (D)
Pam Morris (S)
OCTOBER 12
Lindsey Danasko
Ronda Gray
Ronda Gray
Bob Gray
Wayne Dubs (D)
Ronda Gray (S)
Betty Yerger
OCTOBER 19
Kelsey Bernhart
Chet Yanus
Richard Schwager
Calvin Schwager
Alec Hoffman (D)
Ron Grubb (S)
Ron Grubb
OCTOBER 26
Austin Hoffman
Ben Hoffman
Pam Morris
Fred Morris
Judy Miller (D)
Bob Tipping (S)
Linn Woodward
Altar Guild– Faye Bernhard
STEWARDS
LAY READER
Judy Kulp
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