Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva 

Worship Schedule:

Sunday, November 2, 2014 –  21st Sunday After Pentecost

Upcoming Events:

Click here to view Church Events by month.

Oct
30
Thu
Choir Practice @ Choir Room
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
1
Sat
Fall Clean-Up Day
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The annual Fall clean-up will take place on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  Please bring along rakes, wheelbarrows, shovels, etc. if you can.

SERRV Shop open
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The SERRV Shop is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.  On Saturdays, the SERRV Shop is open from 10:00am to 12:30 pm during the months of February through October and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during November and December.  On Sundays the SERRV Shop is open after regularly scheduled worship year round.  The SERRV shop is closed during the month of January.

Please call the church office at (315) 789-1343 for an appointment to visit the SERRV Shop during the week.

Nov
2
Sun
Communion
Nov 2 all-day
Faith in the News @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 2 all-day

Stop at the round table in the Fellowship Hall that Adult Education has provided with the newspapers. Join or start a discussion about something in the news while you enjoy your Sunday morning coffee and treat.

Worship Service @ Chapel
Nov 2 @ 8:15 am
Sunday School @ Christian Eductation Wing Upstairs
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
Lectio Divina @ Chapel
Nov 2 @ 9:15 am

LECTIO
DIVINA
The Sacred Art

Adult Forum: Spiritual Study

October 12 – November 23
Sunday 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Chapel

All are Welcomed

Transforming words and images into heart centered prayer. Lection divina is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. Through this prayer practice you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way, and gradually expand your capacity to sense God’s presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Surrender to the natural grace and rhythm of your heart’s deepest longings.

October 12                                    Experiencing Lectio divina

October 19                                    Heart Centered Prayer

October 26                                    Using a Mantra

November 2                                  Visio Divina: Praying with Images

November 9                                  Audio Divina: Praying with Sound

November 16                                Lectio Divina with Nature

November 23                               Lectio Divina with Life Experiences

New Member Class @ Minister's Office
Nov 2 @ 9:15 am

Rev. Lind-Schmitz will be conducting a new members class in her office at 9:15 am on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.  If you are interested in joining the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, please contact the church office at (315) 789-1343.

Painting the Stars
Nov 2 @ 9:15 am

 

Adult Forum: Contemporary Study
October 5 – November 16
Sunday 9:15 a.m.
South Parlor
All are welcomed

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. “This course is a masterpiece. The content, editing and graphics are beyond first rate. Congratulations to all.” John Jacobson, Facilitator

Oct 5 Toward Healing the Rift

Oct 12 A Renaissance of Wonder

Oct 19 Getting Genesis Wrong

Oct 26 An Evolving Faith

Nov 2 Evolutionary Christianity

Nov 9 Imagining a Future

Nov 16 An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism

Choir Practice/Warm-up @ Chior Room & Sanctuary
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am

The 9:30 am rehearsal most Sundays is an optional rehearsal in place for those who were unable to come on Thursday night.   Warm-up time most Sundays is at 10:00 am. Anyone who wishes to participate in Adult Ed can leave just a bit early to come to our 10:00 warm-up.

Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am

Click here to view the full calendar.

HEIFER PROJECT 

PICK A CHICK —– DONATE A DUCK —– BUY A BUNNY

The Heifer Project sends animals to help lift people out of poverty by giving them animals and training. This helps them to start a small business based on the items produced by their animals. Some of the offspring of the original animals are passed to others who are also in need. The process is repeated over and over which multiplies the original donation many times. THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!!!!

This year the Sunday School will send chickens, ducks and rabbits to help the Heifer Project. Money will be collected in Nov./Dec./Jan. The Senior High Class has made buttons which will be given to anyone who contributes $2 or more to the project. Children who wish to color their own button pictures will have a chance to create them after both worship services in Fellowship Hall. Please help us send lots of help this year.

November Sunday School Highlights 


NOV. 2 – HEIFER PROJECT kick-off
NOV. 9 – 3 yrs-6th – SAILING WITH JESUS – group activities
NOV. 16 – Youth Bell quintet plays prelude at 10:30. Warm-up 8:45
NOV. 23 – Children’s Choir sings at 10:30. Warm-up 9:00

WELCOME NEW ACOLYTES : Lauren Champlin and Gabriella Kelly
LOOKING AHEAD: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – DEC. 21

The Senses of Advent 

Nov 23         Taste of Advent

The Adult Ed committee will make favorite Christmas treats. We will taste them and talk about how taste is a reminder of the meaning of Christmas. Others may also bring their favorites.

Nov 30         Sight of Advent

People are asked to bring their crèches and display them as art. Discussion will focus on the variety of images and the reason for each of the figures. People may discuss the figure that has the greatest meaning for them.

Lectio Divina 

LECTIO
DIVINA
The Sacred Art

Adult Forum: Spiritual Study

November 2 – November 23
Sunday 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Chapel

All are Welcomed

Transforming words and images into heart centered prayer. Lection divina is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. Through this prayer practice you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way, and gradually expand your capacity to sense God’s presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Surrender to the natural grace and rhythm of your heart’s deepest longings. (more…)

Painting the Stars 

 

Adult Forum: Contemporary Study
November 2 – November 16
Sunday 9:15 a.m.
South Parlor
All are welcomed

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. “This course is a masterpiece. The content, editing and graphics are beyond first rate. Congratulations to all.” John Jacobson, Facilitator

Nov 2 Evolutionary Christianity

Nov 9 Imagining a Future

Nov 16 An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism

November Preaching Schedule 

 

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
November 2 Communion
Matthew 5:1-12 “God Bless You!”
Revelation 7:9-17

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PASTOR DEB’S NOVEMBER NOTE 

As I write this letter, All Saints’ Day, November 1 approaches. Halloween, “All Hallows’ Eve” has taken the main stage of television with horror shows and candy commercials. I don’t have anything against the fun of dressing up in costumes and children “Trick or Treating” as you saw on October 26th.

However, I don’t want to miss the purpose of All Saints/Souls Day to honor all the saints of the church. Protestant preachers occasionally address the entire congregation as “saints of the church” as the Apostle Paul did in his letter to the Philippians, “To all the saints in Christ Jesus”. The saints of the church include faithful members of the past and the present and yes, the future. (more…)

Viewing the Website Calendar 

Do you want to know when the date of the next church committee meeting is or the date of the next time that a community organization is meeting? You can find the meeting on the website’s calendar.

There are three unique ways to view the website’s church calendar. The first way is the Upcoming Events listing, the second way is the Church Events by month and the third way is to view all events included in the website’s calendar.

Upcoming Events listing can be viewed on the website’s home page following the Worship Schedule. To view Church Events by month, click on the link at the top of the Upcoming Events listing and to view the complete church calendar click on the calendar tab at the top of the home page.

Check out this article on the church website for more detail. (more…)

Pumpkin Carving 


Our Youth Group carved pumpkins during the Sunday School hour on Oct. 26 and then displayed them for fund raising.  They brought in $141.47.  WOW!!!  The money earned  will go to Camp Good Days.  Thanks to all who voted. Youth did a great job.