History Archive

April 2015 Preaching Schedule

Sunday Scriptures Sermon
April 2 Maundy Thursday
Matthew 26 & 27

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Fools for Christ

 

 

Fools For Christ

April Fools’ Day was a day for harmless jokes around our house. The salt shaker had sugar in it and visa versa. The clocks were turned upside down or changed. Someone always wore two different colored socks to school. One joke in the morning was usually enough, followed by laughter and “gotcha”. (more…)

Presbytery Meeting Minutes – 1/27/2015

If you would like to view the minutes from the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Geneva please click here.

TEACHER RECRUITMENT MONTH

IT’S SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER RECRUITMENT MONTH

We have a great program and to continue we need more people to say YES to teaching. We provide all materials, and the curriculum has planned lessons.

ALL WE NEED IS YOUR TIME.

Sunday School meets each Sunday from 9:00-10:15 am. Our sessions are 11 weeks long. OR if you can only spare 3-4 weeks we can work with that too.

If you’re nervous about teaching alone, why not ask a friend or spouse to TEAM with you? It makes the 11 weeks go more quickly and sometimes two heads are better than one.

If you are interested, please complete the sign-up sheet which can be found in the March newsletter.

Lenten Bible Study

Meets from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday evenings in the South Parlor for soup supper followed by study*

Galatians: a “What Were You Thinking” letter

As we continue our Lenten Bible Study, Paul lays out his argument. God’s promise is sheer grace. Through baptism, the Galatians become heirs of the promise. All are accepted through God’s grace. Then Paul lays out the fruit of the Spirit: those actions which let the church know that the Holy Spirit is working through them. The church reaps eternal life by living according to the Spirit.

March 6          What is the Law for?
March 13        An Appeal to Friendship
March 20        Living the Faith in the Faith Community
March 27        Living the Gospel

The dinner is provided by class participants and consists of soup, bread and fresh fruit.

Spring Forward

Be sure to set your clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 8th!!

March is National Nutrition Month

Dear Church Family,

March is National Nutrition Month. I have had a number of you recently questioning me about Vitamin levels. I decided it would be a good opportunity to write about vitamins and minerals.

An important fact to remember is if you are eating a proper diet, you should already have the recommended daily allowance of these nutrients in your system. Due to decreased absorption from aging, illness and chronic diseases, it does become necessary to take supplements. However, do not assume that just throwing a multivitamin or any dietary supplement into the mix with other meds is harmless.   I had a woman on cardiac meds who decided to go to a herbalist for her stomach problems. The herbs he put her on completely negated the effect of her cardiac drug and she had a massive heart attack. If you are taking coumadin (a blood thinner), vitamin K will decrease the effect and make it more likely for you to have a blood clot. If you have issues with sodium and potassium levels, you not only need to think of the amount in your food, but what about that multivitamin? Always tell your doctor and pharmacist before you decide to take a dietary supplement with other meds. It could save your life!    (more…)

March Youth Fellowship Activities

Youth Fellowship
March
Grades 6-12

When: Sunday, March 15th
Where: Geneva High School
Time and cost details to come! We have lots of youth involved in the play so please come to see the show!

Please RSVP to Paula by email (pjfoote25@gmail.com) by Monday, March 9th. (more…)

March Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning
in the South Parlor

The God We Can Know:
Exploring the I Am Sayings of Jesus

Our Lenten study continues to lead us in an exploration of the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. One by one, Jesus’s statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I am.” (more…)

March Sunday School Highlights

MARCH 1 – SAILING WITH JESUS – group activities

MARCH 8 – PRETZEL SUNDAY – classes will make pretzels to share with the congregation during coffee hour.

MARCH 29 – Children’s Choir sings at 10:30.  Warm-up 9:00 in Sanctuary