Take Note

 “The Words Before All Else.”

Before anything else is said when the Haudenosaunee, the tribes of the Iroquois, meet for governmental, social, or religious gatherings, and at the end of those gatherings, they recite together what is known as the Thanksgiving Address. In reciting this prayer of thanksgiving together, they as a group, recognize the many gifts they share from the natural world and from the Creator. They recognize what they have and share in common.

November Eco Committee Meeting

If you are interested in attending the first

Eco Committee

meeting this month, please let Ryan Kincaid know via email (ryan.kincaid15@gmail.com).

November Youth Group Activities

Youth Group
6th – 12th

Please read, even if you don’t have a child in middle/high school.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

We will be having a special Thanksgiving Food Drive the first two Sundays in November, and we will be dedicating these food gifts during our offering on November 20th

Adult Forum

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

Join us this fall as we explore both our own faith and the promises and challenges of interfaith cooperation.

November Sunday School Highlights

NOVEMBER 20 – Angels (3 yrs-K) and Children’s Choir (1st-6th)  – sing at 10:30 worship

FALL MISSION PROJECT
Thank You!! Your donations of soups and vegetables will help feed the hungry in Geneva.

 

November 2016 Preaching Schedule

Nov. 6
Jonah and God’s Mercy
Sermon: “A Whale of a Witness”
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 (Luke 18:3)

From The Pastor

The Gratitude Challenge

 

“What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things (and people) you thanked God for?”

That quote stopped me from reading more. Just the thought that those things overlooked, undervalued or ignored would be gone. My socks along with loads of laundry, clean water from my faucet and bugs gone into hibernation would be gone. (I’m okay with stink bugs vanishing.) Seriously, the people in our lives are more important than the things. Have you thanked your child, your spouse, your sibling or a friend recently?  We assume that those closest to us know we love them. But, how often do you thank them?

Sermon from October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016

CHILDREN’S SERMON:

Thank you for the lovely songs. What were the songs about? Music has been around for generations and generations. Your parents probably sang “Jesus Loves me”. Do you think your grandparents and your great grandparents know hymns like “Jesus Loves Me’?

Gratitude Dinner

Please join us on October 30th for a congregational GRATITUDE DINNER following the 10:30 worship service, hosted by our Deacons.  A full turkey dinner will be served, including pie!  Monies raised will go to our Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, and suggested donation is $8.00/adult, $5.00/children 12 & under, and $20/family.