First Presby Weekly News November 8, 2015

//First Presby Weekly News November 8, 2015

First Presby Weekly News November 8, 2015

Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.


Congratulations to Sally and Sprague Hazard on the birth of a granddaughter, Eliza Louise Hazard. Eliza was born on October 7 in Hummelstown, PA. She has three brothers, Cooper, Brandt, and Grady. Parents are Will and Danielle.

Sympathy of the Congregation is extended:

To the family of Carol Stiles who died on November 2.

To the family of Marcelle Bowne who died on November 5.

This Week’s Sermon  is “BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS: In Jesus Christ, We Are Forgiven” by Jim Roberts. Next Week’s Sermon will be given by Johnny Carr.

Our Parish Nurses will be providing blood pressure checks in the Cablish Room following worship service today.  This ministry is available to everyone.

Hope Village: Excitement is swelling in Hope Village with the opening of the boxes from around the world! Don’t miss our opening after worship today. You won’t be disappointed.  Remember all proceeds return to the artisans.  See YOU there!!

The Lay Academy will meet this Sunday from 5:30-7 p.m., in Room 201, in the Activities Building. We continue to review Dr. Ilia Delio’s second workshop, “Implications of the New Cosmology for Christian Faith.”(DVD). If you missed her when she was here or need a refresher, come join us to discuss challenges, opportunities, problems, promises growing out of her comprehensive knowledge of Science and Religion.  Everyone welcome.  Bring a neighbor or friend.  Her new book, MAKING ALL THINGS NEW, is available ($23).  Please contact the Church Office for more information: (304) 343-8961.

WV Ministry of Advocacy & Workcamps (WVMAW): The next work day is. November 21. Teams will be helping with home repairs in the St. Albans area. All levels of skill are needed. Contact Sue Webster for additional information and sign up.

Thanks  to the Covenant Kids and adult helpers who made 200 sandwiches, during the Sunday School Hour  and, along with fruit, delivered  them to  Manna Meal.

Passing the Peace:  As cold and flu season approaches, please be aware that friends with depressed immune systems may welcome a greeting of a warm smile, a pat on the shoulder, etc., rather than a hand-shake. Please be attentive as you share the loving hospitality of Christ’s peace with each other.

Bad Weather Policies for Church Activities: If Kanawha County Schools are closed due to weather, all meetings and activities in the church are cancelled. If public schools close early due to weather, all meetings and activities in the church are cancelled for that evening.  Please do not come out if it puts you at risk for injury. Worship Services will always be held!

RCCR Beans and Cornbread Dinner: Support the Religious Coalition for Community Renewal and their housing Ministries.  Dinner will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Thursday, November 19, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and are 90% tax deductible for this fundraiser.


Food Pantry Needs: Macaroni & Cheese and Peanut Butter

Youth Group will not be meeting this evening because we are attending the Cardboard City event Saturday night. Our next meeting will be Sunday, November 15.

2015 Presbytery Older Youth Retreat at Bluestone: “Let us be our Selfies” is being held the weekend of November 13-15.  Contact Payne Warner at youth@first or by calling/testing 304-924-1601.

Overwhelmed by Care Giving Challenges? HospiceCare is sponsoring the “Fearless Caregiver Conference” on November 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist. Lunch is included at this free event, but tickets are limited. Register at See the flyer on the “What’s Happening” bulletin board or call 877-829-2734 for more information.

Equal Exchange Project: Linda Elliott is preparing individual or corporate gift baskets for the  holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Equal Exchange has 100% organic fairly traded products including 14 flavors of drip/whole bean and K Cup coffees in various sizes (regular and decaf), 12 flavors of chocolate bars (two for diabetics), 15 flavors of teas (regular and decaf), honey, strawberry jam, orange marmalade, nuts, raisins, trail mix and 3 kinds of cocoa.  Your selected items will be placed in a nice basket, wrapped in cellophane and topped off with a beautiful bow. The Presbyterian Coffee Project is a 15 year old on-going mission.  Sales guarantee small farmers around the world a fair price for their products and is indeed a life line for the farmer and family. The project is thankful for your patronage over the years.  You can reach Linda at 304-344-2075 or email:

November 15th is America Recycles Day: Environmental stewardship – protecting and nurturing the planet and all life that it sustains. Celebrate with thanksgiving the gifts of God.  Care For Creation.

The Preschool Program has a new view master that is 3D…it’s pretty cool.  It requires a cell phone (not one that has a service plan…just the phone and a charger).  If you have any one of these phones lying around the house…one that you are no longer using, we would love to have it so that the view master will have what it needs to work. You can leave your phone and charger in the church office.

Church Family Style  Dinner, November 11

Please make reservations by 4:00 p.m. Monday.

Please complete the form below or contact the church office (304-343-8961) for reservations.

(Those registered for LOGOS have a standing reservation and do not need to call.)

THEME: Thank the Veterans!

Hosts:   Mission & New Members/Visitors

Return the tear-off portion below for your supper reservation.

Wednesday Supper – November 11, 2015– 6:00 p.m.

First-time visitor, be our guest—no charge!


______Adults              _______Children 3 through 12         _______Children 2 and under


Adult/$6; Child 12-under/$3; Child under 3 is free

Menu: Hamburger Sliders, French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Veggies & Dip, Jello Parfaits






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