Children’s Christmas Program

Our program will be during worship on Sunday, December 22nd.  Practice for the program is immediately after worship. 12/8, 12/15.


Calling All Young Adults (18 – 30ish)!!!!!!

Join us for a Christmas party on Sat. Dec 21st at 6:30 in the fellowship hall. Please RSVP by the 18th. Text 724-944-8093.
For updates join Bethel EPC Young Adults Facebook page and text @ccbibles to 81010.
In 2020, we plan to meet monthly for dinner, games/movie, and Bible study. It will tentatively be the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Poinsettias

The deacons are offering Christmas Poinsettias for purchase.  The cost is $7.00 each.  Order envelopes will be placed in the narthex and on the table at the back of the sanctuary.  Orders can be placed in the offering plate or given to any one of the deacons.  The deadline is Sunday, Dec. 8 th .



Photo Directory

We are still in the process of completing a new photo directory. The delay has been due to the large number of people who did not have their pictures taken with Angelo in the spring. You still have time.
 
Nancy Gibson will be available before Sunday School & before worship on most Sundays through January 26, 2021. You may also email your own photo to Nancy or Patty Andrews.  Please put your ‘last name’ and ‘photo for directory’ in the subject line so we don’t miss your email. The deadline for photos is January 31, 2020. After that time the directory will be published. If you do not wish to have your photo in the directory please let us know. Your contact information will be printed.


PROJECT H.O.P.E. CHRISTMAS

If you’re  looking to help someone in need this Christmas, help someone local, from Project HOPE. The tags will be located at the back of the sanctuary on a tri-fold board on Sunday Nov. 17 and Sunday, November 24th. Gifts are due in the HOPE room by Sunday, December 1st. Please gently wrap your gift and tape the original tag lightly onto the outside. If you’re not a shopper but still want to help, Monetary donations are always accepted – checks payable to Project HOPE.


Welcoming People!!

You just found a place to sit and there’s a new face in the crowd, a few pews away. After the service ends, you go over to introduce yourself and get to know them, but after a few welcoming words, everyone heads out. You hope they'll be back next week…

Starting in January 2020, we’ll have a dedicated time to visit right after: our worship service is moving to 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School to follow. Between the two, there’ll be a 15-minute time for coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall. After you introduce yourself at the end of service, why not invite the newcomer for a cup of joe and a donut so you can chat some more?

Who knows, maybe they’ll even join you for Sunday School.



VOICE OF THE MARTYRS ACTION PACK PROGRAM:

The 9-12th grade Sun. School class will once again be packing Action Packs to send to displaced Christians around the world.  Please join us for the month of Nov. as we collect the following items to send:

Blankets, towels, bed sheets, solid color T-shirts, knit hats, jacket/windbreakers, bars of soap, sweaters, socks, and gloves or mittens.  There will be a basket in the coat room to collect the items.

Thank you!



MACA Thanksgiving Service, November 24th

MACA Thanksgiving Service: November 24 @ 7:00PM Westfield Presbyterian. There will be a reception following in the
church social hall. Bethel is to bring 5 dozen cookies for the Thanksgiving Service at Westfield on the evening of Nov.24th.  Please let Betty Scott know if you can help. Thank you
 
There will be a community choir at the Thanksgiving Service on November 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Westfield.  Anyone interested in singing in the choir should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for  a brief rehearsal prior to the service.  Wear white top and black bottom. 
 
Also: Rehearsal at 2:00PM on November 17, 2019 at Westfield.  Music provided!


Calling All Children in 6th Grade and Under

Please consider participating in our children’s Christmas program this year! Our program will be during worship on Sunday, December 22nd. We will practice immediately after church, beginning on November 17th. Join us in spreading Christmas cheer to our congregation this season!


Congregation Participation Needed!!

We need YOU!!! On November 8 at 6pm the safety team will be doing an active shooter training at the church. We need your help to come and be “parishioners” so we can train in a realistic environment and circumstance.  FOOD will be provided! Sign up by contacting Russell Ponziani or on the signup sheet on back table.