Needs: cold cereal, potatoes (dry or canned), mac ‘n cheese, tuna or hamburger helpers, cookies, canned items including: tuna, fruit, soups, and canned meat
Apostles Assistance Fund
Needs: laundry detergent, women’s deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
All classes are welcome to gather in the Fellowship Hall today during Sunday School to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday. Come join the party!
Christmas Eve Services
All are welcome to join us in celebrating the gift of our Savior! Our 3 pm and 7 pm Christmas Eve services will recall the birth of the Christ Child and provide the opportunity to sing beloved carols. The afternoon service will be a traditional service with candlelight and communion and will feature our children’s choirs and solo instrumentalists. The evening service will be a traditional service with candlelight, and feature an orchestra plus our adult choirs.
On Wednesday, December 27 at 9:30 am, the Widows Group will meet to discuss the life changes that follow the loss of a spouse. Recognizing that everyone’s journey is different, we thought this may be an outlet for you to find support and to support others in their respective experiences. Refreshments and pastries will be served. Members and non-members are welcome, so please feel free to invite someone you think might benefit from this discussion. Please call the church office at (717) 392-5718 if you would like to join us.
Our annual Pajama Party will beheld on Sunday, December 31 during normal Sunday School time in the Fellowship Hall. Come to church wearing your PJs! We will have games, crafts, and food to get ready for the new year!
Please join us for a Congregational Meeting to vote on current Council members to serve another term on Sunday, December 31 between services in the Sanctuary.
The COA Book Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Parlor. On Tuesday, January 9th, we will discuss Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. We are happy to have new people join us! If you have any questions, please contact Clara Kosmela at (717) 569-9960.
Our next Wishing Well ministry will be to collect donations for the Day of Smiles, which is an annual day of giving to five charities in memory of the short, but fulfilling, lives of Erin and Max Nusbaum. Donations will be collected for Milagro and Clare Houses, Mom’s House, Brereton Manor, and the Pet Pantry of Lancaster. All of these recipients provide wonderful services to our local community. Please consider donating by taking a Smiley Face from one of the two posters (above the Wishing Well and on the Outreach bulletin board), buying that item listed, and putting it in the Wishing Well by February 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Jane McCartney at (717) 392-4844.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have been helping in the nursery for the last few weeks. Your help was very appreciated.
If you have a few hours once a month to help prepare the Crown for mailing, please contact Audrey Markle at (717) 368-2409. The next date volunteers are needed is December 28 at 9 am. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Would you like to greet and welcome others to our church between services from about 10:15-10:45 on Sundays? The frequency can suit your schedule, but most volunteers serve every 4-6 weeks. You will be provided with a brief orientation. Please call Donna Carr at (717) 475-5285 if you are interested or have questions.