Needs: Specifically—cold cereal, rice or rice helpers, pasta, crackers, dry soup, and canned items, including soups, fruits, beans, baked beans, tomatoes, and tuna.
Have leaves? We would love to use them as mulch for the garden! If so, please put them in a bag and leave them by the black fence in the front parking lot.
Church Directory Photo Shoot
If you would like to be included in our church directory, you will need to make an appointment to have a new photo taken (exceptions will be made for those in healthcare facilities). No additional purchase will be required, and you will receive a free 8×10 as a gift. You can sign up for your preferred time slot through October 8 in one of the following ways:
- Online: Visit our website at www.apostlesucc.org, click on the Lifetouch announcement on the homepage, and follow instructions.
- At COA: You can sign up with the help of a volunteer between services at the Lifetouch table today, 10/1, and 10/8.
- Phone: Call (866) 756-0281 to receive personal help from a Lifetouch professional to schedule your appointment.
Note: Everyone who signs up by October 1 will be entered to win a Lifetouch gift certificate that can be applied to your photograph order. A drawing for both a $25 and a $50 gift certificate will be held daily between October 2 and October 7. Winners will be notified by Donna Carr and certificates can be picked up on the day of your photo shoot.
Please contact Donna Carr at (717) 475-5285, or the church office at (717) 392-5718 if you have any questions.
Heritage and Horizons
Mark your calendars for the new series of Heritage & Horizons lectures on Tuesdays, October 3—31. It is our 30th year of providing adult learning opportunities, and we have a variety of interesting speakers coming to make presentations on topics such as: Early Lancaster County, Great Ladies of the Cinema: Vivien Leigh, The Pennsylvania German Immigrant Experience, and more. Sessions will be held in the Sanctuary of Church of the Apostles at 9:30 am—10:30 am and 10:50 am—11:50 am with a 20-minute refreshment break. The registration fee is $15 for each person for the entire five-week program. Brochures are available at the Welcome Center.
Special Offering: Neighbors in Need – October 1, 2017
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is one of the five UCC offerings collected each year. This offering supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. The 2017 theme is “Protect the Sacred: In a Just World, Clean Water is life.” NIN grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. Funding for these grants is through donations to the NIN offering which will be received on October 1, 2017 by most UCC congregations as part of their World Communion Sunday observance. Thank you for giving generously.