Fall 2017/Winter 2018
Heritage and Horizons Fall 2017
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.
For more information, click here to view the fall 2017 brochure.
Please join us on Thursday, October 12th at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a dessert social and program. Cathie Oliphant will present a film titled “Annie Wittenmyer: Civil War Heroine” and talk about the impact she had during the 19th century. We will learn of her many accomplishments, including women’s aid, her association with soldiers and General Grant during the Civil War, the founding of the first public and Sunday schools in Iowa, and many more.
Heritage and Horizons, a semi-annual series of seminars provided by the Apostles Academy of Arts and Sciences, has revealed its spring 2017 series. The five-week series will be held in the Sanctuary of Church of the Apostles, UCC on Tuesday mornings from March 7 through April 4 from 9:30-11:50 am.
The Heritage & Horizons spring 2017 series – “Celebrating 30 Years of History, Science, Literature, Religion, Community Services, and Music!” features speakers who are specifically selected for their knowledge on the topics covered. Each day includes a 20-minute break between speakers for light refreshments.
For more information, click here to view the spring 2017 brochure.
Wednesday Evening Services at 7 pm
Based on themes explored in the book Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes, we will study the proposition that our best help on life’s journey often comes from the most unlikely and misunderstood of places: a place known famously, or infamously, as the Dark Wood. On Wednesday nights, we will watch video clips from some famous thinkers and share some of our own experiences of the Dark Wood, those times and places where we felt lost, afraid, tempted, or out of place.
Topics will include:
- March 8: The Gift of Uncertainty with Brian McLaren
- March 15: The Gift of Emptiness with Chuck Marohnic
- March 22: The Gift of Being Thunderstruck with Melvin Bray
- March 29: The Gift of Lostness with Diana Butler Bass
- April 5: The Gift of Temptation with Parker Palmer
Family Game Night
Join us on April 1 from 3 pm—7 pm for a family game night and BBQ dinner. Please bring a game to play and snack, side dish, or dessert to share for five people. Please RSVP to church office at (717) 392-5718 by March 24.
Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Come out for breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny on April 8. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Adults $6, Children ages 2-10 $3. An egg hunt will follow at 10:30 am in the Church Courtyard.
Church of the Apostles’ Garage Sale
- Friday, April 21 from 8 am – 2 pm
- Saturday, April 22 from 8 am – 1 pm
Please join us for our annual Garage Sale on April 21st and April 22nd. Not only will you find great deals on home décor, books, clothing, and more, but you will be shopping for a good cause. Funds collected will go toward church programs and outreach programs that benefit our community.
Would you like to donate items to be sold at our Garage Sale? Did you get a Christmas gift that either does not fit or you will never use? Remember, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Please save your items and bring them to Church of the Apostles from April 17-20 for our annual Garage Sale. We hope to see you there!