THANKSGIVING 2022 Circuit Rider PEARL RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965 * (845) 735-2241 www.pearlriverumc.com * [email protected] A Word from Pastor Gabrielle... Dear PRUMC Family, Over the next year, we're going to be spending quite a bit of time embracing stories, telling our stories, hearing stories, and fellowshipping together. After the last several years of the pandemic, it has been Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; very difficult to recreate a sense of community in so many different spaces in our lives. We often feel so for His steadfast love endures forever! disconnected, and like we're heading in a million - 1 Chronicles 16:34 different directions, without ever finding ourselves on solid footing. Over the next year or so, I would like for us to focus on Join us at in-person fellowship, on getting to know each other better (yes, or on our website at even when we have been together most of our lives!) and www.pearlriverumc.com hear stories we have yet to know exist. Look for more or our facebook page at fellowship events, more POTLUCKS, more fun. It's going www.facebook.com/pearlriverumc to be a great year and I cannot wait to reconnect with you all. Here's a highlight list of what's upcoming: Good news inside this issue: Nov. 20th: Commitment Sunday and Coffee Hour Upcoming Events 2 Nov. 27th: Christmas Decorating and POTLUCK! Following church Ministry News 3 December 3rd: Bell Concert at 4pm. Blue Christmas/Longest Night: December 21, 7:30pm. Notes from the PRUMC Board 4 Christmas Eve: 1pm, 7:30pm, 11pm. Fundraising Opportunities 4 In Christ, Pastor Gabrielle In the Community/Donation cards and Photo of the Month 5
November 20th is a big day for us here at PRUMC ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHURCH FAIR PRUMC! We are going to be collecting fresh Friday, November 18th 6pm – 9pm fruits and veggies (and frozen turkeys/hams) along with nonperishable Thanksgiving Saturday, November 19th 10am – 3pm items! During service, we will parade our offerings to God, and then celebrate our 2023 commitment Sunday. Please join us after church for a special time of coffee hour! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! COME SUPPORT LOCAL VENDORS & ARTISTS! The Holiday Fair is coming and we NEED YOUR HELP! In order for this even to continue to be a a success for our community, we will need help with the following: Baking for our baked goods sale Serving in our kitchen (baked goods and snacks) there will be three shifts- 6-9pm on Friday, 10:00-12:30 on Saturday and 12:30- 3:00 on Saturday. Greeters to help direct the flow of traffic throughout the day Friday and Saturday. We will have a sign up sheet at church the next few weeks, but please send Pastor Gabrielle an email if you can help us out at all. Tuesday, News from the Bell Room Nov. 22nd, 7:30 PM at Temple Beth Am, Pearl River, NY The Memorial Bells and Wesley Ringers are hard at work, preparing for our On Sunday November 27 Christmas Concert! And you are invited! following church we are going to be having a special community potluck! Immediately after church is over, we will join together to Saturday, December 3 at 4pm decorate the sanctuary for the in the Sanctuary. Advent season. We will have crafts for the kids (and even some for the adults too!) and then after we're done decorating will join Let's get into the Christmas spirit with together for a potluck meal! our annual concert. Free admission, but there is a free-will offering. For a full calendar of events, go to https://www.pearlriverumc.com
Making Room, Sharing the Love of Christmas by Ed Robb Mondays, 7pm Zoom Begins 11/28 Call the office register for Zoom link. Thursdays, 6:30pm in Person 12/1 \"NO Homework\" Bible Study Tuesdays, 6:30pm in Person, ongoing OUTREACH MINISTRY Our Sunday School program is off to a terrific start. We have adopted a one-room We successfully put together and delivered 8 Halloween packages setup this fall so we’ve welcomed back all of for our college students. Thanks again to everyone who donated last year’s attendees plus warmly welcomed snacks or contributed to help with shipping costs. The kids were all one newcomer. This fall, we’re using an “All grateful for their sweet surprises. It's nice to know you're thought Together Now” curriculum which uses of when away from home. mostly play and storytelling to better acquaint ourselves with some stories from Annual fresh produce parade on Sun. 11/20 Bring your produce the Old Testament. offerings to church on 11/20,along with any frozen turkeys or non- perishable holiday food items. Our Sunday School kids enjoy this We’ve met and heard stories from both holiday parade. All of the above will be delivered to People to Moses’ birth and adopted Egyptian princess People. May be resuming serving meals at County Warming moms. We’ve walked with Moses through Center-awaiting -awaiting further news from Catholic Charities. his journey leading out of Egypt and just completed a scavenger hunt to collect all We would like to start collecting children's winter hats and gloves Ten Commandments. now and right through February...kids often lose these items and schools can always use replacement items. We will have a marked We truly appreciate our families for making basket in lobby of handicap entrance for donations. the time to share your little ones with us on Sunday mornings. Blessing Box Outreach continues to be heavily used. Thank you to Lindsey and Reagan Crouch for their continued dedication to this ongoing project. Thanks to all of you who continue to donate items faithfully and keep this mission alive. Working on few ideas for Dec projects- will have more info soon. If anyone has suggestions for Outreach projects please reach out to me and we will see what we can do together. In Peace, Leslie Rocha We would like to have a winter time soup sale Upcoming Youth Group Events to benefit our blessings box. In January, we'd like to sell different kinds of soups to raise money to continue to support the efforts of feeding our community in need! If you would Regular Meeting be willing to help us out by offering a Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-6pm soup/stew/chili or something, please let Pastor Gabrielle know so we can get a list of interested participants together! Holiday Fair 11/18, 6-9pm & 11/19, 10am-3pm Working Youth Group Table Advent Event Sunday Nov. 27th, after Worship Youth Group needed at Advent Event
Building Use Access Team SUNDAY BUILDING SECURING We are working to accumulate a list of congregants with access to the building who would be willing to be part of a stable of folks We would like to establish a schedule of that could be contacted about availability to volunteers to sign up to ensure that the assist when an outside group requires access to building’s doors have been locked after our building. Established groups already have Sunday services and/or Coffee Hour. If access well-handled. This newly-formed stable you are interested, please see Melissa would be primarily used to accommodate Martinez or sign-up directly on the sign-up one-time use requests. The role of an “Access sheet posted near the Accessible entrance’s Team” member could be as minimal as bulletin board. THANK YOU! unlocking prior to use/locking up post use or as hands-on as needing to remain on church SNOW REMOVAL HELP NEEDED premises and ensure/help with post-use cleanup. Please prayerfully consider volunteering your We are desperately looking for snow time to help keep our building a place that is plowing service for the winter- if you know accessible and known to our community at of anyone, please let the office know. large. Please let Camille know if you are willing to add your name to the Building Use OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Access Team! We are still looking for office volunteers to help do some light office/sanctuary work! Please let us know if you can help us out! HOLIDAY EVERGREEN FUNDRAISER We just kicked off our Annual Holiday Fundraiser, and we’re hoping you could support us! You can help by purchasing a beautiful, fresh Wreath, Centerpiece, and/or Table Top Christmas Tree through the online fundraising website: https://giftitforward.com/applycoupon/applycouponlink/index/coupon_code/PEARLRNY003 The Holiday Evergreens you purchase for yourself, family, and friends will be delivered via FedEx in a festive carton with your personalized message the first part of December. Give the timely and meaningful gift of Christmas Greens, with the convenience of shopping from home all while supporting our church! $8.00 is donated to PRUMC per item! Thank you in advance for your help in supporting.
In our Church Community In our Church Family If you have any news, announcements, prayer requests, Congratulations to the Coskey/Cobb Family and/or to add your birthday/anniversary to our list, on the upcoming baptism of Summer Coskey. please call or e-mail the office. Happy Day! to all our November babies and couples! It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time PRUMC member, Jacqueline (Jackie) Winne in September Ethan Ahimon EVelyn Cabrera in Harwich, MA. Our prayers are with her family. Sheila Campbell Heather Conklin A donation has been made to our church Pastor Gabrielle Corbett in loving honor or memory of the following: Winnie Ehrlich In memory of Pat Hicks Rena Gesner Maria Halzack Rena & Bill Gesner Christopher Kavanagh James Kavanagh Jack MacDonald Jim MacDonald Remembering DAG, on our anniversary Melissa Martinez With Love, Helen Juan Rocha Ed & Diane Cobb Brian & Susan Doyle Thank you, Lord donation to Handbells and Education Sue & Doug Smith Ministries, Building and Grounds and General Fund Paul & Maryann Scavetta Connie Kopperman In memory of Kenneth Elmendorf, donations were made to our Handbell Ministy by: Vicki Duong Ellen Green The Rossini Cousins Linda Santoli The Summit School PRUMC SMILES! PRUMC Boulder's Game Outing - Summer 2022 Work Day - Summer 2022
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