This Week’s Announcements

Ushers Needed for Christmas Eve

I am looking for three families that would be interested in ushering at the 4:00 PM service on Christmas Eve. Please contact Ann Bell, using the form below.

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Women’s Luncheon December 12

Please join us for our Women’s Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 12 at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share. Sign-up on your Connection card or contact Sheryle Silvern, using the form below.

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Wreath Sale November 26 & December 3

Boy Scout Troop 48 will be selling Christmas Wreaths at church on 11/26/17 and 12/3/17 while supplies last. This annual fundraiser helps tosupport our Troop in adding and updating necessary camping supplies. It also helps our Scouts to attend Summer Scout Camp. If you would like to order one, contact Lee Ann O’Connor, using the form below. Thank you for your support.

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Day Away December 2

Mark your calendars to give yourself the gift of a Day Away at Graymoor’s St. Francis Chapel on Saturday, December 2, from 9 AM – 4 PM. This is an opportunity to prepare your heart for the coming Advent season. There is a suggested donation of $17, which covers lunch. Sign up on your Connection Card and contact Pastor Holbrook if you have any questions using the form below.

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Imperfect Families Christmas Gathering December 9

All are invited to a Potluck Dinner on December 9 at 6:00 PM (Bring a dish to share.) and discussion from 6:45 – 8:00 PM. Stay and enjoy one another’s company until ? Children are welcome. Who can be part of Imperfect Families? Families in need of Christian support or who want to support others. No one is too young or old to join us. RSVP on your Connection Card or contact Kim Scoralick using the form below.

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Calling All Singers for Christmas Eve

Come join the Hopewell Chorale to sing at the 7:30 Candlelight service on Christmas Eve. Our rehearsals will be on Wednesday nights, December13 & 20 at 7 PM in the choir room. Please don’t be shy! We welcome candlelight singers!! Questions? Contact Edwina Pratt using the form below.

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship November 22

For our second annual ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve worship, we will be worshipping at St. Columba. Worship is at 7 PM. Rev. Greg Williamson from Valley Christian Church will be preaching.

Calling all Children for the Christmas Pageant—PreK-Grade 5!

Help us kick off the holiday season with your little aspiring actress/actor sharing the story of our Savior’s birth! Rehearsals are from 9-10:30 on the following days:  November 18, December 2, 3 (Sunday), and 9. Performance is on Sunday, December 10 at 2 PM (dress rehearsal is at 1) Please email Karen with your child’s interest using the form below, or sign up on your Connection Card.

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Adult Sunday School Class begins October 1

Adult Sunday School Class, Sundays 8:45 – 9:45 AM

Exodus: Learning to Trust God

As we study the book of Exodus, we will see that Israel faced a constant struggle to trust God completely. In this story of hardship and hope, you’ll discover along with Israel that God–and God alone–is worthy of our trust. Please join us for an exciting journey into the history of God’s chosen people as they move from bondage toward the promised land.

The class will be a 24 week course that will cover two major themes:

Part 1: Liberating God’s People
Part 2: Teaching God’s People

Class Start: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Class Ends: Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018

Questions? Contact Percy Gilbert using the form below. Read more »

Worship & Music Census

Do You Sing? Play an Instrument? Read, Write, Act, Dance, or Decorate? If you’d like to share any of these abilities in worship, put your name down (as many times as you like!) for the Worship and Music Census. Sign up on your connection card, on the bulletin board outside the music room, or email Wesley Joseph, using the form below,  to let us know about your talents! Read more »

Touché April 21, 2017

 

Gen Next

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.  For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;  for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:5-6)

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Touché April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)

 

An Easter Psalm?

“Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.”  He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision.”  (Psalm 2:1-4)

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Odyssey Help

Odyssey is looking for volunteers to help with their Fun Nights held on the 2nd Monday of the month, and their Bible Study, held on the 4th Monday of the month.  Both are at the ARC Vocational Center, where the Sunday worship takes place. Please contact Steve Dambra with any questions or to verify the dates, using the form below. Read more »

CMP Volunteers

Looking for people to go out on the fourth Saturday of every month to help repair homes of those in need.  Meet at church at 7:30 AM, return by 5:00 PM.  Sign up on your Connection Card or contact John Ryan using the form below..

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Beds INC

Looking for people to deliver beds.  Contact Toni and she will provide the delivery information. Sign up on your Connection Card or contact Toni Viau, using the form below.

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Flower Chart

The flower chart is located at the kiosk. Please sign up to order flowers in memory of in honor of someone. You are required to order the flowers and have them delivered to the church before noon on Friday, or you can deliver them yourself prior to the Gatherings service (8:45) on Sunday. Contact Judy Phillips with any questions, using the form below. Read more »

Food Pantry

Thank you for your continued support of the Fishkill Food Pantry. 

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Mid-Hudson Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) Ministry

Love Inc. is a local Christian organization that mobilizes volunteers who work together making a difference by helping people in need in our local communities.  Specific ministries within Love Inc. include the

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