There is a new Visitor Center in the Church Lobby!! Many thanks to Max Creager for his wonderful contribution to our church. The Center is located beside the church library and under the large bulletin board. Visitors will be encouraged to stop by the Visitor Center so we can get to know them better, give them a church brochure, a list of upcoming activities, and a small gift to take with them. It is our hope that representatives from the Leadership Team, Deacon Body, and all Commissions will select volunteers to be at the Center at least one month out of the year. The Center will be open every Sunday morning immediately following worship service for approximately 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many worshippers are present. Women’s Ministry will be at the Center during the month of April. We want to make our visitors feel as welcomed as possible and this will take a total church effort. Just remember, “and they will know us by our love, by our love, and they will know that we are Christians by our love.” Thanks to all!
CHURCH LADIES' TEA
On a beautiful warm day, Spring was in the air and one might have thought there was an Easter Parade going on in our church. Hats of all sizes, shapes and colors adorned the heads of excited ladies. Oh, what a difference a "hat" makes! These ladies participated in our first-ever Church Ladies' Tea held in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday, April 14th.
The hall looked absolutely wonderful complete with three tables of hats from which to choose. The hall was accented with pots of greenery and classical music could be heard in the background. There were 12 beautifully decorated tables complete with fine china, crystal, and lovely teapots. Each table represented a month of the year and was decorated accordingly. A
hostess was assigned to each table and each was dressed, complete with hat, according to their table's month.
Serving the tea and water were four male servers dressed in white tuxedo shirts, black bowties and black suspenders. Looking absolutely dashing, each server wore a white butler cloth over their arm as they each attended three tables. The Tea Committee did an outstanding job preparing all the food! The savories and the sweets were absolutely delicious! In the kitchen, neatly dressed in aprons, head tea-maker Harold Mumma and sidekick, Mark Divelbiss kept the servers supplied with plenty of brewed tea.
The Tea Committee, headed by Sue Bock, consisted of June Mumma, Ann Miller, Susan McBride, and Carolyn Poffenberger.
The 12 table hostesses were Jean Berklite, Angie Baker, Carolyn Carson, Sue Bock, Sandy Koziel, Marty Angle, Barb Wolff, Ann Miller, June Mumma, Carolyn Poffenberger, Lorie Kennell, and Susan McBride.
The servers were Pastor John, Joel Weber, Shade Naugle and Rich Stainbrook. An event like this took a lot of detailed planning and work; but was certainly worth it as the event was well attended and the committee received many compliments afterwards. Many thanks to all!
The Women's Ministry plans to sponsor a Mother-Daughter Banquet next Spring; and will be just one of many activities planned for 2019.
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BIBLE STUDY ON PRAYER BEING OFFERED
There will be a 6-week Bible Study on the subject of Prayer. This study will be held on Wednesday mornings 9 am to 11 am., April 4th thru May 16th. (Wed., May, 2nd Bible Study will not be held) The Topic is "When God's People Pray" by Jim Cymbala. This study will be held in the Joyful Seekers Room located on the 2nd floor of the church. The price of a study book will be $8.00 and can be paid at the first meeting. Hopefully, this video series will instruct, inspire, and assist us, as God's children, in discovering a new life of asking and receiving from God. Come and join us!
Coordinator: Sandy Koziel
Women's Ministry Collects Items for New Hope Shelter
The Women's Ministry has been collecting items for the New Hope Shelter for the month of March. As you can see, many items, especially paper products, have been contributed by our church family.
Our congregation had a number of items from which to choose. By the end of March, we expect our donation table to be completely full. Angie Baker is the coordinator for this event. Thanks to all who continue to contribute to this worthwhile mission.
W /25: Bible Study-9:00-11:00 a.m.
W /25: Youth Meeting - 6:30 p.m. W /25: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/26: TOPS - 8:5 a.m.
SA/28: District Women’s Spring Luncheon
@ Newville COB
TU/ 1: Nurture Team - 6:45 p.m.
TU/ 1: Studio Club - 7:00 p.m.
W / 2: New Windsor Work Day -Leave @ 7:30 a.m.
W / 2: Choir - 6:45 p.m.
TH/ 3: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
SA/ 5: Fellowship Hall reserved all day
SU/ 6: Youth Sunday
TU/ 8: Leadership Team-6:45 p.m.
W / 9: Bible Study-9:00-11:00 a.m.
W / 9: Choir - 6:5 p.m.
TH/10: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/10: Studio Club setting up in Fellowship Hall for art show
F /11: Studio Club setting up in Fellowship Hall for art show
SA/12: Men’s Fellowship – Parlor House - 8:00 a.m.
SA/12: Women’s Breakfast – Parlor House - 8:00 a.m.
SA/12: Studio Club Art Show -9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
SU/13: Studio Club Art Show - Fellowship Hall -
M /14: Studio Club Art Show - Fellowship Hall -
M /14: Women’s Ministry - 6:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVENTS