John Lawson has volunteered to lead a handbell ensemble. Anyone who is interested in participating, please contact John. Because we are restarting from scratch, an ability to read music is required. Prior bell-ringing experience is desirable, but not required. Let’s see if we can get together, and prepare something to play before the end of the summer!
Starting July 1st World Hunger Boxes will be available at the morning Batchellerville and evening Northville services. This is a Presbyterian Women’s mission project that helps those hungry around the world. Just put your loose change (or bills) in the boxes for the summer. They will be collected at the Labor Day services and through summer.
The summer will soon be upon us! From July 1st through September 2nd, we will be worshipping at 10am at our Batchellerville church. During that time, there will also be a Sunday evening service at the church in Northville at 7pm. The evening service will be shorter with a brief meditation, prayers, music, and the Lord’s Supper every week.
The Steadfast Class will be having their annual picnic at Jill Russom’s house (Third St.) on Wednesday, June 13th starting with a social hour at 5:00 pm followed by a pot luck supper at 6:00 pm. A special invitation is extended to all the women of the church. Ask Jill for directions, or contact Carol Hawley if you would like a ride.
It’s that time of year again for one of our most fun fundraisers – The Service Auction. It will be held on July 22nd following worship at the Batchellerville Church. Please start thinking about planning a party or making a theme basket, a meal to share, homemade offerings, or any other item or service. Maureen Sweet is excited to organize the event this year. If you have a service you want to offer, please pick up a 3×5 card from Maureen. Thanks in advance for your contributions!
A note from your new secretary who started May 22nd. I will be available in the office on Tuesdays from 9-12pm & Wednesdays 1-4pm. Bulletins will usually be run on Wednesday afternoons. You can send me information for the bulletin by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call my cell phone.
For the next few weeks you will have the opportunity to sign up to honor fathers in the June Father’s Day bulletin. It works the same as the Mother’s Day bulletin, so for just one dollar per name check off names you want included or add new ones. Betsey Gunther has the sign-up sheets.
A yearly reminder: as the weather gets warmer, Becca will be walking to the church more often. Just because her cat isn’t in the parking lot, doesn’t mean she’s not at the church! Becca is often at the church Monday through Thursday, even outside of her “promised” office hours. If you want to chat, you can always call the church (518-863-4151) or her cell phone (973-479-2638) to check if she’s there first, or you can just stop by and check. Texting, email (email@example.com), and Facebook Messenger are also good ways to reach her.
May 4 – Noon to ?
May 5 – 8:30 to ?
We will set up, weather permitting on Wed. May 2. The AM will be the grounds clean up. PM will be the canopy/table set up. Let Frank Ralbovsky know if you can help. Thursday is the rain date.
If you want to have your own booth, please let Carolyn Learch know. If you just want to donate items let either Carolyn or Peg know ASAP!
Starting after church on Sunday, April 29 the church nursery will be available to leave donated items. Please price your items!
We will need help both days of the sale. This is one of our big fundraisers so help us make it successful. A perk is the good food available on Saturday for a small fee.
The Mother’s Day bulletin is one of the few fundraisers of the Steadfast Class. For only $1.00 per name you can honor as many mothers as you would like. See Betsy Gunther to check the mothers honored in the past and add new ones to the list. A special bulletin insert will list all honored mothers on Mother’s Day, May 13th.