Trick-or-Treat warming station

Once again, the church will be a Trick-or-Treat Warming Station and rest stop for those out having fun. The warming station will be open from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Oct. 31st.

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Halloween party

There is a Halloween party on Saturday, October 28th from 1-3pm. There will be cider, pizza, and treats for anyone 16 years old and younger to come and have a fun time. Make sure you wear your costumes!! Anyone with questions can contact Karen Marion.

End of Life planning workshop

Becca is doing a workshop on planning for end of life. Topics to be discussed include planning the funeral service, cremation vs. burial, preplanning and prepaying with the funeral home, why making advance arrangements is important, talking about these plans with loved ones, and end of life decisions such as living wills, advance directives, palliative care, and hospice. This workshop is planned for October 15th. This workshop is open for everyone, even if you don’t plan on dying any time soon! The best planning is done when we’re not in a crisis situation. Worksheets for funeral wishes are available from Becca whether you attend the workshop or not. Please consider filling one out and filing with the church office.

Octoberfest

Octoberfest is on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, from 10am to 1pm, at the Red Barn in Northville. As usual, there will be baskets to bid on, and chili, soup, and baked goods. This is one of the big fundraisers of the year for our church, so please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend. Anyone able to cook or help that day should contact Pam Hanke, anyone making a basket or having a question about the baskets should contact Jane Swanson, and anyone able to help with setup or tear-down should contact Cliff Wray. As always, we are gratefull to Donna Breda and Sue Sedon for the use of the Yellow Barn and the surrounding meadow.

Basket Bonanza

The Basket Bonanza part is being chaired again this year by Jane Swanson, and it’s time to start planning a theme and gathering items for a basket. If you need help with a theme, need a basket, would rather donate some items toward a basket, or money to help finish off a basket, just call Jane. She is ready to help. Great ideas from past years might be a child’s basket, children’s books, sundae basket, cleaner’s basket, wine basket, cat or dog basket, canned goods & jelly, guest room, Italian theme, sports basket, DVD movie night, or pies.

Service Auction

It is that time of year again as we approach our most fun fundraiser – The Service Auction. Jill Russom has volunteered to organize the event this year, and it will be held on July 16th following worship at the Batchellerville Church. Start thinking about planning a party or making a theme basket, a meal to share, homemade something to offer, or any other item or service. Cards are available from Jill and should be returned ASAP, so we can start thinking about what to bid on!

Steadfast Spring Picnic

The Steadfast class will be having their spring picnic on June 14th at the home of Jill Russom on 3rd Street in the village. There will be a social hour starting at 5:00PM with a pot luck dinner to follow at 6:00PM. We extend a special invitation to all women of the church and hope you can join us. Ask Carol Hawley for more details.

Albany Presbytery Meeting here at Northville

On June 6th, the 313th Stated Meeting of Albany Presbytery will be held at our church! The meeting starts at 9:30 am, and registration begins at 8:30. We will need helpers for greeting people and helping them find their way around, as well as set up and clean upfor the lunch in fellowship hall. If you are interested in helping, please let Becca know. For those of you who are interested in what happens at Presbytery meetings, this is also a perfect opportunity to check it out. The part of the meeting where we worship together is always wonderful and a nice way to remember that we are part of a connectional church. Worship will be from 11-12. Please consider attending for all or part of the meeting! All desserts (finger food type) is to be brought to the fellowship hall prior to June 6th. Call Carolyn Learch if you need assistance.

Church Garage Sale

The May Garage Sale Fundraiser will be Saturday, May 6th this year. We will again run a luncheon in the fellowship hall as well as an outside garage sale. We need donations of Soups, Chili, breads, and baked goods. Let Carol Hawley know what kind of soup, bread, or baked goods you would be willing to make.

Timeline of events:

By May 4th, please call Carolyn Learch to reserve a table for selling.

All items donated should be marked with a suggested price and brought to the church on May 5th. For those needing help with transporting their donations please call Karen Marion.

Volunteers (Cashiers and Sales staff) are needed to make this a successful event. Let Carolyn Learch know if you are able to help. Set up is May 5th at 9:00am. Clean up starts at 3:00pm on May 6th.