Although the organization, Prebyterian Women, no longer meets regularly in our church, it does have special projects during the year. In the fall we collect school supplies and money for the Edinburg Common School and the three levels of the Northville Schools. This year our church members and friends donated $300 worth of supplies and $280 in cash. Everything has been delivered to the schools and was gratefully received. Of special interest is that long-time church member Jeanne MacCorkle has donated specifically to the Edinburg Common School for some time; this year, it was decided by the principal/superintendent and business manager to use her donation to help with the dramatic presentation the children will do in the spring. We have done this project for enough years that school personnel look forward to the delivery of supplies and money. It is of special note this year that the local Rotary Club also had a school-supplies project.
The annual Halloween party will be held this year on October 19th. We need people to help set up, organize activities, help during the event, make snacks, clean up, etc. Please let Karen Marion know if you are willing to help! All children in our community are invited, so help spread the word!
JUST A REMINDER
our church collects aluminum flip tops from cans. We then donate them to a Lexington group home where the clients then get to have a fun day outing delivering them to a Ronald McDonald home. It’s a twofold way to help others. Please join us in saving those tops. There is a jar in the kitchen to leave them, or give them directly to Jean Auriemma who will deliver them to the group home.
Continuing this fall to NUPC in partnership with worship collaberative A Sanctified Art, LLC: Unraveled-Seeking God When Things Fall Apart. “What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our identity – or the path we’re on – comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope – with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed. This worship series will explore 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling our plans – and us – into something new.” Visual art works by multiple artists will enliven our interpretation of Scripture, an intergeneratonal art project will take shape, and we’ll learn to appreciate how God is at work in our lives while they are unraveled and rewoven.
Fall means Octoberfest and Baskets! Every year we have wonderful and creative baskets. They don’t have to be big. Some customers like smaller ones for gifts. Please have your completed baskets ready to bring to church next Sunday. Don’t forget to attach a list of all the items in the basket. If you need and help with ideas or completing our basket, please contact Jane Swanson.
There will be Chili & Soup at the yellow barn on Saturday October 12th, let Pam Hanke know what you can do to help.
The Sunday School students are collecting quarters again this year during Fellowship Hour. This year, they decided to give donations to the local Bread of Life food pantry in Northville as they would like to help their community. Please support the kids and the food pantry by bringing quarters to coffee hour.
The next Steadfast meeting will be on October 9th at 6pm. All women are invited! We start with a potluck supper, which is always delicious, and then have a brief meeting.
Becca will be out of town this week. Please call a deacon, Bruce Boulton, or the Rev Bonnie Orth (518-209-2056) with any pastoral needs.
There is no Session meeting this month. Deacons meeting is this Tuesday and Steadfast is on Wednesday.
This months Deacons meeting has been changed from June 11th to June 18th.