Presbyterian Women will be tie-dying 24 pillowcases to send to Puerto Rico. The church-wide PW is supporting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. We will be tie-dying the pillowcases on 7/23 at 1 pm in the church kitchen. All youth and ladies are encouraged to attend. On 7/24 we will meet at 9:30 am to finish up and take the pillowcases home to dry. We would appreciate the church supporting us in this mission.
We will be including notes to the children saying that they are loved, are beautiful, etc. If you could write a note to help us in this project we would be so appreciative. We would like the notes to be on 4 by 6 index cards because we want to paste a picture on the back. Doris will have some 4 by 6 cards on the PW bulletin board that you can use. Thanks for your help!
The First Presbyterian Scholarship Fund Committee will accept applications until today's deadline. Active members pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level course of study may apply for a Kintner/Brown scholarship grant. The Doug Johnson Fund is specifically for post-high school, trade, technical, business school, or education majors; the Kovarick Fund is for college juniors and seniors. Forms are available the church library or on this site's "Christian Formation" page.
The choir will once again be singing the National Anthem at and Iron Pigs baseball game this summer. The date is Friday, August 9. The first pitch is 7:05pm at the Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Tickets are $11.00, which includes a $2.00 credit redeemable for food, beverage or merchandise inside the ball park, a “Pig in a Poke” raffle ticket (winners announced during the 8th inning) and In-game group recognition on the Iron Pigs video board. If history repeats itself, we will have seats along the first base line, close to second base. Click here to request tickets.
…because everyone has an accident from time to time.
We understand ourselves to be called to “build relationships with our neighbors.” This year we will do this by collecting underwear and socks for the students of Arlington Heights Elementary School. Because of two recent drives, the school has plenty of crayons, markers, and glue sticks. What they desperately need is children’s underwear for little boys and girls in sizes S, M, L, and XL to fit kids from 5-10 years of age. Everyone has an accident from time to time, so underwear as well as children’s socks are needed. The school, with 12 classes, houses an all inclusive learning support room. Even the older students will benefit from this drive. So please help us prepare a needed gift for these students and their teachers. The congregation will pack these items as a service project on Rally Day (Sunday, Sept. 8th) during Coffee & Conversation. Please put your supplies in the basket in fellowship hall.
Based on the book A Wisdom Way of Knowing by Cynthia Bourgeault, this class, led by Rev. Tillie Chase, will give attendees the opportunity to explore wisdom as a practice of Spiritual Formation. This objective will be accomplished by experiencing seven disciplines that are used in Spiritual Formation including Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Scared Chanting and Movement, and Walking a Labyrinth. In each case we will be given the opportunity to discover how each of these disciplines can open our hearts to the Divine in each of us. Join us Sunday, September 22, 2019; meet in Fellowship Hall. We will come together following worship to share a meal together and then spend about an hour and a half learning about a different practice each month. The class will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month allowing each of us time to experience the practices and come to the next session prepared to reflect on what we have learned about the previous practice and to learn a new one.