Deansboro UCC

Advent, 2018 Themes and texts: Advent and Christmas Eve

December 9, 2018 Deadline for ordering poinsettias
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December 8, 2018 Holiday Cookie Sale

October 20, 2018 Harvest Dinner
The annual Harvest Dinner was October 20. Although our numbers were down a little, we still made a profit. The leftover food was donated to the Rescue Mission, and they were very glad to have it. Thanks so much to everyone who prepared the food, cooked the food, served it, cleaned up afterward, baked pies and breads, washed dishes and helped in a dozen different ways. Extra thanks to Dave Lloyd who coordinated the effort. It was a job well done by everyone working together.

The Women's Fellowship bazaar was also a success. Many people stopped, as they passed into the dining room, to check out the many hand-crafted and other items available.

August 26 Quilt Raffel
The winner of the quilt, made by Sharon McMullen, was Liz Zeller of Munnsville.

September 30 Farewell service

The Rev Ed Townsend conducted his final service upon his retirement from the pastoral ministry of the congregation. The Rev Jennifer DeWeerth led a ceremony marking the end of his ministry which included vows of release and prayers. Janet Dangler related the history of his ministry. Several people mentioned things for which they were grateful.

His retirement was celebrated with coffee and cake following the service.

Photo of the congregation by Kelly Lawton.

September 16 Rev. Dr. Marjorie Purnine.
Marjorie Purnine The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Purnine, an Associate Conference Minister, will visit the church on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Ms Purnine will talk about the future of the church and arrangements for ministry.

September 29 Pie Making
apple pie The Women's Fellowship made 73 pies this year on September 29. Many went toward the Harvest Turkey Dinner; others went to lucky people who signed up for them beforehand. The pies were not baked, but most people froze them to enjoy later. In the meantime, we enjoyed a day of fun and fellowship.

The Women's Fellowship had decided to provide pies, by order, but to forego an Apple Fest

October 7 World Communion Sunday
apple pie

October Neighbors in Need Mission Offering
apple pie

November-December Worship and worship leaders
November 4 - Larry Beasley
November 11 - Jen DeWeerth
November 18 - Jen DeWeerth
November 25 - Hymn sing and Bible study *
December 2 - Jen DeWeerth
December 9 - Jen DeWeerth
December 16 - Jen DeWeerth
December 23 - Jen DeWeerth
December 24 (Christmas Eve) - Jen DeWeerth
December 30 - Carol sing *
**Please suggest carols, hymns, and scripture for November 25 and December 10.

November 4 All Saints Sunday
On November 4, we will remember all those who have gone before us. Particularly this year we will honor Don Lloyd, Paul Cornelius, Dorothy McConnell, Lester Bugbee, and Debbie Steinmann. If you have fond memories these Saints and anyone else who was a part of the church or your loved ones, this is a good time to share them to make the service more special.

There will Communion during the service, and a coffee hour following the service.

December 2 Budget meeting
On December 2, 2018 immediately following the worship service, the congregation will consider and adopt the budget for 2019.

There will also be a coffee hour.

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