Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 28

Strangers in Kenya

Kenya Advent 2013

Ever since Heather and I were married in 2001, we plopped an Advent Wreath on the center of our table each year. We searched for Bible verses to read each year, sometimes with success and sometimes without. But by the time the next year rolled around, we’d lose the verses and need to start over. …

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Nov 27

Grocery Gift Cards Make a Great Gift

Are you wondering what to get for that hard to please person on your list? Everyone has to eat, so why not get them a grocery gift card. You can wow your recipient with the news that this gift also gifts the church with a donation for each card purchased. We have Giant, Weis and …

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Nov 27

New Year’s Eve Event Helpers Needed!

We need helpers for our annual New Year’s Eve event, which will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. We have lots of games, holiday crafts for the kids, and food, all free and open to the community. This popular event draws in many residents and congregants. Live music by the Delta Road Stringband is …

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Nov 26

The Teddy Bears are Converging Again

teddy bears

You will notice some furry critters joining us in the pews and chairs during services again this year.  If you are wondering why they are there, it is for a very good cause.  We are collecting teddy bears for needy children.  If you have a teddy that could use a loving child, please bring it …

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Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2013

It’s Turkey time, which also means it’s time to give thanks.  Thanksgiving week always feels like a great week for a pause.  A halt to the insanity, and a nice respite before the hectic schedules of Christmas and the full-on holiday season commence.  So this week, we’re also take a pause on the blog, nothing …

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Nov 26

Christmas Plans to be Extra Special This Year

Nativity Tree

We have a lot planned for the coming of Jesus’s birth. Christmas Eve in the Spirit Cellar will feature a play written by Ellen Warntz. Come and see what happens when the whole Bethlehem gang gets back together on a morning talk show! This Family Christmas Eve Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the …

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