Announcements for November 3, 2019
Childcare is available in the Christian Education Wing for children under age 5 beginning at 9:30a.m. through the Worship Hour.
9:30 am Adult Sunday School & Breakfast Club
11:00 am Worship and Godly Play
12:00 pm Nominating Committee (Library)
1:00-2:30pm Youth Group
Monday, November 4
6:30 pm Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
Tuesday, November 5
6:30 pm Women’s Book Study – Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, October 30
5:00 pm Mission Committee
5:00 pm Worship Committee
6:00 pm Handbells
7:15 pm Choir
Thursday, November 7
10:00am Pioneer Home Service
5:30pm Trustee Meeting
Rev. Elizabeth Schultz is leading a quarterly book club for women and our next meeting is this Tuesday (November 5) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. We are reading Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott, but even if you have not read the book, we’d love to have you join us – the book will simply serve as a starting point for our discussion on prayer. Bring your friends, a snack to share, and please join us in the Fellowship Hall! Contact Elizabeth Schultz, or the church office for more information.
You can still donate to the 50/50 Club. This is a fun way to share part of your Alaska Permanent Dividend. First Presbyterian Church applies 50% of these donations to 50/50 Club projects and 50% of the money is given to the Yukon Presbytery Mission Endowment Fund, which supports Presbytery Missions. Checks will be accepted through November 10, and should be made to First Presbyterian Church – designated 50/50 Club.
Thanks to all who are helping with the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter.Last week we had 17 people stay here – 10 children and 7 adults. We still need overnight hosts. Please help us spread the word! Find information in the lobby and contact Ralph Duerre, Marcus Geist, or Danna Larson for more.
Our next Kid’s Night Out is November 15! All children are invited to the church from 6:00-8:30pm for a simple meal, crafts, games, and a movie. Cost is $5/child or $15/family. Please RSVP to Danna Larson (email@example.com) by Wednesday, November 13, if you plan to come.
The November Food Bank Box Build is Saturday, November 16, from 9am – 12pm at the Alaska Food Bank (2121 Spar Ave). First Presbyterian is committed to send 8 volunteers to this box build. Volunteers help box the food that will be sent to the elderly in the villages. Anyone 10 or older is welcome! Sign up in the lobby today.
Thanksgiving Blessing: First Presbyterian Church partners with other faith communities, the Food Bank of Alaska, and other community organizations to provide a Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors in need.
You can help:
- Donate Cans of Corn – help us reach our goal of 500 cans. Bring cans of corn to church and put them in the “Thanksgiving Blessing” container in the lobby by Friday, November 15.
- Food Box Build at the Food Bank – Thursday, November 21, we will meet at the Food Bank at 5:30 pm. We will pack 300 boxes for homebound deliveries. This is a fun service project and we need 25 volunteers (ages 10 and older). Sign up in the lobby if you can help.
- Homebound Deliveries – Help deliver the Thanksgiving Blessing food boxes to people who cannot leave their homes. Drivers pick up the food between 11am-1pm at the Food Bank and deliver to 3-5 families. It takes about 1-1.5 hours.