Please be aware that during the year, photos are taken at church events. These photos may be used for publicity. If you do NOT want to have your photo used, please notify the church office. If you do not do so, it is assumed that it is alright to use a picture of you.
Remembrance Sunday – A Remembrance Ceremony will be held on November 4, 2018. We will light a candle and sound the chime as names are said to honor those who have passed in the last 12 months and help bring healing to those left behind. Please invite family and friends that have lost someone this past year to join us. If you have someone you would like remembered during the ceremony, please let the church office know before November 1. All are invited to attend this special tribute to our lost loved ones. It is also Endowment Sunday. Folks may choose to make a donation to the Endowment fund in honor of those who have passed.
Honoring Veterans – The Invitation Team would like to honor all veterans with current or former military experience at a special service on November 11, 2018. No matter what branch of the military service, all veterans and/or current military personnel and their families are invited. A reception in honor of all military personnel will be held following the service. Worship service begins at 10:15 AM and lasts about 1 hour.
TURKEY SOUP DAY
November 18th will be the annual Turkey Soup day--a day of sharing and thanking God for our many blessings. The Sunday School students will help make the soup and biscuits during Sunday School. At the beginning of the Worship Service our Sunday School children process to the front of the church carrying the non-perishable foods that have been donated during the month and place them near the altar awaiting blessing during the service. Following the worship everyone is invited to join together for a delicious lunch. Also, please be sure to sign up with the number of people attending so we have enough soup for everyone! Please bring your own place settings (bowls, cups and silverware). If you forget some will be provided for you. In order to make this happen, we need help. Please sign up on the bulletin board to help supply the items listed. We also need help setting up, in the kitchen, serving and with cleanup. If you can help out in anyway, please do so!
Boston Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service – A Community Thanksgiving Eve service for the Boston area will be held on Wednesday Evening, November 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church. This service is for members, friends, and others who would wish to attend.
Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am-11am and Craft Show from 9am - 2pm. This is a FREE community "Breakfast with Santa" event that will be held here at Faith United Church of Christ. No reservations necessary. Bring your camera fro pictures with Santa. If you would like to help with this event contact the church office. Any help you could give would be appreciated!!!
-Craft Vendors Wanted - Vendors are needed for this special Breakfast with Santa event. If you are interested in being a vendor or need more information please call, 716-646-1722 and speak with Linda.
Upcoming Missions & Outreach
We will continue to collect can tabs (from pop, soda, and other beverages) for Ronald McDonald House. The collection box is located on the shelf next to the office. Thank you to Pegge Cook for helping with the collection and disposition.
Our Grace for the Journey group will be meeting again on Monday, November 12th at 2 pm. We meet the second Monday of every month. If you are a caregiver for a loved one or have been a caregiver please come and join us. All are welcome who are in need of conversation, or just friendly folks. Any concern or questions, please feel free to contact the church office.
Health Care Ministry - Just a reminder to all, whenever we have a Coffee hour following worship on a Sunday morning, we will also have blood pressure checks offered to those who wish to participate. It is held in the Adult Classroom. If the door is closed, please wait outside the room. Thank you!
2019 Stewardship Campaign
The Stewardship campaign for 2019 will run October 28th to November 18th. Pledge cards will be handed out in church, emailed, or mailed to all members of the church. Please return your card to the church as soon as possible even if you choose not to pledge. All cards should be returned by NOVEMBER 18TH. Those not returning cards by that date will be contacted by phone. On Sunday October 28th the campaign will begin during the worship service by a short presentation from Carl Berger. If you have any questions, please speak with any member of the Stewardship Committee – Carl Berger, Cathy Kobel or Tim Plewik.
Christian Education & Youth Group -
The whole congregation and Sunday School children during the month of November we will be collecting non-perishable food for the local food panties during this time of year. Please have your child/children bring in 1 or 2 items of food during that time.
During the month of November the congregation and Sunday school students are collecting items to support our Military and Police. The children will be packing these items together and giving them to our local area Police and military. Here is the listing: hand sanitizer packets, tissue packs, car air fresheners, pens, beef jerky and sticks, peanuts and nuts in cans with lids, tins and packets of flavored coffee and cappuccino, individually wrapped snacks, granola bars, water bottles, Gatorade, candy, gum, breath mints. Please bring in your donations by November 18th.
We will begin collecting cans and bottles to benefit the Youth programs that we continue throughout the year. Please place them in the collection bin located in the front hallway basement area. Thank you for your support!
The Endowment Committee wishes to Thank You for all donations of soap (all kinds) that was collected for Haven House. Items have been delivered and very appreciated. Thank you for your generous support!
UNDIE SUNDAYS – sponsored by Churches In ActionAs always, this mission is fun and is supported generously by our congregation. On behalf of the Mission Team we would like to thank you so very much for these donations. There are many needs in the surrounding areas as well as Boston, so we know that the recipents will appreciate the thoughtfulness of so many churches in the CIA group.