Upcoming Events

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.  

Faith’s Annual Church Picnic – on August 4th following the outdoor worship service! There are signup sheets on the bulletin board for those who will be coming.  Please indicate how many will be attending and what dish you will be bringing to pass!  Our famous grill master (Dave Potempa) will be cooking hot dogs for everyone who wants one. All the normal items of silverware, cups, plates, napkins, condiments, refreshments, etc. will be provided!  There will be games, a bounce house, and outdoor events for all!

-September 8 – Rally Day – This will be our first day back to Sunday school!  Yay!  Children should gather in the Sanctuary at 9 am to group up with classes.  The children will then be introduced to their classrooms and classmates for a fun morning to get acclimated to the setting. We encourage parents to stay for this morning to get to know them and their family.  Please bring your child’s backpack to the Worship service for this special day which will include a backpack blessing by Pastor Ted and the congregation.  We will also recognize our Sunday school teachers and children attending during service.

-September 15 – Bring a friend to church day! – This is a church wide event to bring a friend with you to church.   This will be our first lesson for Sunday school classes and it would be a great pleasure for us to inspire other children in the Word of God as a foundation for a Christian life.  Please join us after the worship service for an ice cream and coffee social downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  

-September 29 - Ask the Pastor Sunday. There is a box in the narthex to submit questions in advance. Questions will be addressed by Pastor Ted in lieu of a sermon. Questions about the Bible or theology or the wider UCC church are all fair game, as are questions about the pastor's views and beliefs, and our worship practices here at Faith Church. 

-October 13 - The Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams will be with us in worship and then lead a training session to broaden understanding and awareness of the roles, responsibilities, boundaries, and needs of pastors. Anyone who has ever served or might serve in the future on the Church Board or on any church committee is strongly urged to attend. This training will be a prerequisite for anyone serving on the Pastoral Relations Committee. 

 

Rev. Williams previously spoke here at Faith Church and facilitated a conversation in February to help the church work on important concerns and considerations in the transition after the departure of the previous pastor. The training she will provide in October will be less open ended with more focus toward helping church leaders work knowledgably and well with pastoral leaders.

The training session will take place in the basement fellowship hall on Sunday, October 13, from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. A light lunch provided. Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office if you plan on attending.


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.

-Grace for the Journey is a support group for those who are seriously ill and their families and friends.  The goal of this group is to support our neighbors and friends who are going through difficult times. Our next meeting is September 16 at 2 p.m. in our Gathering Room! 

-Please join with the Women’s Support Group mission project for Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center!!!

These are items on their wish list.  If you can help, place items in the basket under the bulletin board shelf!  Thank you in advance for your support!

Bread pans, muffin tins, non-stick prying pans (all sizes), dish towels and dish cloths, rubber spatulas, egg slicers, laundry soap, dryer sheets, fabric softener, paper towels, batteries – 9 volt, AA, C, Drill Batteries (RYOBI), paint brushes and rollers, asst. screwdrivers, air tools (impact gun and screwdriver), brooms & dustpans, and pool toys.

The second mission this summer is: Paper and Pencils Together from June 23rd – August 11

This program assists in providing supplies to student that may not have enough funds to purchase the items necessary for the school year.  “This helps to begin their school year on a good note and lets them be the best they can be right from the start.” Thanks from Helping Teachers Help Kids!

Last year LOVE INC provided $5,000.00 in supplies for 94 participating classrooms.  The teachers and staff of Springville, West Valley, Colden and St. Aloysius school systems have had nothing but praise for this program and the support they received from our local churches.

Here is what you can do….  On the bulletin board at church there is a poster indicating items for this collection.  Around the poster will be sticky notes listing items that you may wish to purchase to donate to the cause. We will collect for 6 or 7 weeks.  Please place these items in the clear bin located under the bulletin board. On behalf of the children, teachers and our Mission Team we thank you for supporting this local mission!

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! 

Christian Education & Youth Group  

Sunday school News – August 2019

As August is upon us, we look forward to finishing up the last month of summer with family and friends and making memories to last a lifetime.  It’s hard to believe that most of us will all be gearing up for a different sort of schedule starting in September.   For many families, it’s “Back to school!”  Getting back to the basics at school is just as important as the faith basics too.  Sunday school helps to guide your children in overcoming fear, serving others, developing character, praying for others and much more.   One of the greatest things about school is the friendships they develop while attending.  And in Sunday school, we want to give your children the tools to develop one of the most important relationships of all:  the unique everlasting one they will share with Jesus.  If you would like to enroll your child in Sunday School this 2019-2020 year, please contact Jennifer McEwan, Sunday School Superintendant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   We accommodate preschool through high school including a Confirmation program (will be in 2020-2021) for those ready.  If your child has already attended our Sunday school program last year, you will receive a welcome and information letter in the mail during the month of August.  Please take note to look for its arrival, look over the information and confirm with me via email that you would still like your child to attend.   If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  We teachers experience great blessings as we guide your children to grow in faith.  We look forward to seeing all of you in the fall!

Upcoming special events to note

-September 8 – Rally Day – This will be our first day back to Sunday school!  Yay!  Children should gather in the Sanctuary at 9 am to group up with classes.  The children will then be introduced to their classrooms and classmates for a fun morning to get acclimated to the setting. We encourage parents to stay for this morning to get to know them and their family.  Please bring your child’s backpack to the Worship service for this special day which will include a backpack blessing by Pastor Ted and the congregation.  We will also recognize our Sunday school teachers and children attending during service.

-September 15 – Bring a friend to church day! – This is a church wide event to bring a friend with you to church.   This will be our first lesson for Sunday school classes and it would be a great pleasure for us to inspire other children in the Word of God as a foundation for a Christian life.  Please join us after the worship service for an ice cream and coffee social downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  

If anyone is interested in getting involved in our children’s ministry program, please feel free to contact me.  Maybe you would like to be a substitute teacher, teach or assist a class in the future, sponsor a classroom to provide items they may need, or just plain helping out where it is needed, we would love to fit you in.  As our attendance is growing, our supply of volunteers will need to grow as well!

There will be an upcoming class, approximately 1 hour long, which is required by our insurance provider to any person working closely with the children.  This also goes for the downstairs nursery helpers who help during Worship service.  If you are interested or have contacted me already that you plan on joining the Sunday school team or nursery help, I would like to get your feedback on a date that works best for all whether it is a week night or before/after church service.  This class will be instructed by Cathy Kobel as she has graciously accepted to condense the needed material and go over it with us. This would need to be completed by beginning of September.   Thank you to all who directly and indirectly support our children’s ministry program.  Your effort, time, donations and talents are greatly appreciated to teach the importance of “the Good News” to our children and disciple them in their Christian walk of faith!

Blessings,

Jennifer McEwan

Sunday school Superintendent

 

*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!


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Worship Times: Sunday - 10:15 am

Sunday School Time:  9-10 am : begins September 8

Emergency Closing Procedures – All Church closings will be posted on Channels 2, 4, & 7 in the case of in-climate weather or other emergencies. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the Office.

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Upcoming Events

Sept 8 - Rally Day

Sept 15 - Bring your friend to church day

Sept. 29 - Ask the Pastor Sunday

October 6 - World Communion Sunday

October 13 - Rev. Dr.. Marsha Williams in worship and leading training after

Oct 27 - Sunday school Halloween party; costume blessing; Trunk or Treat

Nov 3 - Remembrance Sunday

Nov 10 - Veterans Day celebration & coffee hour

Nov 24 - Turkey Soup Day

Dec 7 - Breakfast with Santa

Dec 8 - Women's Support Christmas Advent Service

Dec 15 - Sunday School Christmas pageant and luncheon/coffee hour

Dec 22 - Jesus' Birthday Party during Sunday school

Dec 24 - 7 pm & 10 pm; Christmas Eve Services

 

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Mission & Outreach

Aug - Dunkirk wish list

June 23 - Aug 11 - Papers and Pencils for Love Inc.

Sept - CIA Mission - Undies Sundays

Sept 16 - 2 pm; Grace for the Journey

Oct 6 - Neighbors in Need collection

Oct 14 - 2 pm; Grace for the Journey

Nov - Food Drive collection

Dec 9 - 2 pm; Grace for the Journey

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