Sunday, October 14th announcements from the bulletin
Today 11-1 PM – right after worship Congregational Gathering & Lunch What makes us strong as a congregation? What do we have to offer to those seeking to know and serve the Lord? What can we do to enhance our ministry next year? And the year after? Let’s take time to set a direction for ourselves which the Session will be able to fine tune as they lead us in ministry. At the end of worship move directly into the Great Room and quickly grab a snack and take a seat so that we can be done in time for lunch at 12:30. Children of 4 or older will have activities together under the leadership of our Confirmation Class.
PCUSA PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING Gifts for this annual offering may still be offered. Each year 25% of the offering is used locally to promote peacemaking. This year the Session has designated that it will be used for the PNNE Immigration Fund that is used to help our PNNE immigrant congregations and pastors. Last week we gave $360 and an anonymous donor has tripled that – so that we have now collected $1080. Won’t you help to make it even more??
DID YOU NOTICE? Did you notice how open the driveway and parking area look now? Seven large trees and many little ones disappeared last week after being cut down. Some of those trees were directly endangering the church building – one was half rotten and the other one’s roots had come loose from the soil and it was leaning our way. Many thanks to the Building & Grounds Team who noticed our dilemma and took care to protect us.
REGULAR EVENTS AT NPC 8:45 AM Sunday morning Bible Study Choir Rehearsal 11:30 on Sunday Small Group at 7 PM on Monday PW Circle – noon on the second Friday Men’s Breakfast 8 AM at Denny’s on the second Saturday Book Group at 11:30 AM on the fourth Tuesday Youth Group once a month on Sunday afternoons Speak to Pastor Sally if you would like to know more about any of these activities.
House of Faith Tours You’ve heard of House Tours – well these are House of Faith Tours sponsored by the Nashua Area Interfaith Council. as we seek to foster a better understanding of our neighbors. These are drop-in events so go anytime during their tour hours. This fall our open house tours will be at:
Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday, October 14th 2-4 pm 58 Lowell St, Nashua & ST. PHILLLIP GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th 5-7 PM 500 West Hollis St, Nashua
IN TWO WEEKS
Mission CoWorker Visit SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH We have adopted a new missionary as ‘our own’! We wanted someone who was serving in a part of the world for which we had a particular interest – and in the past few years, since Haiti was hit repeatedly by hurricanes it has been a focus of our attention. We also wanted someone who shared our care for God’s creation. We PICKED Cindy Corell who is a PCUSA mission co-worker in Haiti who works with Haitians to rebuild their crops. She will be visiting us and preaching in worship on the last Sunday of October – just before the CROP Walk!
CROP Walk – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th 1 PM “We walk because they walk.” Our 34h year! This year the walk takes place on Sunday, October 28th beginning and ending at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond Street in Nashua. Registration is from 12 to 1 with opening ceremonies at 1 and stepping out at 1:30. The Greater Nashua Area CROP Hunger Walk has raised over one million dollars in its previous 33 years. The money raised fights hunger and poverty around the world and provides refugee and disaster relief through Church World Service, as well as locally through four agencies—Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Salvation Army, St. John Neuman Food Pantry, and Corpus Christi Food Pantry. The Nashua Area Interfaith Council sponsors the event. More information is available at http://nashuacropwalk.blogspot.com. And you can find us on Facebook! Just look for Nashua Cropwalk.
DISASTER RELIEF In response to the disasters of the last two weeks, the Session has approved a special offering to be taken on October 21 to be sent to the relief of those impacted by the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley.
COMING IN NOVEMBER mark your calendars now!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 5-7 PM A FALL POTLUCK to celebrate BURNING OUR MORTAGE followed by our annual STEWARDSHIP PRESENTATION
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 4TH Our Sunday worship will end with our annual remembrance of those saints who have already died and gone home to the Lord.
OUTDOOR CLEAN UP 9-12 on Saturday the 17th
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE Our annual service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 7PM. This year the service will be at Main St. Methodist Church.