News of the Week

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday, October 1 – Upper Milford Township Community Day

  • Held at Upper Milford Township Building.
  • 12 – 3 p.m.
  • We will have a booth there with a coin toss. Come on over and help out if you can!
  • Join Upper Milford Township’s Fire Companies and Ambulance crews to learn about services in our community and the volunteers that respond to your emergencies. Learn about how you can help, volunteer, what your donations are used for, how we all keep our fire service and EMS going.
  • Confirmation students…this is extra credit for you if you help.

Sunday, October 2

  • World Communion Sunday
  • Sunday school at 9 a.m.
  • Confirmation class at 9 a.m.
  • Worship with Holy Communion at 10:15 a.m.
  • Special congregational meeting immediately following worship to vote on a proposed By-Law change to the church Constitution
    • Copies are available on the sound system or in your September newsletter.
    • If you will not be present to vote, proxy ballots are available for all church members.
    • You can call the church office for more information. 610-966-3601
  • Church plates from 1985 will be on display in the upper social hall in case you would like to have one; a donation is appreciated.

Looking ahead

  • Sunday, October 16
    • Guest preacher Rev. Jameson Baxter, who is the new chaplain at the Independent Living buildings on the Phoebe Allentown Campus
    • Sunday Brunchers
      • Meet at noon
      • Mercantile Club (cash-only venue)
      • Open to all church members
      • Reservations required by October 10 to Mark or Linda Weaver
  • Saturday, November 12 – Our Annual Bazaar and filled Basket Raffle
    • It isn’t too early to be thinking about the basket you will fill for the raffle.
    • Empty baskets will be available in the upper social hall soon – take one of the many we have on hand for just this purpose!
    • We would love to have some homemade goodies for our bake sale at the Bazaar (we’ll remind you in next month’s newsletter). Also, we could really use some help setting up tables on Friday night (November 11) and cleaning up on Saturday after the basket auction. If you are able to help with either set-up or clean-up, please contact Patti Mittl.

Needs in Our Church Family and Our Community

  • The Zionsville Area Food Pantry is asking for donations of $10 Walmart gift cards for Thanksgiving and $25 Walmart gift cards for Christmas. Please bring these to church anytime or mail. If you have any questions, contact Millie Kohler.
  • We will be hosting the Christmas Shoppers Shop again this November for our food pantry clients. Set up will be on Sunday, November 13th after Church. A lot of help is needed to move items from downstairs storage to our upstairs social room. Help is also needed to unpack and arrange display tables. We will have a signup sheet listing the different jobs, (trimming the tree, setting up miscellaneous themed tables, etc.) so you can pick how you would like to help. Lunch will be provided. We will also need help to sort and store before the 13th. Get-together dates will be announced soon. Please contact Millie Kohler.
  • Our sound team is looking for helpers. Instruction and training provided. No experience necessary. See Mark Weaver or Dan Latshaw at the sound console any Sunday for more information.
  • We are looking for people who like to bake or make special treats for the Sunday School children for a Third Sunday Treat time each month. Everyone is invited to share in this time of fellowship. I have attached a sign up sheet with more details so you can see the dates we needs items to share. I’ll post this sheet in the rear of the sanctuary so you can sign up directly; you can also sign up by contacting me or the church office.

Please continue with prayers for members of our congregation, our community, and our world, especially the family of Pauline Haring and others experiencing challenging times.

Peace,
Lori Esslinger, Part Time Pastor, Old Zionsville UCC

Our Mission Statement

The mission of our church is to be a congregation devoted to our community where we experience and share the loving presence of God by teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, by celebrating God’s Word in the Bible, and through loving service to all people.