Messenger – November 2023

Pastor’s Corner:

I want to begin by thanking everyone for the cards and comments of appreciation as your Pastor. It has been a joy to serve as your Pastor for the last number of months. We are truly blessed to be a Church that God is using to reach the community, family, and friends. I am also encouraged to see and hear the spiritual growth that is occurring in so many of your lives. God is changing our Church from the inside out, and visitors have responded to our message rooted in Christ Jesus by continuing to come with words of encouragement.

We are entering this fall season with many things for which to be thankful. The sermons I will be bringing in the month of November will be about the thanksgiving that we can bring as a Church through our giving sacrificially of what God has so richly blessed us with. We are a small Church with a BIG heart, full of faith — and I thank God for how he continues to provide for us. Please pray that God will give us grateful hearts so our Church will thrive as we approach the new year that lies ahead.

In the love of Christ,   Pastor Al



Jesus, help us see you in the face of anyone we meet who is in need today, and to serve as we are able.

A new church year, a new season, a new focus. Thank you, Creator God, for the coming weeks to prepare our hearts anew for the arrival of your Son.


Sunday School – 8:30 AM in the Community Building

Choir Practice Thursday’s at 1:00pm

You may reach Pastor Al at #609-529-7526, or

Wednesday, November 1st All Saints Day

Saturday, November 4thSoup and Bake Sale – 9am to 3pm

Sunday, November 5thDaylight Saving Time Ends

Tuesday, November 7th Election Day

Thursday, November 9thPresbyterian Women meeting 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Saturday, November 11thVeteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 15thMen’s Group Meeting & Breakfast – 8:00am

Thursday, November 23rdHappy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 26thChrist The King Sunday

Tuesday, November 28th - Newsletter Deadline

Sunday, December 3rdFirst Sunday in Advent

Christmas Greeting – If anyone would like to put a Christmas Greeting in the December Newsletter, please give a handwritten note to Carolyn White or e-mail her at by Tuesday November 28th.

Tuesday, December 5th – Ladies Christmas Tea at the Montrose Bible Conference. Christmas music, devotional thoughts with a speaker, a light lunch, assortment of seasonal goodies & teas. 11Am to 1pm, $12 per person. PW will be paying for each lady. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule, or see Bonne Travis or Carolyn White.

The Mission for Feed -A-Friend will be ending on Sunday, November 5th. Thank you all who donated.

Bill’s Kids for Christmas Mission: Rev. Bill Townsend was the Director of Spiritual Life at the Children’s Home in Binghamton. Our congregation has been donating money for many years to help to make Christmas more merry for the residents; it will begin Sunday, November 12th and continue to Sunday December 3rd.

Update from Kenya…Their school continues to grow. They can now have a few orphans stay there and have volunteer ladies supervise activities. They also have a room used as a medical clinic with a trained nurse. They still struggle to keep the school open and provide some food for the students in spite of the fast inflation rate and scarcity of food We have just sent new funds for November and pray that they can continue to stay operational another month. By Jim Kessler

Please contact Debbie Hickok at Debbers128@gmail.comwith revisions to the church directory. Updated directory will be available Oct. 1.

Email Carolyn White with any praises, joys, or prayer requests you have throughout the week that you’d like to share with our church family.

Plastic Grocery Bags – Please give bags to Bonne Travis – these are used to crochet sleep mats for the homeless.

Please sign up to host one of the social hours on the Sunday after Communion Service on the first Sunday of the month. Hosting only means setting out what is brought and cleaning up afterward. It does not mean bringing everything to share.

Don’t forget our card ministry - If you would like a card sent to a particular person to give them a lift or let them know they are missed or offer encouragement, etc. etc., just give the name and address to Cathe. Cards, envelopes and postage will be provided and placed on a table in the Community Building the first Sunday of each month. As we file past the table on our way to the coffee pot, we will be able to sign each of the cards and Cathe will address the envelopes and mail them.

Loose Change Offerings ( coins and bills)

1st Sunday – Local Missions

2nd Sunday – General Fund

3rd Sunday – Kenya/Rev. Malabo

4th Sunday – General Fund

5th Sunday – Trehab Local Food Bank (whenever there is a 5th Sunday)

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