NEWS AND EVENTS:

 

Sunday:

9 am Prayer group; 9:30 am Worship Service; 10:30 am Fellowship Hour; choir practice:  10:50 a.m.

                                     

Worship

Worship with us weekly, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Children’s activities offered during worship. Worship is followed by fellowship hour and refreshments.

 

Regularly Scheduled Activities:

Bayshore Lunch Program: Monday, Wednesday, Friday:   11:30 am

Tuesday and Thursday: 12:30-1 p.m.

Choir Practices:  Sundays, following fellowship

Adult Bible Study:  Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m./5 p.m.

 

Special Events:

 

Rally Day (our kick-off of a new year of Kids' CLUB/Sunday School) was held on Sunday, Sept. 17th.  Congratulations to all our kids!  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way!

 

We collected a special offering for the victims of Hurricane Harvey during worship on Sunday, September 17th totalling more than $1,200!! Special envelopes will be provided. (Checks may be written to CCK and we will send one check from our church.)

 

The CWS CROP WALK was Sunday, October 15th.  Our little church was able to raise over $1,000.  Thank you to all you coordinated, donated, and or participated!! The CROP walk raises funds for local and national feeding ministry programs.

 

Please bring in donations of bagged candy for the children's Halloween Party by Sunday, October 22nd.  We also have a sign-up sheet for some items for the party on October 29th.  The adults will have a "Donut Day" fellowship hour on October 29th.

 

 

 

Thank You:

 

Thank you to our  Fellowship Hour hosts:

 

10/8/17:  Barbara & Erich Allmer and family

10/15/17: Lois Bujalski and Debbie Hege

 

Thank you to our ushers of 10/15/17: Nancy D'Amodio and Debbie Hege.  Lois Bujalski is the usher captain for the month of October.

 

Thank you to those who set up the hall and church on Sunday mornings:  Bill Pearce, Lois Bujalski, Bob Busch, Waldo Roa, and Bill Seaman.

 

Regular Kids' CLUB resumed on October 15th.  Thank you to all who helped with the children during the summer months.

 

Thank you to our Kids' CLUB staff for the new year:  Elvie Roa, Bill Seaman, and Sarah Caddle.

 

Thank you to Barbara and Bill Peace who prepare the bread for communion each month. 

 

Thank you to Bill Wisowaty for assisting with Building & Grounds.

 

The bulletin covers for the month of October are given by Patricia Kroeger in honor of the 99th birthday of her father, Thomas J. Ferrante, Sr.

 

Thank you to all who helped cook and serve at the Bayshore Lunch Program:  Lori Cortiglia, Liz Maybury, Nora Sanborn, Debbie Hege, Bill Pearce, Lois Bujalski, and Pastor Dawn.

 

 

 

Announcements:

 

Please pray for the Food Pantry and its ministry. Please continue to donate food items, loose change, and plastic bags.  The Pantry is also in need of diapers, wipes, coats, men's jeans and sweatpants.

 

 

The Social Justice Committee is announcing the "Item of the Month" for collection at the food pantry.   In October, we are collecting Jiffy muffin mix.  These will be part of the annual Thanksgiving baskets which the Food Pantry is preparing for its clients.  The pantry is also in need of diapers for our clients.  Of course, all food items, diapers, plastic bags, and monetary donations are always greatly welcome. The Pantry is also collecting winter coats, hats, and gloves.  As always, keep the ministries of the Keyport Food Pantry in your prayers.

 

 

The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet for hosting fellowship hour is now available on the bulletin board in fellowship hall.   Please sign up to host a fellowship hour or work together with several people to host.  Please see Deacon Debbie Hege if you have questions or would like to team up with others to host a fellowship hour.  We need hosts for November 12th. Thank you!

 

 

Our new faith-based mental health initiative is now underway.   Our counselor, April Humes, is here on Fridays.  Please call April at 732 867-8647 if you would like to make an appointment.  Beginning in August, we will have a "Chronic Pain Support Group" meeting on the first Fridays of the month from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

 

The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America is currently in session in Holland, Michigan.  Please keep the work of this body in your prayers.

 

Please let Bill Seaman know as soon as possible if you need a letter for tax purposes of your 2016 giving.

 

Our Building (Capital) Fund Drive is underway.   The ceiling and the walls of the Sanctuary were painted this week.  The cost will be added to our Building Improvement expenses. the Consistory has voted to extend the Capital Fund Drive through 2018 to help pay for these improvements.  To date, we have raised $12,700 of the $13,250 cost of installing a new roof on the Sanctuary.  We are also trying to raise the $4,700 cost of painting. Envelopes are available on the back table for special offerings.  Thanks for your support!!

 

 

Our next meetings/dates to remember are as follows:

 

October 16th - 6:30 p.m. -Fell. Hall - Consistory Meeting

October 18th - 10:30/5 p.m. - Fell. Hall - Adult Bible Study

October 18th - 6 p.m. - Fell Hall - Finance Committee Mtg.

 

Please make certain that Joanne Baldino has your telephone number for the phone chain in case of closure due to inclement weather.

 

If you would like to become an official member of the Community Church of Keyport, please speak to Pastor Dawn or one of the elders.  All are welcome.