NEWS AND EVENTS:
9 am Prayer group; 9:30 am Worship Service; 10:30 am Fellowship Hour; choir practice: 10:50 a.m.
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.
Sunday, January 21st, we will welcome Debbie and Paul Gangemi, our new contemporary worship leaders.
Our next congregational dessert Sunday will be Sunday, January 28th. Please sign up to bring something to share.
We will have a congregational meeting during worship on Sunday, January 28th. Treasurer Tom Baldino and Deacon Jim Cortiglia will be addressing the congregation. We will present the 2018 budget and our update on UCC dual affiliation.
Thank you to our Fellowship Hour hosts:
1/14/18: Roxanne and Mike English
Thank you to our ushers of 1/14/18: Tom and Joanne Baldino, Ben Defibaugh is January's usher captain.
Thank you to all who helped with our Christmas undecorating.
Thank you to Amanda Dwornikowski for working with our children on Sunday, January 14th.
Thank you to Ray Smith, Bill and Debra Wisowaty, Mike Seaman, and Bill Seaman for their help around the property the week of January 8-14.
Thank you to Barbara Pearce for coordinating senior fellowship lunch.
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.
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.
The bulletin covers for the month of January are given by Scott and Meral Pontier in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.
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 January, we will be collecting cereal. 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. On the same bulletin board, you can also sign up to donate a month of bulletin covers for 2018. 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. The next meeting is Mon., January 15th at noon.
Please let Bill Seaman know as soon as possible if you need a letter for tax purposes of your 2017 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 $12,939 of the $13,369 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:
Jan. 15th - 12 Noon - Fell. Hall. Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness Group
Jan. 15th - 6:10 p.m. - Fell. Hall - Elders' Meeting
Jan. 15th - 6:30 p.m. - Fell. Hall -Consistory Meeting
Jan. 15th - 7:30 p.m. -Fell. Hall - Deacons' Meeting
Jan. 21st - 11 a.m. - Fell. Hall - Social Justice Committee Mtg.
Please make certain that Joanne Baldino has your telephone number for the phone chain in case of closure due to inclement weather. The consistory will activate our emergency phone chain. We will also post closures on the webstie on Saturday evening.
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.