Join us for our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the basement of the church.
Join us from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 for a spaghetti supper. Proceeds go to help fix the wall in the church basement.
Members of the church are requested to join us for our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 19, following our morning worship service.
Join us for our monthly Second Saturday Breakfast on January 11 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. We will have the usual eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and toast. See you there.
Join us for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given, And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6
With sadness, we announce the passing of Maddy Rivera (September 25, 2008 – December 15, 2013). The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the church.
For more information, read Maddy’s obituary.
Due to inclement weather, worship service for this morning of December 15 is cancelled. Stay warm.
We still have some angels left on our Angel Giving Tree. Pick up an angel and then go shopping for a child in need of presents this Christmas. Please bring the unwrapped gifts back to the church by December 19 so that they can be distributed to area families.
All are invited to our December 22 worship service (10:00am), at which the Peace Light will be distributed. If you would like to receive the Peace Light, please bring a lantern or candle with you.
What is the Peace Light?
There is a Grotto under the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which is believed to be the site of Jesus’ birth. Oil lamps have been lit there continuously for over a thousand years. For the last 22 years a child from Austria has been chosen to fetch the Peace Light from one of these lamps. The flame is used to light two blast-proof miners lamps, originally designed to be used in coal mines. The lit lamps are carried aboard an Austrian Airlines jet to Vienna.
Scouts and other interested people gather in Vienna to light their lamps from the Peace Light flame the miners lamps carried from Bethlehem. They in turn pass the Peace Light flame from lamp to lamp, spreading it across Europe as far north as the northern edge of Norway, and as far east as Moscow. Austrian Airlines has been bringing their miners lamps carrying the Peace Light flame to New York since 2004. Scouts meet the Peace Light at JFK airport, and light their lamps from the miners lamps. Spreading the Peace Light across the North American continent.
How Should I Carry the Peace Light?
The best way to carry the Peace Light flame is with a lantern fueled with smokeless paraffin oil. Candles can work, but sometimes snuff themselves out when the motion of the vehicle causes the wax to splash on the wick. Care should be taken when transporting a flame inside a car. The lantern or candle should be in a bucket either with some sand in the bottom or some other way to add stability. A design for a lantern carrier can be found at www.peacelight.org on the FAQ page. It is also important to leave the windows down a little to get some fresh air into the vehicle.
What Should I Do With It?
Once you get the Peace Light home, please share it with your friends and neighbors, as well as send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your location. If you send them an email, they will update our tracking map, so everyone can see where the Peace Light has spread.
You may blow out the pilot light on an old style water heater, stove or fire place, and then relight it with the Peace Light flame. If you are not sure how to relight your pilot light, please consult a professional before you blow it out.
Come to our Holiday Craft fair on November 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. As usual there will be raffles, crafts, baked treats, food, and fun, fun, fun!
There will be a silent auction for many donated items and services. Bidding starts now and you can bid through this website using the links on the right. The final bids will be made in person during the fair.