LATEST PAGE UPDATES (11-1-14)
WOMEN'S MINISTRY, PASTOR, NEWS, STEPHEN, VOLUNTEERING, BLOOD BANK, FISHING
BLOOD BANK (11-1-14) A new blood bank page has been added to the site, and can be found on the Outreach page, or at http://www.donegalpresbyterianchurch.org/v2/bloodbank.html
WORK DAY (10-5-14)Work Day for Church and Grounds cleanup, Saturday, November 8, (Rain date November 15), 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Breakfast at Simplee Seafood in Mount Joy at 7:45 am if you wish to partake. Look for sign up sheets in Communication Center and Fellowship Hall.
HARVEST DAY: OCTOBER 18th (9-8-14) Harvest Day 2014 has been scheduled for October 18, 2014. Please see details at http://www.donegalpresbyterianchurch.org/v2/harvest.html and contact Dawn Bourassa if you can help make this another successful outreach program of Donegal Church!
NEW DIRECTOR OF MUSIC (9-8-14)
We are pleased to welcome our new Director of Music, as of August 1, 2014, Mr. Clark E. Lash and look forward to experiencing his creative talents as he offers his leadership to our choir and to the congregation
VISIT TO 1794 ROCKY SPRING CHURCH (7-2-14)
Please join the Historian Team for a fascinating visit to see the 1794 Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg, PA, on July 26. Rocky Spring is a remarkably well-preserved brick church built in 1794. Few changes have been made since it was built and it offers a glimpse of what Donegal Meeting House looked like prior to 1851. You will see the original pulpit and sounding board, pews, and tables and benches that were set up in the aisles for celebration of the Lord’s Supper. One of the reasons this building survives so unchanged is that it is no longer used for regular worship. It is owned by the Carlisle Presbytery and is overseen by Falling Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg with help from the Franklin County Historical society. Rocky Spring is located at 3150 Rocky Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Travel from Donegal Presbyterian is about 80 miles and 90 minutes. We will help arrange car pooling, or you are welcome to drive there yourself. We plan to depart Donegal at 9:00 am and anticipate a 10:30 am arrival at Rocky Spring where we will meet Ann Hull of the Franklin County Historical Society. Dr. Philip Zimmerman, an architectural historian who has been studying Donegal Presbyterian Church and related Pennsylvania churches, will also be our guide. If you are interested in this visit, let Portia Brian know—Home-717-964-2344 Cell—717-940-0452.
CHURCH MODEL AND LARGE PHOTO OFFERED FOR AUCTION (7-2-14)
A large photograph of Donegal Presbyterian Church and a cardboard model of Donegal Presbyterian Church will be offered via a silent auction by the Historian Team. Bid numbers can be secured from Portia Brian. The church model probably dates to the 1970’s and is made of cardboard and mounted on a platform. The large framed photograph once hung in Green’s 5 & 10 which was located on North Queen and Orange Street in Lancaster, PA. The photograph measures approximately 8 feet 9 inches wide by 4 feet 9 inches high. The auction will end July 31, 2014. Monies generated from the sale will be donated to the church to be applied to the mortgage. If you would like to see these items, contact a member of the Historian Team.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEMINAR PLANNED (4-18-14)
A Seminar on Domestic Violence will be led by Susan E. Grosh, Esquire, on April 27th. Details are posted on the Women's Ministry page.
2015 ADULT RETREAT SCHEDULED (4-18-14)
The Adult Retreat will be held January 16-19, 2015, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Put it on your calendar now and don't miss it!
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COMING IN DECEMBER 2014 (4-18-14)
The snow and cold weather is barely gone, and already our Donegal Presbyterian Women are planning an important PW fundraising event, and we would like and need you to be a part of it. Our very first Old Fashion Christmas Bazaarwill be held on Saturday, December 6, in Fellowship Hall. Save that Date! Much more information is to come. It’s going to be much fun and a great success
WISH LIST POSTED (2-19-14)
A Wish List from Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County has been posted on the Women's Ministry page.
MEMORIAL GARDEN POLICY UPDATED (2-9-14)
Not a major change to the policy; just a clarification of the size of the Memorial Plate that must be acquired.
LIFE LINE SCREENING (1-30-14)
Life Line Screening to be held Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. This event is also being sponsored by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
ANOTHER NIGHT AT ISAAC'S! (1-30-14)
Join the M.T.’14 Crew for a “Community Night” fundraiser on Sunday, February 23, at Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches in Mount Joy. We will be raising money to support our mission tour to the North Country, a section of northern New York that endures physical and economical hardships. 25% of your food and beverage purchase will be donated to our efforts to rehab homes! Pick up a flyer, complete the information, and hand it to the cashier when paying. Please come and enjoy a great night of fellowship and tasty food!
TRIVIA GAME NIGHT FOR FAMILIES (1-30-14)
The Deacons are hosting a first-ever Trivia Night at Donegal Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 28th at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall. This is a team event so don’t worry that your trivia knowledge isn’t all that it could be. You will be assigned to a team/table upon arrival and it will be up to you and your team to decide on the answers together. All sorts of topics will be covered so everyone will have a chance to discuss and participate. This is also a family-oriented event so there will be questions geared toward our younger members so don’t leave the kids at home or you may regret it! The deacons will be providing appetizer-type goodies, too. Please come out and bring friends to make this a night to remember. Admission is free!
2013 GIVING STATEMENTS (1-30-14)
Your 2013 Giving Statement in compliance with the 1994 IRS regulations is in your church mailbox. Please contact Don Betty or Sandy States if you have any questions.
HELP OUT IN THE NURSERY (1-30-14)
Nursery coverage is needed. Theta Cleis has offered to help some Sundays when caregiver is off. Discussion on how to get more volunteers to help when caregiver is off. If you are feeling called to help in this area of need, please contact Sandy States to have a clearance check completed. Your support is greatly appreciated and welcomed.
YOUTH GROUP FEBRUARY MEETING (1-30-14)
On Thursday, February 13, the Youth Group will be having a game night. We’ll play board and box games – what we play depends on what the folks attending bring. We’ll start at 7 p.m. and be done by 10 p.m. So bring a game, bring a snack to share, and, most importantly, bring a friend! See you there!
FAT SUNDAY PANCAKE SUPPER (1-29-14)
Don't miss our upcoming "Fat Sunday Pancake Supper" on Sunday, March 2, at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets go on sale Feb. 9. Please join us to enjoy fellowship, good music and food!
SPAGHETTI DINNER AND AUCTION (1-09-14)
On Friday, February 7th the Mission Tour Crew will be serving up a delicious ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER in Fellowship Hall from 5:30-7:30 PM. Suggested donation is $8 for adults and $6 for children age 5-12. Under 5 is free.
AUCTION ITEMS: In conjunction with the Spaghetti Dinner, the Donegal Outreach Team and the Mission Tour 2014 Crew will be holding a silent/basket auction. We are currently seeking donations of “themed” baskets, gift cards, sports tickets, products or almost any type of service. We are seeking a basket donation from each of the church teams/committees, that relate to their assignments. Be creative! Use your imagination! Come to the dinner, ready to bid on the baskets!
HELP US BY PAYING YOUR PER CAPITA (1-09-14)
Each year the Church pays an annual per capita/apportionment for 2014. This year the breakdown is:
General Assembly $ 7.02
Synod $ 2.20
Presbytery $ 20.24
Total to pay $ 29.46 PER MEMBER
You can help the Church meet its budget by paying YOUR per capita as a voluntary contribution. There is a special blue envelope for this, or, be sure to write "Per Capita" in the memo line if you put it in with your regular offering. Thank you!
THE SOUPER BOWL (1-09-14)
On Sunday February 2nd, 2014 over 140 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl football game. There will be parties with abundant food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time, there will be people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal. Please join young people around the country as they demonstrate God’s love by loving their neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring. Drop $2 (or more) in the soup can as you leave worship on Souper Bowl Sunday.
BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN (1-09-14)
A reminder that it is essential to provide and/or update criminal background checks (should be updated every 5 years) on all volunteer leaders, teachers, and anyone (18 years and older) working with minors; and to reaffirm/enforce the current policy of 2 adults in every classroom. Each Team Leader is responsible to see that all members of their Team comply. The Church will pay the background check fees of approximately $9.00 each. Teams include would be: Worship, Christian Education, Nursery, Mission Tour.
NEW LINK TO CHRISTIAN HISTORY RESOURCE (11-19-13)
On the LINKS PAGE you will find an new addition that will take you to a blog with a collection of very interesting and diverse resources about the history and development of the Christian Church. Check it out!
CHURCH DIRECTORY IS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY (11-19-13)
If you don’t know all of the members of the Donegal Church or their names, or can’t find a member’s contact information, and are a member of the church, you can have access to this resource. The Communications and Marketing Team will continue to update it, quarterly. If you need access to it, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the login and password. For those members who are not able to access the online document, a limited number of printed directories will be available upon request at a cost of $20.00 each.