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SHARING OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES (11-28-13)
Hospitality Team is asking everyone to share their favorite baked Christmas cookies on Sunday, December 22 & 29, for Fellowship Time. Everyone enjoyed tasting the variety of cookies donated last year and we plan to continue this tradition at Christmastime. If you are baking early in the month, you may bring them to the church and put them in the kitchen chest freezer. Please put your family name on the container or plate, if you want to have it returned to you.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS (11-28-13)
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. All pets must be restrained from wandering about. A free-will offering will be taken.
CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS AT CAMP DONEGAL (11-28-13)
Sunday, December 15. Look for details about this Annual Live Nativity in your weekly bulletins.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES (11-28-13)
5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall with A Festival of Lessons and Carols, a special visit by the Innkeeper and friends, and the lighting of the candles. This is for those that enjoy both the “traditional” and the “contemporary” aspects of worship.
8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with A Festival of Lessons and Carols, A Christmas Eve message by Pastor Tom, and the lighting of the candles. This service is for those who favor the more “traditional” style of worship.
CAROL SING (11-28-13)
DECEMBER 29: ONE SERVICE, 9:00 A.M. Featuring a Christmas carol sing! Come and sing your favorites!
ISAAC'S FUND RAISER FOR FAITH HOMES OF DONEGAL (11-28-13)
On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches (Mount Joy) will hold a “Community Night” fundraiser to benefit FAITH Homes of Donegal. They will be raising money to support the transitional housing program. 25% of your food and beverage purchase will be donated to their efforts to provide transitional housing in our communities. Join them and support their efforts! Flyers are available around the church. Pick one up today.
JOIN CHOIR FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS (11-28-13)
If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to try singing in the choir, but are not sure it’s for you, join us on a trial basis! We can use more singers for the Advent and Christmas season. For four rehearsals, you can sing on four Sundays in Advent and the Christmas Eve services. It’s a chance to try something new. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights starting at 7:30 PM; we’re usually done by 9 PM. Questions? See Steve Sturgis or any other choir member.
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 email@example.com 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.
FINANCIAL TEAM REPORT (6-18-13)
By refinancing our debt payments to Union Community Bank from 6.25% to 3.85% we are able to save some $2,400/month in interest payments. We have also changed the management of the Endowment Fund from Fulton Bank to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
BLOOD DRIVE DATES for May (6-1-13)
Here is the latest list of blood collection dates.
The Parish Resource Center (6-1-13)
The Parish Resource Center will be sharing its building with neighboring Homestead Village Retirement Community. The PRC's resources have been relocated into a new "Resource Hub" which was formerly the workshop room. Homestead Village will be the new owners of the building and plan to hold many events in the Great Room and former library area for their residents. Parish Resource Center hours this summer will be: Monday 3-8 pm; Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm
Camp Donegal (3-9-13)
Looking for a challenging camping experience at Donegal this summer. Pick up a 2013 summer brochure in the Communication Center. If you have any questions, please call the Camp Donegal office at 717-862-3722 or visit them online at www.CampDonegal.org. Don’t forget Camp Donegal will lead worship on March 10, one service at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Camp sign-up will begin that day. Be prepared to bring half the camp fee (checks made payable to Donegal Presbyterian Church), along with your registration form. We’ll take care of the rest.AND remember DaylightSavings Time begins March 10th.
Background Checks for All Who Work With Children (1-27-13)Session approved a motion 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.
Donegal Memorial Garden Research Help Needed (10-26-12)
In an effort to complete a project, the Donegal Historians are seeking information from family or friends of those interred in the Donegal Memorial Garden to be placed in a Memory Book. Letters have been sent to those families for whom we were able to secure address information. Below is a list of names for which our research could not produce a contact person. If you can help by providing us with a family member’s name or the name of anyone who might have knowledge of these people, please contact Portia Brian at 717-964-2344 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Jerome R. Briggs
Mary Lou (Briggs) Shenk
John Harold Brown
Kathryn Yoder Brown
Joseph S. Fry
Eleanor MacLean Fry
Rita Erskine MacLean
Paul L. Gundel
Florence Huber Gundel
Ian K. Harrower
Ernest Henry Horvath
Trina Hewlett Horvath
Richard A. Snyder
Toylee McClinton Snyder
Rollin C. Steinmetz
Grace E. Steinmetz
Mary C. Wilson
Herbert W. Wilson
The Ultimate Cloth (9-16-12)is now available for sale every Sunday during Fellowship Time as the latest fundraiser (approved by Session) with all proceeds going toward the Building Fund. This is an easy fundraiser in which all of us can participate without spending a lot of time, money, or hard work. (They make great gifts, too-----for hostess, birthday, anniversary, Christmas, any occasion.) The Ultimate Cloth® is washable, bleachable, good for 100’s of uses. We have two sizes available for purchase: Standard size (13.5” x 15.5”)----$6.00 each Supersize Badboy (19.5” x 15.5”)---$9.00 each (good for boats, vehicles, motorcycles, RV’s, etc.) They are available for purchase every Sunday along with the supermarket gift cards. All payable by cash or check (payable to Donegal Presbyterian Church).