Messages from the Church Office
The Sanctuary is open…
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for meditation, prayer or contemplation. Use the door at the top of the ramp.
Pastor’s Relief Fund Available
We understand that this is a difficult time for families in our church who are unemployed. If the church can be helpful, the Pastor’s Relief Fund is available for short term help. Please contact Chip if you need to. And if you wish to donate to the fund, please put “Pastor’s Relief Fund” on your check and drop it in the collection plate or mail it to the office.
If you are in need of Pastoral Care or Hospital Visitation, please inform the Church Office of your need.
Please let us know of an upcoming hospitalization or surgery by touching base with our Church’s Caregivers. Our Pastor, Elder Teams and the Deacons are here to meet your needs, but we can’t know unless you keep us informed.
De Cicco’s Market (on Rt. 6 across from the JV Post Office) will rebate 2% of your purchases to the charity of your choice, which also includes churches. All you need to do is mention it to the cashier when you make your purchase.
Tired of scrambling to write your weekly check for your church pledge? Forget to write that check when you’re away on vacation? Can’t find the checkbook or a pen when you need it?
There’s a simple, free solution — use your bank’s online bill payment system. Here’s what I do — I schedule a repeating monthly payment to our church. The bank sends a check to the church once a month, on the day of the month that I’ve specified. The advantage to me is that I don’t have to remember to do it. Our church can count on reliably receiving the funds at the same time every month. The accounting is simpler because the payment happens only once a month instead of every week — though my bank can certainly handle weekly payments if I choose. And it’s completely free, at least at the banks I use.
So if you want to simplify your life a little, while ensuring that you consistently fulfill your church pledge on time, try your bank’s online bill payment system.
Mark H. Linehan
Flowers for Worship Services
Members and friends are encouraged to donate flowers for Sunday services. Donors will be asked by the office when they purchase the flowers if they plan to remove one or both bouquets after sanctuary use, or make them available for distribution by the Deacons to hospitalized or homebound persons of the church. Arrangements are $25 each. To order, call the office (245-2186).
Announcements Email List
Do you know about the church “announcements” email list? This is an email-based system for sending alerts to the church community — anything from deaths within our church family to Worship Service schedule changes due to snow cancellations.
Call the church office (245-2186) to sign up for this list.