A Beginners Pickleball Group – Wednesday Mornings
This new group is meeting on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Brethren Life Center. Come to learn the game with us. Questions, contact Phyllis Kegerreis at 717-816-2432. (Some paddles are available to borrow).
New Sunday School – Started November 3rd
A brand new Adult Sunday School class will have its first meeting on Sunday morning, November 3rd, at 9:30 a.m. in our sanctuary. This class is for anyone of any age who is not currently a member of another class.
If you are married or single, with or without children, this is a perfect opportunity to connect with a small group that is intergenerational. Childcare for newborn to 3-years-old will be available. Children ages 4 thru 5th grade may take advantage of our Children’s Church ministry.
Loving Hearts – Thursday, November 21st
12:00 Lunch at Gibble’s. This will be followed by some fun trivia of early Thanksgivings. RSVP by November 18th to Vivian Fisher at 717-809-0521 or Vonnie Black at 717-263-3975.
Annual Council Meeting – November 24th
The Chambersburg Congregation Church of the Brethren Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019 following worship in the sanctuary. Please plan to attend.
Men’s Breakfast – November 27th
Attention all brothers: There will be a Men’s breakfast on Wednesday, November 27, at the Greenvillage Restaurant at 8:00 a.m. This is the day before Thanksgiving. All men and boys in our church family are encouraged to come for great food, good company, and a brief program. Bring someone with you. We’re going to have a wonderful time.
Serving our Neighbors (S.O.N.)
For Christmas, we would like to give our neighbors $10 gift cards from Target, Wal-Mart, Giant or Aldi’s. We will collect them in marked boxes in the Narthex and BLC Lobby. Money or checks can be placed in the boxes and we can purchase the gift cards for you.
Your generous support of this program truly helps to Serve Our Neighbors in so many ways!
SAVE THE DATES
An Evening in December – December 7th
The youth will be hosting An Evening in December for couples and individuals of all ages.
The night will begin on Saturday, December 7th at 6:00pm (with a snow date of December 8th at 6:00pm.) We will be having a special dinner that will be served at 6:30pm in the Brethren Life Center.
*All Donations will be going towards NYC 2022.
A Drive-Thru Live Nativity – December 14th
Our Live Nativity will be held on Saturday, December 14th, from 5:30 PM thru 7:30 PM. Just like last year, our nativity will be staged in our main parking lot. The public will see it from their cars, entering Elm Avenue to the lot and then exiting Elm Avenue to Sixth Street.
We will need volunteers to sing carols, play characters in the Christmas Story, help with costumes, put out luminaries, direct traffic, and clean up afterward. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex and BLC lobby beginning the first Sunday in October. Save the date and tell your friends and family!
Longest Night of the Year Service – December 20th
With each passing day of December, the amount of daylight shortens and the darkness becomes more prevalent. Some people are very sensitive to this naturally occurring phenomenon, and that sensitivity affects their spirit as well as their mood.
On Friday night, December 20th , at 6:30 p.m. in our sanctuary, we are going to hold our first ever Longest Night Service which will coincide with the shortest day of the year. This will be an intimate and informal gathering of our community. The meditations, songs and Scriptures will illuminate our shadows so that, in faith and hope, we are better able emotionally and
spiritually to welcome back God’s coming light.