Heart to Heart Jazz Luncheon -
Sunday, Feb. 5th
Your fun-loving Fellowship Committee is inviting you to an elegant luncheon celebrating friendship, with live jazz music by Noah Spangler Jazz Quartet on Sunday, Feb 5th starting at 12:15 PM. The Quartet is a group of 4 young men playing the saxophone (Noah), keyboard, upright bass and drums. The luncheon serving line will start at 12:30 pm and will feature a salad, chicken Cordon Bleu, scalloped potatoes, peas and beverages provided by Fellowship, and pot-luck desserts and chocolates provided by you all. There will also be a Vegan option of Tofu Loaf. The lunch will have live music followed by a Jazz concert from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Other activities include a fun photo booth for you and your friends to capture the moment on your phone, as well as a craft table hosted by Christian Education Committee. There is no upfront cost for this event, but donation baskets will be available.
Bring your friends, especially those that might be interested in our church. There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place, as well as online with Realm. Please sign up by Thursday, February 2. It has been many years since Fellowship has hosted an elegant event like this one with linen tablecloths, SSPC stoneware dishes, real utensils, fresh flowers and live music. So, you don’t want to miss this event!
Sunday School this week at 10 am
Sunday School continues this week for both children and adults. We continue with practice for our Intergenerational Choir promptly at 10 am, and then proceed into our Sunday School class. Both groups will study Matthew 5:1-12. This Sunday we begin a three-week exploration of a collection of Jesus’ sayings in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus’ radical vision of what God’s reign on earth might look like is a vision of wholeness for all people. Paul reminds us that God’s wisdom is different from worldly wisdom. Micah and the psalmist describe ways to live this beautiful vision. Come and discuss.
Intergenerational Choir in Concert this Sunday!
The Intergenerational Choir will be in concert this Sunday in the Gathering. We will be singing "Come, Let Us Gather"! Plan to be there to see in person this exciting new group of singers. Children, parents and grandparents will be singing together. We always welcome new members, even dogs, real ones!
Lunch Bunch - Thursday, February 2
We will be having lunch at a cozy, local favorite: Cafe Magnolia. We will gather at 11:30 am on Thursday February 2nd. Come join us! Call Lynne Jackson at 717-761-0940 or look for a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place. Please rsvp no later than January 31st.
Circle Rebekah - Feb. 9 - Bible study and fellowship opportunity for women
Our next meeting is February 9 at at 1:00 pm in the Chapel in person OR online via Zoom. We are using the PW/Horizons Bible Study: "Celebrating Sabbath – Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight” by Carol M. Bechtel. This month's lesson, “Sabbath and Hospitality”, will be led by Lynne Jackson. The key idea: There is something in the very nature of Sabbath that demands that it be shared. Accepting the gift of the Sabbath also involves a commitment to hospitality.
If you would like to socialize before the Bible study, bring a sack lunch to the Parlor at 12:15 or join us for dessert at 12:40. The dessert will be provided by the hostess of the month, Claudia Brown.
All women of the church are welcome. For more information and the Zoom Link contact Emily Krebs, cell 717-805-5778 or email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School “Faith Expedition,” June 19-23, 2023
Planning for an over-the-top VBS is underway! Mark your calendars for June 19-23, 2023 from 9 am until 12 noon for a wonderful time ❤. We are collecting toilet paper rolls, paper bags (like the grocery store ones) and empty diaper wipe containers. There will be a box out in the Gathering Place for these items. Also, if anyone has brick, stone or wood that is left over from building construction, please let Lisa Chase know at (717) 766-0204, or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange a time to pick up.
If you’d like to volunteer helping to build the sets, a few work dates will begin in mid-April. Look for a sign-up in the Gathering Place as the time nears.
Grounded in Faith Small Group Gathering
Saturday, February 11, 2023, Starbucks, 6455 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 10:30 am – 12 noon. There will be a sign-up sheet out on Monday, January 30, 2023. It’s always good to sign up, so we know how many tables to reserve. This is a great opportunity to visit, share, catch up and drink great coffee.
Flowers are a wonderful way to commemorate a special event, honor a loved one or praise the glory of God. A $40 contribution will provide chancel or window flowers. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway by the drinking fountain. Current open dates are February 19 and every Sunday in March. Please prayerfully consider donating flowers so that we can continue this tradition. Thank you.
Installation of Rev. Dr. Stephen Melton
The Big Spring Presbyterian Church established in 1737, invites you to the installation of their 22nd pastor, the Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Melton, by the Presbytery of Carlisle on Sunday, January 29, 3:00 pm.
The church is located at 25 S. Corporation St. one block off Main Street, adjacent to the fire department. A reception will follow. The attendees are encouraged to wear red.