I am delighted to introduce to you our new Director of Christian Education. Chad is not a stranger to some of you. Chad and his wife, Laurie, were members here from 2005 to 2009, during which time they both served in many ways. There now live here in the village with their son, William.
Chad comes to us with a variety of experiences that impact his abilities in positive ways. he says, "I believe that Christian Education and Youth work should be geared for ministry to the whole person and should be engaged not only in the building of Christian character, knowledge and spiritual practice, but also on imparting to the young and not so young a desire to impact the world around them in positive ways as taught us through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ."
We have exciting times ahead of us. Join with us as we greet our newest member of the ministry team here at First congregational UCC of Spencerport. And plan to be a part of the work education and fellowship in the months to come.
On January 16, we have a remarkable opportunity! It is always remarkable to me that we can vote in this nation. It is an opportunity. I see sharing in the decision making for our church in the same way. It is an opportunity.
I invite you to stay after worship on the 16th of January for our Annual Meeting. it is an opportunity folks. And we would love to share that opportunity with you!
5:30 pm Family-oriented candle light worship
10:45 pm Prelude
11:00 pm Traditional Christmas candle light service
Each year, the Membership Board honors those members who have given many years of service to our church with a formal recognition during the worship service, and the serving of cake during Fellowship Hour. In 2010, the following were recognized:
5 Years: Jane & Rex Ahrens, Katherine Balcerak, Erin Dunn, Kay & Ted Fredrickson, John & Kristen Goodman, Carol & Kurt Gurgel, John Kiesling, Samantha LeBeau, Sue & Frank Nichols, Stephanie Palmer, Lawrence Perkins, Alice Sisson, Ann Toates, Karen Weathers
10 Years: Jessica Bartock, Keith Brisbane, James Colby, Shannon Elliott, Tom Gurnett, Dori Swarthout, Ginny and Gary Swarthout
15 Years: Don Decker, Jim McAtee
20 Years: Mike and Nancy Brisbane
25 Years: Alison and Jesse Diehl
30 Years: Helen Moore, Bunny Tubbs
35 Years: Carol and Tom Coburn
40 Years: Ginny and Lyn Worden
45 Years: Viona Davis
55 Years: Bill and Val Servis, Betty Spencer
60 Years: Bonnie Caton
80 Years: Jeannette Elliott
Input for the 2010 Annual Report is due to the church office by Friday, December 10, 2010
Christmas program and party December 12th
Something a little different is happening on
December 12! During our time of worship, the choir and our youth and children are joining together to present the program,
“Let’s Go Home for Christmas!”
Then, we’ll go downstairs to share in an all-church party in the Fellowship Hall with a Cookie Walk companioning that time.
Don’t miss this great day!
The deadline for input to the January 2011 Newsletter is Sunday, December 12, 2010.