April News & Update

Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday: Worship led by youth, with coffee hour hosted by the youths. 

 April 14th: Maundy Thursday Worship, 7 p.m. celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday Community ‘Stations of the Cross’ walk– join us for a walk through the village with stops at landmarks along the way for prayer for our community. This is not the traditional stations of the crucifixion, rather a way to interceded for our world with others. Starting at Methodist Church at 12 pm and ending at our parking lot. 

Community Easter Dawn Worship at the Coltrain Funeral Home parking lot. 6:15 a.m. 

Easter Worship: 11 a.m. with coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. 

Trash & Treasure Sale– Saturday July 16th, 9 am-3 pm. 

              Three ways to participate:

  1. Donate your stuff (see flyer for what is not welcome)
  2. Help Setup on Friday (7/15), anytime
  3. Help with the sale 8 am- 2 pm, then clean up. 
    See flyer for more details. 

Camp Scholarships- The Billy Brown Fund was established in memory of Billy Brown to send kids to a Christian camp. If you are interested in a scholarship for your camper this summer, see Pastor Jeff.  

Sundays

Youth Christian Education – 10 a.m. Classes PreK-Kindergarten, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-12th grade. 

The next Adult Education series is TBD. 

The Benevolence Fund is available to help with material needs. If you have a need or know of a need contact a Deacon. 

The Middleburgh Ecumenical Food Pantry is open Saturdays 9-11 a.m. and by appointment, 518-827-7121. 

Consistory Meeting Thursday, 4/28, 6:30 pm. 

News from Operation Christmas Child

Hear from a Shoebox Recipient

                  The New York Greater Capital District Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is hosting an event on April 9 to celebrate how God used us in 2021 to collect more than 10.5 million shoeboxes worldwide.  Our guest speaker will be Schimea Nguessan, a young man who received a shoebox as a child.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

                  Our program will be geared for teenagers and adults.  Kindly let Mary Lou know by April 7 (518-827-4093 or rryan@midtel.net) if you will be attending.  We want to be sure to have enough muffins and chairs ready for our guests!

Shoebox Goals for 2022

  • 307 gift-filled shoeboxes
  • a “love note” to be included in each shoebox
  • a photo of our church family in each shoebox
  • variety of quality WOW gifts

April Gift Suggestions

  • T-shirts for :

2-4 year old girls

10-14 year old girls

10-14 year old boys

  • Stuffed animals (You might find some bargains after Easter!)

Giving with Gratitude  

$20 was collected in March to go toward the $9 donation requested for each shoebox to be used for shipping and ministry costs.  Thank you for GIVING WITH GRATITUDE!  If you wish to join this effort, collection containers for coins are by the offering plate.

OCC Crafting Days – Second and Fourth Mondays beginning at 9:00 a.m.  in the Fellowship Hall

                  We work on a variety of projects.  There is something for all skill levels and the fellowship is wonderful!  Hope to see you there!

                  Deveral Watson is leading our jump rope project this year.  Your old, clean, 100% cotton t-shirts will be transformed into toys for children!  Clean out your dresser drawers and donate the shirts you no longer wear.  You may leave them in the box provided in the foyer.

Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child

with your prayers, resources, and talents!

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