July News & Updates

Upcoming Sundays

July 3rd: Worship with the Lord’s Supper.  

July 10th: worship, 11 a.m.  potluck lunch after worship

July 17th: worship 11 a.m. 

July 24th: Community Worship Service on the Middleburgh High School Lawn, 11 a.m. Join others for a community worship service, music led by Kim Harris and Reggie Harris.

Adult Christian Education will pause for July and resume August 7th.  

Potluck Lunch following worship on July 10th, bring a dish to share, your own place settings, drinks provided. 

Consistory Meeting: July 14th, 6:30 pm.   

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

Three ways to participate:

  1. Donate your stuff ahead of time starting after June 12th (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. 

Band Concert Ice Cream Social: July 22nd. Help us host the community. See the signup sheet in the foyer or contact Donna Wynia with questions. 

Hannaford Supermarkets is donating $1 to the Food Pantry of each reusable shopping bag purchased ($2.50) at the Esperance store during the month of August. So if Hannaford is your store and you need a reusable bag, buying one will benefit food pantries in the area, including ours.

Pastor Jeff will be gone July 4-11 for vacation, and July 18-31 for a two-week break supported by the RCA, the 2nd week being a pastor’s retreat. 

Sign up for weekly reminders and prayer requests at the website: www.middleburghreformed.org

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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. 

News from Operation Christmas Child

Where to Find Great OCC Stories.

The OCC website is a wonderful resource for shoebox packers.  One of the things you will find there are stories of children whose lives were changed as a result of receiving a shoebox gift.  To find these stories, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.  Scroll down to the bottom the page where you will find a number of headings.  Under “About,” click on “Latest Stories” or “Videos.”

Shoebox Goals for 2022

  • 307 gift-filled shoeboxes
  •  “love note” to be included in each shoebox
  • a photo of our church family in each shoebox
  • variety of quality WOW gifts
  • sponsoring children who receive shoeboxes to take The Greatest Journey discipleship course*

*For a donation of $5 toward providing teaching materials and training for teachers and workbooks for students, your name will be entered in a drawing for a Christmas quilt!

School Supply Pledges

Summer is the best time to purchase school supplies to go in our shoeboxes.  There are pledge sheets in the foyer where you may indicate what you will purchase.  The simple school supplies we send make it possible for some children to attend school!

2022 Harvest Bazaar

Save the date of September 17 to serve with your church family to raise funds for the $10 donation to send our shoeboxes and the Good News to children around the world!  You may also participate in the bazaar by providing items to sell or by donating a basket filled with gifts for the Basket Raffle.  

Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child with your prayers, resources, and talents!

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