From the Pastor:
Recently a friend and colleague shared a video that features Polley Perrette, Abby from the TV show NCIS. She gives a wonderful testimony of her journey in faith and how she found the United Methodist Church. As I watched the video she reminded me why it is so important to be the the Church. I also realized that we have a lot to be thankful for and that we have not properly given hanks for it.
In the South there is a long standing practice of giving a portion of your crops back to the community. Large baskets of corn would appear on the steps of the church intended for the folks who gathered on Sun morning. Words alone are not sufficient to give thanks. Action must be a part of the thankful expression.
As the fall reminds us of the harvest, may it also remind us that we need to give God thanks for all that we are blessed with, and ask God for help to see the ways that we can give a thankful heart out time and talents as an expression of our gratitude and thanks.
Rev. Bruce Arbour, Pastor
*Annual Fall Vendor/Craft Fair is November 5, 9-3. A great time to get Christmas gifts. LuLaRoe clothing, Young Living Essential Oils, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Handmade Fairy Houses, Local Made Honey, Handcrafted wood items amd knitted and crocheted pieces, jewelry, baked goods, candels and much more!
*UMW Pie Sale is November 19. Get delicious pies for your Thanksgiving gathering.
*All Church Conference, with District Superintendent David Calhoun, will be held on December 12 7pm. SPRC will meet at 6pm
*The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held 7pm at First Congregational Church in Westfield
*Save the Date for the UMW Christmas Communion Dinner on December 7
*We are planning our first ever LIVE NATIVITY! Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available
*Loaves and Fishes Meal is November 20, with meal prep on Saturday November 19 10-12. This is a great opportunity for fellowship around mission work
*Volunteers are need to work develop a new mission statement for the church. This is crucial to the growth of our church. If you are interested contact Matt S. or the church office.
There are lot’s of great things happening here, we hope you’ll be a part of it!