Good News & Announcements

November 10th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


Veterans Day


7:00 Deacons’ Meeting


10:00 Hand Bells Practice

10:00 Movie Morning

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


2:00 Bible Study at Barnes and Noble


10:00 A. A. Group


1:00 AOK


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Movie Morning
Join us in the Sanctuary for our next Movie Morning at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday, November 13th to view “The Farewell”. It’s a comedy, drama about a Chinese family that discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and they decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. I loved this movie and thought it was funny and endearing. We will have popcorn and trivia as usual. Join us, won’t you?

Forgotten Harvest November 25 Opportunity – Probably Cancelled
Due to a miscommunication, they may have already filled this slot with other volunteers. We are happy they are getting a great response, so we can volunteer elsewhere.

New: An optional opportunity that benefits Forgotten Harvest is available. Busch’s Fresh Food Market (the closest location is in Rochester Hills) will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry during its Season of Sharing holiday food drive, November 18 – November 27. Volunteers are needed in-store November 18 – 27, to make shoppers aware of the food drive and let them know how they can help. Each opportunity is 2.5 hours. Follow this link for more information:

Let us know!
The service on Sunday, November 17, will be a “Hymn Sing.”. If you have any favorite hymns that you’d like to sing that day, please let
Mary Ann Fischer know!

Per Capita
Our final 2019 per capita payment of approximately $800 will be made in November. If you have not yet paid your per capita ($29.00 per member), please try to do so in the coming weeks.

Peace and Global Witness Offering
The congregation generously donated $260 to the Peace and Global Witness offering; ¾ of this money will be sent to Presbytery, and ¼ or $65, will remain with our church. Session will be looking at how to disburse this money.

Book Group
The next Book Group meeting will be on Wednesday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm. We will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. All are welcome!

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
Join us for GEMS on Thursday, December 5th at 12:30 p.m. as we greet the Troy High School choir, under the direction of Adrienne Covian, for their annual visit with us! The Troy High School students will be singing special holiday songs. Lunch will include ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salads and desserts. If you plan to attend and if you would like to bring a dish to pass, please see the sign-up sheets in the narthex. We look forward to seeing you and a friend! For more information, please contact Debbie Leafdale or Joyce Jarnick.

Hanging of the Greens
The Hanging of the Greens will take place on Saturday, November 30,
at 7:00 PM. Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex. Bring an appetizer to share and plan to join us for an evening of fun. It’s always a wonderful way to start the Christmas season!

Volunteers Needed at Haven
Volunteers are needed at Haven on Thursday, November 21st at 1:00 pm for several hours to prepare a dinner for the residents. Please see Gene Williams.

TPC Pantry Requests Personal Grooming Products for the Holidays
Personal grooming products are a highly encouraged donation as the Holidays approach. Even dollar store sizes are useful. Any donation of non-perishable food, or paper and cleaning products is very much appreciated. Thank you! **Your shopping time, up to 30 minutes per shopping trip, will count toward the 7K Service Challenge.**

Kirk Seniors Luncheon, November 19
We will honor our Veterans in November with guest speaker, Brigadier General John Slocum, U.S.A.F. Ret. and commander of the 127th Wing, Selfridge Airforce Base. Join us for this special program, lunch and fellowship. Submit your payment of $12 made payable to Kirk Seniors by Thursday, November 14.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Deacons’ Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, November 13, 10:00 am in the sanctuary
-Bible Study, Thursday, November 14, 2:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills
-Session Meeting, Monday, November 18, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
-Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November, 19, 12:00 pm
-Haven Volunteer Opportunity, Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm
-Troy Interfaith Group Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24, 7:00-8:30 pm, Big
Beaver United Methodist Church