November 19th 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

7:00 Interfaith Service


10:30 Handbell Rehearsal

5:30 Session Meeting


6:00 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


Office Closed for Thanksgiving

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Interfaith Service
Please join us for the Troy-area Interfaith Service in our sanctuary tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Book Group
Book Group will meet on November 29th (5th Wednesday) to discuss Olive Ketteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Book group meets at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome!

Elf Shelf, November 25th
The 46th Annual Juried Elf Shelf Arts & Crafts Show will take place on Saturday, November 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Troy High School. Sponsored by the Troy Women’s Association, it features over 200 booths. There is a $3 donation requested at the door, which will go to local charities.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
GEMS will meet on Thursday, December 7th at 12:30 p.m. (Please note the time change for this date only.) Once again, the Troy High School Choir will be singing Christmas carols. Lunch will include ham, turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. There are two sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex. Please sign up if you plan to attend, and if you can bring salads, vegetables, and desserts. And as always, extra cookies are requested for the hungry singers!

Decorating the Church
We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, November 25, at 6:30 PM.
Please bring an appetizer to share. Please plan to join us for an evening of fun. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex. It is always a wonderful way to start the Christmas season!

Per Capita Update
As we near the end of the year, this is a reminder for those of you that have not yet paid your 2017 per capita. Our per capita payment supports the Presbyterian Synod and General Assembly, as well as the Detroit Presbytery. Per capita pays for administrative costs and also supports many grants that are directed back to individual congregations. You can check with the church office to see if you have paid your 2017 per capita.

Christmas Eve Sunday
We will have just one service on Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m. (There will be no morning service.) The Worship Committee felt one service was best so that we may celebrate the coming of the Christ child with friends and family.

Thank you!
We were asked, we said “yes” and here we are on the day of the Troy Interfaith Service!! A committee was formed, plans were made and the work began!! You never really know just how much time an event will take nor in many cases, how many people will be needed, but in this case the answer to both time and people is lots!! And you are the lots – all who are able have said “yes” and thus this evening our doors and our hearts will be open to those who come to share “The Golden Rule” of living together in this multicultural and multi-faith-based world. Jim Meinershagen and Sharon Goeman, are to be doubly thanked for all that they have done and will yet do today with so many others of you. Bottom line is we are one fortunate congregation to have each other, and for all that we give and the way we live. Blessings and thanks!!!!

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-November 19th, Interfaith Service, 7:00 p.m., in the sanctuary
-November 20th, Session Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
-November 21st, Troy-Area Clergy Thanksgiving Service, 7:00 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N Adams, Troy.
-December 10th, Troy-Area Clergy Group Christmas/Advent Program, 4:00 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church, 3061 N. Adams, Bloomfield Hills, 48304

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