Good News & Announcements

November 3rd 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 Election Day


10:00 Hand Bells Practice

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


2:00 Bible Study at Barnes and Noble

7:00 Sewing Guild Volunteer Opportunity


10:00 A. A. Group


9:00 Building Beds 4 Kids Volunteer Opportunity

10:00 English Conversation Workshop Volunteer Opportunity

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. on 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?

The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given by Jim and Verna Meinershagen, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on November 1. Congratulations!

November Mission Challenge – Theme: “Be Love”
Our church, along with the Kirk and 4 other churches, are again being challenged during the month of November to complete 7000 mission hours. There will be a service opportunity this Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in Oak Park, Building Beds 4 Kids.
Building Beds 4 Kids is a non-profit organization started recently by Sam and Becky Misuraca to build twin platform beds and distribute them with mattresses and sheet sets to kids who don’t have beds. The need in the metro area is great. More information to follow but I’d gladly discuss the details with you anytime.
Thank you, Becky Misuraca

Forgotten Harvest volunteer opportunities in November
The Deacons would like to recruit 5 more volunteers to help with our commitment to work at Forgotten Harvest, Monday November 25, 9 am-12 pm. Currently we have Louise, Ruth and Debbie L. Forgotten Harvest has listed the time slot as full because we (I) have promised 8 people (hopefully!). You can also invite friends and family ages 12 and up. (Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.) If you are already a registered volunteer, you can sign up online; make sure to note you are a part of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy Team. For more information, visit: Dress warmly! We will be in a cold room, on our feet, sorting or repacking food.

Other Volunteer Hours Opportunities
-English Conversation Workshop:
An opportunity to attain volunteer hours toward the November Service Challenge with the Kirk is available at the English Conversation Workshop, this Saturday, November 9, from 10 am to 12 noon. There is a need for 2 to 4 people. See Karen Lake or Leanne Prescott if you’re interested.

-Sewing Guild:
American Sewing Guild, led by Joyce Jarnick, is open to volunteers joining their gathering this Thursday, November 7, at 7pm. They will be making headbands and scarves for the homeless for homeless veterans and taking them to Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program in Detroit. You can bring your sewing machine to work, or show up and help cut the fabric. Contact Joyce if you plan on attending!

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!

Let us know!
On Sunday, November 17, the service will be a “Hymn Sing.”. If you have any favorites 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.

TPC Pantry Requests Personal Grooming Products For 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!

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Bible Study, Thursday, November 7, 2:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills
-American Sewing Guild volunteer opportunity, Thursday, November 7, 7:00 am,
-Building Beds 4 Kids volunteer opportunity, Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am, Oak Park
-English Conversation Workshop volunteer opportunity, November 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
-Deacons’ Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, November 13, 10:00 am in the sanctuary
-Session Meeting, Monday, November 18, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
-Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, November, 19, 12:00 pm
-Troy Interfaith Group Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24, 7:00-8:30 pm, Big Beaver United Methodist Church
-Forgotten Harvest Warehouse Repack, Monday, November 25, 9:00am-12:00pm