October 22nd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy

Sunday

8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Monday

10:30 Handbell Rehearsal

Tuesday

1:30 Interfaith Service Meeting

Wednesday

6:00 Women’s A. A

7:00 Book Group

7:30 Korean Worship

Thursday

12:00 GEMS

7:00 Choir Rehearsal

8:00 Narcotics Anonymous

Friday

10:00 A. A. Group

Sunday

8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Thank you to Gene Williams and Becky Misuraca!
A correction is needed to last week’s announcement regarding the Fellowship Hall floors: Together, Gene and Becky covered the cost for our Fellowship Hall floors to be cleaned. The floors look so much better! We appreciate your generosity and apologize for omitting Gene’s name!

Book Group
Book Group will meet on October 25th to discuss City of Thieves by Daniel Benioff. 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.

Deacons and Elders Needed!
The Nominating Committee is looking for people who are interested in serving the church as an Elder or a Deacon. The church asks that you prayerfully consider if this is a place for you to serve as a partner in Christ’s ministry.

GEMS: God’s Elegant Mature Servants
GEMS will be meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The speakers will be Tim & Penny Brady with highlights of their recent Australia trip. The menu for lunch will include meatloaf, salads, vegetables, rolls, and desserts. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside of Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there! Friends are always welcome! For more information, please contact Kathy Hyde or Debbie Leafdale.

Troy People Concerned (TPC) Welcomes Pantry Donations
As you shop for food and items you need, please remember to include an item or two for the TPC Food Pantry. Paper products and new, white socks are ALWAYS needed. Recently we learned TPC can use Kroger and Meijer food cards.
A list of suggested non-perishable items is posted on the wall above the donation basket in the narthex. Currently, cereal, ketchup, tea, and dish soap are on the Pantry’s weekly need list. Small sizes are useful, like those purchased in the dollar store. Thank you for supporting this local mission to help individuals and families who are struggling.

FINANCE – Per Capita
On the recommendation of the finance committee, session recently voted to make a $4,000 payment to Presbytery toward our per capita arrears of $13,000. The payment was made from the general fund. We will revisit this in six months to see if we are able to make an additional payment. For those of you that have not yet paid your 2017 per capita, please try to do so in the coming weeks. Per capita is assessed on the calendar year, not our budget year. Mission Foundation: Session voted to donate the 2017 interest from the mission foundation, in the amount of $2,139.50, to Presbytery Shared Missions. Presbytery will use this money to address missional needs both at home and abroad.

Troy People Concerned (TPC) Welcomes Pantry Donations
As you shop for food and items you need, please remember to include an item or two for the TPC Food Pantry. Paper products and new, white socks are ALWAYS needed. Recently we learned TPC can use Kroger and Meijer food cards.
A list of suggested non-perishable items is posted on the wall above the donation basket in the narthex. Currently, cereal, ketchup, tea, and dish soap are on the Pantry’s weekly need list. Small sizes are useful, like those purchased in the dollar store. Thank you for supporting this local mission to help individuals and families who are struggling.

Holiday Happenings!
It’s never too early to announce a couple of upcoming holiday events!
We will have an Interfaith Service in our sanctuary on Sunday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. We will be in need of volunteers to help with hospitality, setting up in the Fellowship Hall, and greeters. Watch for more information!
We will have just one service on Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m. The Worship Committee felt one service was best so that we may celebrate the coming of the Christ child with friends and family.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-October 25th, Book Group, 7:00 p.m.
-October 26th, GEMS, 12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
-November 19th, Interfaith Service, 7:00 p.m., in the sanctuary
-November 21st, Troy-Area Clergy Thanksgiving Service, 7:00 p.m.

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