October 29th 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


10:30 Handbell Rehearsal


Church office closed


6:00 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


11:00 Worship Committee Meeting

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

Book Group
Book Group will meet on November 29th (5th Wednesday) to discuss Olive Kettering 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.

Congregational Meeting
There will be a brief Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, November 19, 2017, to place the names of Elders & Deacons into nomination.

Healing Prayer Service
A healing prayer service will be held in the sanctuary on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. Please join us in offering prayers for healing and prayers of gratitude!

What a joy! What a blessing!!
Music warms our hearts and gives such a spirit of gratitude! It takes a loyal group to spend the time that is necessary to prepare and share in worship. What would we do without our faith filled music director, Maureen?
What a treat when the bells play and again thanks to Barb for her time and talent and for those who play the bells. We all miss you when you are not in worship and give thanks when you are. “How can we keep from singing?’’

Movie Morning
Join us on Wednesday, October 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary to see “Hidden Figures” starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer. Nominated for 3 Oscars,
it’s the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
We always have the ever-popular trivia and popcorn. Come and join in all the fun.

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.

Lots of good food which always makes an evening special. Thanks for all who brought food but most especially to Ruth for her delicious homemade sauce and meatballs! Games anyone? I happen to know that Ruth has more that we could share another time. It was lots to plan and our hats off to the planner par excellence. Bill and I are glad we came, aren’t you? If you missed it, all the more reason to have another in the winter months.

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.

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:
-November 6th, Healing Prayer Service, 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
-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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