Week of November 5, 2017

There are two sign up sheets on the bulletin board for the Thanksgiving lunch. One is for attendance and one is for if you would like to bring a dish to share.  Please make to sure to sign up ASAP if you have not already so that Jane Emerick has a head count. All are welcome, invite your friends and family!

Donations of non-perishable food items are being collected in the Narthex.  Collections for the food bank ends November 12th.

It is time to order poinsettias to be placed in the Church Sanctuary for our Christmas season services. The deadline for ordering is November 15th to insure availability of size and color (flowers are grown in Ohio). Order forms are available in the Narthex. Return the form to Donald or Virginia Shirey (724-353-1278). Payment is not required until delivery in December.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life changing Good News of Jesus Christ.  Donations are being collected until November 12th. $9.00 to cover the cost of shipping should be mad out to Buffalo Pres. Church and put in an envelope marked “Shoebox Fund”. The Church will write one check and send it with the boxes. Shoeboxes are located in the Narthex. Gift ideas include, but are not limited to: toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, or accessories. A complete list can be found in the October newsletter.