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Friday September 18,

Dear Friends,

Michele Pellette and the team of volunteers who keep our Blessing Box stocked are organizing a food drive for tomorrow, Saturday, September 19. We are asking for peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, canned tuna, canned chicken, pasta, pasta sauce, juice boxes, cereal, and granola bars. Donating is easy: just come to the church anytime between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and drop off your donation. And each time you make a trip to the grocery store in the weeks ahead, pick up a couple of items to donate to the Blessing Box.

Our Nominating Committee, led by Lenore Reid and Nancy Meister, have completed their work and have put together a slate of candidates to serve terms as Elders and Deacons. Candidates for the office of Elder are: Carol Blackley, Robyn Boyd, Doug Carpenter, Eric Deitz, Bill Hess, Erin McCampbell, Lynn Morgan, Terrie Murry, Jan Robinson, and Lynne Young. Candidates for the office of Deacon are: John Banas, Barbara Clayton, Carolyn DeLucia, Griff Esslinger, Martha Feidt, Anne Helfrich, Kathy Houghton, and Gerry Scofield. We are grateful to our retiring Elders and Deacons as we welcome our new officers and thank them for saying “yes” to God’s call to service. 

Deb Galloway retires today after working the past 16 years in the church office. Deb leaves with our profound gratitude for her faithful service to God and this congregation over all those years. As I mentioned last week, we will celebrate Deb’s service once we are able to gather safely in worship.

As you read through the October Grapevine – Deb’s last publishing task – you will see that we continue to be an active, thriving church. As I have said many times, our building may be closed, but the ministries we do in the name of Jesus Christ carry on.

Keep wearing your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands.  Stay healthy and let’s beat this virus.

Grace & peace,
Pastor Skip


The CE Ministry Team presents

The Plague by Albert Camus

Discussion led by Dave Brummer

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Begins on Sunday, September 13 at 9:30 am

For more information contact Dave Brummer:
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call: 716-662-2406




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