News and Announcements:

Calendar of Events for the Week of May 29, 2022:
Monday-  5:00pm Karate 
Tuesday -  
Wednesday- 3:00pm Stephen Ministry Supervision 
Thursday -  9:00am  Parlor Committee Meeting; 9:00am  Quilting group; 5:00pm Karate; 6:30pm AA Meeting
Friday - 
Saturday-            
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE - Starting Sunday June 5th our worship service will be at 9:30am through Labor Day weekend. There is no Sunday School during the summer months. Saturday 5pm service remains the same.
VBS SCHEDULE - Mark the dates of August 1st – 5th for our week of Vacation Bible School. More information will be coming!!
RED IS THE COLOR...GERANIUMS ARE THE FLOWERS - Geraniums are needed to decorate our church for Pentecost Sunday June 5th and then planted outside to beautify our church grounds. Cost is $5.00 per plant. Please use the envelope in the basket in the narthex to order and pay for your flowers. Place in the offering plate or call the church office to sponsor. Please make sure all information is written clearly on the envelope. Deadline to order is Sunday May 29th. We need 120 geraniums so please consider sponsoring a few plants!
GERANIUM PLANTING - Help is needed Monday June 6th (weather permitting) at 6:30pm to plant the geraniums from Pentecost around our church grounds. We need many hands to plant 120 geraniums. Please mark your calendar, bring a small shovel, and come out to join in the fun!!!!!
GRADUATION INFORMATION NEEDED - Please send information on graduations to the church office by e-mail clccony@ptd.net or call 570-788-1572. Please send, with the student’s name, high school name with future plans for college, work, armed forces, etc. College name with degree and future plans with employment, etc. 
MONTHLY COTTAGE MEETINGS - Cottage Meetings are a way for our congregation members to re-build relationships, get re-acquainted and establish new relationships that, due to COVID-19, has not been possible. This will be a time of fellowship (with dessert and coffee) to discuss what has been happening and what we see happening in our church. The meetings will take place in the parsonage at 7pm. Dates planned so far are Wednesdays June 8th, and July 13th. More will be scheduled. See the sign-up sheets on the table in the back of the church to register for the date you can attend and plan to join in!! Congregation Council members and Pastor Deb will be the hosts of the meetings.
ARTICLES FOR THE JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER - ARE DUE BY JUNE 19TH
THIS IS A TWO MONTH NEWSLETTER AND THE LAST ONE BEFORE SEPTEMBER SO PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!!
STEPHEN MINISTRY UPDATE
Stephen Ministry provides the training, tools, and support that helps our congregation train a team of lay caregivers called Stephen Ministers to provide one-to-one, Christian care to people experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, hospitalization, and other life difficulties and transitions.  A Stephen Ministry congregation receives a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12).
Stephen Ministry also helps Pastor Deb with a team of gifted, trained, and committed lay caregivers ready to minister to hurting people, while Stephen Ministers nurture and use their gifts in meaningful ministry, growing spiritually as they serve others.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Deb Jones at msjonesncc@gmail.com or 570-233-7675 or Pastor Deb.  


INDIVIDUAL COMMUNION CUPS - are ready for pick up for you to use at home. They are inside the front door of the parlor and may be picked up during office hours. Please help yourself.  If you are unable to come to the church during the hours posted, please call the church (570-788-1572) to make other arrangements. You may also commune with what you have at home; bread, crackers, juice, wine, etc.
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