FPCV eNews for week of 12/5
Hello FPCV family! Included in this week’s eNews are the latest updates and information of what’s happening here in the church and in the community. As always, feel free to email the office if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this issue…
Advent Book Study
Family Promise News & Needs
Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard (Angel Tree)
Youth Group Upcoming Events
Community Dinners- Volunteers needed
Greeter & Coffee Hour Sign-up
Panera volunteers needed
Click on the button below for this Sunday’s (12/5) worship materials, including bulletin and music for worship at home on our YouTube livestream! *This is a communion Sunday.
Message: “Prepare the Way”
Sunday, December 5th- 2nd Sunday of Advent (*Family Promise host week 12/5-12/12)
10am Sunday Worship
11:15am Coffee Hour
11:15am Advent Book Study
11:30am Youth Group at VUMC
3:30 pm Girl Scouts
7:30pm AA & Al-Anon meetings
Friday, December 10th
7pm AA Meeting
Saturday, December 11th
8am- Men’s Breakfast (Busy Bean Cafe)
5-6:30pm Community Dinner
Advent Book Study with Pastor Nick
Continuing Book Study: “Light of the World” by Amy Jill Levine
4 week study, following Sunday worship, starting November 28th, 1st Sunday of Advent
December 5, 12, 19
How much do you love the Christmas story? Have you ever wanted to know more about it, appreciate its significance for the first audience hearing it? Join our Advent book study "Light of the World" written by Jewish scholar and professor Amy Jill Levine. Amy calls herself the "unorthodox orthodox Jewish scholar" which is a fun way to say that she practices Judaism but teaches to and for both Jewish and Christian audiences. I appreciate her scholarship, humor, and the videos I have watched of her in this series and I cannot wait to join together in this study. Together with Amy and all of you, I believe we will grow in understanding, cultural and religious awareness, and our faith around these wonderful Christmas stories that are all about Jesus who is the "Light of the World. ~Pastor Nick
Once again, we will be decorating our sanctuary for the Christmas season with poinsettias. If you wish to purchase in honor or memory of a loved one, return the green tear sheet with $14.00 to the church office or place it in the offering plate.
Orders must be place by December 12, 2021
Weekly Offering Envelopes
Please let Courtney in the office know if you need weekly offering envelopes for 2022. 585-924-2289 or email@example.com
FPOC friends, We have a mom who is expecting !! She is having a baby boy and he is due on December 17th !! FPOC is hosting a virtual baby shower and the link is below. We are using Signup.com. For those wishing to participate, we would like to have the gifts to the Day Center by 12/5 if possible, Thank You! David Simmons, Community Engagement Manager
Family Promise of Ontario County 185 N Main St, Canandaigua NY 14424 c. (585) 943-0205 o. (585) 905-3988 familypromiseontariocounty.org
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Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard News
Angel Tree sign-up and other news!
Youth Group Upcoming Events
December 5- Youth Sunday School at VUMC lounge 11:30am
Community Dinners: music
Community Dinners are held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month from 5-6:30 pm! Take-out meals will be available for people who call the church at 585-924-2289, during the Community Dinner time. Dinners will be brought out to your car.
We are also looking for people who are willing to share their musical talents during the Community Dinners! If you are able to share your talents during the dinners, please call, text or email coordinator Karen Hansen: 585-703-7432 / Karenhansen7@hotmail.com
December 11: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Hosted by Clothing Closet
December 18: Macaroni & Cheese, Hosted by St. Patrick’s
Greeters & Coffee Hour helpers Needed
We are still in need of Greeters AND Coffee Hour helpers on Sunday mornings! Please click on the link below to sign-up to be a greeter or to help with Coffee Hour after worship on Sunday morning. If you can do both, please sign up in both slots, thank you! There is also a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center if that is easier for you to sign-up there.
**Please note: If you have never helped with coffee hour but would like to, we can have a Deacon walk you through the process. It’s an easy and fun way to connect with other members!
FREE Panera Bread
Each Tuesday at 10am until mid afternoon, we have FREE Panera bread donations. Please come and take some and let your friends, family and neighbors know! *Table will be just inside the back doors at the Welcome Center for the time being. Please come in and take what you need!
**We are still in need of ONE more volunteer to help with picking up the donations from Panera in Victor Monday before they close, currently at 7pm, and drop off at church. Can you help one Monday a month? Please contact the office.
Coffee & Fellowship Time
Each week: Your Deacons host coffee hour in-person each Sunday following worship (in Corey Hall). Please join us for fellowship time.
Second Saturday of each month: Men’s fellowship breakfast at the Busy Bean Café in Victor. 8am. Upcoming dates: Dec. 11 & Jan. 8
Winter Office Hours
Office: Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm
Pastor: Mon-Thurs 9am- 4pm
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