This Week’s Need to Know – 11/08/2018

To all who have put on the uniform and served our country, thank you.  May we take a moment this weekend to reflect and share our thanks with those who have stood in harm’s way in defense of our freedom.  More than ever, we recognize the wisdom found in the word of Douglas MacArthur who said, “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” May God continually bless you and your families.

This Week’s Sermon Text: Philippians 1:19-26

We are still accepting donations for our annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive.  It’s really simple.  Grab a shoebox.  Fill it with toys, coloring books, and other fun things for either a boy or girl.  Not sure what to put in a box?  Check out the gift guide at the Samaritan’s Purse website,   If you need a shoebox, we have several in the lobby at church.  Also, there is a cost of $9 per box for shipping.  If you could help us with shipping costs, designate your gift to “Operation Christmas Child” in the memo portion of your check or give online.  You can also swipe your credit/debit card at the SideKick giving kiosk in the lobby.  All proceeds will go towards the shipping costs.  Our goal this year is 200 boxes.  Each box we send has the potential of making an eternal impact on the lives of kids and families around the world!  Boxes need to be turned in to the church by no later than Sunday, November 18.

There will be a choir for the Christmas Eve service.  If you like to sing and are interested in participating, please contact Laura Leslie as soon as possible. She can be reached at (814) 441-2207, or emailed at

Thank you to everyone that has come out on Fridays to help keep our sanctuary clean.  We appreciate all who have been vacuuming.  It has been a great help.  If you can help, stop by on Friday and help us get things ready for Sunday!