Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

 

9:30 a.m. – ONE morning service 

 

4:30 pm – A traditional Christmas Eve service with oft-sung carols, scripture, Christmas message, and Holy Communion

 

7:00 pm – A service especially designed for children and the young at heart. The Christmas message will be shared in story and carols

 

10:30 pm – A traditional Lessons and Carols service. This candlelight service will include special music and accompaniment by the Brass Ensemble. Pre-service music will begin approximately 30 minutes before worship begins.

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Full Moon Campfire

Dec 3rd, Jan 1st, Jan 31st

 

If there's a full moon, we'll have a campfire waiting for you at 6:30 pm at the Prayer wall!  Dress warm and join the pastors for an informal hour of fellowship and conversation.  Upcoming dates include December 3rd, January 1st, and January 31st (blue moon!). 

 

See you there!

 

Open Arms Dance

December 31st @ 7 PM

 

Open Arms Dinner and Dance is a Fundraiser for the Accessibility Fund held 9 months out of the year.

 

Mark your calendar for December 31st, @ 7 pm

 

For more information or questions please call or email Bev Farkas: phone: 215-679-4309, email: beverly-farkas@comcast.net

 

Breakfast Mission
 

Interested in volunteering to serve breakfast to the less fortunate?   Sign up for one of the following dates: 

 

        January 29th

        March 5th

        May 7th

        July 23rd

        September 17th

        December 10th

 

Contact Greg Dickey, 215.527.3437 gregd52@comcast.net

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Connections Class

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The New Gosh Sunday School Presents
The 2017 Christmas play: The Twelve Days of Christmas


Ever wonder where the lyrics and characters of this popular Christmas song came from?
 

Come hear the joyous story of God’s gifts to us as told by our talented youth.
 

There will be:      Fun!    Singing!    Rejoicing!    Praise!    Growing in the Spirit!
 

Join us:                Fellowship Hall, December 17 @ 9:15 am
 

Sunday School play directed by Renee Woodard.  Our uplifting orchestra directed by Dan Tuck

 

Lift Spirits Through Singing

On Sunday, December 17th everyone is welcomed to join the Caroling Caravan, sponsored by the Junior Youth Group.

 

2 pm at Upper Perk Manor, Red Hill.

 

Live Nativity

On Sunday, December 17th from 7 to 8 pm the youth groups will be presenting New Goshenhoppen’s Live Nativity!

 

As you enter the church building grounds through the main entrance, there will be stations that tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

Enjoy the warmth of your car as you drive through the Christmas story! We hope to see you there!

 

Walk with a Pastor (and a dog!)

"Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the LORD…"

-Isaiah 42:5-6a

 

Did you enjoy walking the New Goshenhoppen Trail this fall? Are you interested in seeing what the trail looks like in a different season? Or maybe you missed the walk and would like to check out the church’s trail for the first time! Pastor Bonnie and Patton will be walking the outer loop (approximately 1 ½ miles) every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., starting on December 1st (sun, rain, or snow – it’s part of his training!).

 

We’d love your company and conversation! We’ll meet at the Fellowship Hall doors, and head out from there. I hope you’ll join us.

 

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve

9:30 a.m. – ONE morning service celebrating the fourth Sunday in Advent. There will be NO Sunday School this Sunday.

 

4:30 p.m. – A traditional Christmas Eve service with oft-sung carols, scripture, Christmas message, and Holy Communion served to worshippers in the pews. Special music will be offered by the Bell Choir and the Senior Choir. Don't miss the New Goshenhoppen favorite of singing "Silent Night" in both English and German by candlelight to welcome Christ into our lives anew! Pre-service music will begin approximately 30 minutes before worship begins.

 

7:00 p.m. – A service especially designed for children and the young at heart. The Christmas message will be shared in story and carols, and special music will be offered by the Cherub and Chorister Choirs, and the Youth Bell Choir. Communion will be served by intinction, and glow sticks will be available for the youngest children while we sing Silent Night and prepare to carry the light of the newborn Christ-child out into the world. Pre-service music will begin approximately 30 minutes before worship begins.

 

10:30 p.m. – A traditional Lessons and Carols service. This candlelight service will include special music and accompaniment by the Brass Ensemble. Communion will be served in the pews. Pre-service music will begin approximately 30 minutes before worship begins.

 

The Table is Open

For the start of Advent, Holy Communion will be served on Sunday, December 3rd, in the pews. Come and walk with us as we look forward to the birth of our Lord and Savior.

 

The communion schedule for Christmas Eve is as follows:

 

    The 4:30 p.m. worship service and the 10:30 p.m. worship service — Pew Communion

 

    The 7:00 p.m. worship service---Communion by Intinction

 

Then, please mark your calendars for Pew Communion on Sunday January 7th, 2018

 

YES!!!   Wear your PJs!

You read correctly - on Sunday, December 31st you are invited to attend worship (one service only at 9:30 am) in your pajamas!

 

We’ll prepare to welcome in the New Year, sing songs that we only get to sing this time of year, and hear the stories behind some of our favorite carols as we worship God together. Kids are invited to bring along a favorite Christmas gift to be blessed during worship that morning.

 

Parsonage Open House – Sunday, December 31st

It’s your last chance this year!!!

 

You’re invited to stop by the parsonage after worship (between 11 and 1) on Sunday, December 31st for a cup of hot cider and some munchies before 2017 draws to a close.

 

Hope to see you there! ~ Pastor Bonnie

 

New Goshenhoppen Dinner and Dance

Fellowship Hall

New Year's Eve - Sunday, December 31st from 7 pm until 12 midnight

D J ---- FOOD

 

$20 per person

Contact Beverly at 215-679-4309.

Reservations will be greatly appreciated.

 

Plan Ahead -- The next dance will be held on FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018  from 7 until 10:30 pm.

The cost is $12.00 per person.

 

For more information or questions please call or email Bev Farkas: phone: 215-679-4309, email: beverly-farkas@comcast.net

 

New Gosh Moments

Do you love your church? Has New Gosh had an important impact on your faith and/or life? Would you be willing to tell others? Please let Pastor Bonnie or Pastor Cydney know if you’d be willing to share your story during worship one Sunday. Your "testimony" will enrich our worship, help us get to know each other better, and broaden all of our understandings of how God is making a difference in people’s lives at New Goshenhoppen UCC.

 

"Moments" should be personal and brief (2-3 minutes max), and should answer any or all of the following:

 

             how New Goshenhoppen UCC has shaped your life and faith,

             why New Goshenhoppen is important to you, or

             why you support New Gosh with your time, talent, and/or money.

 

Thanks for giving prayerful consideration to sharing your story!

 

Full Moon Campfire

If there's a full moon, we'll have a campfire waiting for you at 6:30 pm at the Prayer wall!  Dress warm and join the pastors for an informal hour of fellowship and conversation.  Upcoming dates include December 3rd, January 1st, and January 31st (blue moon!).  See you there!

 

Goschenhoppen Meadows Fund

As an alternative to flower sponsorships, a donation of any amount may be made to the Accessibility Fund (to reimburse the Goschenhoppen Meadows Fund) in honor or in memory of a loved one or in celebration of an occasion or event. A beautiful shaft of wheat, harvested from our own fields and arranged by Melissa Jamison, will be placed in the chancel on the Alms Table on the Sunday you specify. Please contact the Church Office at 215-679-2041 to sponsor the wheat arrangement.

 

Quiet Days

Spiritual renewal, Sabbath time, Sharing faith journeys/stories

Held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am to 1 pm in the Roberts’ Room

 

No formal registration; a minimum donation of $5 is appreciated. Please Join Us.

 

Note: Quiet Days will not be held in July. Please join us in August.

 

Rejoicing Spirits Inclusive Worship

Rejoicing Spirits reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, along with their families, friends, and other supportive community members through a meaningful inclusive worship that shares Gods’ word and message of love.

 

Rejoicing Spirits worship:

        • Begins with arts and crafts based on the message for the day

        • Is built on lively music and joyous singing along with brief, meaningful messages

        • Features hand-held instruments for participation in and open, expressive environment

        •  Is shush-free – people can be themselves without being told to "be quiet"

        • Offers alternative worship and fellowship opportunities for people who already belong to a faith community

        • Is inclusive of all ages, faith, and abilities

 

Concludes with social time .

 

We are grateful that through New Goshenhoppen Meadows Project, we are able to offer this special worship service, which models spiritual inclusion as 1 Corinthians 12:25 says, "So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other."

 

If you would like to know more about Rejoicing Spirits please contact Sandy George or Jamie Moyer.

 

The next service is on January 28th, 2018.

       

Looking forward to rejoicing the Lord every 4th Sunday of the month at 4 pm in the Roberts' Room. Or saying it in another way, see you on the "fourth at four."

 

Soup Is On - Women’s Fellowship January Program

The January Women’s Fellow-ship meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the church kitchen. The program is "Soup is On." Enjoy homemade soup and bread. Remember the start time is 6:30 pm, not 7:00 pm.

 

The monthly donation is bingo prizes for residents of Pennsburg Manor.

 

Puppy to Seeing Eye Dog - February Program

The Women’s Fellowship meeting will be held on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the church kitchen. The program is "Puppy to Seeing Eye Dog" by Rev. Bonnie L. Moore.

 

Come learn about the Seeing Eye and how a puppy learns to become a guide dog for the blind. Pastor Bonnie and Patton, along with some fellow puppy raisers and their Seeing Eye puppies, will lead this program.

 

Women's Fellowship monthly donation:

 

New Towels and Wash Cloths, New Twin Sized Blankets, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants for Women and Children - All Sizes, New Socks and Underwear for Women and Children - All Sizes, New Pajamas for Women and Children - All Sizes, Backpacks, Clear Storage Bins with Lids, Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Wawa, Giant, Weis), Box of Tissues, Laundry Detergent: High Efficiency, Liquid Hand Soap, Paper/Plastic Plates, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Plastic Cups

 

These items will be donated to the women’s shelter, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley.

 

Care Packages

During the month of January we will be collecting items to create care packages to mail to our young adult members attending college or in the military. Donation boxes will be in the Social Room and Fellowship Hall from Sunday, January 7 through Sunday, January 28 if you would like to contribute. Suggested items include: pens, pencils, post-it notes, granola bars, candy, gum, mints, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, individual packages of cookies, pretzels, crackers, or other snacks, ramen noodles, microwaveable soup, Chapstick, hand warmers, and tissues (purse size). Other small office sup-plies and snacks are also appreciated. Notes of encouragement are also welcome. A list of our young people can be found by the donation boxes. Please note: Packages will be mailed in flat-rate postal boxes size 11 x 8 ½ x 5 ½. Please contact Cindy Roma at croma@windstream.net if you have any questions about this project.

 

Lighting the Candles of Christ -- The Role of Acolytes

Lighting the Christ candles during worship services is an integral part of our worship and faith experience. The youth of our church have assisted and continue to assist with this vital ministry.

 

If your child (grades 4 and above) has shown interest in assisting during the worship services with lighting the Christ (altar) candles, please speak with Sheri Ackerman. Sheri may be reached at 610-360-3867. She will provide complete instructions for your child.

 

Work Camp Opportunity!

"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" -Micah 6:8

 

The 2017-18 Confirmation Class has planned an Urban Work Camp for January 26-28, 2018 at Old First Reformed United Church of Christ, located at 4th and Race Streets in the heart of the historic district of Philadelphia. There are still a few spaces open! Old First serves the homeless, sick, poor, and neglected of the city, operating a winter shelter and soup kitchen for homeless men. They also are involved in out-reach to area women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and meal sites in neighboring sections of the city.

 

Here is just a taste of what you can expect as a Work Camp participant:

             Orientation and a discussion about homelessness with Old First’s volunteer coordinator

             An opportunity to be fully involved in Old First’s ministries of justice and mercy

             Chaperoned free time in downtown Philly (Chinatown, South Street, and more!)

             An opportunity to discuss our Work Camp experiences and their impact on each of us

             Worship at Old First Reformed UCC on Sunday morning

 

Interested? Contact Pastor Bonnie for more information!

 

IMPORTANT!!!! If you can’t join us, but would like to support this mission, we will be preparing dinner for Old First’s shelter on Saturday night – let Pastor Bonnie know if you you’re willing to help with some ahead-of-time food preparation. We will also be collecting lightly used or new men’s winter coats, sweatshirts, or jeans, WARM men’s socks, men's underwear, undershirts and long johns, sizes M - 2XL, and travel sized deodorant, lotion, and Chapstick to take with us. Please drop off your contributions in the Social Room. Thank you.

 

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Donor Tree  
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Sunday Services

  8:00 AM   Early Service

 

  9:15 AM   Sunday School 

 

10:30 AM   Late Service

Contact Information

1070 Church Road
East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: 1(215) 679 2041
Fax: 1(215) 679 6684
E-mail: office@newgoshucc.org