November 2015 Activities
ALL SAINTS’ DAY WORSHIP AND
This annual worship emphasis provides the opportunity to remember the ones within our congregation who have died during the previous year. This year, during the worship service, the congregation will be given the opportunity to come forward to tables bearing candles so they may light a candle in memory of someone in their life who has died. This is an opportunity to remember the Saints who have gone before us and their light which still burns brightly in our hearts. Remembering those of our congregation who have died since All Saints Day last year:
NOVEMBER 1 MOVIE NIGHT
When auto mechanic James Busbee is sent to fight the Japanese during WW II, he leaves behind his wife and two sons, London and Pepper. Pepper feels his father's absence most keenly, and can't wait for him to return home. An encounter with a magician and advice from a priest convince Pepper that the power to bring his dad back safely may be within himself and his actions. Bring a snack and JOIN US ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 4:00 IN FELLOWSHIP HALL!
BACKPACK BUDDIES MEAL PACKING
Sometimes we forget that there are children who go hungry every week in our community. Each week Back Buddies provides weekend meals to over 700 children in Head Start and Kindergarten through the 3rd grade in the Leavenworth School District. Each child receives 10 food items: 2 milks, 2 juices, 1 protein items, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 pudding, 1 cereal and 1 snack. The community, including 1ST Presbyterian Church Mission offering, raises $150 per child to provide these meals. (Any additional donations gratefully accepted!) And the Children love it!
In November, once again, First Presbyterian Church will have the privilege of assembling packs of food for children at the Henry Leavenworth Elementary School who routinely miss meals over the weekend.
We will be assembling this food beginning at 8:00 am Monday, November 9th. With a group of volunteers, we can complete the total packaging in about 1 fun-filled hour and 45 minutes. So, please come, help, have fun and fill a very important need for the children in our community. You will be glad you did!
HANGING OF THE GREENS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AFTER WORSHIP
Please help us make the church festive for the Christmas Season by helping to decorate the sanctuary and living room. We will be decorating on November 22 after the church service. You don't need any experience or know "where they were placed last year" to help. Even if all you can do is motivate the rest of us, please stay after church and help us.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) "Shoeboxes" Time is Near
Once again, First Presbyterian members will have the opportunity to send a shoebox Christmas gift for a child in need (US and worldwide). Choose a recipient category by gender and age group (2-4; 5-9; 10-14). Hygiene items, school supplies and fun stuff should all be included in one box. We have OCC cardboard boxes. (Or you may use a plastic box or any cardboard shoe box.) The boxes will be due Nov 8th. We’ll have a sheet with suggestions and no-no’s available. (Or go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/ )