Around the Church for November 10, 2021

Pine Street Takes Part in Gulliver’s Run
As a result of contact made from our presence at this year’s WoofStock, Pine Street was invited to provide animal blessings at Gulliver’s Run on Sunday, November 7. Bob and Sue Wilson blessed quite a few animals and gave out quite a bit of Pine Street info. It started out as a very cold morning but was beautiful by midday. Since 2013, Gulliver’s Run has raised $74,000 in the fight against canine cancer. Thank you, Bob and Sue, for representing Pine Street at this event!

NO Adult Forum Tonight

Next Wednesday, November 17, Rev. Cheryl Galan, Interim Executive Presbyter, will guide us through a program entitled Soul-Tending for the Church in Times of Change. Forums will then return in December with a 4-week series entitled Feasting Habits for the Soul, a Practical Guide to Prayer, Bible Devotion, and More led by Deborah Port. Look for more information in upcoming weeks!

Preparing the Path to the Future – Updates from the Transition Team and the Interim Search Committee
The Transition Team held an informational meeting with Session this week to review and discuss the Executive Summary of the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT). Elders engaged open discussion about what the survey results are telling about the needs of the congregation and community. We made plans for sharing the information with church boards, committees, and the congregation. Look for announcements regarding upcoming informational sessions to learn more about the assessment and how to become involved in the future planning for Pine Street.

This week the Interim Search Committee continues its discernment, presenting a candidate for Interim Pastor to Pine Street’s Session and to the Presbytery. We hope to bring the search process to a conclusion soon.

If you have questions or concerns about the interim search committee or transition team, please do not hesitate to contact David Colestock at 717-645-6174 or [email protected]. Please continue to keep the Transition Team, Interim Search Committee, staff, officers, and congregation in your prayers as we continue to prepare this path to our future together.

Transition Team      Interim Search Team
Beth Alwine               David Colestock
Amy Chick                 Kenneth Hays
David Colestock        Alicia McDonald
Audrey Light              Keith Perago

Advent Breakfast, November 28th
On the first Sunday of Advent, we will gather at 8:45 am for a delicious breakfast prepared by our favorite chefs, Suzanne and Michael Hogarth. There will be no Church School classes that morning. Children join their families for breakfast and an Intergenerational Advent program.

Email the church office at [email protected] or sign up at the Welcome Center so we can better estimate attendance. An offering will be received to cover the cost of the meal.

Support Pine Street When You Shop for Christmas
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Dates for your Calendar
Wednesday, November 10 – NO Adult Forum
Sunday, November 14 – 8:45 am Church School for All Ages – 10:00 am Worship, The Rev. Paul Burkhart, Preaching
Wednesday, November 17 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom. Soul-Tending for the Church in Times of Change
Sunday, November 21 – Consecration Sunday – 8:45 am Church School for All Ages – 10:00 am Worship, Debbie Hough, Preaching
Wednesday, November 24 – NO Adult Forum – Go stuff your turkey!
Thursday – Friday, November 26 & 27 – Church offices closed – Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 28 – 8:45 am Advent Breakfast – NO Sunday School – 10:00 am Worship, The Rev. Heather Sigler, Preaching
Tuesday, November 30 -5:30 pm – Hanging of the Greens

COVID-19 – Mask Recommendation

It is recommended that all individuals, no matter their vaccination status, wear masks in church. Session asks worshipers to comply with CDC guidelines in consideration of the well-being of children, the immunocompromised, and any others who are not eligible to receive the vaccine.

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