Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23—church office and building will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday
Sunday, November 24 & 25—Journey Kids, Journey Teens, and Adult Journey Groups will not meet*; nursery care for infants-age 5 will be available
*Sunday, November 25: “The American Experience,” a Focus on the Family video which is a featured Truth Project, will be shown at 10am in the Friendship Center next Sunday, November 25. The video’s message is the documented Biblical history as it influenced our nation’s founding and development.
Thank you to everyone who helped assemble and distribute boxes and those who filled boxes with gifts for children around the world! A total of 357 shoe boxes were sent to Operation Christmas Child from Pearce this year.
To learn more about where these shoe boxes go, visit Operation Christmas Child.
On Thursday, November 29, we’ll have a Thanksgiving meal at the Hoose’s house at 6pm.
Stay connected with us on social media to hear about these special events (search: Overflow- College Ministry on Facebook; Overflowcollege on Twitter and Instagram). Want to join our mailing list or have any questions? Contact Pastor Chris at email@example.com. Or, if you prefer texts over emails, text “College” to 68398.
The 20s@Pearce November Schedule:
- Monthly: If you are in your 20s and early 30s and are not already in a small group, contact Pastor Chris to find out what groups are available and how to join.
- November 28: Pizza and discussion on “Do the Old Testament’s violent passages contradict God’s good nature?” 6pm at Pearce (café)
Stay connected with us on social media to hear about these special events (search: 20s@Pearce on Facebook, Pearce20s on Twitter, and Pearce20Somethings on Instagram). Want to join our mailing list or have any questions? Contact Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you prefer texts over emails, text “20sgroup” to 68398.
Each year during spring break, a contingent of teens and adults from Pearce participate in Flower City Work Camp (FCWC). FCWC is a local mission project where 60 churches from around our area send nearly 800 teens and 400 adults into the city to work on 55 houses in need of repair. FCWC’s primary mission is centered on building relationships with the homeowners and their neighbors.
Why are we telling you this now? In order for us to send teens, we need two adult volunteers for every seven teens we send. While students do much of the work, Work Camp is truly a ministry of the entire local church. Youth leaders, parents, pastors, and other adults from participating churches are vital and required to make the ministry work. And there are many different opportunities for adults to serve, including as Site Leaders or Sidewalk Club Leaders, food prep and delivery, security, first aid, Home Base supervision and clean-up, or materials transportation.
This year’s dates are Sunday, April 14-Thursday, April 18, 2019. Visit flowercityworkcamp.org and go to the Volunteer Info tab to learn more and fill out an application. You can also email Pastor Kayleigh (email@example.com) if you’d like to know more about this exciting opportunity.
We have a job opening in our maintenance and custodial staff for a part-time or full-time evening lead, to work with and oversee the evening and weekend cleaning crew. This is a staff position that would require some mechanical ability. Candidate must take ownership for set-up/tear-down for events, schedule the staff, oversee all evening and weekend custodial staff, and be responsible to close and secure the building. Interested persons should send their resume to Bob Antes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Bob at 585-594-9488 with questions.
Winter weather is coming and that means it’s time to start forming snow removal teams for our weekend worship services. This labor of love is a very practical way that we can look, live, and love like Jesus by simply making sure our sidewalks are clear and safe for guests and attendees. Shovels and a snow blower are provided, as well as instructions on what to do. Sign up at the Reception desk in the lobby. If you’d like to learn more or have questions, contact our Facility Director, Bob Antes, at antes_robert @pearcechurch.org or 594-9488.
Thank you for your faithful support of our food cupboard that allows us to provide families who are in need with food and personal care items throughout the year.
Current needs are chicken noodle soup, chunky soup, canned tuna, and mayo. Donations can be left in the shopping cart in our atrium at any time.
Financial donations are also accepted and used to purchase items and materials to sustain our cupboard.
The Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Bring your lunch with you or buy a cup of soup at Common Grounds Café. If you are providing care for a family member who has dementia, this group can be a great source of caring, understanding, and support. For more information, call Mary Lou Bates at 594-2232.
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Grief Care Group provides ongoing support to people who have experienced loss through death. Led by Janet Bratt, Grief Care meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, from 6:30-8pm in the Parlor. This group is open to the community. If you have any questions, please contact Janet at email@example.com.
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