NEWS & EVENTS
HYBRID WORSHIP: In-Person and Online!
Masks optional. If you are comfortable, please join us!
We encourage everyone who cannot attend in-person worship to join the livestream on YouTube!
COMMUNION: First Sunday of the Month
Pastor John found a safe and convenient way to serve communion. Small, sealed communion cups containing bread on one side and juice in the other, placed in the pews. Each pew also has a bag to discard the cups. We are changing with the times!
FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS NEEDED: Join us for in-person Fellowship after worship. Volunteer hosts are needed to set up and provide goodies! It can be simple with a beverage and a bite to eat. Host with a friend! Call the office to sign up! (845) 562-0954.
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED THIS THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING.
FOOD PANTRY has been busy! We gave out $25 food-only gift cards and purchased 40 turkeys as a contribution to Loaves and Fishes. Our folks have been invited to receive their Thanksgiving baskets at the site in Newburgh. We have also thought of the morning after Thanksgiving, with pancake mix and syrup!
Kitty and Jim will soon be traveling for the winter months to Florida. Kitty made sure to leave the Clothes Closet in great shape, as well as refurbish the hallway. Thank you!
We were blessed with a donation of food from the Honor Society Food Drive at Beacon Middle School. We will let our folks choose extra items for the holidays ahead. Thank you!
How do we do all of this? YOU and our wonderful volunteers are the answer. A wonderful Thanksgiving to all. We are grateful, Debby and Kathy
HOLIDAY PIES pickup is this WED, NOV 23 from 9-11am, during Food Pantry. Please use the parking lot door into Fellowship Hall to pick up. Thank you for your support!
HANGING OF THE GREENS: Christmas is coming! We need your help with decorating our beautiful church for the Holiday; it’s all hands-on deck THIS SUN, NOV 27 after church. Many hands make light work so please consider helping. God bless you all and thank you!
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: SUN, DEC 11 after worship, sponsored by the Deacons. Afterwards join us for a special musical program by Jonathan Hall of Goshen Presbyterian church, concluding with a Carol Sing. Invite your friends to enjoy the spirit of Christmas!
FROM THE PASTOR
This week marks the beginning of a New Year in our church calendar with the first Sunday of Advent. The Hennessey family will light the Advent candles this week; let me know if your family would like to choose a Sunday or Christmas Eve for Advent lighting.
We also have special offering boxes for the Season that benefit the Christmas Joy offering of the denomination. If you are looking for unique yet meaningful gifts for family or friends, there are Presbyterian catalogues on the table in the narthex.
Speaking of giving, here are two more opportunities to give:
One, If you haven’t contributed your per capita of $38.78 this year, please do so. The majority of that money supports our Hudson River Presbytery with much smaller allocations going to Synod of the Northeast and the General Assembly. Our Presbytery in turn supports us is so many ways.
Two, Advent envelopes are in the pews. These offerings assist the Board of Deacons in their many efforts of support to our congregation and community.
Yours in Christ, JTR
CHRISTIAN ED: Holiday Ornament Workshops FRI, DEC 2 and FRI, DEC 9 from 4:30-6:30 PM. $25 per person.
The workshop includes 4 ceramic ornaments and the choice of 8 unique ornament. Learn how to decorate your clay creation using a variety of textures, tools, and bright underglaze colors. Your pieces will be taken to my studio to dry where they'll be bisque fired and clear glazed. I will contact you in 2 weeks when it's ready to be picked up. Wear an old shirt that you wouldn't mind getting a little dirty. All are welcome even if you are not a member of the church.
Payment can be made by cash or Venmo @Yvette-Pickard. Sign up via the link below:
Contact Yvette Pickard with any questions or concerns
OUTREACH Committee meeting changed to SUN, DEC 4 after church in Fellowship Hall. Please enjoy some treats and fellowship before we meet.
Also, candid member photos (rather than posed), are in the process of being taken by Karen and Dan for our photo directory. They ask for our cooperation!
By now everyone should have received their letter about supporting Union for 2023. While celebrating Thanksgiving this year, remind yourself of the funnel shaped basket that we see each year in the front of our sanctuary. The Cornucopia is a symbol that represents all the blessings God has given us. It can be small or as large as you want it to be! Let that help guide you in your decision on how you wish to support Union and its Mission of helping others.
Jim Alber, Chair of Commitment
PER CAPITA is our Church's responsibility to pay Presbytery per member. Per Capita of $38.83 is in addition to our pledge. Many of us have not paid for 2022. Please send in your per capita as we are approaching the end of the year. If you are unsure if you have paid, check your quarterly contribution statement, or email Jolee DuBois.
NEWS AND PRAYER: If you have articles for the Newsletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy.
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