1Newsyletter          April 12, 2021

HYBRID WORSHIP: In-Person and Online!

As Spring arrives, and with it the message of Resurrection, we are encouraged by so many of us being fully vaccinated, although we are still observing all protocols of mask wearing and physical distancing. We invite you to join us for Sunday worship every week.

All attendees must follow CDC guidelines and wear masks, social distance, take temperatures, and sign-in for contact tracing. We are anticipating a Baptism in March and hopefully Easter service with Communion in the courtyard, weather permitting. 

We encourage everyone who cannot attend in-person worship to join the livestream on YouTube! In addition to interactive worship, each service is followed by lively conversation at our virtual coffee hour. It is a great way to see and chat with one another!

From the Pastor: We invite you to join us for Sunday worship every week and as things open up more, I will be available for home visits or for you to visit in the office. For those of you who would like home communion, beginning the first week of May, I will be available to bring you Communion to your home, especially if you are not able to worship with us or to follow us on the YouTube live stream. Simply give me a call or the church office, and I will be happy to accommodate you.  

Blessings to all as we begin to emerge from this stressful year and more.

John Redman, Pastor

john.t.redman@gmail.com

Mobile: (914) 474-0722

FOOD PANTRY: NEXT OPEN Monday 4/26 and Wednesday 4/28 9:30-11:30. 

A BIG THANK YOU to Buildings & Grounds for arranging for the installation of the new lighting fixtures in the back hallway. This makes for easier packing and stocking of shelves.

 

Food Pantry Needs: children’s clothing, towels, bedding, and sneakers. We went to the cupboard to get some children’s clothing this past week, and it was bare! We especially need boys size 10-16. 

 

We kindly request that the clothing and bedding be labeled as to size. It takes a lot of time to look through items, and check for tags. Thanks again to our silent givers and all who offer support! Debby and Kathy

Fundraising: 

Outdoor GARAGE SALE Sat. May 22, 8-4 pm in our parking lot. Space is still available.

25 spaces available at $25.00 per space. Tables available for rent $5 each. Refreshments will be available. 

CONTACT: church office (845) 562-0954 to fill out a form and reserve your space!

BARN SALE: Accepting items every Monday and Wednesday from 9-11 am and Sundays from 11:30-12:30 pm. NO CLOTHING. NO furniture that needs to be carried by more than one person. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, call Jeff Bousche. Thanks! 

 

Finance: We are pleased to announce that the Paycheck Protection Program loan that we applied for and received last year has been fully forgiven by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The loan has been converted to a grant with no payback required.

 

We are grateful to the SBA for approving the loan last year and now giving us compete forgiveness. The loan helped us offset some of the loss of revenue caused by the pandemic in 2020. Once again, thank you to Jolee DuBois for her herculean task of helping us secure the loan and for aiding in the forgiveness application. Richard Smith.

Historical Interest: Union's organ – a conversation between Dave Young & Margaret Small

1908 – Our original Kimball pipe organ was installed by John Aspinwall in his home, 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh.

1961 – Organ was redesigned and rebuilt by Henry Van Seters, curator and tuner for the West Point Cadet Chapel Organ. 

The Organ contains 24 ranks and about 1500 speaking pipes. It has elements of both classical and romantic organs. The Organ has been a joy to practice and to play for all Union Services. I've been the Organist from 1993 to present, 2021, although the past year of pandemic has paused my organ playing in person because of the virus. Thanks for asking about the organ! Blessings, Margaret Small 

2021 ENVELOPE BOXES: For those who are assigned envelope boxes, the boxes will be available in the church vestibule for you to pick up when you are comfortable to do so. Please remember that you can still make your donations to the church by mailing them to the church, attn: Jolee DuBois, or online at newburghpresby.org/donate. Please be assured that you will still be credited for your donations, with or without the use of envelopes.

NEWS AND PRAYER: If you have articles for the Newsyletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy. 

 

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