You Are Welcome Here for Worship
December 2017 & January 2018
Covenant Children’s Christmas Pageant This Sunday: Plan to arrive early on Sunday, December 17 for “Christmas in the Country.” The pageant will be presented on December 17 at 10:00 a.m. during a combined Worship Service. There is only ONE Worship Service on December 17. Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 24 at 10:00 a.m. – the Fourth Sunday of Advent. There is only one Worship Service in the morning on December 24 as well. On Christmas Eve plan to attend a Candlelight Service at 6:30 p.m. This Worship Service features all of the Covenant choirs.
Christmas Joy Offering: This special offering will be taken on Sunday morning December 24 at the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. This PC(USA) special offering is divided between supporting future leaders at Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and providing assistance to church leaders in critical financial need. You may give to this offering by using the special envelopes marked for the Christmas Joy Offering. Any loose offering collected on the December 24 will also be used for this purpose.
Faith Formation Meeting for Leaders on January 7, 2018: All Faith Formation leaders for the 2017-2018 program year are asked to attend a luncheon after the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. At this luncheon, we will continue to discuss the goals of faith formation for all ages, how faith formation is currently going, and review safety procedures for all classrooms. It will also be a way for rotating leaders in Pre-K through Senior High to share what they have learned about their students and what God was up to in the first quarter. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to Britney at [email protected] by December 31.
Wanted: A Few Good Volunteer Drivers! The Deacons are looking for church members to volunteer to give members a ride to church on Sunday for Worship and fellowship. If you are willing to help with this outreach, please call Debbie or Rick Bernardini at 814-825-5937.
NEW Ushering Ministry needs YOU! Your family, Sunday School class, Bible study group, church committee or group of friends can sign up to serve as ushers for Worship at FPCC. A “seasoned” usher will assist you. Help welcome worshipers and meet old friends and new. Contact Dale Sweet at 898-3417 to serve.
Hospital Callers: Would you like to demonstrate that Covenant and its members truly represent the Caring Church in the Heart of the City by volunteering to be a hospital visitor? If you are interested in joining a wonderful ministry, contact Sheila Sweet at 814-898-3417 or Mary Ann Sesler at 814-490-9629.
Regular Worship Times: Regular Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Faith Formation Classes for all ages are on Sundays at 9:30 am. Special Note: The Children’s Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. There is ONLY one Worship Service on December 17 and it begins at 10:00 a.m. In addition, there is only one Worship Service the morning of December 24 at 10:00 a.m. To assist families with small children, First Covenant offers nursery and childcare on Sunday mornings for children who are infants to those three years of age. This childcare service is only available from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the nursery.
Connecting with Pastor Chris: When you wish to contact our First Covenant Pastor, Rev. Chris Weichman, he can be reached in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 814-456-4243 ex.103 or anytime at [email protected]
The First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Office is closed on all Federal Holidays; and on Saturdays unless there are scheduled events such as Koinonia, weddings, funerals, blood drives and private events. Please closely watch the calendar printed in the weekly bulletin for Saturday closings. Note: The church office will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day Holidays.
Keep the office up to date! If you have moved, changed your phone number or email address please let the church office know by calling or emailing [email protected].