September 2017 Newsletter

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  • August 29, 2017

The September 2017 edition of the St. Matthew’s UCC newsletter is now available for download: The Valley Echo September 2017

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Car Show Information Updated

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  • June 18, 2016

St. Matthew’s UCC annual Fallfest and Car Show is only a few months away! Registration and sponsor information has been updated on the Car Show page. There are sponsorship opportunities available starting from less than $20. Please also consider donating items for the Silent Auction Table, Car Show Door Prizes, and items to be included in the Car Show Goodie Bags. Online registration for the car show will open in mid-July.

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St. Matthew’s UCC Donates to Carroll Food Sunday

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  • February 16, 2014

On Jan. 26, 2014 St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Valley, presented a check for $600 to Carroll Food Sunday. The money, designated for milk vouchers, was raised through cookie sales and a milk mustache contest held during the Fallfest event on Oct. 12, 2013. Pictured from left: Rev. Gerry C. Hanberry, Pastor of St. Matthew’s UCC; Betty Cree, Chairperson of the Fallfest committee; and Edward Leister, Past President of Carroll Food Sunday.  

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Worship – Christmas Eve

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  • December 20, 2013

On Christmas Eve (December 24), please join us for our Family & Children’s Christmas Eve Worship Service at 7:30 PM. During Advent our worship theme has been a “Journey to Bethlehem.” During this service we continue on that journey “To Find the Christ Child.” Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) Sermon: “Seeing Christmas Through Jesus’ Eyes” The Sacrament of Holy Communion will served during the worship service. Candles will be distributed to the congregation prior to the service, and a portion of the service will be conducted by candlelight.  

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Worship – 4th Sunday of Advent

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  • December 19, 2013

During the 4th Sunday of Advent (December 22, 2013), we Journey to Bethlehem: To Find PEACE. Scripture Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Sermon: “Peace Making is for All of Us” or “What’s Joseph Got to do with It?”

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Worship – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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  • December 12, 2013

On December 15, 2013, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, we Journey to Bethlehem: To Find JOY. It will be a JOY to have guest preacher Rev. Lois Ann Furgess-Oler join us this week deliver the sermon. Scripture Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10; or Luke 1:47-55 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11

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Family Christmas Program Rescheduled

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  • December 8, 2013

Due to inclement weather, the Family Christmas Program for tonight (December 8th) has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 22nd during the regular Sunday worship service which begins at 10:45 a.m.  

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Worship – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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  • December 5, 2013

Join us for worship as we continue on our Journey to Bethlehem on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2013). This week we explore the Journey to Bethlehem: To Find LOVE. Scripture Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Sermon: “Looking for Love in all the ‘Right’ Places” Also, don’t forget about our Family Christmas Program December 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM.  

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Advent Worship Theme – Journey to Bethlehem

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  • December 1, 2013

Our theme for worship throughout the season of Advent is the Journey to Bethlehem: To Find Peace, Hope, Joy and Love. The advent season introduces into the life of the congregation and worship several significant milestones: It’s the beginning of the new liturgical calendar; It’s the preparation time for the birth of Jesus; It’s about the journey Joseph and Mary take to Bethlehem for the beginning of their new life together; and Advent signals our time to reflect on our own journeys toward HOPE, LOVE, JOY and PEACE. Each Sunday we focus on a different aspect of the Journey to Bethlehem. This […]

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October – December 2013 Newsletter

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  • December 1, 2013

The October – December 2013 edition of the St. Matthew’s UCC newsletter is now available for download: The Valley Echo – October – December 2013

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