Newsletter
Our newsletter contains weekly announcements, prayer requests and cancellations. Check back for updates to see what is going on with our church family.

Weekly Announcements

A Reading Plan for Advent is available in the foyer or on our Advent page. It begins NEXT Sunday December 1.

If you signed up to donate items for the Thanksgiving Meal and have not brought them in yet, please speak with Pastor Kevin or Penny. Bring THAWED turkeys and hams on Wednesday November 27 by 8 am. 

Thanksgiving Prep will begin at 8 am on Wednesday November 27.

There will be NO Wednesday Evening Services on November 27.

NYI will be decorating for Christmas on Friday November 29. Please arrive by 10 am. We will be going for lunch afterwards.

Our Christmas Blessing Tree will be in the Foyer Sunday December 1. All gifts must be to the church by Wednesday December 18.

There is a list in the foyer of the Monthly Needs of New Paris Food Pantry, as well as on our Kindness Outreach page.

Winter Jam is on March 28 @ Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets will be purchased in December to ensure seating. Please speak with Ronnie or Penny for more information.



Prayer Requests

Hi Everybody,
 
First, we would like to send out a prayer request for Kitty Miller. Kitty had surgery on her sinuses this past Monday. We are asking that you pray that the pain and discomfort would subside quickly; that the surgery would be effective and that she would heal and be able to get back to her normal self. Pray also for her comfort as she recovers. 
 
We received a prayer request for Chet Dietrich’s wife, Nancy; friends of Kelly and Adena’s from treasure Lake. Nancy has had several strokes over the past month, and today she had a stroke and heart attack together. According to doctors, it is only a matter of time until she passes. We are asking you to pray for Nancy to receive her healing. We also ask that you would lift up Chet as he stays by her side. Please pray that Chet would be strengthened and comforted as he watches and waits. Pray that the load that Chet has been carrying over these past few weeks would be lifted off of his shoulders and his final hours with Nancy would be precious. Pray that God’s will would be done and that His good would be revealed in the days to come.
 
We also have a prayer request for Randy Imler’s brother Rudy. Rudy was taken to the VA’s Urgent care Sunday morning with some problems after his heart surgery last week. Urgent care decided to send him by ambulance to the hospital in Pittsburgh. They believe that he is retaining fluids and may have an infection. We ask that you would lift him up in your prayers that the infection is able to be treated quickly and easily and that he will heal quickly as well.
 
Thank you.


Weekly Announcements (11/18)

A Thanksgiving Offering will be collected Sunday. Envelopes are in the foyer. If you write a check, please write Thanksgiving Offering in the memo line.

Craft Night for THIS Thursday has been CANCELED.

Family Fun Night is THIS Friday at 6:30 pm.

If you signed up to donate for the Thanksgiving Meal, please have items to the Fellowship Hall by NEXT Sunday November 24. Please bring THAWED turkeys and hams on Wednesday November 27 BY 8 am.

Freedom House Ministries are having a cheese sale. Paper is on the bulletin board. Orders and money due by NEXT Sunday November 24. Delivery around December 12. If you would like to make an order, please speak with Penny. 

Bev Patten from Love INC will be our speaker NEXT Sunday.

NYI will be decorating for Christmas on Friday November 29. Please arrive by 10 am. We will be going for lunch afterwards.

Our Christmas Blessing Tree will be in the Foyer Sunday December 1. All gifts must be to the church by Wednesday December 18.



Election Results

Sunday (November 17th) we held our annual elections. 
 
Jim Crawford, Josh Musselman, and Amy Musselman will join our board. They will join our current board members: Penny Bollman, Ronnie Bollman, Dale Sprigg, Krista Sprigg, Gwen Smith, and Kim Webb.
 
Penny Bollman will continue in her position as SDMI President/Sunday School Superintendent. 
 
Our delegates will be Lisa Mock, Amy Musselman, and Josh Musselman. The alternatives are Sue Beegle, Marsha Miller, and Alexis Mock.
 
We will hold the elections for NYI at a later date. 


Prayer Requests

We received a prayer request from Liz for one of her neighbors, Norman Williams. Norman had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his abdomen. He is looking at 7-10 day in the hospital and then several weeks before he can begin to start back to his normal routine.

We ask that you pray for Norman’s healing and recovery; pray that the surgery goes as expected and that they are able to remove as much of the cancerous tumor as possible. Pray also for the medical staff working with him and also for his family. Pray that in the days to come that the Lord would make His presence known in an unmistakable way.

Also, we wanted to send out an update and ask you to continue to pray for Penny’s brother Alan Brown. He was having surgery to repair some hernias in his abdomen. They were able to repair one in his stomach but another one was in a location that was difficult to get to. Additionally, his gall bladder was inflamed so badly that they were not able to get to to remove it so they stopped the surgery. They later found that his gallbadder is misshapen. Theyare sending him to Pittsburgh to complete the surgery. Please pray for Alan and the medical staff working with him. Pray that his trip will be quick and uneventful; pray that they are able to go in and complete the repairs to the remaining hernias. Pray also for Alan’s recovery, that he would heal quickly and completely and that his recovery would not take long. Pray also for his family, pray for his wife Marti and son Cagney, as well as his mom Marie, and his brother and sisters.
 
Thank You Pastor Kevin