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Church Phone #: (610) 253-1541
Pastoral Emergency #: (814) 777-0414

Pastors: Rev. Cecilia Baxter and Rev. Jameson Baxter
Music Director: Dorothy Fritchman
Secretary: Karen Horinko

Custodian: Barry Savercool
Nursery Attendants: Korynne Haubrich and Alexandra Jimenez
Treasurer: Cara Kuehner
Financial Secretaries: Craig Hill and Cathy Horinko

November 30, 2019

Tonight from 5:30-8:30pm, children ages 2+ are invited to join the Pastors and volunteers for “Kids’ Night Out!”

Join us for worship tomorrow at 9am and 11am as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. We will light the Hope candle on our Advent wreath and share in Holy Communion. 

Come and be a part of our beloved community as begin this season of waiting and watchfulness. 
Click here for the “Kids Night Out” sign up!
Church Office Hours
       
Sun.      12/01      Closed
Mon.     12/02      8:00 - 10:45
Tues.     12/03      9:00 - 2:30
Wed.     12/04      8:00 - 12:00
Thurs.   12/05      8:00 - 10:45
Fri.        12/06      8:00 - 11:00; 3:00 - 5:00
Sat.       12/07      Closed
This week, a Pastor will be at church on Tuesday from 9:15am-noon and 6-9pm, Wednesday from 10-11am and 3-8pm and Thursday from 9:15am-noon. 
Sunday, December 1
8:30 am Praise Team Warm Up
10:40 am Traditional Choir 

Tuesday, December 3
5:00 pm "Kids" for Jesus
5:45 pm Bell Choir
6:45 pm Christmas Cantata

Tuesday, December 5
5:30 pm Praise Team Vocalists
6:30 pm Praise Team
5 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Children & Youth who play musical instruments are invited to play music for this service. If you child is interested in playing, please schedule a time for your child to meet with Dorothy. Click HERE for more info.
Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation to our “Create a Home Campaign.” We have raised $5,103 so far! Please click here to make your donation. In order to meet our $10,000 goal, we will need to invite lots of friends and neighbors to donate as well, so help us spread the word!
Grades 7-12 (God Squad and KAOS)
  • Christmas Party & Cookie Baking from 12-6pm. Bring a $10 gift for exchange.
Grades 3-5 (Jr. Youth Group - Navigating Stars)
  • Sunday, December 1st from 6-7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 5th "Family Movie Night" at 6pm
We are having a Cookie Sale Saturday December 7th, during the Christmas Tea. There will be many varieties to choose from!!

Saturday, December 14th

We will be laying wreaths on the graves of veterans at Cedar Hill cemetery in Allentown. We will meet at the church at 11:00 am and leave by 11:15. Please dress appropriately. Sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space. For more information please see Jill Furler.

 If you would like to make a donation towards Wreaths across America you can sponsor a wreath for $15. Checks made payable to “Wreaths across America” C/O Rosann Wieand, 202 American Street, Whitehall Pa 18052. **On memo line mark “donations for PA0004, Lehigh Valley Gold Star Mother”. Donations must be received by December 2nd.

Join the Traditional Choir as they begin rehearsal for the story of the birth of the Christ Child presented in drama and song. High school age - Adult singers are encouraged to participate.
Click here for the rehearsal schedule.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA ~ DECEMBER 15 ~ TRADITIONAL SERVICE

Our Christmas Cantata includes drama.
We need:
  • Four men for speaking parts: Isaiah, Gabriel, Shepherd and a Reader.   (Memorization is not required.)
  • Four non-speaking shepherds who will receive the offering
  • Four Christmas carolers – the congregation be singing with you
Contact Dorothy to volunteer
dlfmusik@rcn.com
610-703-4720

It’s not too late to join this session, which runs through December 21st. Our church receives 30% of all signups!

Special collection the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Bring your envelopes or get one from the seatback pockets of the chairs.
If you are ill in the hospital or at home, please call/email the church office and let us know (or have a loved one do it for you) so that a pastor  and/or lay visitor from our "Called to Care" team can hold you in prayer, visit you, bring Communion and provide you with pastoral care. Likewise, let us know when you are discharged from the hospital, transferred to rehab, or sent home. We need this information so that we can be the loving, caring, supportive community God calls us to be.

Church Calendar

Do you know a member or friend of New Creation who does not get this weekly e-blast?  The weekly bulletin announcements are filled with  details about our ministries.

Click here for the monthly calendar.
We needs LOTS of Sunday School volunteers to make our program a success! Art, games, crafts, drama, science, cooking and FUN! There's no need to prep in advance- simply show up and lead! The lesson will be planned for you.
 
Use this on-line sign-up and sign up for the days you are able to teach. If you have questions, email Michele Sherman, Chair of the Christian Education Committee.

Are you interested in being a Worship Leader?
Worship leaders read the scripture(s) for the 9am service and the Call to Worship and Scripture(s) for the 11am.
You may sign up for the 9am or 11am or both!

Please use this link to sign up when available. 

Are you interested in being an usher?
Ushers need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the service. Usher responsibilities are: 1. Handing out the bulletins. 2. Collecting the weekly offering; the 2nd Sunday of the month has a second Mortgage Reduction Fund offering. 3. Distribute Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month (11am service).

Please use this link to sign up to be an Usher. 
December

01 - Carl Arbogast
01 - Cole Kuehner
04 - Kathy Sofie
06 - Sally Alercia
08 - Donald D. Christian *
Good Shepherd Home
6th & St. John’s Sts.,
Allentown Pa 18103       
09 - David Cartagena
09 - Kevin Kuehner
09 - Vincent Pretopopa
10 - Harry Koch
11 - Miranda Fichtel
11 – Christopher Pammer
13 - Patrick Seitz

 
  * Home Bound Members
** At least 90 yrs Young!

(Please consider sending these members a card or phone call! It will truly make their day!)


15 - Kelly Koskey
16 - Robert Derr
18 - Ron Gano
19 - Summer Price
20 - Kathy Millhime
23 - Hans Julian Kuder
23 - Diane Seip
24 - Dean Thomas
26 - Janelle Gaston
29 - Bernie Moll *
Abington Manor,
215 Cedar Park Blvd,
Easton, PA 18042
29 - Michael Unger
30 – Benjamin Baxter
30 - Todd Solliday    
31 - Karen Donchez
31 - Carmen Santiago
                               
December
01 - Patrick & Cheryl Seitz (28yrs)
11 - Tony & Kelly Rizzoto (9yrs)
14 - William & Chrissie Watters (73yrs)
17 - Ted & Alice Mitchell (7yrs)
21 - Josh & Allison Zuber (16yrs)
28 - Mike & Nancy Reyda (51yrs)
29 - Richard & Jane Moser (37yrs)
31 - Ed & Linda Cook (11yrs)
31 - Ed & Kay Youngkin (54yrs)

 
1. Text amount to 610-364-5347. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25
2. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit/debit card information. 
3. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.  
4. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
What's Happening in the Penn Northeast Conference?

Stay updated about upcoming trips, celebrations, business, educational and service opportunities sponsored by PNEC.  Click here to sign up for their weekly e-blast,
"This Week in PNEC."
 
Help raise money for New Creation. Are you an Amazon shopper?? If you are GREAT! The amazonsmile program donates .05% to a charitable organization of your choice! Its’s so easy!!
  1. Sign in to www.smile.amazon.com with your current Amazon login info.
  2. Under “Your Account” select “Change your Charity”
  3. In the “Find your Charity” search, type New Creation United Church of Christ. (Make sure you pick our Easton location)
  4. Hit select and you’re ready to shop!
Redner’s Save A Tape program. This is an easy way to help raise some money for New Creation. Save all your Redner's receipts and bring them into the church. There is a box on the table in the Gathering Area.  Remember that you must scan your Redner's Rewards card or your Save-a-tape card in order for the Church to get credit. Thank You!
Meets Fridays from 9 - 10am in the Conference Room at New Creation. 
Contact person is Jim Matthewson @ 610-703-7895
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