Week of September 27th
In Our Thoughts and Prayers – The Odman Family (Melissa Collin’s freind); Jim Bruno; Kenneth Joseph Ruch born to KC and Lara Ruch; The Lotito Family; Sue Bernieri; Kim and CB Cornett (Suzanne & John Holtsclaw’s friend); Jackie and her daughters, Kristen and Paige (Bev Blauvelt’s friend); Stacy Foy; Ed & Ruth Demarest; Donna (Janet Jackson’s Sister-in-Law); Robin Bruins; Ruth Bertagni; Carter Gravatt (Son of Samantha and Tyler Gravatt); Helen Chech; The Wells Family; Joseph Vaccarella (Anna McPeek’s Father); Sherry & Barry Wright (Elsie Probasco’s daughter and son-in-law); Arielle Dupey ( Greg & Theresa Dupey’s Daughter-in-Law); Dina DiNatale (Sarah Van Ness’ Aunt); APC’s Working Group on Social Justice; the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee; Charlee Holst (friend of the Monaghan’s); Jack Mooney (Kathy Smith’s father); David Scymanski ( Frank & Judy Scymanski’s son); Karen Flamard (Friend of Ida Ruch); Renee Carroll; Lorri Moser, Harry Rehl Jr. (Kim Fischer’s father); Jake (friend of the Kalms); Meghan Fallon (friend of the Harshman’s); Diane Delorenzo; Shane Timmerman; The Schieber Family (sister of Renee Martin); Holly Koblish; Isabel Eadicicco; Taylor & Morgan Eisenberg; Dr. Fitzpatrick; Richard Gavin; Brooke Long (Ann Marie Wiedemann’s friend); Mary Ann Mattek; Jem Nelson (Stephen’s Mom); Mary Perry; Andrew Sekeras (Mary Kokesh’s brother); Carolyn Shamy (Jane Muha’s friend); Jacob & Ben Swomiak.
Our PC (USA) Mission Workers – Dennis & Maribel Smith (South America); Jeremy and Luta Garbat-Welch (Malawi).
Coming Up at APC!
- APC’s September Screenings at 7:30 pm on the back lawn (behind Crossroads).
- Soul Surfer
- Please wear your masks and practice social distancing.
- Bring your own chair and/or blanket, a snack and some bug spray!
- Invite a friend!
- Congregational Meeting after worship at 11:00 pm via Zoom for members to elect new officers and receive the financial audit.
Calling all Young Adults (ages 18-30+)!! We are kicking off on 10/4 IN-PERSON!! We will be gathering outside of Crossroads every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30pm to hang out, worship, hear a message, serve, and jump back into small groups. We are looking forward to reconnect with one another and to continue to connect with God. Bring your own chair/blanket and come join us! The shape and structure of our night will eventually shift according to the weather, especially as we head into the winter months, but for now, throw on a hoodie and let’s take advantage of Fall! Finally, please remember to wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Do not hesitate to reach out to JC Fowler at 908-216-6643 if you have any questions or concerns.
Get Your Facemasks!
The office building will be open Mondays through Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Thursdays and Fridays the building will be closed but staff will be working remotely from home. The church phone will be answered from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Allentown Community Food Pantry
Until further notice, the pantry will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 2:00. The pantry is still taking food donations of pasta, cereal, soup, and canned meals (ex: Chef Boyardee). We politely as that any clothing or home goods donations not be dropped off at this point. If you have any questions please reach out to Lisa Boss or Sandy Carduner.
On Sept. 5, 1905, just after midnight, a fire destroyed all the outbuildings and their contents on the parsonage farm. Lost were 150 bushels of wheat, 1000 bushels of rye, 300 bushels of oats, 350 bushels of corn, 50 tons of hay, and 3 tons of bran that had been put in the barn that day. All the farm equipment was lost including a wheat thresher and a rye thrasher belonging to Albert Nelson that were there to begin work the next day. The barn on the property had been a landmark for many years since from its elevated position; it could be seen from a long distance in every direction. It was built abort 1869 by Abel Cafferty who owned the property at that time. Flying cinders did ignite the roof of the house but a few buckets of water from the trap door, extinguished the flames. The dwelling, inhibited by a tenant farmer, and all the livestock with the exception of one calf were saved. This fire helped spearhead the organization of the Hope Fire Company.