Week of September 20th
In Our Thoughts and Prayers – 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).
- Veggie Tails’ Jonah (G)
- Please wear your masks and practice social distancing.
- Bring your own chair and/or blanket, a snack and some bug spray!
- Invite a friend!
- Recording of Confirmation Class after worship in the sanctuary
- Recording of Elizabeth Quinto’s Baptism after worship in the sanctuary
- APC walking groups are starting! More times and places to come!
- Sundays 12:30 pm at Heritage Park w/ Stephen Heinzel-Nelson
- Tuesdays 4:00 pm at Union Trail w/ Jill Kurzeja
- Wednesday 6:00 pm at Mercer County by the tennis courts w/ Maureen Harshman
- Congregational Meeting after worship at 11:00 pm via Zoom for members to elect new officers and receive the financial audit.
Following the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, among others, and the protests following, Session commissioned a Working Group on Racial Justice. This group was formed to help the church discern our calling within these difficult times. Following a few months of education, difficult conversations, and careful consideration, the committee presented its recommendations to Session at the end of August. Going forward, the committee will consist of three subcommittees. The first will be working to create educational materials, choosing an adult education course curriculum, and making sure we are educating ourselves about the role of race in the lives of so many Americans and the continued fight against racism that is waged everyday. The second subcommittee’s focus is on diverse relationship building through developing partnerships with more diverse churches and communities of color in our area, supporting one other in ministry. The last subcommittee is focused on organizing APC’s online presence and outreach so that our commitment to justice is clear and so we are able to better distribute information and resources surrounding racial justice. If you would be interested in joining any one of these subcommittees, please contact the committee co-chairs, Marla Golden (email@example.com) and Nikki Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we continue in the search for God’s calling in Racial Justice, we would like to invite members of APC on 9/29 from 7-9 pm to attend this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-jim-crow-10-years-later-tickets-104786404958
Calling all Young Adults (ages 18-30+)!! We are kicking off on 9/23 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.
For many years the members of the Church dreamed of a remodeled and enlarged addition to the chapel to serve the needs of the church school and other church activities. After many years of planning and raising money a new addition, about 40 X 40 ft. was built onto the chapel in 1934. This is the present Schulte Hall. The exterior was made to mirror the building already present. A second vestibule was built and the arched windows were planned to harmonize with the existing windows. The former meeting room became a new kitchen and a stage. One grave–that of John Smith–had to be moved to allow for the addition.