Week of August 2nd
In Our Thoughts and Prayers – The Weiss Family; 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); Angela Setaro; 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); Ruth Demarest; 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).
Welcome Back to the Building
In addition to broadcasting our live service on Facebook and YouTube, as usual, we started showing the service in person in the Church. We would love to have you join us this week! Please watch the video below to see what this will look like.
Fence of Hope
Way back in the beginning of April, our APC community completed the Fence of Hope art installation over 4 days! And, that beautiful fence has accomplished its goal: to bring HOPE and joy to the community! We have received tons of messages from people sharing the impact the Fence of Hope has had on them. These messages brought us great joy! So, I’m sad to let you know that this past Wednesday, after a nearly 4 month run, we had to take the Fence of Hope down as it was deteriorating and we didn’t want to pollute the cemetery and lake. The materials will be recycled through the Trex recycling program…still giving to the community! We are so grateful to Anne Diebel for her vision, to the community for participating in the creation, and to Kelsey Harshman and Katie Fortunato who helped to maintain it. Fear not! Hope is not lost! Our hope is not in a fence, but in the Lord! “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my HOPE is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5 (NIV)
HomeFront’s Back-to-School Drive 2020
Yes, it’s that time again! We are partnering with other caring community members to sponsor children who need backpacks and supplies. Please contact Mary Beth Drew at 609-259-3887 or email@example.com for more information or to name your kid and get going! Donations continue through August 4th and can be dropped off in Schulte Hall
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.
Our bell, ”the Feversham” had many other uses besides calling congregants to worship. It was tolled for funerals, the sexton being paid to do this. The bell tolled 24 times for a man and 18 times for a woman followed by the age of the person. This was done as the funeral procession entered the graveyard, one stroke of the clapper for each year of mortal life. When the great plague of Yellow Fever struck in 1994, the church elders ordered the bell to be kept silent, so as to prevent panic and hysteria among the villagers over the high number of deaths.