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Thanksgiving Food Drive

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The Joint Mission Team will be conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive with all donations being delivered to the Saint Martin’s Food Pantry in Amityville during the week of
November 6.

The following items have been requested by the food pantry.  Stop & Shop or Best Yet Gift Cards, Boxed or Bagged stuffing, Turkey Gravy-Boxed Instant Potatoes, Canned Yams, Canned Corn, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Bottled Apple Juice

The Donation Boxes are located at the Levittown & Massapequa Churches. Please drop off your donations by Sunday, November 5th.  Thank you so much for your continued generosity.

Call for Congregational Meeting, October 22, 20147

Levittown – Call for Special Congregational Meeting

A Special Congregational Meeting of the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown is called for Sunday, October 22, 2017 in the Sanctuary of the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa following the 10 AM Worship Service .
The purpose of this meeting is to:
a) approve the merger of the two congregations, if the way be clear,
b) approve a name for the new congregation,
c) approve the mission statement and the branding statement,
d) approve two at large members of the Nominating Committee of the new congregation,
e) authorize the drafting of bylaws for the new congregation.
Called by order of the Session: Rev. Louis Knowles, Moderator, Maria Studer, Clerk of Session.

I. Choice of Name

The choices for the name of the new congregation as approved by the Joint Sessions are:

Faith Presbyterian Church
New Hope Community Presbyterian Church
United Presbyterian Church

II. The Mission Statement is:
As an open and welcoming Community of Christian Faith, by using Christ as our example, we accept and honor that responsibility as we partner with all faiths in bringing hope and love to our world.
As Christ’s disciples, we are committed to reaching out to one another, showing God’s love through service to our community, and seeking new and relevant ways to involve ourselves in meeting the needs of others.
Through continual prayer, worship and study of scripture, we are an ever transforming church.
III. The branding statement is:

Our Transforming Church:
Join us and develop a personal relationship with Christ through study, worship, and service.

 

 

OktoberFest-Saturday, October 21 at 6pm

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OKTOBERFEST 2017  – Saturday October 21—Fun starts at 6 PM
Auction, Fund Raiser (for Massapequa and Levittown churches)
Hosted at the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa
at 150 Pittsburgh Ave in the Fellowship Hall.

$25 Per Person, (Children 12 & under free)
Homemade Sauerbraten Dinner (potatoes, red cabbage, carrots, apple sauce)
beverages included.

Music by GUS And the Schlierachtaler Stamm Bavarian Dance Group

Join us for another fun event to support the church and bring your friends and family. The signup sheet in Narthex.

For Tickets see Larry Rugen, Joe & Joan Tischner starting
Sunday, September 24.
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Donations from church members for our annual Oktoberfest fundraiser auction are being accepted through October 15th. Gift baskets would be most appreciated. Donations from local merchants will be accepted also. Merchant donation letters are available on the Massapequa narthex table. Please leave all donations in the Massapequa boardroom. Thank you for your generosity!

Supper at Six – Sunday, October 15 – 6pm

Church Supper

Supper at Six, Sunday, October 15th. Dinner is from 6-9pm Families, Singles and Friends are all invited to join the Massapequa and Levittown congregations for Sunday Supper at Six. We will meet in the Massapequa Fellowship Hall.

Each person or couple is asked to bring a potluck dish. we will again conduct our wild and crazy gift swap. Please bring a wrapped gift that is valued at no more than $10. The gift can be purchased or be a re-gift.  We will again conduct our wild and crazy gift swap.
Joe and Joan Tischner and Ralph and Ruth Dettman will provide the setup, beverages and desserts for this dinner.

Please RSVP to Joan and Joe Tischner.

“THE GATHERING” WELCOMES THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY

The “Special Club” will meet on Tuesday, October 10th. at 7pm. hosted at the Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa.

(Massapequa, NY) — In an almost club-like environment, parents of local “special needs children and teenagers” are coming together, in an informal way, to share stories and offer support.

“Parents have ‘special needs,’ too,” says Stacie Armstrong, organizer of the group. “We all share a common bond, have common challenges and need to recognize that we’re not alone with facing the challenges to provide a satisfying life for our children without losing ourselves.”

According to a recent government estimate, some 19 percent of children in the U.S. fall into the ‘special needs’ category, with 35 percent of all children having some type of learning or intellectual disability.

The first meeting will be October 10th from 7pm – 8pm, and will continue, on the second Tuesday of every month thereafter. “The Gathering,” which is the Outreach Program of The Presbyterian Community Church of Massapequa is serving as host, at 150 Pittsburgh Ave. in Massapequa in the Church Fellowship Hall. A social worker will act as the facilitator and church members will watch and entertain the children.

“It’s an outreach to special needs families to provide a welcoming environment within the community” says Armstrong. “We’re looking forward to seeing the group expand and, eventually, divide into other groups devoted to various age ranges, as each experience different struggles as children grow older.”

“Raising a child with special needs is a full-time job in itself,” says Armstrong” And for a single, working parent, it can, at times, be overwhelming, so it’s good to know there’s support and assistance available to help out. Plus, it’s a night out.”

Reservations are required so we can allocate our resources accordingly.

For further information on this “Special Club” call Joan Tischner. There is no cost to join, but donations will be accepted to defray the cost of coffee and pastry.