Hello St. Andrew's! As you’ll read in this Piper, we’ve really kicked off the 4th quarter of the year with a bang, and as we enter November there is so much to be thankful for at St. Andrew's. In particular, I’m thankful for the people of this church. I’m continually amazed at how many of you dedicate your time and energy in the different areas of ministry, care, fellowship, and spiritual development. There are things we see, and many things that go unseen that make this church the wonderful beacon it is here in Glenmoore, PA. We could not do the things we do without you, and I thank you. In addition, I’m incredibly thankful and excited for our opportunity to have Bishop Gutierrez officially install Reverend Ben as our priest on November 16th. It will be a wonderful time to gather and celebrate!
Here’s a summary of our current Highlights, Opportunities, Dependencies, and Challenges as a church:
Highlights (from October)
Hired Part Time Family Ministry Director - congratulations to Kristy Campagna! Kristy has stepped down from the Vestry, and has officially started in this position as of Nov 1. Kristy - Thank you for your work on the Vestry, we are very excited about your next chapter leading family ministry at St. Andrew's!
Dinner Church with special guest from Guatemala, Bishop Sylvestre Romero
Midway point for Essential Question, Adult Christian Formation Program, 17 participating
Kickoff of Communion class for children grades 2-5
Rise Against Hunger - Outreach in partnership with neighboring church St. Paul’s Lutheran
November 12th, Fall Cleanup Day - elbow grease and fellowship! We need a big volunteer turnout. Be on the lookout for a signup.
November 13th, St Andrew's Churchwide Financial Review after the 10am service. Please join us for important information about our future and vision as a church.
November 16th, Reverend Ben’s Installation by Bishop Gutierrez. Join us for this special service followed by a celebratory reception.
November 27th, St. Andrew's Day & Joyful Giving Sunday. Please prayerfully consider your pledges for 2023.
St Andrew's Merchandise Sale - Fundraising program for youth, get your swag! Coming soon!
Dependencies (items that impact our ability to accomplish opportunities/goals)
Fulfillment of pledges for 2022
Coffee Hour volunteers! We need help in order to keep a regular coffee hour schedule. Reach out to Jessica Gallo for sign up.
Challenges (items that pose obstacles)
Fulfillment of pledges for 2022. We humbly ask that you keep current with giving.
Congregational/member growth, be on the lookout for opportunities to invite new people and families, and welcome new guests!