Poinsettias are Coming!, and Other Upcoming Events
Heads up on events for November and December.
November 18th will bring us the Fall celebration of the Land & Seasons. We are excited to have the band back together and the singers to lead the congregation as we celebrate the harvest. We will have set a table at the front of the sanctuary to accept all donations of food, supplies and animal needs. Please remember the great sales at the grocery stores of BOGO mean Buy One Give One!
Believe it or not, Christmas is coming! We hope to be hanging twenty-two 22” wreaths ($25.00/wreath) inside and out and a 36”wreath ($50.00). Poinsettias to decorate the chancel are available at $11.00 per plant. A tree with stars made by Diana Weaver representing contributions to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal will stand in the narthex. To sponsor any of these decorations in memory of or in honor of loved ones, just use the convenience envelopes in the pew racks, or fill out the order form below and get it back to the church office at (717)637-8904. The deadline for ordering is Monday, December 10th. The poinsettias may be retrieved after our Christmas Eve worship or any time the following week.
HACC is celebrating 50 years
...with a special Thanksgiving Eve service on November 21st at Emmanuel UCC church. Additionally there will be a 50 years celebration catered dinner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Dec. 2nd. Be sure to read more about these in the other announcements in the community section.
Advent is Coming
You know you have been waiting for it, and it is coming soon. Advent is the time of preparation for the coming of the Lord.
Mark your calendars now, Advent begins on Dec. 2nd.
The Advent Knit Tree will be up seeking decorations of hats, mittens, scarfs, socks and other warm items. All donations of warm knit gifts of love
We will also have up the Hunger Star Tree with the stars made by Diana Weaver representing a dedication or memorial contribution to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. If you would like to donate $5.00 in memory or honor of someone by purchasing a star and marking it on the form in the previous page or contacting the church office.
Haiti Mission Trip-Feb. 2019
Gary Laabs will be going on a medical-surgical mission to Haiti. Donations are sought in support of this mission and may be made directly to Gary, sent to the Hanover First Church of God at 600 Fairview Drive, Hanover, or may be included in your church offering by writing on the “other” line — Gary Laabs-Haiti Trip. Donations are also needed of pain relievers (such as aspirin, ibuprophen, Advil, Bufferin, Motrin, Tylenol, Aleve) and vitamins (but, no gummies, please). A box is located in the narthex for these items.
(“be on the lookout” for you non-police lingo people) So be on the lookout for more information and posters!