This Week in PNEC --- September 7, 2017 - September 15, 2017

TO CONTACT US OR TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS

431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA18071; www.pnec.org website

610-826-3113; FAX 610-826-5464

Bonnie Bates   bonnieb@pnec.org                     Gilberto Garcia Rodriguez   gilbertor@pnec.org   

Barbara Jennings   barbaraj@pnec.org             Patty Rehrig     pattyr@pnec.org

 

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO INCLUDE IN "THIS WEEK IN PNEC" PLEASE EMAIL IT TO   pattyr@pnec.org

               

Hurricane Harvey...To keep updated with the UCC's Hurricane Harvey

response and resources, you can go to

www.ucc.org/disaster_hurricane_harvey

Bookmark the site to stay informed!

UPDATED 9.7.17
 

URGENT NEED

CWS Clean-Up Buckets & Hygiene Kits

for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Building a partnership by Building a Clinic in Guatemala

 

Here's your chance to help build the clinic in Monte Margarita, Guatemala:  Amigos de Guatemala's next trip is October 28 - November 4.  Contact Gilberto Garcia Rodriguez at gilbertor@pnec.org or Roger and Karen Heim at rksdheim@rcn.com if you are interested in joining him and a small team of other PNEC folk to work side by side with our Guatemala friends  (We plan to send medical teams when the clinic is finished - hopefully in the late Spring 2018.)

 
The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry...
 
Please go to www.paacademyofministry.org to see the classes being offered & to register or print off the PDF registration forms. These classes are excellent forms of continuing education for our Licensed Ministers or for laity interested in expanding their biblical knowledge.  We hope you will take advantage of this educational opportunity close to home.
 
                    PNEC MINISTRY DAY
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Faith UCC, Center Valley
9AM - 3PM
Guest Speaker:  Lee Barrett
Lee Barrett is the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary where he has taught since September 1993.
Please click here for registration flyer
 
announcements ANNOUNCEMENTS
 & CLERGY CONNECTIONS
 
Installation - September 24 - 10:45AM - Rev. Kenneth Hess will be installed as pastor of Flicksville UCC, 1337 Lower South Main St., Bangor.
Installation - October 1 - 3PM - Revs. Cecilia & Jameson Baxter will be installed as pastors of New Creation UCC, 3730 Nicholas St., Easton
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IF INTERESTED...PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATIONS IN as soon as possible!

PNEC SleepOut for Homelessness 2017

September 23 (6PM) -24 (8:30AM), 2017

St. John's UCC

1415 Rising Sun Rd., Laurys Station

for YOUTH in grades 7th through 12th

 ALL adult chaperones MUST complete the Safe Child Disclosure Form.  Those adults who are sleeping over must apply for and provide copies of PA Child Abuse and Criminal Background checks. 

Please CLICK HERE for full information

 
Children's Sermon
for Sept.10 (based on Mt. 18: 15-20)
Items needed: 2 large puzzle pieces that interlock.  Hold up puzzle pieces and ask what they are--puzzle pieces that fit together to make a picture.  But the hard part can be trying to get pieces to fit together (put pieces close in a way that they don't fit together.)     You have to work (move pieces) to figure out how they can fit together (place pieces so they fit.)   Church members are like these pieces---sometimes we don't fit together--we argue and disagree.  In today's Bible reading,  Jesus encourages us, when we don't fit together well, to talk with each other until we can figure out a way that we can come together well, like these two pieces fitting together.  When we fit together well, that helps the world see a picture of Jesus in the church.
- Rev. David Quinn
 
UPCOMING DATES  calendar

SEPTEMBER
9 - 9AM-Noon - Conference Creation Team Meeting - First UCC, 151 S. 4th St., Quakertown
13 - 9AM to 3PM - Marks for Ministry Meeting with Holly Millershank from MESA for All PNEC Ministry
Committee members - Conf. Office
19 - 9:30AM - Licensed/Commissioned Ministry Committee - Conf. Office
20 - 9AM - Ordained Church & Ministry Committee - Conf. Office
21 - 6PM - Supper - Search & Call Team - Conf. Office
23-24 - PNEC SleepOut - St. John's UCC, Laurys Station
24 - 10:45AM - INSTALLATION - Rev. Kenneth Hess - Flicksville UCC, Bangor
26 - 9-11:30AM - Joint Conflict Resource Team - Conference Office
26 - 9:30AM - Ordaining MID Committee - Conference Office
28 - 2PM - Meeting of the PNEC Ministry Committee Chairs - Conf. Office

                      FOR THE FULL LIST OF DATES...
  REMINDER... GTW SGwilym Williams ScholarshipCHOLARSHIPS...   If you are a college or graduate student who is preparing for a career either as a/an ordained minister, certified teacher or educator, doctor of medicine then you may qualify for a scholarship grant from the Gwilym T. Williams Scholarship Fund
     Application materials must be in our office by October 1st in order to be considered for a grant for the (preceding) summer and/or (current) fall terms.  Please go to www.pnec.org to obtain more information & the application packet.
    Your application will not be processed until all three application materials are received in the PNEC office.
 

Conference on the Future of Aging Services Offered by the Phoebe Institute on Aging

October 10, 2017 from 8AM to 4:15PM

DeSales University, Center Valley

Keynote Speaker:

Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D., LLC, FAANP

For the full flyer with details, CLICK HERE

 
FREE STUFF !!!
 
The Alan Miller Collection of Books and   graphic-bookstore-people.jpg
Robes are on display at the Conf.
Office and available for FREE.  Please visit the Office soon and make your selection!  (Call before making a special trip 610.826.3113 to be sure we are here.)
 
If you are an authorized minister          
and have not taken Boundary Training within the last four years...you need to sign up!  (If you are retired & not planning on doing any interims or stated supplies, you are not required to take the training.)
 
PNEC Boundary Training Workshops
October 4, 2017
Rev. Diane Wheatley, Presenter
St. John's UCC, 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth
  AND   
October 5, 2017
Faith UCC, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton
Cost:  $20/person
Make checks payable to PNEC & send to
PNEC, 431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA  18071
The cost includes lunch and a workbook that will be handed out at the workshops
To register for one of these events, please email Patty Rehrig at pattyr@pnec.org  or call the Conference Office 610-826-3113 
For a full explanation of the Workshops, CLICK HERE
Boundary Training needs to be done once every 4 years
 
CROSSROADS
Crossroads at Moravian Theological Seminary
in Bethlehem is running two fall courses of 8 weeks each.  Traveling Mercies our course on caring ministries begins Thursday, Sept 7 with the Rev. Maggie Wellert and Greg Krausz, Certified Addictions Counselor.  Faith Stories of the Old Testament with Kim Denyes, MATS is a thematic exploration looking at the Old Testament in a new way. Contact Jill Peters,  petersj2@moravian.edu  or go to  www.moravianseminary.edu/crossroads  for more information.
 
IN SEARCH OF...

 

For the complete list of churches who are searching for organists, choir directors sextons, pianist, etc., etc., and also churches who are giving away items, please CLICK HERE

 
What's Happening in Our Churches
 
(PLEASE NOTE:  We love advertising the "happenings" in our churches, however the list is getting too long for this publication.)
 
FOR THE COMPLETE LISTING of
"What's Happening in Our Churches"

CLICK HERE