This Week in PNEC --- June 22, 2017 - June 30, 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

Alan Miller    alanm@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

Opportunity for Outreach in Bethlehem
 
     During Musikfest some of the homeless are not fed in the Bethlehem area.  If your church is looking for an opportunity to do outreach in August, here's a great way to help!  Needed are 50 bagged lunches that can include non-perishable items.
 Dates that are available to help are: 
August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
     Please email Rev. Heather Kurtz at revgraceucc@rcn.com  with the date you are available to take the bagged lunches to Christ Church UCC, located at 75 E. Market Street, Bethlehem. (There will be a sign on the door at Christ Church, Bethlehem instructing where to drop them off.)  The bagged lunches will be handed out at 12:00 Noon.  Please have your lunches delivered to the church at 11:45.  If you have any questions please contact Rev. Kurtz.  
 
 

Mark your calendars.....                        

 

PNEC MINISTRY DAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Place & Time TBA

Guest Speaker:  Lee Barrett

More info to follow...

 

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 a flyer and also a registration form and sponsor form.

 
Make It Plain: Authorizing Ministry in the 21st Century  2017 Regional Events

In order to ensure all United Church of Christ pastors are effectively introduced to the new Manual on Ministry, the UCC's Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team is hosting four regional events to review the most recent draft of the Manual. Registration is now open for the October 23-24 gathering in Philadelphia. For more information or to register, click here. Authorized ministers, Members in Discernment, and Committee on Ministry members are especially encouraged to attend. Register early, other regional events have filled to capacity!
Register NOW
 
Children's Sermon
for June 25 (based on Mt. 10:24-39) 
Items Needed:  2 ice cubes, potted plant.    Take out ice cube and ask kids what it is.   Now tell them you are going to save your ice cube by gripping it tightly in your hand.  As you hold ice cube tightly in your hand, show kids what is happening---just melting and making a mess on floor.   As you  continue to hold that ice cube, take the other one and show to kids.  Now tell them you are going to "lose" that ice cube by putting it in the plant.  Explain that the ice cube you "lost" will melt and make the plant greener by watering it.  In today's Bible reading, Jesus says, "the person who tires to save their life will lose it----kind of like me trying to save this ice cube in my hand, and it just makes a mess on the floor.  Then Jesus says that the person who loses their life  to serve Jesus will save their life.  That's like the ice cube I "lost" by putting it in the plant---when I try to give away  my life to serve God, my heart becomes  like this plant--a little more alive!  
- Rev. David Quinn
 
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.
 
Rev. Dennis Schappell's last Sunday as pastor of Emmanuel UCC, Bowmanstown was June 11,2017
 
Ted Good, PNEC Licensed Minister has pneumonia.  He and his wife, Margie (also Licensed Minister) are asking for your prayers please.
 
UPCOMING DATES  calendar

JUNE
27 - 9-11:30AM - Joint Conflict Resource Team - NE PA Synod
30-July 4 - 2017 General Synod - Baltimore, MD

  FOR THE FULL LIST OF DATES...

DEADLINE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING FOR...

 

Rev. Alan Miller is retiring after serving the Penn Northeast Conference for 15 years

as PNEC's Conference Minister

 

We want to say "thank you" so we are having a banquet in Alan's honor on:

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

4PM Gathering & Fellowship

5PM Dinner

Northampton Memorial Community Center

1601 Laubach Ave., Northampton, PA

Cost:  $25/person for the banquet

Please Click Here for the full flyer and

reservation instructions

Also available on our website www.pnec.org under the News & Events Tab -

Alan Miller's Retirement Banquet

Deadline:  June 30 for dinner reservations

 

SAVE THE DATEucc logo

2018 REGIONAL YOUTH EVENT

July 19 - 22, 2018

California University of Pennsylvania

CALU

Participating Conferences...

Penn West, Penn Northeast, Pennsylvania Southeast, Penn Central, New York, Central Atlantic, Connecticut, Maine & Rhode Island

 

The 2018 RYE Vision...

#SELFLESS

Selfies make us focus on our physical appearance and what other people think of it.  We must focus on our gifts to build the kingdom of God.  The idea of #selfless means moving beyond the selfie culture and its obsessions to a place where we can focus on Christ's call for us to love one another.

Watch your emails for future information !!!

 
 PNEC Boundary Training Workshops
October 4, 2017
Rev. Diane Wheatley, Presenter
8:30AM Registration; 9:00AM to 3:00PM Workshop
St. John's UCC, 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth
Host Pastor:  Rev. Jeff Brinks
Cost:  $20/person
Make checks payable to PNEC and send to
PNEC, 431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA  18071
The cost includes lunch and a workbook that will be handed out at the workshops
  AND   
October 5, 2017
Rev. Diane Wheatley, Presenter
8:30AM Registration; 9:00AM to 3:00PM Workshop
Faith UCC, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton
Host Pastor:  Rev. Jane Hess
Cost:  $20/person
Make checks payable to PNEC and 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 

Boundary Training needs to be done once every 4 years
 
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