To the members & friends of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove:
There are many exciting things ahead for us this Fall at the church! First, Rev. Emmie Arnold, our communications manager will be coming back into town on Wednesday, October 27th to help me with a project. She'll be available to meet with you all after 2pm. If you want to connect, please reach out to her at email@example.com.
Then, Reformation Sunday is on October 31st (and so is Halloween!). This is the day that we remember that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses onto the church doors of All Saints' Church in Wittinburg in protest of the sale of indulgences. This gave birth to the Protestant Reformation, which eventually led to creation of the Presbyterian denomination. As people belonging to the Protestant movement, we celebrate Luther's courage and seek to be a people who would use our voices to protest injustices in our own time (especially when they are perpetuated by the religious institutions that have nurtured us). We're also encouraging everyone to dress up for Reformation Sunday and I cannot wait to see your creativity on display!
Then Ron Roel will help us remember the loved ones we've lost as we celebrate All Saints' Day on November 7th. Please bring pictures or objects that remind you of loved ones you've lost. We'll have time for everyone to share who would like to.
And finally, we'll prepare for our congregational meeting the following Sunday, November 14th, after our worship service. We're at a critical time in which our church is discerning how we can best steward our mission. Is it by staying in our building and fixing it up for community use? Is it by selling our building and moving to another location that requires less maintenance? What do you imagine when you think about the church's future? We want to hear from you so please come to share your hopes for the church!
Hope to see you soon!