Packanack Community Church
February 2019
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Angels Calling Update
Thank you to everyone that contributed gifts at Christmas time for the Angels Calling program. 

Your generosity provided gifts for forty children in Paterson through Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. We were also able to assist five area families by providing gifts and gift cards to help them purchase groceries and household items. 

Your gifts helped these households have a less stressful holiday season. Thank you notes from the families included the following – “thank you for blessing our family”, “Your generosity always makes our holidays so much less stressful” and “thank you for making my children's Christmas so special”.
Results of the Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 13 was the Annual Congregational Meeting. In accordance with Article II of the By-Laws of The Packanack Community Church of Wayne.

The congregation passed the amendment to Article II, Section D of the By-Laws, which will reduce the quorum for all congregational meetings from fifty (50) to forty (40). Kathleen Schneider, Secretary.

Copies of the Annual Report are available in the narthex.
Members of Leisure Luncheon
Monday, February 4 all are invited to attend at 11:45am in Simmons Hall. The guest speaker will be Gary Scheer. He will be discussing Retirement Financial Planning. There is one lunch volunteer needed for this date. If you are able to help prepare and serve lunch please email John Davis.

If you plan to attend RSVP to John Davis at so we can prepare adequate food. The cost to attend is $6 per person.

Successful Runaway Inequality Presentation
The Community Outreach Team hosted a presentation by author and activist, Les Leopold, on Wednesday, January 23. The topic of runaway economic inequality was discussed and explained to an interested audience of church members as well as members outside our community.

Mr. Leopold is the author of four books on the economy (his latest Runaway Inequality.) He explained the great economic disparity in our country between the average worker and the 1% of the ultra wealthy. He further explained how this disparity was created. He urged a call to action by the 11th for Change organization and other interested parties to push for change to end this disparity. 

The audience was enthusiastic and enjoyed the evening. Many thanked the Community Outreach Team for their efforts. 
Announcement from The Community Outreach Team-
Learn About Faith Based Organizing
T he Social Justice Task Force of the NJ Association of the United Church of Christ has several exciting opportunities coming up in February for folks to learn more about how to make a difference in their communities.

Join other local congregations for a conversation about putting faith into action to build a just world.

Members of the Community Outreach Team will be attending. Contact Lisa Seela at 908-337-8061 or if you would like to go.

Click HERE to view the flyer
Support the PCNS Golden Ticket Gala
The PCNS Golden Ticket Gala, our annual dinner, dancing and tricky tray event, will be held on Friday, March 1. The event will take place at the Brownstone from 7-11pm and will include hors d'oeurves, dinner, dessert, champagne, wine and beer.  Please come join us for what promises to be an amazing evening and also the premier fundraising event for our school. With your support, we are aiming to raise money to enhance security in and around PCNS to continue to provide the safest environment for our children.

Please purchase your tickets early for $75 each. Checks and Venmo are best but please be certain to give names of guests if sending money via Venmo.

Tricky tray packages can be purchased in advance as well for $50 (normally $60 if purchased individually), which gives you tickets for each of the three tiers. Avoid the lines and pick up your pre-purchased tickets along with your table card when arriving at the Brownstone!
Broadway Arts Lab 2019 Season
Broadway Arts Lab has announced their 2019 Season.

Highlight include Into The Woods, Dance Classes, and even a Make Up Magic Workshop.

Please lick HERE to visit their website for more information.
Worship Calendar

Sunday, February 4
Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:00am
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
Monthly Food Collection: Canned Fruit

Sunday, February 10
Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:00am

Sunday, February 17
Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:00am

Sunday, February 24
Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:00am

Packanack Personals

Please send cards to Church Members Who Have Moved Away
Several church members have moved from our area to be closer to family members. The following individuals would greatly appreciate receiving cards and staying in touch with our congregation:

Judy Corvino, Arbor Terrace, 361 Speedwell Avenue, Unit 365A, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

973-694-8993 (they are keeping their same home telephone number)

Alva Breithaupt, 1275 Turnpike Street, Unit 203, North Andover, MA 01845
Alva will turn 94 on October 20. A recent letter from her family expressed how much she appreciates our cards and phone calls. Her phone number is 978-258-0604. She can best be reached in her apartment at the following times: 11am - 12noon, 3-5pm, and after 7pm.

Betty Fenyo, Bickford of Suffolk, 6860 Harbour View Blvd. #405, Suffolk, VA 23435

Jessie Goehner, 132 Warwick Road, Apt. 1-C, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

The Rev. Dick Batchelder, 9115 Warrens Way, Wanaque, NJ 07465
Our Prayer List

Wilma Nydam
Bill and Trudy Leonhardt
Jim Klein
Laura Lefelar, Lynne Lefelar's daughter
Mike Barch, Lynne Lefelar’s son-in-law
Joey Bulger, friend of Jody Smith
Zola Cassanova, friend of Jody Smith
Kathy Pallone, sister of Ginny Mullen
Bob Butler, Claire Butler's son
Kerry Babcott, Jessica De Haan’s friend                                    
Claire Butler
Stella Almroth
Patrick Bosma, Ray and Diane Bosma’s grandson
Regina Erwood                   
Helen Barton, Claire Butler’s sister
Putting God's Love in Motion

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