•  THIS WEEK IN PNEC                  November 14, 2019
Penn Northeast Conference UCC, 431 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071
www.pnec.org   610-826-3113; 610-826-5464 FAX
Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates    bonnieb@pnec.org        
Rev. Gilberto Garcia Rodriguez    hispanicucc@rcn.com
Rev. Christian Creyer     christianc@pnec.org       
Barbara Jennings    barbaraj@pnec.org
Patty Rehrig    pattyr@pnec.org
   SEND ARTICLES TO BE INCLUDED TO   pattyr@pnec.org
Deadline to register is fast approaching...
Cultivating Generous Congregations...How Do You Inspire Generosity
January 24-25, 2020
Church of the Good Shepherd, 35 W. Phila. Ave., Boyertown
Cost: $350 per church team
(4-5 members per church)
Deadline to register will be December 5, 2019.
Advaent Retreat: ADVENTG HEALING: GOD'S CONSTANT RENEWAL OF LIFE
The Spiritual Renewal Partners of the UCC PNEC are inviting you
November 30
9AM to 3PM
St. John's UCC, 139 N. Fourth St.
Emmaus, PA 18049
Please bring a Bible, a journal or notebook, pencil or pen. Beverages will be provided. Please bring your lunch, plus a snack to share for our breaks or a baked item for dessert if you wish. Beverages will be provided. There is no fee for this retreat, but a basket will be provided for a good will offering for the use of the room.
 
Please click for flyer to register, or send the information requested on the flyer by replying to this email. Please list the person(s) attending, church name, your address and phone number ASAP or before November 25..
Does YOUR church need a Coach??
Rev. Christian Creyer writes about Chestnut Hill Church-UCC and their Coaching Experience:
If you are questioning whether a coach would be helpful to you as a Pastor or you as a member of a congregation, stop questioning and just follow the prompting of the Spirit to engage in this relationship. We have had a coach walk beside us at Chestnut Hill Church for a little over a year now as part of the Vitality Days program and we could not have asked for a better experience. Our coach helps us to think about things in a different way and guides us to make the decisions into which we think the Spirit is leading us. This relationship has helped us to focus our attention and look toward the future instead of where we are and what may be going wrong so that we can actually see what the Spirit has been doing in us all along. Don’t hesitate, if the Spirit is prompting, listen and engage a coach today.
 
Would you like more information about Coaching?? – check out the Conference Website
ITEMS OF INTEREST...

Consider sponsoring an elder! ... visit this webpage

--Now to December 8 - Project Keep Warm - Is in need of new or gently warn winter items
coats (adults, mostly men, children's; gloves, hats, scarves, heavy socks, blankets
For more information visit their website

- -November 18 - Community Dialogue on Faith and Politics from 5:30-7:30PM - click for flyer

--November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance - 7PM -- Metropolitan Community Church of the L.V., 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem - 610-866-8223 - For More Information Please Contact LVRenaissanceInfo@gmail.com  Or visit www.RenaissanceLV.org


--November 22 - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Potluck dinner at 6PM, service at 7PM - - click here for flyer .

--Holiday Bingo! - November 23 - a benefit for the Daybreak Drop-in Center - Lehigh Conference of Churches is the host - held at Dubbs Memorial Community Center, 457 W. Allen St., Allentown Download the flyer

--The Lehigh Conference Of Churches Presents A Sing-Along-Messiah -- Advent and Christmas Selections - Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:30PM - Zion UCC, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown
Calling All Choirs! We are asking singers to form a gathered choir as we welcome the community to enjoy this inspired work. Sign up to participate in the gathered choir at http://bit.ly/SingAlongMessiah (case sensitive) or by contacting Genie Watson, gwatson@lehighchurches.org or (610) 433-6421 ext. 6422. Singers requested to RSVP by November 24. For a detailed flyer, click here.

--December 14 - Christmas Peace Pilgrimage -Please register for free at www.peacewalk.org and include the names of those coming with you. Download brochure here.

-- July 22-25, 2020 -- NYE 2020 -- Here’s the link   http://www.uccpages.org/nye2020/ --
**If your church plans on attending, please contact Kayli Freeman ( pastorkayli@unionucc.org ) or Tracy Whitehead ( twhitehead@IU17.ORG ). We are starting to formulate a list of participating churches and plan for transportation. Looking forward to an awesome event!
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