October 21, 2022
For this year's Stewardship season,
we are all being asked to think about our church family, and the church itself,
with this question in mind,
How is this church a home to you?
I look forward to speaking with you all during service on Sunday to discuss how this congregation has helped me and how I plan to lean in to support this church family.

I want to take a moment to provide some insight on a few creative ways that my family has found to maximize what we can give to this congregation. If you saw last week’s Celtic Cross you will see a new slide providing information on Amazon Smile, which is a program that donates a portion of my amazon purchases to a worthy cause. If you are like me the amazon delivery driver
(or as CeCe calls him Packager Man) has become a new constant in my life. Consider taking a few minutes and linking your Amazon profile to Amazon Smile. It’s a great way to have our everyday activities benefit the church. Heck as Christmas comes along those contributions can compound.
 
Additionally, I like many Americans, work for a large company that sets aside its own charitable and financial support goals. My employer participates in an annual giving program in partnership with the United Way. I can have a donation to a charity come out of my paycheck and be sent directly to that charity. After searching through the United Way portal within my company’s internal website I found that FPC Pottstown is registered with the United Way. My family now does our monthly tithing through my paycheck, in which my company matches a portion of that giving. Again, a passive way to get some incremental support to the church.
 
As you consider your Time, Talents, and Treasures this season
take a few minutes to see if there are any ways our gifts can multiply.
I look forward to sharing more on Sunday
 
Thank you, 
Brad Chandler
Stewardship Committee member
This Sunday, October 23rd, our speaker will be Scott Hamrick,
President of the non-profit, Happy 2 Be Home. The agency's mission "is to enable families to provide a suitable home environment for children with chronic, long term, multiple disabilities to enhance their quality of life." Scott was one the founders of this local agency which was formed after he learned the stories of two local children and their families.
Join us to welcome Scott and learn about our neighbors. 
Nominating Committee Beginning Its Work 
The Nominating Committee is undertaking to prayerfully discern whom to nominate to serve as Elders and Deacons beginning in 2023. 
Please consider who has the gifts to serve as an Elder or Deacon. 
Nominating forms and a return box are on the table in the lobby
Being the Church This Week

Sunday, October 23 
Sunday School – 9:15 AM
 Service of the Lord’s Day 10:30 AM
Rev. Jessica Hainley, preaching
Fellowship Time after Worship - hosted by the Worship Committee in the Community Room
 
Monday, October 24
HENS – 9AM-1PM
Music & Rec – 4:30-6PM
Cubs/Troop – 7PM
                                                                                                                                   
Tuesday, October 25 
Yoga - 8AM – Community Room
Staff Meeting – 10:30AM
Lectio-Divina – 7:30PM
 
Wednesday, October 26 
Yoga - 8AM – Community Room
HENS – 9AM-1PM
Girl Scouts – 5:30-7:30PM
                                                                                                
Thursday, October 27 
Sisters of Way Bible Study – 9:30AM  
Community Meals – 5PM – Fellowship Hall
Chancel Handbells Rehearsal – 6:30PM 
Chancel Choir Rehearsal – 7:30PM
                                                       
Friday, October 28 
Yoga – 8AM – Community Room
HENS – 9AM-1PM
 
Saturday, October 29 
Seekers Haunted Hayride at Colonial Gardens – 6:30-8:30PM
Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all.  (James 1:17 CEB) 
 
At FPC Pottstown, we believe that our time, our talents, our earthly treasures are not our own; they are gracious gifts from God. God entrusts them to us, and calls us to use our gifts and our lives to make God's love known in the world.
 
We continue to clothe, feed, educate and uplift one another, and our neighbors in need.  This work requires offerings of time, talent and treasure.
Your giving makes that work possible. Thank you!