Serving January 14, 2018:
Head Usher: John Pierciey & Don Ayers
Usher Coordinator: George Sevastakis
Lay Reader: Austin Ensor
The Chancel Flowers are given to the Glory of God
Ushers, & Scripture Readers: Sign up sheets are in the church Narthex. Newcomers are always welcome to participate.
Chancel Flower Reservations: Our Flower Reservation book is in the Church Narthex. Please sign up on a Sunday of the month page and then fill out a form on the inside page with your remembrance details. Cost is $50 for a centerpiece and $60 for 2 vases.
The Church in Brielle Announcements
Youth Group: Youth Group each Friday from 7 to 8 pm. Our youth 6th grade and up meet for fun, food, games, and an awesome object lesson about living the best way possible by following Jesus! Join Freddie, Mike, Frankie and P. Lou. Youth Group resumes this Friday, January 19th. On Friday, January 26th we will have a Youth and Parent Spaghetti Dinner at 6:30 pm. All youth and their parents are invited to come share a meal together and embark on a wonderful time of planning and fellowship.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study, The Names of God: Our Tuesday Morning Bible Study, The Names of God resumes on January 16th at 10:00 am with p. 139, lesson #29, “Child”.
Vacation Bible School (VBS): There’s a chill in the air but it is time to begin planning VBS for the summer. Our experience last year was so awesome and we want to build on that for this summer. If you are interested in helping plan, coordinate, or assist with VBS there will be a meeting immediately following fellowship on Sunday, January 28th.
The Season of Epiphany:
The green and gold candle display symbolizes the arrival of the Magi from the East who bring to Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. After being in the presence of Jesus they return home by a different “way”. May we all be changed in His presence and like the Magi go out and share the Light of Christ.
Puerto Rico Missions Opportunities:
Last week I flew to Puerto Rico to meet up with a team from 3 states serving in the town of Vega Baja. While there we began the building process for several homes and a church, while also bringing down much needed supplies. We hope you will continue in prayer as we help encourage and support this devastated area.
Also, please pray if God is calling you to serve on the next mission trip to Puerto Rico. Here are some details:
Date: March 3rd through 10th, 2018
Cost: $465 a person includes airfare, food and housing.
Tasks: Same as is listed above
There will be a brief orientation meeting on Sunday, January 14th in the
January and February Mission of the Month: Our missionaries Katie and Adam Quinn who are serving in the Canary Islands
Our military honoree for January and February is Matthew VanPelt. Please pray for him and send notes of encouragement, gratitude, and support to Matthew Van Pelt, 4604 Riverwalk Place, Fayetteville, NC 28311.
Alternative Gift Fair: The 2017 Alternative Gift Fair generated $6,120 for our six chosen charities. Thank you for your generous support again this year.
*** Wednesday Night Alive! Update ***
Change in Schedule. We will show the movie, The Shack after Easter. We are planning a very special Lent and Easter WNA! series.
Details to follow.
Church-Based Mental Health Services at The Church in Brielle
If you or someone you know is in need of free or low cost mental health services call April Humes at 732-867-8647 and ask for a telephone screening.
April will be available on Wednesdays from 9:00 am—12:00 noon by appointment.
Consecrating Stewards: On Consecration Sunday we pledged our stewardship intentions of time, talent and treasure for the coming New Year. If you have not yet completed your pledge card you still have the opportunity to make your pledge. Pledge cards are available on the back table. Completed cards can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the Church. Our thanks to those who have completed their pledge
Please remember to complete an updated membership profile. Forms on back table. Lauren Husarik is available to take pictures.
2018 Pride of Brielle Honoree Francis “John” Pierciey
will be honored at The Brielle Chamber of Commerce Holiday and Installation Dinner
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm Dinner and Reception until 9:30 pm
Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle. Valet parking will be provided
Cost $65.00 per person. (No payment at door)
RSVP by January 17, 2018 Heidi Wittenberg, 732-528-7666
Checks payable to Brielle Chamber of Commerce PO Box 162, Brielle, NJ 08730
Cost Increase for Chancel Flowers:
Our florist had to increase the cost of flowers due to supply issues resulting from hurricane damage. A centerpiece will now cost $50 and 2 vases will be $60.
The Allaire Community Farm is hosting a fundraiser at the Taylor Pavilion in Belmar on Jan 27 from 5-7 to kick off their capital campaign. An RSVP is required. The nonprofit is purchasing property and plan to build an indoor facility to better serve rescued animals, families battling cancer and at risk youth.
Special Congregational Meeting: Next Sunday, January 21st immediately following Worship for the purpose of electing an Elder and Deacon.
Church Office Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am—1:30 pm, Wednesday 11:00 am—1:00 pm.
2018 Classis RCA Assessment: $29.00 per member per quarter
Food Pantry. The Manasquan Food Pantry, works hard to feed over 400 food-insecure families in the community. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, volunteering or donating, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference contact Richard Speiser at email@example.com or call 732-295-0437.
CIB Web Site: Visit our web site at http://brielle.rcachurches.org
January 14, 2018
Elder’s Meeting~5:45 pm
Adult Bible Study “The Names of God”~10:00 am
Administrative Ministry Meeting~1:00 pm
Staff Meeting~7:00 pm
Church Based Mental Health Services~9:00 am—12:00 noon
Property Ministry Meeting~5:30 pm
Bell Choir Rehearsal~6:00 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal~7:05 pm
Overeaters Anonymous~10:00 am
Boy Scouts~4:30 pm
Youth Group~7:00—8:00 pm
Overeaters Anonymous~6:00—7:00 pm
1/23: Bible Study, The Names of God~10:00 am
1/23: Stephen Ministry Training~6:30 pm
1/24: Church Based Mental Health Services~9:00 am—12:00 noon
1/26: Girl Scouts~4:30 pm
1/26: Parent and Youth Spaghetti Dinner~6:30 pm
1/28: Vacation Bible School Kickoff Meeting~following Worship
1/30: Bible Study, The Names of God~10:00 am
1/31: Church Based Mental Health Services~9:00 am—12:00 noon
2/2: Youth Group~7:00—8:00 pm
2/6: Bible Study, The Names of God~10:00 am
2/7 : Church Based Mental Health Services~9:00 am—12:00 noon