September 24 - CCCC Drive in Dining and Music Event
On Thursday, September 24, CCCC will host a Drive-In Dining and Music Event, which will be held from 4 to 7 pm in the upper parking lot. Food will be by Spud's Events and Catering. Music will be provided by Sixty30, a live Oldies Band. In addition, we will also have our annual Silent Auction which will be held both live and virtual. For more information, visit www.christchurchchildrenscenter.com or email Mike Arndt at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is entering 7th grade, it's time for him or her to start our Confirmation program, which will begin Sunday, October 4 after church. Please let Carla know if your child will be a new attender. For those that are not comfortable meeting in-person, Zoom meetings will be set up. If you haven't filled out a Registration form, please contact Stef in the office for one.
October 4 - Blessing of the Animals
Join us on Sunday afternoon, October 4 at 3:00 PM for our annual blessing of the animals commemorating St. Francis of Assisi, parton saint of ecology and animals. You are welcome to bring your family's animal companions - all sizes great and small are welcome - for a brief service of blessing. Please make certain that your animal companions use proper humane restraining devices for their humans :)
During this time of COVID-19, we ask that all human participants wear face coverings and be conscious of social distancing.
October 18 - Miller Keystone Blood Drive
We will be sponsoring a blood drive after church service on Sunday, October 18 from 10:30 - 2:30 pm in the Social Hall. Your blood donation will help those battling cancer, premature babies, accident victims and many more! Sign-up drives will occur after church. Should you have any questions regarding donation eligibility, wish to sign up for a blood donation, or general questions, please contact John Tomasi at 610-641-0180 or email@example.com.
October 25 - Trick or Trunk
Come join us Sunday, October 25 from 2-3 pm for a safe community trick or treat experience to foster fellowship for all ages. Cars will be parked in the upper fenced in parking lot while children trick or treat from car to car. Pre-packaged snacks will be provided. We will be practicing social distancing and will encourage masks to be worn by all. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are willing to stand at your decorated vehicle and hand out pre-packages treats. Trunk set up will be from 1-2 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, or just to come watch. This event will be held rain or shine.
Bell practice will continue on Sunday's after worship at 10 am. We would love to have anyone interested in playing the hand bells to join us.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sunday's. All ages, high school and up are welcome to help. Let Carla know if you are interested in helping.
The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety). Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness. No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help. Thanks!
We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:
Microwavable vegetables (single serving)
Snack Pack pudding
Canned meat (single serving)
Chicken Rice a Roni
Mac and Cheese (single serving)
Soup (single serving)
Cereal boxes (single serving)
Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk
Thank you for your continued support of this program!
Youth Readers Needed
We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon. If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Yoga every Wednesday
Come join us every Wednesday evenings at 6 pm for yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. We will be meeting in the Social Hall. For more information, please see Bonny Mensch.
Snacks for Sunday
If you (or a group of you) would like to sign up to bring snacks for some Sunday, that would be great. There's a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We're also accepting packs of cookies or other snacks that can be stored for Sundays when no one is signed up. Snacks don't need to be anything elaborate, just something to munch on with or without coffee.