In view of the floodings in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico, buckets of cleaning supplies will be flying off the shelves for Disaster Response.  Let's help do some restocking. Here is a list of supplies needed:

- One five-gallon plastic bucket with resealable lid (if bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind)

- Four scouring pads

- Seven sponges, including one large

- Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)

- One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

- One 16-28 oz bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap

- One 12-16 oz bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)

- One package of 48-50 clothespins

- Clothesline, two 50 ft or one 100 ft.

- Five dust masks

- Two pairs non-surgical latex gloves

- One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

- 24-48 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and remove from carton

- One 6-9 oz bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

Sunday School Volunteers

Sunday School has begun and we are looking for volunteers to help on Sunday's, particularly in the pre-k class. All ages, high school and up, are welcome to help. This would be a great opportunity for high school students in need of service hours.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are willing to help.


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.

Holiday Poinsettia Sale

It's that time of year again to order your Holiday Poinsettias for Christmas! The colors available this year are red, white, pink, burgundy, and red glitter. Each 6-1/2" pot is $8. Deadline to order is November 27th. Please fill out the order form (found in the lobby or in the "Newsletter" section of website) and place it in the offering basket, office or contact June Heller.

Thanksgiving Holiday Boxes

Once again, Friend, Inc. is collectig food for the Holiday Boxes.  The following items needed: 2 cans of sweet potatoes, 2 cans of cranberry sauce, 2 cans of different vegetables, a large can of fruit juice, a box or bag of stuffing mix, a bag of apples (or applesauce), bag of potatoes (or canned potatoes or mashed potatoes), can of fruit cocktail, cookies, 1 can of cocoa or coffee and holiday napkins.  Each family will receive a turkey, however there's always a need for donated turkeys or gift cards from Weis to purchase turkeys.  The deadline for Thanksgiving boxes is November 15th.

October 29 - Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is coming again! On October 29th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, we're holding a safe commnity trick or trat experience to foster fellowship for all ages. Cars will be parked in the upper fenced in lot while children will trick or treat from car to car.  Trunk set up is from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Snacks will be provided.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are willing to stand at your decorated vehicle and hand out treats. Everyone is welcome to participate, or just to come and watch. No treat giving is required.


November 5 - All Saints Day

All Saints Sunday is November 5th.  On that day we will be remembering all those who have died in the past year.

November 5 - Luther and the Reformation

Who is Martin Luther, and how did he manage to disrupt all of Europe in his time? 500 years ago, Martin Luther changed the world in many ways. If you would like to find out more about this history and our namesake, come watch Rick Steves' video Luther and the Reformation after church November 5.

November 6 - Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will be going for lunch to Ozgood's on November 6.   If you like good food and fellowship, come join us!  All are welcome!

November 10 - Confirmation class trip

On Friday, November 10, the confirmation class will be visiting Oheb Sholom, a synagogue in Wyomissing.  If you would like to join us, please sign up on the bulletin board.  We'll be leaving around 5:45 pm.

November 12 - Family Hayride at Savidge Farms

We will be going on a hayride November 12th.  Come join us from 1 - 3 pm at Savidge Farms for fun and games.  Lunch will be provided.  If you would like to join us, please sign up on the bulletin board.  More information coming soon!

November 19 - Celebration Sunday

This year, Celebration Sunday will be held on November 19.  Pastor John Richter from the Bishop's Office will be here to preach and inspire us as we consider our gifts to this congregation for 2018. Please watch your mailbox for more information from the Stewardship Committee. We have been so blessed in so many ways, and we are called to give beyond ourselves in response.

November 22 - Thanksgiving Eve Service at Hope, Bowers

This year Hope, Bowers will be the host for the Community Thanksgiving Eve Service to be held November 22 at 7:00 pm.  Pastor Meinschein will be preaching. Come join us as we gather to give thanks for all that God has provided for us.

November 19 and 26 - Advent Calendar and Christmas ornament sale

Once again there will be a sale of Advent Calendars and embroidered ornaments on Sunday, November 19th and 26th before and after church in the lobby.  All proceeds will go to the Building Fund.  Start your holiday shopping early and support the Building Fund.

Backpack Program

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).  The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness.  No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help.  Thanks!