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549 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
It was announced in church today that Pastor Nick will be appointed to a new congregation in the Harrisburg area starting July 1st. This week, our church leadership will be meeting with the District Superintendent to have a conversation about the qualities needed in our next pastor. Please keep them, our District Superintendent Jon Buxton, and Bishop Jeremiah Park in your prayers.
Sometime in the next few weeks, the new pastor will be announced in worship. The conference will supply a pastor to start on July 1st, so there is no time where Dorranceton will be without a pastoral leader.
On Easter morning, we’ll celebrate Christ’s resurrection. You’ll enter into a dark sanctuary, just as the women went to the tomb at sunrise. During our first hymn, the colors, decorations, and light will enter our sanctuary as we discovery together the joy of Christ’s resurrection. The morning will include special music and the celebration of Eucharist.
We will have an Easter Egg Hunt at the church on Saturday, March 30th at 10:00AM. Kids ages preschool through 5th grade are invited to attend. You can register your child by calling 570-288-1477 or emailing email@example.com
You can also find this event on our facebook page.
During the weeks leading up to Easter, we will be studying the life and travels of Jesus, from the time he started his public ministry to his
death on the cross in Jerusalem. Each week’s Bible study theme will also match the sermon and worship from the weekend. You can join us for breakfast on Tuesday mornings at Chuck’s Diner, Main Street in Luzerne at 8:00AM, OR the same study will be offered on Thursday evenings at 7:00PM in the Pastor’s study here at DUMC
All Church Christmas Party
Saturday, December 8th, 5:30PM
Join us for a meal and a Christmas sing-along led by Terry Zipay. Gather in Rumbaugh Hall to enjoy the decorations and Spirit of the season
Children’s Christmas Play
Sunday, December 9th, 10:00AM
Our children and youth are preparing a Christmas play to share in this Sunday’s worship service. It will include cute Christmas angels and some Christmas hymn singing. Join us as the kids sing and share the Christmas story in their own special way.
Tuesday, December 18th, 6:00PM
Our youth group will lead this outing. If you like to sing, you are invited to join us as we sing carols around our neighborhood. We’ll end the evening with some hot food back at the church. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Attitude of Gratitude Workshop
Sundays Dec 9th,16th,and 23rd 3:00-4:00PM
Gentle spiritual and physical activities to refresh your weary soul this Advent season
Christmas is a joyous time. So why am I so worn out?
This busy time can leave us stressed and overwhelmed.
Join Kris Cross and Brookye Keeney Sunday afternoons during Advent to practice easy meditation exercises and gentle stretching to keep your body and spirit refreshed.
All are welcome! Stretches can be adapted to fit all abilities. Wear comfy clothes that you can move in, like sweat pants or pajamas – no jeans!
Blue Christmas – Service of the Longest Night
Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00PM
For those who are grieving a loss, the Christmas season can be especially tough. This special service, also known as “The Service of the Longest Night” will be a quiet, meditative service, where we will have a chance to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas – God coming into our lives. We’ll sing quiet carols, share prayers, remember lost loved ones, and share communion together. If you know anyone who has suffered a loss this year, please invite them to join us on this special night.
December 24th, 7:00PM and 11:00PM
This year you can celebrate Christmas Eve at Dorranceton at either 7:00PM or 11:00PM. The early service will include Lessons and Carols, an offering from our Choir, communion and candlelight. The later service will be a quieter, and more contemplative Christmas worship service that will also include candlelight and communion.
Rumbaugh Hall Project Update
If you have ever seen Rumbaugh Hall set up for a nice event like a wedding reception or funeral dinner, you know what a beautiful space it can be. You’ve probably also noticed that the end nearest to the sanctuary is full of items that have no other place to be stored. It’s disappointing that our beautiful space looks so cluttered. At its best, it looks like this:
The plan is to create permanent storage space on this end of Rumbaugh Hall. It will be enough room to hold all of the day care toys, all of the tables and chairs, and the janitorial supplies that were displaced when the handicapped accessible bathroom was added. There will also be ample storage space upstairs that can be used for items that don’t need to be accessed frequently. The new wall would look like this:
The floor plan of the new space:
The Rumbaugh Family established a trust fund that generates yearly interest checks that are only to be used for the maintenance of Rumbaugh Hall. Currently, enough funds have accrued to cover the materials needed for this project. The budget is $3,200-$3,500. All of the labor and expertise will be donated by church members.
This means there are several ways you can contribute. We will need many hands when this project begins, so if you have the ability and time to donate we can use your help. We would also appreciate any financial contributions. While this project can be completely funded through the Rumbaugh Hall Endowment, there are other future projects we’d like to pursue to make our fellowship hall more beautiful and inviting to our guests, including new walls, new wiring, and new flooring. These projects will happen as we can fund them, but any donations to our current project will help to offset the materials costs.
If you’d like to know more about this project, or would like to volunteer labor or funds, please talk to Council member Del Coslett (570-991-7565).
We are preparing for our Church Conference meeting at 6:00PM on October 28th at Church of Christ Uniting. As part of that meeting, we will be voting on 3 new members of the Council of 9 to replace those who are graduating in 2012. The form to nominate someone is found here Nomination Form Council of 9 – Fall 2012 , and needs to be returned to the church by October 14th to be considered.
In preparation for Church Conference at the end of October, it’s now time to nominate people to replace our 3 outgoing council members. Attached is the form that congregation members can use to put forward a name.
Registration Deadline: Sept 9th, 2012
Register early! Projects will be assigned based on the order that registrations are received. An early registration will increase the chance of getting your first choice project.
Please use one registration form per person.
Groups are required to meet at Dorranceton before heading to job sites and are encouraged to car pool.
You may sign up for multiple projects if time allows.
Please plan to bring a BROWN BAG LUNCH if you are working through the lunch hour.
What about my kids?
Children under 12 may participate in any project marked for all ages, but they must be accompanied by a parent. One exception: Project #14 Lemonade Stand is designed specifically for kids ages 5-12 without their parents. The Church Has Left the Building is an excellent chance to teach our youngest generation the importance of serving our neighbors, while working alongside the older members of the church.
Child care will be available at Dorranceton for children under 12 from 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM. Please indicate on your registration form if you intend to use our childcare.
How will I know which project I am assigned to?
Early in the week prior to this event, each team leader will contact the members of his/her team with final instructions about when to gather and what to bring.
We will celebrate the day at 5:00PM Sunday, September 23 with a picnic and worship service
I was hungry, you gave me food. I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink, I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me…Anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me.”
(Matthew 25:35-36, 40; NCV)
“Continue Reading” for a list of projects.