This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, August 24, 2023 –

One service at 10am.

It is a We Worship Together Sunday. Church School will not meet.

There is a nursery for children under the age of 3.

Preaching:

Matt Waterstone

Matt will be preaching a sermon titled “Not Our Church,” based on the Scripture from Matthew 16:13-20.

Despite all his faults and failures, Jesus declares that the Church will continue to be the vessel of sharing the Good News of the Gospel.

Lay Liturgist:

Christian Verwys

Thank you Christian for your service.

Mary Mackintosh Director of Missional Engagement The Reformed Church

If you can’t make church in person, the livestream is here.

HIGHLIGHT FROM LAST WEEK

Nancy Denton Preaches

Last Sunday, RCB Congregant Nancy Denton took the pulpit and delivered a beautiful sermon. Due to an unexpected staff error, our Sunday service was not live streamed, but Nancy’s son recorded it from the pews. We urge each of you to click left to take a listen.

Donating Supplies to Migrant Families

The migrant families living at the Ramada Inn in Yonkers have an ongoing need for diapers, formula, and baby wipes for children ages birth to four.

Additionally, the families greatly appreciate Stop & Shop gift cards that allow them to purchase food to supplement the daily packaged meals provided by the Department of Homeland Security and are also looking for adult bicycles for men to use to get to jobs and shop for their families.

To donate, contact Mary Mackintosh.

EVENTS

Community BBQ at Lilac House

Friday, Sept. 8th, 3:00-6:00pm, Lilac House, 201 North 7th Avenue, Mount Vernon

What this is:

Lilac House provides transitional housing and support services for women returning from prison.

How You Can Engage:

Join the Lilac House community for hot dogs, hamburgers and snacks to help increase their sense of community. Families welcome! No RSVP necessary.

Coffee and Connection!

Friday, Sept. 15, 8:15am – 9:45am, The Copenhaver Room

What this is:

Calling all moms of school-age children! Stop by for coffee and an opportunity to gather and meet with current friends, and others you may not have met from RCB.

How You Can Engage:

Come anytime during this 90-minute gathering. Contact Susan Frehse if you have any questions with the button at right. We hope to see you there!

Disability Awareness and Inclusion Team

Sunday, September 17, 11:45am-1:00pm, Copenhaver Room

What this is:

You are invited to join Judi McCandless and Shea Scanlon Lomma in our inaugural meeting to consider ways we can improve access and engagement for all people in the life of our church, and to hear about some immediate plans intended to inform and inspire our church community.

How You Can Engage:

If you would like to attend, please RSVP so that we can plan for food and materials by September 12 to Judi using the button. If you can’t attend, but would like to learn more, please reach out as well!

MUSIC

Music Programs

Starting September 10th, RCB

RCB’s Music Department is proud to offer opportunities for anyone to be involved with music. There are six choirs ranging in age from 4 to 95, handbell choirs for 5th grade to adults. Hymns, diverse choral repertoire – from medieval to modern – and use of our fabulous Austin Organ, Op. 2804 define our worship style. Learn more by clicking button at right.

Emerson String Quartet- “Final Bow”

Saturday, September 23rd, 6pm, the Sanctuary. Part of the Jim Hoch Chamber Music Series

What this is:

For more than four decades, the Emerson String Quartet, named “America’s greatest quartet” by Time Magazine, has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles.

How You Can Engage:

Make time for music at the highest level! This is a last chance to see the Emerson’s during their Farewell Season; their closing concert at Lincoln Center on October 22 and is already sold out.

MISSION – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Westhab Mobile Food Pantry

Thursday, August 31, 11:45-1:00pm, Dayspring Community Center, 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers

What this is:

A chance to aid Feeding Westchester by organizing much needed food for families in need in the Yonkers community.

How You Can Help:

Show up to unload pallets and distribute.

Tutoring Opportunity
Beginning on September 13, RCB
What this is:
Nazifa Hadizada and her family fled Afghanistan in 2021. She will be at RCB for English tutoring while her youngest child, Nada, attends the morning 2’s class at RCNS three days each week from 8:45am-11:15am.
How You Can Help:
Join our tutoring team and get to know this brave mother of 5. Contact Mary Mackintosh or Janice Sachtjen to be part of it.

YOUTH

Youth Groups are Back!

Starting September 11th, RCB

Looking for a place for your Middle School or High School student connect, belong, and share in close knit community? We’d love for you to consider involving them in Youth Ministry programs. High Schoolers, join us at our Welcome Party on September 11 from 6-7PM, and middle schoolers, start your engines on September 13 from 6-7PM. To formally register, reach out to Christian Verwys at right.

SMALL GROUPS

Contemplative Tuesdays

Via Zoom, open to women and men, 9-10am

What this is:

Conversations revolving around reflections in the devotional book, “A Guide to Prayer for all who Seek God”. Weekly themes encourage us in our own daily experiences of seeking to walk with God in ever more fruitful and faithful ways.

How You Can Help:

For more info contact Judi at right.

Yoga

Thursdays, 9-10:15am, the Calvin Room

What this is:

RCB Member Gretchen Pingel will meet you in the Calvin Room to lead you a variety of yoga poses.

How You Can Help:
Try a class! All ages and levels welcome and mats and props provided. $25 drop in fee for a single class or $200 for a 10 class card. Reach out to Gretchen using the button at left for questions or to register.

Men’s Breakfast Group

First Thursday of Each Month, 8am – 9am Copenhaver Room

What this is:

The First Thursday Men’s Breakfast Group invites men of the congregation to join the group for monthly discussions about the Bible and faith issues.

How You Can Help:

Make the time to bring fellowship and more faith into your life! Do so by contacting William Rodwick using the button at right.

Bibles, Books and Faith Conversations

Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 9:15-10:45am, Copenhaver Room (“Doors open” at 9)

What this is:

A designated monthly gathering for women of all ages. Our focus and content will vary and might include book discussions, explorations of Bible texts, and mutual sharing about our faith journeys. Our Sept. 27th meeting will include a discussion of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters.

How You Can Engage:

For more information, contact Judi at left.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sponsoring Chancel Flowers

What this is:

Give flowers in memory of a loved one, to honor a wedding or special event, or just to help bring praise and glory to God through the beauty of flowers.

How You Can Help:

Sign up to give using the button at right.

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

One worship service, 10am (livestream)

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