This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, November 16th, 2023 –

This Sunday is Stewardship Sunday.

There is Church School.

Please register in the Narthex.

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

You can view the 10:30am service via livestream here.

Preaching: Matt Waterstone

Pastor Matt will be preaching is sermon titled “Much is Expected,” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 25, Verses 14-30.

Jesus once famously said, “to whom much is given, much also is expected.” While we rest in God’s grace, we also respond using our gifts and talents to expand God’s kingdom of shalom on earth as it is heaven.

Liturgist: Kibbie Laird

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK

Art For A Good Cause

During Sunday’s Coffee Hour, Stoddard Platt’s son, John, founder of the non-profit, How to Draw a Lion, showed works of art created by children in East African schools where he teaches drawing and painting. As you can see from the look on Arthur McGill’s face, they were enthusiastically received! 18 out of 20 works were sold, which will finance many weeks of art lessons for aspiring kids.

Volunteer Spotlight:

Phia Primps + Bell Ringing

Bell ringing is looking for new volunteers and this week, we spent time with Phia to understand what bell ringing entails.

Watch the video above to see Phia in action and to hear about why ringing is the perfect way for her and others to play music. If you are interested in joining, please click here.

– EVENTS –

Tea Time

*TODAY*, Thursday, November 16th, 3pm – 4pm, Copenhaver Room

RCB Members and friends are invited to gather for our traditional senior tea. Tea, sandwiches, cookies, great conversation and congenial humor are all part of the fun.

Coffee and Connection

Tomorrow, Friday, November 17th, 8:30am – 10:00am, The Copenhaver Room

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. Come anytime during this 90-minute gathering. Contact Susan Frehse with questions.

The Reverend Kibbie Laird Installation
Sunday, November 26th, 5pm, Sanctuary

We hope you will be able to join us for this special event as The Reverend Kibbie Laird will be installed. Wear red!

Jansen Hospice Celebration of Lights Service

Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30pm, Congregational Hall

This is not a formal RCB event, but it’s a beautiful service, it takes place on our campus and offers a chance to give a name of someone you love to honor in a lighting ceremony. Click below to RSVP and to submit a name.

– MUSIC –

Organ Dedication Series – Emily Caitlin Dowling

Tomorrow, Friday, November 17th, 7pm, the Sanctuary

As part of an organ dedication music series created to showcase its completion, our own Director of Music & Liturgy will be the third of many talented organists showcasing our instrument throughout the program year. Go Caitlin!

– VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – 

Donating to the Angel Tree

Starting November 26th, The Edwards Room

In less than two weeks, the “Angel Tree” will be in the Edwards Room. To donate, take a tag from the tree, purchase the item listed, wrap it in festive paper and (don’t forget to) write the child’s name clearly on the gift. Gifts are for teens and children from Westhab’s DaySpring Center in Yonkers. Contact Gretchen Pingel with any questions.

English Tutoring
Throughout the Week, RCB
Nazifa Hadizada will be at RCB for English tutoring while her youngest child, Nada, attends the morning 2’s class at RCNS 3 days each week from 8:45am-11:15am.

Community Conversation with Refugee Moms

Fridays, 9-10:30am, Children’s Library

Expand your world by speaking with refugee moms on topics of adjusting to the US and parenting, engaging with people you might not meet in a normal Bronxville life. Young children welcome.

Broadway Manor Homeless Shelter

Wednesday, November 29th, 12-1:00pm, 101 North Broadway, Yonkers

Serve pizza, fruit and cookies to homeless men and sit with them in fellowship.

Westhab Mobile Food Pantry
Thursday, November 30th, 11:30am – 1pm, Dayspring Community Center, 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers
Work to unload pallets of food from Feeding Westchester and distribute to families who are food insecure in the Yonkers community.

– SMALL GROUPS –

Lectio Divina is Back!

Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30am – 12pm, Copenhaver Room

Led by Rev. Kibbie Laird, our passages will be drawn from Women of the Bible. Contact Kibbie Laird at or Barbara Robinson for more information. All are welcome.

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

Yale Bible Study

Sundays, 9:30-10:15am and Wednesdays, 9-10am (Copenhaver Room).

Pastor Kibbie will lead a study with the help of Yale’s best professors who will be guides through a description of the passage. The group unpacks where the preacher takes us, and discusses the takeaway message for that sermon passage. Two time options.

Yoga
Thursdays, 9-10:15am, the Calvin Room
RCB Member Gretchen Pingel will meet you in the Calvin Room to lead you a variety of yoga poses.

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.

Working Men’s Group

Friday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, Calvin Room

This is a call to busy men to offer a time of fellowship. Before the call, dropping off the kids or hopping on the train, come for a time of fellowship and a deepening of our spiritual lives.

Bibles, Books and Faith Conversations

Thursday, November 30th, 9:15-10:45am, The Copenhaver Room (Doors open at 9).

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.

Sponsoring Chancel Flowers

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. These flowers will be in the service and go way beyond it as we deliver them to others.

Flowers last week donated by Cindy Tether, in loving memory of her parents, Doris and Willard Tether and by Laura Leopard in honor of her father, Ernest Leopard, on the occasion of his birthday.

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

8:30AM + 10:30AM (Livestream)

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