This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 –

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday

It is a We Worship Together Sunday

Communion will be served by our Elders and Deacons

It’s also Daylight Savings Time!

 

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 “Walk the Walk,” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 23, Verses 1-12.

Jesus’ most scathing critique of the religious leaders of their day is that they didn’t practice what they preach. Instead of talking the talk, perhaps we should make sure we walk the walk!

Liturgist: Kibbie Laird

– EVENTS –

A Prayer Vigil for All

On Wednesday, November 8th ,from 7-7:30pm, we are holding a Youth Prayer Vigil, but all are welcome to join.

During times that feel incredibly dark, where we feel surrounded by overwhelming events and issues taking place around the world and close at home at the same time, it can be difficult to have answers, or to be able to put words to our complex, and intense feelings.

Thankfully, at our church, we draw from a deep well of faith that reminds us to trust in Jesus. Join us as we lead our Middle Schoolers and all who want to join for a time of equipping prayer, guided reflection, and silent candle lighting.

Clothing Closet Sale
Saturday, November 4th, 9-2pm
This is the church’s biggest fundraising event, where shoppers can find ridiculous bargains on beautiful, gently used goods. Volunteers also needed!

“How to Draw a Lion” Event in Memory of Stoddard Platt

Sunday, November 12th, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Edwards Room

Stoddard Platt’s son, John, founder of the non-profit, How to Draw a Lion, will show works of art created by children in East African schools where he teaches drawing and painting. Works of art will be for sale to support John’s organization in expanding its work, including in Crossing Thresholds’ schools in Kibera, Kenya.

Tea Time

Thursday, November 16th, 3pm – 4pm, Calvin 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

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.

– MUSIC –

Choral Vespers for All Saints Sunday

November 5th, 5pm, Sanctuary

Please join the Chancel Choir for a service of sung prayers, liturgy, and reflection as we remember the saints that have gone on before us. No RSVP necessary.

Organ Dedication Series – Emily Caitlin Dowling

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!

– MISSION OPPORTUNITIES – 

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.

Transport Thanksgiving Meal to Homebound Adults

Wednesday, November 22nd, 10am – 11am, Congregational Hall

Pick up bags with Thanksgiving meals and deliver to homebound adults in the Congregation. No RSVP necessary.

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 –

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

Fridays, 7am – 7:45am, 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
October 26th, 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. As you can see from above, these flowers will be in the service and go way beyond it as we deliver them to others.

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

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

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