This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, November 9th, 2023 –

This 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: Kibbie Laird

Pastor Kibbie will be preaching is sermon titled “Light to the World,” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 25, Verses 1-13.

Jesus tells a parable about a bride groom and 10 bridesmaids. When the bride groom is delayed, the question becomes do the bridesmaids have enough oil in their lamps? What keeps us going? What do we need to be light to the world?

Lay Liturgist: Mary Mackintosh

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK

Fall Clothing Closet Sale

Last Saturday, the Clothing Closet hosted its fall sale and brought in record numbers- over 720 people from Bronxville and beyond waited their turn to come buy gently used clothes, toys and household items for bargain prices.

Over $20,000 was raised!

Huge thanks to Melissa Shinsato and her team for their extraordinary work on behalf of this church.

New Members Class

Last Sunday, Director of Member Engagement Judi McCandless, welcomed individuals and couples to our new members class.

During this time, those attending introduced themselves, each speaking about their faith journey and what drew them to RCB. Pastor Matt and Judi then touched upon various topics and introduced the many ministries and programs we offer.

We look forward to receiving our new members on Sunday, November 19th!

– EVENTS –

“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, 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

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.

– MUSIC –

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.

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 in honor of the wedding of David Schonborg and fiancée Ellen Ceresko which happens tomorrow at 2pm at RCB. All are welcome to attend.

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

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

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