This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, October 19th, 2023 –

There is RCB Kids/Church School.

Please register your child in the Narthex pre-service.

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

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

Preaching: Kibbie Laird

Kibbe will be preaching her sermon titled “Who Are We? Whose Are We?” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew Chapter 22, Verses 15-22.

The question Jesus poses is: To whom do we give our primary allegiance? To God or to society? Another way of asking this is; who are we and whose are we? 

Lay Liturgist: Yvonne Schonborg

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK

Women’s Fall Retreat

Last Saturday, RCB women came together to reflect on influential Christian contemplatives of the past and discussed various ways God invites us to experience renewal. A quarter of this crowd were new participants and we hope to continue that trend in our next retreat in January.

Reconciliation Workshop

Last Wednesday, RCB hosted a workshop with Sarah Snyder of the Rose Castle Foundation, who has experience with conflict resolution, which felt timely in light of recent current affairs. Generosity, hospitality, empathy, vulnerability and curiosity open us. Face-to-face encounters, deep listening and collaboration are tools.

Seeing the humanity of all people regardless of whether or not we agree is perhaps most important of all.

Disabilities Awareness Sunday

Last Sunday, RCB honored Disabilities Awareness Day by inviting congregants after the 10:30AM service to experience challenges through interactive stations. RCB is working actively to make our church as welcoming as possible for those with disabilities. Stay tuned for more information on how.

– EVENTS –

Fall Dinner and Film Series

*TONIGHT*, Thursday, October 19th + 24th. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and film to follow.

What this is:

Dinner and movie nights showing a variety of films in subject and era. On October 19th, come see The Hospital on the big screen in the Calvin Room, starring George C. Scott, who plays a doctor whose family life and hospital are in shambles. Then, something changes.

How You Can Engage:

Send a check to Louanne Mitchell for $20 payable to Reformed Church of Bronxville “Attention: Film Night” and join for excellent camaraderie and culture. Payable week before.

Clothing Closet Sale

Saturday, November 4th, 9-2pm

What this is:

This is the church’s biggest fundraising event, where shoppers can find ridiculous bargains on beautiful, gently used goods.

How You Can Engage:

Come and shop for growing children and the holidays. There’s lots to choose from! Volunteers are also needed. Please sign up to help at left.

New Member Class
Sunday, November 5th, 12-1:30pm, Copenhaver Room
If you have been visiting our church and are considering joining our congregation, we invite you to attend this New Member Class, where you will hear about the church denomination and leadership structure, learn more about our many ministries and programs, and get to know some other newcomers too! Attending this class is required for membership, so if interested please register by October 29th.

MUSIC

Organ Dedication Series With Janet Yieh

Tomorrow, Friday, October 20th, 7pm, the Sanctuary

Janet Yieh will be the second guest in our organ dedication series. She is the newly appointed Director of Music at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City, and she will play a variety works from composers who are female and diverse. For more info about the series, click here.

Unique Concert “We Got Styles” for people with special needs

Saturday, October 28th, 10am (30 minute performance)

The UNIQUE Series is an interactive music experience created for neurodiverse individuals. The show includes various song styles showcasing a variety of avenues for expressing art and ideas through music, with elements of music therapy and family-friendly humor. Hosted by Concordia Conservatory. Click to buy tickets at left.

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.

MISSION – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

English Tutoring
Throughout the Week, 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. Click at left to volunteer.

Community Conversation with Refugee Moms

Fridays beginning Sept. 15th, 9-10:30am, Children’s Library

What this is:

Expand your world by speaking with refugee moms on topics of adjusting to the US and parenting.

How You Can Help:

Sign up to engage with people you might not meet in a normal Bronxville life. Young children welcome.

Broadway Manor Homeless Shelter

Wednesday, October 25th, 12-1pm, 101 South Broadway, Yonkers

What this is:

A chance to sit with and serve homeless men to make their day better.

How You Can Help:

Serve pizza, fruit and cookies and create a sense of fellowship.

Westhab Mobile Food Pantry
Thursday, October 26th, 11:45am – 1pm, Dayspring Community Center, 320 Walnut Street, Yonkers
What this is:
An easy way to use your hands to provide help for those in need.
How You Can Help:
Work to unload pallets of food from Feeding Westchester and distribute to families who are food insecure in the Yonkers community.

Crossing Thresholds Mission Trip Information Session

Sunday, October 29th, 12:15pm – 1pm, Copenhaver Room

What this is:

Meet with Director and former RCB pastor Carter Via and participants from the mission trip in July to learn more about the work and the life-changing experience of establishing deep connections with children and staff of schools in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi.

How You Can Engage:

Simply come to learn.

First Reformed Church of Mount Vernon Soup Kitchen
Sunday, October 29th, 12pm – 1pm, RCB Lower Kitchen (to cook). Monday, Oct. 30, 3:30pm – 5pm (to serve)
What this is:
This is one of our deepest mission efforts. This nearby church serves over 100 meals a week to people in need.
How You Can Help:
Sign up to prep a meal or travel to the church to organize and serve the meals yourself. A great family activity.

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.
How You Can Help:
For more info contact Judi at left.

Yale Bible Study

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

What this is:

A chance to dig deeper into the sermon text. Rev. Kibbie Laird 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.

How You Can Engage:

Dive into understanding the lessons of the Bible in a whole new way. Designed for beginners to intermediate Bible scholars.

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.

Working Men’s Group

Fridays, 7am – 7:45am, Calvin Room

What this is:

This is a call to busy men to offer a time of fellowship.

How You Can Engage:

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).
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.
How You Can Engage:
For more information, contact Judi at left.

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.

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

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