This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, October 26th, 2023 –

This Sunday is Reformation Sunday.

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: Matt Waterstone

Pastor Matt will be preaching is sermon titled “Back to the Beginning,” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew Chapter 22, Verses 34-46.

The heartbeat of the Christian faith can be distilled to this – Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so!

Liturgist: Kibbie Laird

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK

Congregant Barbara Robinson

Film Night

Last Thursday, Film Night showed the Hospital, a 1957 film with George C. Scott and a film that our own Barbara Robinson worked on as a script supervisor! Barbara brought photos and the original script to prove it.

Congregant Jenna Shen

RCB Cares Launches

RCB Cares is a group created from motivated congregants willing to reach out to others who might benefit from support. Last Sunday, group members reorganized the beautiful flowers donated by Marjorie Mir to distribute to congregants they felt could use a sign of God’s beauty and hand delivered them to their doors. This group will be offering many ways you can participate in a “one and done” act of service. Stay tuned!

– EVENTS –

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!

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.

“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.

– MUSIC –

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 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, 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.

Westhab Mobile Food Pantry

*TODAY*, 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.

Men’s Breakfast Group

Thursday, Nov. 2, 8am – 9am Copenhaver Room

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. If interested, please contact William Rodwick.

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.

A Note From Communications

This week’s RCB This Week was shortened considerably, in an effort to make your reading of all events more efficient. Did you notice? Did you like it?

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

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

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