This Week @ RCB

– Thursday, October 5th, 2023 –

There is RCB Kids/Church School.

Please register your child in the Narthex pre-service (new location).

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

Preaching: Matt Waterstone

Matt will be preaching his sermon titled “Feeling Rejected?,” based on the Scripture from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 21, verses 33-46.

Jesus, the one who was rejected by all, is the one who welcomes all in
His kingdom of love and grace.

Liturgist: Kibbie Laird

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

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK

Westhab Joins RCB Youth

Last Saturday, kids from Westhab journeyed to the dry floors of the RCB gym where they interacted with our young adult community. It was great to watch all kids having fun on a rainy Saturday.

Fresh Flowers in the Service

Last week, RCB Congregant Cindy Tether donated the Chancel flowers in honor of her parents, and this week, is providing another set of bouquets in honor of her friend Muriel Aragona. We hope Cindy will inspire you to consider signing up for this opportunity! You can do so here.

The Children Sing!

In Sunday’s service, all Children’s and Youth Choirs performed. There were over 30 children who participated, but there’s always room for more! If you’d like to listen to them, click here and if you’d like to have your child be part of a choir, click here.

EVENTS

Sip ‘n Shop at J. McLaughlin to benefit Asylum Seekers at the Ramada Inn in Yonkers

*TODAY*, Thursday, October 5th, 4:00pm– 7:00pm, J. McLaughlin Store, 75 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

Join members of the Mission Council for sips and snacks while you shop the fall collection. 15% of sales will benefit the Immigrant Relief Fund at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, working to ease the transition for asylum-seeking families living in Yonkers.

Fall Dinner and Film Series

Tuesday, October 10th, 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 10th, come see Witness, about a young Amish woman and her son are caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent. Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.

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.

12 Habits of Reconciliation. A Workshop with Sarah Snyder of the Rose Castle Foundation

Wednesday, October 11th, 4:00-7:00pm, Copenhaver Room. Light supper will be served.

What this is:

Canon Sarah Snyder is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Reconciliation. She is an agent of conflict-transformation and will be joined by Dr. David Ford, Professor of Theology at Cambridge Divinity School in a workshop for us to learn strategies on resolving conflict.

How You Can Engage:

Find 3 hours in your schedule to be enlightened by two inspiring international experts.

Tea Time

Thursday, October 12th, 3pm – 4pm, Calvin Room

What this is:

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.

How You Can Engage:

RSVP by clicking the button at right.

Spiritual Awakening: Cultivating an Awareness of God

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 9am – 11:30am, The Edwards Room

What this is:

This is a morning women’s retreat aiming to deepen our relationship with God. Women of all ages are invited to join.

How You Can Engage:

Make the time for yourselves to listen, reflect and grow! Deadline for registration is October 9th and the cost to attend is $25. Click to do so using the button at left.

Disability Awareness Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 15th, post-worship, The Edwards Room

What this is:

This is an event with activities that are meant to simulate in a simple way what it might be like to live with a challenge with vision, attention, reading, etc. It’s always a memorable experience for those who participate.

How You Can Engage:

After worship, join us during coffee hour for some interactive experiences designed for youth and adults. If you participate in all the stations, you’ll earn a free wrist band!

MUSIC

Organ Dedication Series With Janet Yieh

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.

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.

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

Starting Fridays, September 15th, 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.
Being Catholic and the Reformed Church

Over the past few months, our staff has repeatedly interacted with local community members who want to bring church back into their lives, but who have a Catholic background. For some, this brings mixed feelings and confusion on what to do next.

As a response to the continual question, we produced a video (above). In it, Pastor Matt and Youth Director Christian Verwys discuss the similarities and differences of Catholicism and the Reformed Church, but ultimately, make it clear that no matter what your faith background is, you are welcome here.

SERVICE TIME THIS SUNDAY

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

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