Saturday, October 10, 2015

Book Club--November 14th

The book club will be meeting on Saturday, November 14th at 9:30 AM at Coffee Culture in Batavia. All are welcome!! The book we are reading is below. We would love for some new people to join us!

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Christmas Cantata Practice Schedule

For anyone who might be interested in participating in our annual Christmas Cantata that will take place on Sunday, December 20th, the practice schedule is listed below. All are welcome!!! For more information contact the church office at 344-2931 or Mark Barie.
Practice Schedule:
Wednesday, October 21st at 7 PM
Sunday, October 25th at 11:45 AM
(there will be a light lunch provided at this practice)
Wednesday, November 4th at 7 PM
Tuesday, November 17th at 7 PM
Sunday, November 22nd at 11:45 AM
Tuesday, December 1st at 7 PM
Wednesday, December 9th at 7 PM
Sunday, December 13th at 11:45 AM
Saturday, December 19th at 9 AM
The day of the Cantata, December 20th, please plan
to be at the church by 9:45 AM.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fall Foliage Train Ride

Sunday, October 4th

12 PM/Noon:  Bus departs from EBPC

   12:45-1:30:  Lunch at Hidden Valley Resort     
                 2:30:  Check in at Arcade & Attica Railroad

     3:00-5:00:  Train ride with stop at Curriers Depot

                6:00:  Dinner at Tom Wahl’s Restaurant in Avon
                            (NOT included in your ticket price)

                7:30:  Arrive back at EBPC

Tickets are $25 each.   Ticket includes bus and lunch.

This was a great trip last year and we hope that even more people will decide to join us this year.  Feel free to invite your friends and family.   
RSVP to Bob Carlsen (356-4906) or Susan Boyle (704-2495) by Friday,
 September 25th.  Payment is due in advance.

Thanks to Bob Carlsen for putting this trip together for us!!

Sunday School Resumes September 20th

Sunday School for children ages 3 through 3rd grade will resume on Sunday, September 20th.  The class will be taught by Sharah DeMena and includes Bible study/stories, crafts, music and lots of other fun!  All children in the community are invited to attend.  Sunday School takes place during our 10:30 worship service.

Chicken Barbecue--September 20th

Sunday, September 20th

Noon until sold out
Pick up only/Drive-thru service

East Bethany Presbyterian Church
(5735 Ellicott Street Road/Route 63)

Meal includes:  chicken, salt potatoes,
coleslaw, roll and cookie

Tickets $10 each

For tickets contact Bob Carlsen at 356-4906

Proceeds to benefit EBPC’s 200th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Clean-Up

Our annual outdoor spring clean-up day will be Wednesday, May 6th 
(weather permitting). 

We will be meeting at the church from 6-8 PM.

Pizza will be provided.

Bring anything that would be helpful for outdoor clean up--rakes, clippers, brooms, etc.

Please plan to join us as the more help we have the easier it will be!!

Baby Shower for Jesus

Baby Shower for Jesus

On Sunday, May 3rd following the worship service the Mission Committee will be having a "Baby Shower for Jesus" and a potluck lunch.  If you could bring unwrapped baby gifts to be donated to All Babies Cherished (in Batavia) it would be greatly appreciated.  

We will also be enjoying a potluck lunch and a time of fellowship.  Please bring a dish to pass and plan to stay and enjoy some time with your church family.  The Mission Committee will be providing drinks and desserts, as well as all paper products.

Below is a list of items that All Babies Cherished is in need of.  The accept clean, new or gently used clothing and equipment.  Clothing donations are accepted from size infant to 3T.

Cribs without drop-down sides
crib mattresses
toddler beds
pack n play
changing tables
infant tubs
baby gates
potty chairs
high chairs/booster seats
baby monitors
bouncy seats/bumbo seats
boppy pillows
newer model swings
baby wash, lotions and shampoo
diapers, size newborn through pull-ups
diaper bags
hooded towels and washcloths
crib sheets and bedding
new bottles
baby food and formula
diaper rash ointment
safety kits
maternity clothing
cotton swabs

**They do NOT accept toys.

Thank you so much for all of your help!!

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