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Sunday Parking Reminder ~ On Penn State home football game weekends the parking garages charge for parking on Sunday mornings. Vouchers for the Beaver Avenue Parking Garage (across Fraser Street from the church) will be available at the Information Desk before and after the worship services and are good for up to 3 hours of free parking (at no cost to the church). Remaining home game weekend Sundays are: October 28, November 11 and November 25.
Internal Security System in Operation
The internal security system will be in use each weekday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm during Stay and Play Preschool hours. This only affects internal doors in the education wing of the building. The system is not locking any external doors. HOWEVER, to get to the main church office without needing to be granted access through a locked door, one may go through the Fraser Street entrance of the Sanctuary and down the hallway on the main floor to the office. No doorways between the sanctuary and the office will be locked on that floor. We will eventually use this security system for additional church functions/purposes.
Parking Lot Fundraiser on PSU Home Football Game Day
During each PSU home football game the church parking lot will offer all day parking for $25. All proceeds will go towards the mission trip to "Hekima Place", a home for at risk girls in Kenya.
On October 13 anyone can purchase parking between 10:00 am-3:30 pm and remain until 12:00 am.
Remaining PSU Home Football Game Days are:
Thank you for help us to bless the girls of Hekima Place in many ways.
Windy Hill Village Holiday Bazaar ~ October 20
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Senior Living invites everyone to its annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will be in the personal care building at The Windy Hill Village, 250 Dogwood Drive, Philipsburg.
The bazaar is a great place to do your fall and holiday shopping and to stop by for lunch. The menu includes the Auxiliary’s homemade ham and bean and chicken corn soups. The cafe will also be serving pulled pork BBQ and grilled sausage sandwiches with grilled onion and peppers. Other menu items include sloppy joes, hot dogs, chili, drinks and homemade desserts. Soups and pies will also be sold to go, so you can enjoy the Auxiliary’s great cooking at home. Our homemade cheese balls are always a welcome addition to your holiday parties. You are welcome to pre-order your cheese balls in advance through one of our auxiliary members here at the church.
There will be two raffles again this year. For the first, auxiliary members will be selling tickets for an exquisite handmade quilt, with a second place prize of a hand quilted table runner and the third place prize of a Christmas wreath. This raffle will be held in early December. The second raffle will be held the day of the bazaar for prizes donated by local businesses such as Woodring’s Florist, Trader Joe’s, Conklin’s Antique Barn, Christine’s Hallmark and Poppy’s Restaurant to mention a few.
Santa will be in his workshop from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, so bring the children and your camera. There will be special activities for the children to do while you shop. We will also have some children’s choirs singing for us and the residents at Windy Hill Village throughout the day.
Please remember that all proceeds directly benefit the residents of the Presbyterian Senior Living Facility of Philipsburg, so bring a friend and join in the fun.
For further information or questions, please call Diana Brenizer (692-7703), Jo Dixon (238-0458), Barb Parmele (360-0292) or Jo Miller (412-251-2223). We hope you are busy making craft items to donate to the bazaar. When you drop your items off at the church office, please include your name and phone number.
And if you are able to donate baked goods, fudge, home made breads, or candies, please notify Diana or one of the other auxiliary members so they can make arrangements to pick them up by Thursday evening, October 18th, or Friday morning, October 19th. Your contributions insure the continued success of this important mission.
Members of our church’s auxiliary hope to see you there!
SABBATH AWAY ~ Sunday, October 28 - "Why Forgive?"
Nearly two thirds of Jesus' teachings pertain in some way to forgiveness. Your choice to forgive or not can affect you physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Please join Jackie Naginey Hook as she facilitates a conversation about the importance of forgiveness and ways to help us open to God in this process.
Sabbath Away will meet on October 28 at the C. Barton McCann School of Art located a short 20 minutes away in beautiful Petersburg, PA (https://www.fernhillweddings.com). Registration begins promptly at 2:00 pm with the program starting at 2:30 followed by Jackie’s presentation, some time to enjoy nature, small group discussion, and a light dinner. We will be headed home by 6:00 pm.
If you need a ride, please call the church office (238-2422) or Roger Garthwaite (933-8963). We promise you will have a wonderful, thought-provoking, and relaxing time!!
SPEAK YOUR PEACE!
Creative Nonviolent Conflict Resolution
An Experiential and Interactive Workshop to learn the art and language of a peacemaker
WHEN: Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and
Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: University Baptist and Brethren Church
411 S. Burrowes Street, State College, PA
FEE: $20 for students, $60 for other community members
(Fee includes: lunch on Saturday, refreshments, handouts and certificate.)
To register use link: https://speakpeacesc.weebly.com
Registration Deadline: October 26
Contact: Sunny Rehler at 814-769-1400 or email@example.com
We are indebted to our sponsors, which include: State College Friends Meeting, State College Presbyterian Church, University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College Borough, 3rd Way Collective and the Intergenerational Leadership Institute at Penn State
10:15 -10:45 am on the third Sunday of the month in the Martin Room
12:15 - 12:45 pm every Wednesday in the Tower Room
Any relationship grows in depth with good listening. This applies to our relationship with God. If we wish to deepen our relationship with God, it helps to set aside some time to listen…to be still and to make space to be aware of God’s presence. One method for cultivating this stillness and space is through Centering Prayer.
Centering Prayer is a prayer method rooted in the ancient Christian tradition of the Dessert Fathers and Mothers who recognized the essential nature of silent, receptive prayer. In this silence, we allow ourselves to be receptive to God’s presence and action within us. Centering prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is a practice to nurture that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal or active prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. If practiced regularly, it can help us be more aware of God’s presence and action in our daily lives.
Whether you are simply curious about Centering Prayer, have tried it and think that you “can’t do it” or have an established practice with this form of prayer, please join us the third Sunday of the month between services in the Martin Room. Guidance and resources will be offered for those who are beginning and community in praying will be there for all. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Boutselis firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-883-4225.
We are hoping to hire for our childcare rooms!
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have some experience working with children, be willing to get clearances or have them already, and will be interviewed. We have shift openings for Sunday mornings, Tuesday late afternoon/evenings, and Wednesday evenings.
Applications will be emailed to those who are interested. Anyone interested should email: Emma Sutterlin, Childcare Coordinator.
2019 Calendar Collection
Please save your extra 2019 calendars for the 1400 ladies incarcerated at Muncy Women's Prison. Promotional (free) wall and pocket calendars are preferred. If purchasing them, please spend no more than $1.00 per calendar. Fancier calendars tend to create issues of equity/inequity. No spiral bound calendars please. You may drop your calendars off in the bin outside the church office until early December.
Intergenerational Mission Trip - July 8 - 19, 2019
SCPC has been asked to come, serve and get to know the girls of “Hekima Place”. A home for 40 at risk girls located in rural Kenya, Hekima Place is committed to “serving the needs of vulnerable Kenyan girls by providing a safe, faith-based, loving home that supports excellence in education and empowerment for their futures”. While there we will be providing improvements to the water system, building more sustainable structures for animals and farming, assisting in the creation of a new school, and building relationships with those who live there. All of this is with the intention to continuing that support and dedication after returning home.
Make Dinner For Centre House Shelter
Would you like to make a difference for some folks who would benefit from your help? Here is a great opportunity for you: on the 2nd Friday of each month, someone (or a group) from SCPC prepares and shares a meal with the residents of Centre House.
Centre House provides shelter and food to folks who are experiencing homelessness or are in crisis, but also guidance to reach a more stable housing future. Residents must be over the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or legally emancipated. The Centre House shelter is located at 217 East Nittany Avenue and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is staffed 24 hours a day. There is no charge to stay at Centre House.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at around 5 pm on the assigned Friday with all of the makings to prepare a meal. A phone call by the volunteer to Centre House on the day before will provide information about the number of residents to expect as well as any dietary restrictions that may exist. The volunteer(s) will involve the residents (who are required to participate as part of the conditions of their residency) in the food preparation and cooking as well as setting the table, etc. Everyone then sits down and enjoys the meal together. The residents are responsible for cleaning up after the meal. The typical time commitment for volunteers is approximately 2 hours. The kitchen at Centre House is fully stocked with pots, pans, cooking and food prep utensils as well as some basic ingredients like oil, butter, salt and pepper, etc.
If you, you and your family, or you and some group of friends/relatives would like to volunteer to prepare/share a meal, please contact Mike Cullin (814)571-9157).
State College Presbyterian Church
132 W. Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801
Stay and Play Preschool
Sunday Schedule (Program Year September-May)
9:00 am - Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for Children
10:00 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
10:15 am - Adult Education
10:15 am - Membership Opportunity
11:15 am - Worship Service
Summer Sunday Schedule
10:00 am - Worship Service
10:20 am - Summer Sunday School for
Children Age 4 - 3rd grade following
the children's message
11:15 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
11:15 am - Adult Ed (select Sundays)
11:15 am - Membership Opportunity