Expressing God's Love, Engaging in God's Justice

Kenya Mission Trip 2020, Apply Now

You are invited to participate in a mission trip to visit our partner church in Njoro, Kenya from August 6-19, 2020. Find additional information and applications (due February 15) below or at the back of the sanctuary and on the first floor. Please reach out to Rev. Beth Braxton (revbeth.braxton@gmail.com) or Morgan Brown (mobrown80@gmail.com).

In-Town Solitude Retreat Saturday, December 7, 8:30 a.m.

In-Town Solitude Retreat will be held at NYAPC from 8:30 to 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. We will feature: labyrinth walking, mandala drawing, meditation and lectio divina in the Sanctuary. If you need a break from the hectic pace of the Holiday events, please consider coming down to church to slow down and focus on the sacred part of the Christmas season.

First Sunday FaithTalk, December 1

Join us at 5:30 p.m. to discuss what Advent means to us. For details on location, to RSVP, or to be added to the FaithTalk email list, contact meghouse8@gmail.com. First Sunday FaithTalks are informal gatherings in members’ homes to discuss issues of faith. All you need to bring is an interest in faith, a willingness to discuss, and a donation for a take-out supper!

2020 Stewardship Campaign Update

Thank you to the 132 individuals and families who have pledged so far for the 2020 Stewardship Campaign! We have $629,178 pledged at this time, 90% of the way towards our goal of $700,000! It is not too late to make your pledge for 2020 using the pledge cards in the pews, or through our online pledge form: https://tinyurl.com/yynhusr7

Would you like to contribute to or help assemble care packages on December 3?

Care packages are sent each year to our members who are away at school.  If you can help assemble these packages (Tuesday, December 3, 10 a.m. at the Dewhursts’) and/or would like to contribute food items for the packages, please contact Miriam Dewhurst (703-560-0871 miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com).  Suggestions of possible recipients are also very welcome.

Advent Devotional Booklet submissions are requested, by Nov 10

Advent Devotional Booklet contributors are being solicited.  Contact Miriam Dewhurst at miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com. Contributors are asked to write a short meditation related in some way to the lectionary texts for a particular day of the Advent season. These essays are printed in a booklet that is used in the church and beyond, and posted on the web site. Deadline for meditation submission is Sunday, November 10.