The First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Old Testament Lesson:  Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80;  I Corinthians 1:3-9; Matthew 25:1-13

Message:  "Watch and Wait" Rev. Leslie


  • The Loose offering today, December 3will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry.

  • A Congregational Meeting will be held following worship today, December 3.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers for 2018.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts.  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Roberta Gibson, Tina Leslie, Brad McKim, and Mickie Snyder.  Auditor:  Phyllis Penwell. 

  • CLICK will meet this evening December 3 from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

  • Midweek Advent Coloring Night on Wednesday, December 6, 13, and 20 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm at the church.  As a midweek activity during Advent, we will have coloring banners again this year.  Everyone of the any age us welcome.  There will be a small devotional time reflecting on each of the banners.  

  • Deacons will meet this Wednesday, December 6 at 6 pm.

  • Session will meet this Wednesday, December 6 at 7 pm.

  • Free Babysitting!  Don’t worry if you have not finished your shopping, we will help!   Bring the kids to the church next Friday, December 8, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and we will babysit.  A light supper will be provided.

  • Next Sunday, December 10 is Project HOPE Sunday!  The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Bible Study is on Monday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 13, 10 am at MOCO House.

  • Volunteers Needed:  You are invited to share Christmas Joy-feedMysheep Ministries is inviting volunteers to come help with their Christmas Give-Away.  On Wednesday, December 13 volunteers are needed at 10 am to sort and arrange gifts for the Christmas Give-Away.  On Saturday, December 16 from noon until 4 pm volunteers are needed to give away presents and toys to the feedMysheep clients and families.  Rides will be provided for anyone interested in helping.  Please consider spreading joy to those who often don’t see love at Christmas.  Please see any member of the Mission Committee if you are interested.

  • 4 G Christmas Party on Saturday, December 16, 7 pm at the home of Howard & Tina Leslie.

  • Cookie Sunday is coming:  Sunday, December 17, please bring a tray or 2 of cookies during the Sunday School hours and drop them off downstairs.  Then after church you can box up the cookies and either take them home to a loved one or send them to be delivered to our shut-ins.  We will also have time to color the banner after worship.

  • The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, December 31.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by Friday, December 29.

The address is:

Bessemer Presbyterian Church

Attention:  Financial Secretary

P.O. Box 42

Bessemer, PA  16112


  Holiday Hours

The Church Offices will be closed

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and

Also Friday, December 29, 2017.


The church offices will be open

Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9 am-12 noon!


 Regular Office Hours will resume

Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Christmas Eve Services

9:30 am Sunday Light

10:45 am Morning Worship Service

10:45 pm Candle Light Service



Important Information for 2018

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 7, 2018.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.


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