This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events
October & November of 2014
updated 10/17/2014

The SBHS HOME COMING GAME against Banning High School is Friday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. SBHS is 4-1 this season, their best record this century!!!! Two of our Life Skillz Circle students have been key to that success, including the number 1 Junior Running Back in California! Wear your Cardinal red and cheer them on and support the UPDRAFT program with a strong FPC presence that night.

PAY for THE PIPER! It’s only a week to Reformation Sunday, Oct 26.  We will celebrate as usual with bagpipes, Scottish dancers, shortbread cookies and joy!  You can still memorialize or honor someone else with your donation (marked “the Pipers”) by October 22nd, and we will print the names in the bulletin. If you wish to bring in shortbread, please leave it in the kitchen on Reformation Sunday morning.

STEWARDSHIP DEDICATION. What do you see/notice/love that you want to be part of? We will dedicate our pledges for 2015 on Reformation Sunday, October 26th. Please consider your pledge prayerfully.

HALLOWE’EN PARTY. Fellowship of the Carpenter (aided by the Circle of Kindness) will host their annual Halloween Carnival on Halloween, Friday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m. Please join us in costume for food, fellowship, and fun at the spookiest party around- with games and fun for trick-or-treaters of all ages!!! It’s all happening at the Cummings’ home.   Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and a bag of candy or prizes to be used in the carnival games. RSVP to Bobbi Cummings. Carnival prize and game ideas to Rachel Garvin.

WORLD PREMIERE! Symphonie Jeunesse and William Zeitler will premiere a new composition by Mr. Zeitler for symphony and glass armonica in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 2nd, at 3:00 p.m.

ADVENT is a Season of Wonder. What makes YOU wonder? What do you find wondrous? Take a digital picture of it, and send it to Mimi Lange  (presdotfirstatgmaildotcom)   by Sunday, November 16th. We will use your photos in our advent worship.

HAND-MADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. Carol Valentine has ornament making tables in the Fellowship Hall during our Fellowship Time on Sundays so kids and kids-at-heart can make ornaments for our Fellowship Hall Christmas tree (and take them home on Christmas Eve).

CHOCOLATE ON SALE!  PW is offering its baking cocoa from our Equal Exchange Fairly Traded inventory at half off during the coffee sale on Sunday, November 2. Grab an eight-ounce can for $2.50 while they last.

An adult REFORMATION CLASS, led by Jim Huffstutler, will begin on November 2nd and conclude on November 9th. The class will meet in the Fireside Lounge at 9:30 a.m.

ADULT EDUCATION. The Bible Study in Room 10 draws from the Books of Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel, and Isaiah through November 30th. Class begins at 9:30 a.m.

HELP PLAN ALL CHURCH FAMILY CAMP – Meet on Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Library. It’s time to put our heads together and imagine the possibilities for this traditional event as a church family. This Memorial Day weekend in the mountains is for everybody in our congregation. Will you help us plan for it? New members are especially welcome to take part in this opportunity to worship God in a natural setting and to share meals, games, singing and conversation. We stay in cabins and our meals are catered. Questions: Call Nora O’Toole.

THERE’S A HOE-DOWN COMING IN NOVEMBER! John Valentine is selling tickets, $5 for adults and $12 for families with children 12 years old and under. The Hoe-Down will be November 9th, right after Worship, in Fellowship Hall. EVERYONE is welcome.

COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE. The San Bernardino Clergy Association will hold a Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at FIrst Pres on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. Clergy and musicians from many area religious communities will contribute, and an all-pie reception in Fellowship Hall will follow the service. You are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food items to be distributed to the hungry in our community.

LIFE SKILLS CIRCLES. The program in which First Presbyterian partners with San Bernardino High School has now expanded to a second (possibly a third) group, led by additional leaders from the church. We need some assistance with providing refreshments. You can bring any of the following to the kitchen, labeled SBHS Updraft, and they will be stored to be taken to the high school as needed. Here is the list:

  • Granola Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • “Cutie” Tangerines or other fruits that will last a while
  • Lemonade/ juice (½ gal. containers)
  • Paper goods (plates, cups, bowls, napkins, etc)

OR you can volunteer to actually take the snack to the school yourself, (the new group meets at 3:00 on Tuesdays) thus making an appearance on campus, and leaving as soon as the snack is delivered to the meeting classroom. If you want to do this, the following would work:

  • PB & Jelly Sandwiches
  • Sub sandwiches, cut into 2” sections
  • Fresh veggies & dip
  • Chocolate Milk/ lemonade/ juice
  • Nutritious Cookies
  • Slices of nut bread
  • Pizza

Please contact Dotti Garcia to volunteer for this project, to arrange your spot on the schedule, and to find out the amount of food necessary.