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Handbell Spectacular

Our own Community Church Ringers will be joining three other handbell choirs in the 2nd Annual RI Ringing in the Holidays Handbell Spectacular to be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich.

Thanksgiving Table

We have been collecting for our Thanksgiving Harvest Table. Please join us this Sunday, Nov. 19th, at our 8am and 10am services. With thankful hearts, we will celebrate the bountiful harvest and the many blessings God has given us.

Everything collected for the Harvest Table will be donated next week to the WARM Shelter community kitchen.

Thank you for your generous support of this  project!

Christmas Bazaar 2017

Dunn’s Corners Community Church Presbyterian will hold our fabulous Christmas Bazaar and Raffle on November 18, 2017. This year’s event will feature a huge raffle of 50 prizes worth over $6,000 from local restaurants, merchants and attractions.

Our luncheon of soup, quiche, salad, and dessert will be offered from 11am to 1pm.

Shoppers will find gift baskets, handmade doll clothes, books, handmade gifts, paintings and cards, Christmas decorations, jewelry, vintage treasures and more.

A sweet tooth will be satisfied by our sale of baked goodies including our Pastor’s famous apple pies, and a walk down the Cookie Walk, where shoppers can fill a container with the cookies of their choice.

This is a really terrific church bazaar and a fun day for all!

Pancake Breakfast to Support Family Housing

pancakesPlease join us for a Pancake Breakfast on the second Saturday of each month, from 8 to 10am. The next breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 9th.

There is no charge but donations will be gratefully accepted to provide funds for the local Family Housing Support.  Working in collaboration with the WARM Center, we provide emergency housing to meet the most basic needs of families with children.

The Mission Committee of Dunns Corners Church hosts a Pancake Breakfast  on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfasts at other churches are held as follows:

First Saturday of each month from 8 to 10am at the Cross Mills Baptist Church, 4403 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Third Saturday of each month from 8 to 10am at Babcock Presbyterian Church, 25 Maxson Street, Ashaway.

 

Adult Music Programs

Adult Music Programs

• Glory Ringers: This handbell choir is for adult beginners. Ringing lessons, handbell notation, and basic music education are the focus of this ensemble. Beginners are welcome anytime. Rehearsals: Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:10 pm.

• Community Church Ringers: The ability to read music is necessary to jump into this ensemble as we regularly play HMA Level 3-4 arrangements. Rehearsals: Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:20 pm.

• Chancel Choir: The Chancel Choir is the primary musical ensemble of our church, providing weekly leadership during worship. Its role is to lead and encourage congregational singing and to present anthem offerings that inspire singers and listeners alike. Rehearsals: Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Youth Music Programs

Youth Music Programs with Mr. Wallace:

• High School Bell Choir: All youth grades 8 and above are welcome to participate in this truly energetic handbell program. The youth present music in worship several times each year. Rehearsals on Sundays from 11:15 to 11:45 am.

• High School Ring Out: Saturday, November 11th in Amherst, NH from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

• Youth Choir: All children and youth are welcome to participate in this vocal program. Rehearsals on Sundays, 11:15 to 11:45 am.

• Youth Bell Choir: Our program for youth focuses on developing handbell ringing skills and musicianship. Open to youth in Grades 5 through 8. Stay tuned to bulletin announcements for rehearsal dates.

• Chime Choir: No musical knowledge or experience is necessary. Our program for children focuses on music education and gaining experiencing ringing hand chimes. Stay tuned to bulletin announcements for rehearsal dates.

Disciple Bible Study

Rev. Wayne Eberly is currently  leading two Disciple Bible Studies. The class on Tuesday mornings is held from 9:00-11:00 am.  A slightly shorter version of the study is held on Wednesday nights from 7:15-8:30 pm.

Disciple is an overview of the whole Bible. Participants have their own study guide with daily readings, and the weekly class includes video lectures from outstanding scholars.

We have a great group studying at both Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening classes. If you’d like to join, please talk to Rev. Wayne about getting a study guide.

Teen News

Teen Team meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8pm.   Please see our Youth Director, Michael Walton during Sunday service or email DunnsCCTeenTeam@gmail.com for additional details.

The high school members of our Teen Team have begun a community collaborative program with students and student leaders from Juanita Sanchez High School in Providence. The group’s initial meeting has taken place at DCCCP. Please keep this group in your thoughts and look out for upcoming projects and initiatives!

Our youth group has a mission statement! We felt it important to capture the essence of our group in a statement and collectively decided on this: “The DCCCP Teen Team is a youth group geared towards acceptance, inspiration and fun—serving God, our community, and each other.”

Presbyterian Women

ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th AT 1PM IN FELLOWSHIP HALL. 

We will be covering coffee cans for the Cookie Walk at the Christmas Bazaar. We will also finalize plans for the basket we plan to donate to the Christmas Bazaar.

A discussion of our December plans is currently being discussed. We will again provide gifts for the children in the Family Housing Support program and will give the families a Christmas Tree.

Our future plans include the ever-popular soup sale in February 2018, guest speakers and a craft retreat. Interested? Join us to learn more.

Let women of faith encourage each other!

Day Five: Monday, March 6

cross_13347acMatthew 4:12-25

Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sat in darkness saw a great light,
to those who sat in the region and shadow of death,
to them light has dawned

From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.”

They immediately left their nets and followed him. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them. They immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. The report about him went out into all Syria. They brought to him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them. Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

   World English Bible (WEB)

Meditation: “Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” The word I have rendered ‘here comes,’ has exercised many interpreters. Does it mean the kingdom is near, or does it mean the kingdom is present? Does it suggest a future or a present kingdom? It means both: it is on its ways, it is just about to break in, in fact it is breaking in, in some ways, as Jesus’ very words are spoken—‘here comes!’ The translation ‘here comes’ keeps the kingdom from being a static object either in heaven (is near) or on earth (is here); it protects the kingdom from the desecration of being so present it can be taken for granted and from the irrelevance of being so future it doesn’t matter… ‘Here comes the kingdom’ means the kingdom is breaking in right now through Jesus’ person and Word like a great landslide or like lightning from heaven. The kingdom is vital, alive, moving, and breaking in.” (Dale Bruner, “The Christbook”, p. 123.)

Commentary for Monday, March 6

cross_13347acDay Five: Monday, March 6, Matthew 4:12-25

“Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” The word I have rendered ‘here comes,’ has exercised many interpreters. Does it mean the kingdom is near, or does it mean the kingdom is present? Does it suggest a future or a present kingdom? It means both: it is on its ways, it is just about to break in, in fact it is breaking in, in some ways, as Jesus’ very words are spoken—‘here comes!’ The translation ‘here comes’ keeps the kingdom from being a static object either in heaven (is near) or on earth (is here); it protects the kingdom from the desecration of being so present it can be taken for granted and from the irrelevance of being so future it doesn’t matter… ‘Here comes the kingdom’ means the kingdom is breaking in right now through Jesus’ person and Word like a great landslide or like lightning from heaven. The kingdom is vital, alive, moving, and breaking in.” (Dale Bruner, “The Christbook”, p. 123.)

Diamond Luncheon

Diamonds (70+) Celebrate  Worship and Luncheon  on Tuesday, December 12th, at 11:30 a.m.

Worship in the Sanctuary will be followed by luncheon at noon in Fellowship Hall.

Menu: shepherd’s pie and frosted pumpkin cup cakes for dessert.

Sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall or call the Church Office at (401) 322-0655; let us know if you need a ride.

WARM Center Dinner

helping_the_needyThe Deacons of Dunns Corners Church will serve dinner on Saturday,  December 2nd, at 5pm for 30+ people at the WARM Homeless Shelter, Spruce Street, Westerly.

Sign up on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall to bring a dish. Deliver the dish to the church kitchen on Saturday morning. (Perishable items go in the refrigerator). The Deacons will serve the meal Saturday evening at the WARM Shelter.