You are invited to join the Wednesday night Bible Study as we begin our study of the New Testament on February 21. We will be using Disciple/Fast Track, a 12 week course that gives you and overview of the New Testament. We meet from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. If you are interested, contact Pastor Wayne immediately as the course uses a workbook and we need to order books for those joining the class.
There will be a Pasta Dinner to raise funds for the Dunn’s Corners Hurricane Disaster Recovery Team on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. Each member of the Dunn’s Corners Team is responsible for $650, which includes airfare and van rentals in Houston. You can support our team by joining us for our Pasta Dinner Fundraiser or by making a donation to our team. Checks can be made out to the Dunn’s Corners Community Church Presbyterian (DCCCP) with a notation for Hurricane Recovery Team.
We are having our last “Dress a Girl” (DAG) workshop on Saturday, March 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. So far we have made 32 dresses! If you are a sewer, we would love to have you join us along with your sewing machine. In first quarter of 2019 we will resume the DAG project.
On Saturday, April 7th we are starting our second quarter sewing mission: “Quilts Beyond Borders.” We will need your hands for ironing and cutting fabric, and sewers and sewing machines for sewing straight stitches. Hope to see you there.
Roxanne Tisch, our very own “Science Wizard”, will host a special program for children and their families on Saturday, February 24th from 3 to 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Many “out of this world” activities have been planned; come and explore with us and be prepared to be amazed. Also be prepared to be messy! A mid-afternoon snack will also be provided.
The Deacons are challenging the congregation to bring in ONE TON OF FOOD for the Jonnycake Center. We are about half way there.
The Jonnycake Center has a great need for food during the winter when people experience high heating bills and may have reduced work hours. This is a time when employers cut back the number of workers they need or eliminate seasonal jobs, making winter a time of real hardship for many. Donations to the Jonnycake Center around the holidays are wonderful but diminish afterwards. If we could bump up our contribution during this period, it would be most welcome.
Let’s show our Christian love by bringing ONE TON OF FOOD by Valentine’s Day (or shortly thereafter!) Non-perishable food only. Please place your donation on the shelves at the back of Fellowship Hall. The Deacons will weigh it and keep track of our awesome total.
Thank you in advance,
PS: If you are reading this and are wondering how you can afford your food, PLEASE speak with Pastor Wayne for confidential help.
Please 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, March 10th.
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.
The Mitten Tree is in the corner of the Sanctuary and will remain until the spring thaw. Please put new or gently used mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, hats, stocking caps, and work gloves for men, women, children—all sizes—on the tree. We distribute through the schools and charitable organizations. Thank you.
2018 CONFIRMATION CLASS SCHEDULE
All youth from seventh grade and above are invited to join the Confirmation class. Unless otherwise noted, the class will meet at 11:30 am on Sunday mornings at the Church. The meetings will last between 60 and 90 minutes.
January 7: Orientation and kick off (Held at Eberly house) 5:00 pm (Parents are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting)
Jan 14: You are what you wear
Jan 21: How do you spell Presbyterian
Jan 28: Where is God when it hurts
Feb 11: Extravagant Love
Feb 25: We’ve Got the Spirit
Mar 4: Can you hear me now?
Mar 11: Going out
Mar 18: Grace and Gratitude
Mar 25: Special worship planning meeting and meeting with Session
Apr 8: Confirmation class received into membership at 10 am service. Confirmation Class will plan, prepare, and lead in the worship service.
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 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.
• 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.
Our two Disciple Bible Studies will take a break during the holidays. Rev. Wayne Eberly will resume instruction in January. Please check Scribe for schedule.
The Tuesday morning class 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 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 is happy to announce that Sunday, February 11th has been designated as “Soup Sunday”. Delicious soups to suit every taste will be available for purchase after each worship service in Fellowship Hall. If you have a favorite soup to share, please join us! The proceeds will benefit the mission trip to Houston, Texas in the spring.
Our future plans include guest speakers and a craft retreat. Interested? Join us to learn more.
Let women of faith encourage each other!
Diamonds (70+) Celebrate Worship and Luncheon on Tuesday, January 8th, at 11:30 a.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary will be followed by luncheon at noon in Fellowship Hall.
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.
The Deacons of Dunns Corners Church will serve dinner on Saturday, January 6th, 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.