THIS WEEK AT SHALLOWFORD
Wednesday, September 25
7pm Shallowford Singers
Saturday, September 28
8am Men's Breakfast @ Clemmons Kitchen
Sunday, September 29
9am - Joyful Noise
9:30am - Spiritual Awakenings
Children's Sunday School
Book Group Class
10:30am Worship - Service for Wholeness
Wednesday, October 2
7pm Shallowford Singers
Thursday, October 3
6pm - Building & Grounds Committee
Saturday, October 5
9am - Church Work Day
Sunday, October 6
9:30am - Spiritual Awakenings
Children's Sunday School
Book Group Class
10:30am Worship - World Communion
PCUSA "Peace and Global Witness Offering"
2019 Session Committee Chairpersons
Administration - Bob Federchuck
Building and Grounds - Jack Hartle, Tony Brett
Christian Education - Lynn Watkins
Fellowship and Congregational Care - Carolyn Auman
Outreach - Jane Pfeuffer
Welcoming - Sally Gant
Worship - Al Gaskill
Carolyn Auman, Tony Brett, Bob Federchuck, Sally Gant,
Al Gaskill, Jack Hartle, Jane Pfeuffer, Lynn Watkins
At the Stated Session meeting on May 20, 2019 the Session:
September 22, 2019
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Ushers: Allyn & Mark Ramsey
Greeters: Martha & Andy McKenna
Nursery: Mary Beth Stanley
Lector: Janet Sockwell
SAVE THE DATE for HOMECOMING @ SPC!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Shallowford Presbyterian Church
35th Anniversary Homecoming Worship Service and Pot-Luck Lunch
10:30 am Worship Service: A Celebration of All Saints and Communion
12:00 Noon: Pot-Luck Lunch
Look for an invitation with RSVP in a few weeks.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW AND PLAN TO JOIN US!
Look for an invitation with RSVP coming soon. If you prefer to sign up on the church bulletin board, a sign-up sheet will be posted.
The more, the merrier! if you know of Shallowford friends or past members who should receive our homecoming invitation, please forward emails or addresses to Sally Gant firstname.lastname@example.org / 336-972-1637 or to Crystal Norman at email@example.com / 336-766-3178, Ext. 4.
SAINTS & MEMORIES! If you have photographs, images, or particular memories of your saints and Shallowford's saints and events to share for our Art Wall on this day, please send or bring these to Elizabeth Reid or Nancy McKay by October 1! firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
A service of Taizé Prayer for World Peace and Reconciliation will be held this Sunday, September 29 at 7:30p.m. The Shallowford sanctuary, illuminated by the soft light of many candles, makes a sacred space for this liturgy from the Community of Taizé, with its sung prayer that reaches into the depths of the soul through its beauty and simplicity. Several guest musicians will join us for this service which also includes scripture readings and a period of silent meditation. Our outdoor Labyrinth will be open for walking prior to the service. A brief introduction to the sung prayers will begin at 7:25p.m.
On October 6 a SPECIAL OFFERING, “The Peace & Global Witness Offering” will be taken. This offering provides support to those who show us how to do peacemaking well. It allows us to create resources for dealing with conflict and provides nurturing reconciliation and stands in support of our global sisters and brothers, because the peace of Christ belongs to people everywhere. It is one of the PCUSA designated special offerings.
The Session has called for a Congregational Meeting following worship on October 13, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a report from the Nominating Committee and to elect officers and a 2020 Nominating Committee and to conduct the Annual Meeting of the Congregation and the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.
STEWARDSHIP KICKOFF AND DEDICATION – Sunday, October 13 we will celebrate the generosity of the Shallowford Community, review the difference we are making in so many lives, and challenge ourselves for the future work to be done. There will be a brief presentation in the sanctuary after the corporate meeting. The weeks to follow will continue to highlight the ways God is blessing the ministries of Shallowford.
Dedication Sunday will be Nov. 10, when we will commit together our time and our talents for 2020.
The Forsyth County CROP Walk will be held Sunday afternoon, October 20, at Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem. CROP funds hunger, disaster relief, and development programs in Forsyth County and across the world, including hurricane relief. For years, Shallowford has been one of CROP's strongest supporters. Join us this year! The Walk will be a beautiful stroll through Old Salem. You can join as a walker or donate on behalf of a walker by going to www.cropwalkforsyth.org and clicking at the top of the page on either "Register Online" or "Donate". Make sure you click on the Shallowford link to join our team or to support your favorite walker. Or you can sign up or donate in person by contacting Gordon Watkins.
FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS FOR CHILDREN
Children of all ages are invited to the children's Sunday school class every Sunday at 9:30am. We will be studying The Lord's Prayer, what it means, why we repeat it every Sunday in worship and what it means for our daily lives. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with these classes, please contact Lynn Watkins.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BOOK GROUP CLASS
Come join us as we begin a new year! Our class will resume meeting in the library at 9:30am on Sunday, September 29th. We will be reading and discussing The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren. That Sunday we will be discussing the Preface and Introduction. Books may be purchase on Amazon for $14.83. For question or additional information contact Liz Jenkins.
McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that—notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions the journey has already begun. Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor and public theologian, he challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church.
COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE
The calendar may say "September" but the hot temperatures have kept garden volunteers busy watering and picking! Tomatoes are finishing up but we will still be picking beans, peppers, okra, squash, eggplants, and a few cucumbers over the next few weeks.
We hope the lovely foliage of the sweet potato vines is hiding lots of the yummy tubers and we will be planning a sweet potato digging party for early October. On that same day, we will be cleaning up some of the beds for planting lettuce, chard, collards, cabbage, and kale, as well as planting our clover cover crop in other beds. If you want to be in on the fun, let Janet Scharling know and you will receive an email when we are ready to set the date!!
Thanks to all who have kept the garden going this summer and to all who have visited the Sharing the Bounty table for fresh, organic vegetables in exchange for a donation to Crisis Control! Check out the picture board on the table for some new photos of veggies, flowers, and beautiful butterflies...as well as a few caterpillars!!
From the Outreach Committee:BLANKETS....BLANKETS...BLANKETS
Shallowford will be a drop-off/collection location for the "Cover the City" project again this year. This project collects blankets for those in our local community in need of warmth during the winter. The goal for 2019 is to collect 2000 blankets by December 1!
You can participate by bringing blankets to the church between October 6 and November 24. You can buy new blankets or donate ones you have at home. Used blankets will be taken to A Cleaner World, who has offered their services to clean, repair, and restore them. Any blankets will be accepted....no matter how used! Those no longer suitable for use by people will be donated for use by animals in need. There will be a collection box in the gathering space.
West Forsyth Christian Preschool will join us in supporting this project. You will be noticing their collection box in the entrance to Arnold Hall....feel tree to drop your blankets there, if you wish! Shallowford is a generous faith community!! We hope you will join us in helping Cover the City reach...and surpass...their goal this year!!
The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.
This year we collected $689.00, forty percent of which stays with our congregation to be used for youth programming. We contributed $275.00 to the St Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church Adventure Trek, which was co-led by Daniel Sockwell and was attended by two youth from El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church. Thank you so much for your generosity!!!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING
The total is in and this year we collected $981.66!! This is more than we have ever collected for this PCUSA special offering!! Thank you so much for filling your banks and envelopes. This offering goes to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and does so much good work for those in the US and around the world who are affected by storms, earthquakes, fires and other disasters.
We celebrate the generous stewardship of our congregation through worship and music, service including VBS with El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Hispanic mission, West Forsyth Christian Preschool, our community garden, Pilgrimage Ministry, the Art Wall, 12 Step Recovery groups, Hinkle House celebrations, Bloodmobile, CROP Hunger Walk, Presbyterian coffee and chocolate, and much more.
"Much more" includes Campus Ministry. You may not realize that Joanne Federchuck was on the committee of several churches and Salem Presbytery which called Stewart Ellis to be the Presbyterian Campus Minister in the area in 1990. Stewart retired 11 years ago but that ministry continues at WSSU, Wake Forest, Salem College and the University of NC School of the Arts. Several Shallowford folk volunteer with the Listening Post Cooperative Campus Ministry at UNCSA, including Janet Scharling, Kathy Muder, Elizabeth Reid who provides brownies, and Stewart chairs the board of this ecumenical ministry with students which has been happening on Wednesdays for three decades. Presbyterian pastor Khelen Kuzmovich is the Coordinator. Like every good ministry, we give and we receive. UNCSA students gave us wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts with the Shallowford Series this winter and spring, all of which were enjoyed by our largest audiences ever! The 2020 series will be announced in January.