Christmas Messages (9:30AM, Sundays in December)

Date Speaker Christmas Series Text
1-Dec Don White A Great Light Isaiah 9:1-5
8-Dec Don White Wonderful Counselor Isaiah 9:6a
15-Dec Don White Mighty God Isaiah 9:6b
22-Dec Don White Everlasting Father Isaiah 9:6c
29-Dec Mike McOrmond Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6d

[1] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. [2] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. [3] You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. [4] For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. [5] For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. [6] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – (Isaiah 9:1-6)

“Flower City Work Camp” Serving Opps (April 5-9)

Flower City Work Camp (FCWC) is a local missions trip for youth grades 7-12.  FCWC 2020 happens Sunday, April 5 – Thursday, April 9.  FCWC uses local youth to deliver a range of services into the City of Rochester and surrounding areas “that the city might see Jesus.”

Services that youth deliver include:
·        Home repair
·        Soccer and basketball day camps (11-12th grade eligible only)
·        Sidewalk clubs
·        Agency support
Applications for youth are can be accepted through January 3, 2020. www.flowercityworkcamp.org/student-info

BUT, youth cannot attend without ample adult support.  For every 3.5 youth that attend, there needs to be an adult leader in each of the following areas:
·        Work Site Leader for home repair, or Roving Expert, or Sidewalk Club Leader, or Sports Camp Coach, or an Agency Leader. This is a Monday through Wednesday day time commitment.
·        Lunch Coordinator to make and deliver lunch (likely only one day in the week, possibly more, serving approximately 15-20 workers at a site; can be a shared role).
·        Overnight Leader per gender (can be a shared role).

Applications for mandatory adult volunteers accepted through January 10, 2020.
There are other ways that adults can serve too: Gofers, Kitchen Crew, First Aid Workers, Security Team, Prayer Walk Leaders, and Merchandise Team. There is need for Clean Up Support at closing on Thursday 4/9 ONE HOUR COMMITMENT (note: this is not a position that doesn’t have an on line sign up, just a good will commitment). Other support helpers have until February 14, 2020 to sign up. www.flowercityworkcamp.org/volunteer

Does this interest you?  Do you know anyone who would be willing and able to support this effort?  Learn more or register at www.flowercityworkcamp.org. Or, contact Shelley Morgan at mmorgan11@rochester.rr.com or 585-752-9773.

Adult Volunteers for Flower City Work Camp 2020

2020 VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS & APPLICATION DEADLINES

(Sunday, April 5 – Thursday April 9, 2020)
www.flowercityworkcamp.org

All churches are REQUIRED to submit one of the following adult volunteers for every 3.5 students they wish to bring to Flower City Work Camp.  Deadline January 10, 2020

Work Site Leaders – These leaders provide planning, direction and support on Work Sites, while enabling participating students to do the ministry work.  These leaders must be present Sunday evening and all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Leaders are strongly encouraged to participate on Thursday morning until 12 noon as well, but that is optional.

Roving Experts – These leaders are adults skilled in one or more major home repair areas: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, roofing, etc. Roving Experts are not assigned a particular work site, but are available during Work Camp to assist Site Leaders with labor-intensive, skill-specific projects or consultations. Roving Experts may also be called on prior to the week of Camp as Work Site Leaders plan the work to be done on their site.  Roving Experts must be available the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Camp.

Sidewalk Club Leaders – These leaders oversee a mini-Vacation Bible School type ministry experience that operates alongside Work Sites in City neighborhoods. Sidewalk Club teams evangelize children with Bible stories, verses, songs, crafts and a clear presentation of the Gospel during the three working days of Work Camp (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday). A Sidewalk Club Leader functions in much the same way for the Sidewalk Clubs as the Work Site Leader does for the Work Site. He or she needs to provide planning, direction and support while allowing the students to do the ministry work.  These leaders must be present starting Sunday afternoon and all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Leaders are strongly encouraged to participate on Thursday morning until 12 noon as well, but that is optional.

Agency Support Leaders – These leaders provide planning, direction and support on Agency Support sites, while enabling participating students to do the ministry work.  These leaders must be present Sunday evening and all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Leaders are strongly encouraged to participate on Thursday morning until 12 noon as well, but that is optional.

Sport Camp Coaches (Basketball or Soccer) – These leaders function in much the same way for the Sports Camps as the Work Site Leader does for the Work Site. The Coach works with Work Camp teens to help lead skills and scrimmage events at a City-based mini-camp. The Coach needs to provide planning, direction and support, while allowing the students to do the ministry work.  These leaders must be present starting Sunday afternoon and all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Leaders are strongly encouraged to participate on Thursday morning until 12 noon as well, but that is optional.

All churches are REQUIRED to submit adult volunteers in each of the categories below.  Deadline January 10, 2020

Overnight Leaders – In addition to the leaders mentioned above, each church must submit at least one male overnight leader (if they are planning to send boys to Camp) and one female overnight leader (if they are planning to send girls to Camp) for each of the four nights of Work Camp.  Different leaders may serve each night, but there must be a minimum of one male and one female leader enrolled for camp by the deadline.

Lunch Coordinator – Churches also must provide a Lunch Coordinator to oversee providing lunch to at least one site during the three work days of Camp (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)

It is PREFERRED that all churches to submit at least one adult volunteer in an area below. Deadline February 14, 2020

There are many additional ways that we need adults to serve at Flower City Work Camp.  Those positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Gofers – support Work Site teams by responding to requests for materials or other supplies. Gofer activities include purchasing and delivering materials, moving tools or supplies between sites and transporting students as necessary.  All purchases are reimbursed within 48 hours. These leaders must serve for the full week of Camp.
  • Kitchen Crew – feed the hundreds of student and adult volunteers who eat breakfast and dinner at the Host Churches during the week.  Volunteers can either help to prepare and serve meals provided at Home Base or help with the Snack Bar in the evenings.  You can schedule your preferred time slot at the end of your application.
  • First Aid Workers – Nurses or EMT’s provide 24-hour on-site first aid care in the event of injury or illness. These professionals also administer or supervise the taking of medications. Duties are spread among several individuals as schedules permit. You can schedule your preferred time slot at the end of your application.
  • Security Team – These volunteers provide security and information at Home Base each morning, evening and overnight during the week. They help ensure that Flower City Work Camp is a positive, nurturing, and safe place in which our students serve.
  • Prayer Walk Leaders – these leaders oversee Work Site Teams as they go on a daily Prayer Walk in the neighborhood in which they are serving. While Student Shepherds and Work Site Leaders generally coordinate the Prayer Walks, on occasion prayer warrior volunteers are needed to lead a team of students and adults in praying for the area around their work site. Prayer Walk Leaders make it possible for the students to be bold in prayer as they take a walk around the neighborhood, praying for the people and needs they encounter. You can schedule your preferred time slot at the end of your application.
  • Clean Up Volunteers – at the end of the week we need to clean and restore the Host Church location.  These volunteers will assist in a variety of ways to clean and reset the churches back to their normal operational footing.
  • Merchandise Team – we operate both a snack shop fundraiser and branded apparel shop fundraiser in the evenings at Camp.  We need a small group of folks to run those retail operations. It is a great place to interact with the kids.

All applications are found at www.flowercityworkcamp.org

SRC Reps- Shelley Morgan (585-752-9773) mmorgan11@rochester.rr.com

Preps for Spaghetti Dinner to Support Buckles Family

Annalise Allman is hosting a benefit dinner for Mackenzie, Kyle, and Hudson Buckles as part of her National Honor Society project. You can support her effort by either providing a product as listed on https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/OQOS3439 or simply coming to partake in the meal eat in or take out meal. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT IS 11/22, BUT ITEMS NEED TO BE PROVIDED BY 11/17. Click on link for details on arrangements.

“Ten Commandments” Sermon Series

Date Speaker The 10 Commandments
Text
8-Sept Don White The School of Christ Matthew 28:16-20
15-Sept Don White And God spoke Exodus 20:1
22-Sept Don White God Redeemed Exodus 20:2
29-Sept Don White Purposes of God’s Law Deut. 4:1-8; Romans 3:19-20, 7:7-12
6-Oct Don White You Have Heard, But I Say Matthew 5:21-30
13-Oct Don White No Other Gods (Commandment 1) Exodus 20:3
20-Oct Mike McOrmond No God Images (Commandment 2) Exodus 20:4-6
27-Oct Don White Not Named in Vain (Commandment 3) Exodus 20:7
3-Nov Don White Remember the Sabbath (Commandment 4) Exodus 20:8-11
10-Nov Don White Honor Father & Mother (Commandment 5) Exodus 20:12

“Starting Point” Begins Sunday, September 29

Description: A discussion oriented class for those who are skeptical or curious about Christ. If you are connecting with God for the first time, or if you are reconnecting with God after being away from the church for a while, then Starting Point is for you. Starting Point is a relaxed and informal gathering on Sunday mornings for you to connect with others who are at the same stage in their journey. We invite you to join us as we watch video teaching, eat some snacks, and discuss questions about the Christian faith.

Leaders: Mike McOrmond & Tammy McOrmond

Gender: Co-Ed

Marital Status: Married and Singles

Age Range: 13 Years and Older

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Day: Sunday

Frequency: 8 Week Cycles

Childcare: Nursery & Children’s Sunday School Classes

Location: 1st Floor Classroom in Education Building @ Second Reformed Church of Marion

Not “Fake News” (Book of Romans)

Date Speaker Not “Fake News” (Romans) Text
5-May Don White Romans Road Onramp Romans 1:1-17
12-May Don White Missional Moms 2 Timothy 1:1-13
(Mother’s Day) (Dads, Grandparents & Godparents Too)
19-May Don White A Hot Mess Romans 1:18-3:20
26-May Don White “Not Guilty” Romans 3:21-5:21
2-Jun Jim Harden TBD Romans 6:1-8:39
9-Jun Don White Sovereignty & Responsibility Romans 9:1-11:36
16-Jun Mike McOrmond Paul’s Father Heart Romans 1:1-16
(Father’s Day/Graduates)
23-Jun Don White Living Sacrifice Manual Romans 12:1-12:21
30-Jun Mike Sicienski Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey Acts 17
(VBS Sunday) to Share the Truth
7-Jul Don White Dual Citizenship Romans 13:1-14
14-Jul Don White Care & Keeping of Consciense Romans 14:1-23
21-Jul Don White Striving Together Romans 15:1-33
28-Jul Don White Father Owned, Family Run Romans 16:1-27

“Ham for Hudson” Dinner (5-7PM, Tuesday, May 7)

Tuesday, May 7th
5:00pm – 7:00pm or Until Gone; Takeout Optional
2nd Reformed Church Education Building, 3757 Mill Street, Marion, NY
Freewill Donations Accepted

Ham, Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce & Rolls
Water, Coffee, Lemonade
Assorted Desserts

This dinner is to help raise funds in support of Kyle and MacKenzie Buckles as they travel to Boston to welcome their son, Hudson. Hudson will be delivered at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and then he will move to Boston Children’s Heart Center where he will undergo heart surgery as soon as he is born. The family will be staying in the Boston area during his recovery and will need financial support during this journey. You can follow Hudson’s amazing story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/hopeforhudson2

Click here for poster: HamforHudson

“Not A Fan” Sermon Series

Date Speaker Not A Fan Text
10-Mar Don White Not a Fan 1- Fan or Follower? Luke 9:23; John 6:1ff
17-Mar Don White Not a Fan 2- The Open Invitation Luke 9:23
24-Mar Mike McOrmond Not a Fan 3- Choosing Intimacy Luke 7:36-50
31-Mar Don White Not a Fan 4- Comfortable Cross? Luke 9:23; I Corinthians 1:18-31
7-Apr Mike Sicienski Not a Fan 5- More Than Rules John 8:1-11
14-Apr Don White Not a Fan 6- Is Jesus Enough? John 6:22-71

Power Restored So Morning Worship Service is Back On

We apologize for the confusion, but since the power just came back on, we will be having our Sunday morning worship service. We realize that some may have already made alternative arrangements but we will still worship the Lord with whoever can make it.