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The Herald-Tribune – Pantries in need of assistance

December 2, 2011

Pantries in need of assistance

The Herald-Tribune


Even though the Sunman Food Pantry is usually just open Saturdays, co-coordinator Sandy Wagner met a woman there Wednesday after receiving an urgent phone call from a pastor and many jobs available, here you can get tips for job hunting and volunteer jobs.

The disabled client asked her, “‘Will we be able to have any meat for supper tonight?’ The family has never come to the food pantry before, but this month they are in dire need.”

“Families are having it rough right now because there’s not a lot of work in this area,” explains community service specialist Sue Felton, who operates Brookville’s  Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corp. Food Pantry.

“The need is just unbelievable,” agrees Bill Warren. The Ripley County Food Pantry president says six years ago 60 families were visiting his facility, but now “we’re approaching 400 families a month.”

“A lot of people are running out of their unemployment. Others run out of food stamps by the end of the month,” Felton points out.

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Silent Auction – Benefit for Lynsey Gesell – July 17, 2011

Great Food! Great friends! Great Day! God is great!

Over $ 11000 was raised on Auction day!  Amazing!

Thank you for your support!

Going once….Going Twice….Sold to the Highest bidder!


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Advent Happenings

Sunday, December 2, 2012       First Sunday in Advent: Hanging of the Greens Worship Service at 10:30 AM 

  We light the Candle of Hope   ~   Holy Communion   ~  Traditional Christmas Carols   ~  Coffee Hour before and after church

         Santa visits at 11:45 in the Gathering Area

(This year, we will not be having a Hanging of the Greens luncheon following worship, but will incorporate decorating the Chrismon Tree as part of the Worship Service.  Santa will visit following worship around 11:45. Bring your cameras! All are asked to stay and help finish decorating the sanctuary following worship and Santa’s visit.)


Sunday, December 9, 2012    Second Sunday in Advent Worship at 10:30

         We light the Candle of Peace  ~Special music includes “Let There Be Peace on Earth”      


Youth and Sunday School participates in packing Christmas Baskets for Sunman Area Food Pantry     


Sunday, December 16, 2012         Third Sunday in Advent Worship at 10:30 AM

       We light the Candle of Joy


Sunday, December 23, 2012  Fourth Sunday in Advent Worship Service at 10:30 AM

          We light the Candle of Love ~Christmas Holy Communion


         Children’s Christmas Program at 6:30 PM 

   Silent Night by candlelight


Monday, December 24, 2012 Christmas Eve Service 11PM


Sunday, December 30, 2012  Birthday Party for Jesus during the Sunday School hour (9:30)

     Fifth-Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 10:30 AM



Sunday School ages 3-93 at 9:30 each week

All ages meet in the downstairs gathering area at 9:30 for an opening time of celebration together before heading to class.

The Great ADVENTure coming again during the 4 weeks of Advent from 9:30-10:20 A.M

The Children’s Sunday School will all meet together for special Advent lessons and activities

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Home for the Holidays

No matter where you are in life’s journey…..You’re welcome “home” at St. John’s UCC, Penntown 

Please join us throughout the coming holiday season, and into the coming year.

Join with us as we celebrate each week!  Here’s what is coming soon:   

Sunday, November 18, 2012:     Thanksgiving Worship at 10:30 AM

    Blessing of our Fall Food Drive donations ~Sunday School Children will lead us in Psalm 100


       Town-wide Thanksgiving Service at 7:00 PM hosted by St. John’s

       Combined Service with area churches, followed by fellowship time in our Parish Hall


Sunday, November 25, 2012     Sunday After Thanksgiving Worship at 10:30 AM

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2011 Food Pantry Challenge

(Mission 511)

As part of the United Church of Christ’s Mission 1 campaign (check it out at, our Sunday School participants and members of St. Johns and St. Jacobs were working on our goal of 511 food items for the Sunman area food pantry by 11/11/11 (or the Sunday after).

Our tally as of 11/13/11:  585

Mission Accomplished!

Nationwide, mission 1′s goal of 1 million nutritious food items was also exceeded, with a current tally of 1,282,157 and counting!

Just imagine what else is possible with God!


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Squash Malaria 2013

Squash Malaria! Throughout Lent, Sunday School collected pledges for mosquito nets for children throughout the world where malaria is an epidemic problem.  One mosquito net costs $6, and can protect 3 children.  Pastor Lynne stepped in and encouraged us to set a goal–not an impossible goal, but one that was challenging.  She promised to let the children paint her hair if we met the goal.

Our goal? 100 nets; Our total–nearly 114! $686.00 was raised! On Sunday, April 7, the Sunday School kids spray-painted Pastor Lynne’s hair out in the church yard! Lots of smiles were shared by all!


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Last Year’s VBS: Son Rise National Park – June 18 – 21, 2012

A few pictures from our National Park adventure…


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Bulletin 9.8.13 Service

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Bulletin 9.1.13 Service


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Solicitors & Donations

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