BLESSINGS OF BACKPACKS…
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR! Summer is winding down. Vacations are over. It’s time to return to school or to work or to the fall routine. To celebrate the change of the season and all that it brings, we will have a “Blessings of Backpacks” (and anything else that you carry with you every day) during worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th. Children, youth, and yes, you adults too are invited to bring to church that Sunday something that you carry with you every day. Start thinking about what you carry with you every day. Is it your backpack, briefcase, purse, a musical instrument case, or laptop? Is it a diaper bag, pen, watch or cell phone holster? Is it a lunch bag, fit bit, a glasses case, or a pencil? Whatever it is, we invite you to bring it with you to church on September 11th for a time of blessing.
NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Sunday School Kick-off!
10:30 a.m. Worship to feature
the Chancel Choir and the Brass Ensemble
SUMMER TIME DE-CLUTTERING
Are you using the change of pace of summer to go through your closets, attic and garage in an effort to de-clutter? Has that got you thinking: what do I do with all those things I don’t want anymore? Let us give you a suggestion: pack them up and set them aside for the fall rummage sale at First Pres. If you come across items that you know the rummage sale can’t use, what do you do? Here are a few suggestions. If you have old black and white photos that you otherwise would throw out, we know of a school that will use them in art projects. Please let us know. If you have yarn or 100% cotton fabric, our Knitting4Peace Pod can make good use of them creating items of warmth and hope for people near and far. If you have metal items, please think of the metal recycling drive here at church. If you have jewelry or silver/gold items that you no longer want, how about giving them to the Budget Boosters of the church? For further information, please contact the church office at 734-1614. Thank you!
AMAZON SMILE…BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING!
Did you know that you can earn money for the First Presbyterian Church just by shopping? Amazon.com has a program called Amazon Smile, which donates .5% of customers’ purchases to charitable organizations. It costs nothing to participate, and all you need to do is go to www.smile.amazon.com, select First Presbyterian Church of Elmira as your charity, and then shop away. Just be sure to always shop from the smile.amazon homepage. Refer to the church website for instructions as to how to sign up for Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support!
AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
(Group Class) -Feldenkrais Method
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Hoffman Great Room
In these structured lessons, the teacher verbally guides you through a sequence of movements. You are encouraged to go slowly and take plenty of time to sense, feel, rest, and avoid mechanical, mindless repetition. ATM lessons explore a wide range of patterns of movement and investigate ways to improve the use of every joint and muscle group in the body. Bring mat and towel and dress comfortably. Fee - PAY WHAT YOU WANT. Inquiries - Joanie Collin, GCFP,Certified practitioner – 9 years. www.movingbettersmarter.com