Janus Wind Quintet CONCERT!
First Presbyterian Church
Friday, October 14th ~ 7:30 p.m.
The Janus Wind Quintet is made up of members of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes based in Corning and Elmira, NY. Our name comes from the animistic spirit of doorways and archways and has been portrayed as a head with two faces, one looking to the future and one looking to the past. Members of the Quintet are Laura Campbell, Flute, Lesley McClelland, Oboe, Richard MacDowell, Clarinet, David Resig, Bassoon, and Terry Martens, Horn. The Janus Wind Quintet will be playing music of Reicha, Piazzolla, Malcolm Arnold, Klughardt, and Farkas on Friday evening, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. There is no admission fee, but there will be a free will offering. Please join us for a concert of eclectic crowd pleasers!
TREAT AND GREET!
Saturday, OCTOBER 29th ~ 1 - 3 p.m.
Youth Christian Ed is sponsoring a "Treat and Greet" event on Saturday, October 29th, from 1-3 p.m. There will be greeters and snacks in the Narthex area of the church. This event is open to all children in the community. Hope to Greet you then!
LUNCH AND LEARN AT FIRST PRES CHURCH
Sunday, October 30th ~ 12 noon
H.O.P.E. - Heroin and Opiate Prevention Effort
Please join us for a “Lunch and Learn” event on Sunday, October 30th following the church service at 12 noon in the Hoffman Great Room. Presenters will be Captain Holley and Captain Hooper from the Chemung County Sheriff’s office. John Stanley will be our chef and provide a FREE light lunch of wraps and salads. You are invited to come and stay after church, for another one of our periodic speaker and luncheon events.
FALL 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!