Past Events 2014 Q4

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At
10am,
Sunday, December 28th we held our “Lessons and Carols”.  We had scripture readings from the young adults in our church and sang our favorite Christmas Carols.
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At 10am
Sunday, December 21st we continued our celebration of the season of Advent with Pastor Bill’s sermon
A Portrait of Jesus - Part III
The Shepherd

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Communion Service 4:30 p.m.
IMAGE:Parking RequestChristmas Eve Parking: We anticipate many visitors on Christmas Eve. Therefore, we want to ask our own church membership to park “off-campus” if possible. Senior members of our church may ignore this announcement. Drivers, you could drop off your family at a church door, find “off-campus” parking, and then join your family in church.


Sunday 12/21 we were very pleased  to receive new members into our fellowship at Harlingen Church. 

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Sunday School

Christmas Pageant

An Advent Celebration

Sunday,
December 14th
, 10 a.m.
Please join us on the 14th as our children lead us in worship!
(Rain Date Dec 21)
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At 10am Sunday, December 7th as we continued our celebration of the season of Advent with Pastor Bill’s sermon
A Portrait of Jesus- Part II - The Teacher

New Members Class: Pastor De Young is offering a New Members Class at Harlingen Church. It will run for three or four Sundays – and will be held in the church lounge for 45 minutes after our morning worship.

We met Nov 16,30. Final meeting 12/7.

This class will meet again in Jan, 2015.

You may attend this class without obligation. Window shop, if you’d like!

new members... tbd

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At 10am  Sunday, November 30th we began the season of Advent with Pastor Bill’s sermon
A Portrait of Jesus

IMAGE:NewsletterDecember Newsletter:  The deadline to submit articles for our December newsletter is Monday, December 1st. This is later than usual because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

IMAGE:Birthday CakeHappy Birthday:  Did you know that Carolyn Dixon will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, November 30th. Well, it’s true! So, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she celebrates this singular milestone.  Happy birthday, Carol!

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Stewardship Month: November was
“Stewardship Month” at Harlingen Church. During
this month members and friends of HRC were
encouraged to make a “financial commitment” to
HRC for 2015. If you have not made a
commitment, and would like to, it is
not too late. There are additional
cards at the back of the
sanctuary. Every local Christian
congregation depends
upon its members and
friends to support
their church with
their financial gifts.
The biblical standard
is the “tithe” – 10%.
So, how will you
support your church in 2015?
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At 10am Sunday, November 13rh Pastor Bill concluded his series

Putting Down Roots - Part IX : Gratitude



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IMAGE:Ps 107 Give Thanks to the Lord for he is GoodThanksgiving Sunday: November 23rd is Thanksgiving Sunday. Please join us as we give thanksgiving to God for His blessings upon us! James 1:17 tells us that “every good and perfect gift comes from above.”
The pilgrims gave thanks to God. What about us?

IMAGE:Thanksgiving PumpkinsLuncheon after church on Sunday, November 23rd: All are welcomed. No need to bring anything, just stay and enjoy the meal!

IMAGE: Be a Good StewardStewardship Month:  November is “Stewardship Month” at Harlingen Church. During this month members and friends of HRC will be encouraged to make a “financial commitment” to HRC for 2015. Every local Christian congregation depends upon its members and friends to support their church with their financial gifts. The biblical standard is the “tithe” – 10 %. So, how will you support your church in 2015?

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At 10am Sunday, November 16th Pastor Bill continued his series

Putting Down Roots - Part VIII : HOPE



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Rev. Joy Kulvicki was welcomed to the pulpit.10am Sunday ,November 9th
Her sermon was titled, “We Are Blessed to be a Blessing”.

At 10am Sunday, 
November 2nd
Pastor Bill continued his series:
Putting Down Roots - Part VII : Generocity 


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Guest Preacher at Harlingen Church
Rev Joy Kulvicki will be the guest preacher at HRC on Sunday, November 9th . Pastor De Young will be on vacation next week.

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Elder & Deacon Nominations : A couple weeks ago all members of HRC received letters inviting them to nominate church members to serve on our Consistory. The deadline for nominations is next Sunday, November 2nd. Please place your ballots in the box in the Church House.

Country Music Concert

Bill Turner & the Blue Smoke Band
with Ann Brown

Saturday, November 1st 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

“This will be a very enjoyable evening!”

For tickets call:

Bonnie S, Cary H, Patti Y

$15 per person

At 10am Sunday, October 26th we presented the 2014 Mission Trip Report.  8 Adults and 15 Youth participants went to Rochester, NY from  June 29 – July 5th this past summer.  Sunday they shared their trip with us.

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Movie Night &
Pumpkin Carving

Sponsored by the Sunday School

Saturday, October 25th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

in the Church House. Pizza will be served

Featuring the Movie:

Fall Rummage Sale: Friday, October 24, 8:00 - 5:00 & Saturday, October 25, 8:00 - noon (Bag Sale Day): Donations will be accepted Sunday, October 19, noon - 5:00, Mon and Tues, 9:00 - noon & 3-6pm. Please, no mattresses, TV’s, computers, baby cribs or car seats or large, overstuffed furniture. Please contact Gemma at bert*l*s@yahoo.com (replace the *) with any questions or see the church's website for information. Proceeds will benefit the summer 2015 mission trip.

At 10am Sunday, October 19th Pastor Bill continued his series:
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Putting Down Roots - Part VI : Freedom



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Donations are needed from the congregation for the Operation Christmas Child Sunday School project: Every shoe box we send is an opportunity to touch a child's heart with the love of Jesus Christ. Donated items should easily fit into a standard size shoe box. The boxes will be filled on Sunday, October 19th. There is a box that looks like a Christmas package in the church house for all donations. Thank you in advance for helping us with this program.

Suggestions for items needed are:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that light up or make noise, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mild bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

OTHER: ;Individually wrapped hard candy and lollipops, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights, batteries, and plastic boxes.

IMAGE:Crop WalkCROP WALK — The date for our local Crop Walk has been set for Sunday afternoon, October 19th, 1:30 p.m., at the South Branch Reformed Church. If you’d like to walk, please contact Bill K.

Organ Concert – Readington Reformed ChurchSunday, October 19th, 4:30 p.m. This will be an inaugural concert of their new DMP Cathedral 360 organ. Refreshments will be served. You're invited!

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At 10am Sunday, October 12th Pastor Bill continued his series

Putting Down Roots - Part V : Endurance



Max Lucado will be at the Brooklyn Tabernacle with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir: This Sunday, October 12th from 3-5pm. If you would like to attend, please meet in the church parking lot around 12 noon after church and we will all carpool. We will have some lunch, once we arrive, before attending the event.

"Governor Livingston, I Presume": The first governor of New Jersey, acted by Bob Gleason, will speak at Harlingen Church on Wednesday, October 15th, 7:00 p.m. This event will be sponsored by the Van Harlingen Historical Society. You're invited! Free admission! For adults and children!

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At 10am Sunday, October 5th Pastor Bill continued his series

Putting Down Roots - Part IV : LOVE




Ladies Out to Dinner:
ALL Ladies are welcomed to this fun event on Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30pm—Old Man Rafferty’s in Hillsborough.

Collegewise: will host a program at Harlingen on Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  The topic for the evening will be How to find the Right Colleges for You. All high school students and their parents are invited.  Please RSVP to Allison M at 908-938-2684 or arm***n@aol.com (replace the ***).

Jewelry Party: On Friday, October 10th at 7:30pm there will be a Premiere Designs Jewelry Party hosted by Sherry W in the Church House. Some of the proceeds from this party will go to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand. All are invited.

Pig Roast — The Clover Hill Reformed Church, Saturday, October 4, 4:45 & 6:15 p.m. Adults - $12; children, 5-12 - $6; under 5 are free. Call the church office for tickets: 908-369-8451. Also, afghan blanket raffle.