October 14 at 12PM Otterbein UMC in Mont Clare will be hosting the Rockingham Male Chorus. The Rockingham Male Chorus is from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Organized in 1966, the group is made up of volunteer musicians from a variety of careers who regularly travel from Pennsylvania to Florida singing the gospel of Christ. Admission is free and all are welcome. Tapes and CDs will be available for purchase.
"The Resurrection Faith of our Congolese Brothers & Sisters"
All welcome! No registration. Free
Hear stories from EPA's (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church) recent mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by Bishop Peggy Johnson, Rev. Bob Wilt, Tony Barnett & D.S. Dawn Taylor-Storm. Come learn about Bishop Johnson's time with the Chief of Wembo Nyama; hear about the lives being saved in Mpasa and learn about the first well in a village of 86,000.
THANK YOU VETERANS!
On Veterans Day, we honor men and women who’ve served and sacrificed in one of America’s armed services.
On November 11, 1918, America and her allies signed a truce with German leaders, ending World War I. In 1919, President Wilson decided the United States should remember with gratitude the end of that war and honor military members by marking Armistice Day, or “truce” day. In 1954, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day, honoring veterans of every era.
Veterans Day highlights our country’s quest for peace, justice and freedom throughout the world. Followers of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, pray for unity among all nations and for the day when “nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore” (Isaiah 2:4, NIV).
Our new worship series called “My God is a Rock” will be starting on November 5th and ending on November 26th, Invite your family, friends, co-workers, or people on the street and tell them that: The LORD lives! Bless God, my rock! Let the God of my salvation be lifted high! Worshipping with the Psalms as our focal point, this series focuses on the promises of God, whose love and grace are enduring features our lives. In these days of instant gratification and fleeting interest, the Psalms remind us of the steadfast nature of God, calling each of us who are made in the image of God to be steadfast in our promises. We'll prepare ourselves for a new start in the Fall with some promises as a church, to work toward fulfilling our missional goals and being a safe haven where all can know the sure foundation of God!
Each week we will be studying a different Psalm:
November 5th - “Solid Rock” The LORD is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock— I take refuge in him! God is my shield, my salvation’s strength, my place of safety. - Psalm 18
November 12th - “Lead Me to the Rock” When my heart is weak, I cry out to you from the very ends of the earth. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I am. - Psalm 61
November 19th - “Shelter of the Rock” Because he will shelter me in his own dwelling during troubling times; he will hide me in a secret place in his own tent; he will set me up high, safe on a rock. - Psalm 27
November 26th - “My Rock and My Redeemer” Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, LORD, my rock and my redeemer. - Psalm 19
It's Time to pack shoeboxes for
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
and spread the Gospel around the World!
National Collection Week is November 13 - 20, 2017
Our Church is once again taking part in packing shoeboxes for less fortunate children around the world and help to spread the Good News of Jesus through our gifts. For some, this will be the only gift they receive all year. If you would like to donate an item to help fill the boxes, here is a list of items we are looking to pack:
Hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, washcloths & or hand towels
A small doll or stuffed animal
Fun small toys
School supplies, such as crayons, pencils, colored pencils or markers, small tablets
The items will be packed in clear plastic shoeboxes because they serve as more than just a place for the children to keep their gifts. They can also be used to transport water to their homes for a wash basin to clean up and bathe.
To see more gift suggestions you may visit: samaritanspurse.org/occ
If you prefer we will also accept monetary donations to purchase items for you.
New Worship Series starting Sunday, September 3, and ending October 8, Called “A Way Out of No Way”
We enter the biblical narrative of God’s action in human history “already in progress” and right out of the gate we are plopped down in the middle of major crisis: Noah and the flood. We will spend six weeks witnessing other Hebrew Bible stories of God urging the people forward in times when it seems there’s no way out. We will recall our own narratives and affirm the strength God gives us to find a way through. After all, our per-centage of actually living through a crisis at this point is 100%!
During this time we will be collecting items for Flood Buckets. Please see a list of things needed on our Flood Bucket page.
SIX IN ONE OFFERING: Below is a list of the six missions which your offering covers. An envelope is provided in the bulletin
Human Relations Day: Supports Community Developers, Untied Methodist Voluntary Services and the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.
One Great Hour of Sharing: provides major support of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which aids in refugee ministries, disaster-response ministries and hunger ministries.
Native American Ministries: Funds urban ministries with Native Americans, scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist seminaries and annual conference Native American ministries.
Peace with Justice: Supports peace with justice ministries through the General Board of Church and Society and the annual conference.
World Communion Sunday: Supports Crusade Scholarships, the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program.
United Methodist Student: Provides loan and scholarship funds for United Methodist college, university and graduate students.
Our Bible Study will start on Wednesday, February 8th, at 6:30 pm.
Mila is leading a study on "Reading the Bible through the Lens of The Lord's Prayer." For study materials, we don't need any book/textbook...our Bible is more than sufficient. I'm planning for an 8-week study or 8-sessions.
All are welcome to join us at Otterbein UMC, in Fellowship Hall
Dec. 4: Phoenixville Mission ConneXion’s second Advent Church Tour
Phoenixville Mission ConneXion will offer its second Advent Church Tour, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.Charlestown, Evansburg, Royersford, Otterbein, Bethel and First Phoenixville UM churches will welcome visitors to peek inside and see their decorations for the Advent and Christmas seasons. The tour will end at First Phoenixville UMC with the handbell choir’s concert.