Weekly Announcements

Bulletin Announcements November 10, 2019

WELCOME and thank you for your part in this service of worship.  If you are a visitor here at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair (PCUM), you are especially welcome. May you sense in this place the presence and the love of God in Christ. You and your fellow worshipers are warmly invited to Fellowship Hall immediately following this morning’s service for refreshments and conversation.

PLEASE ASK AN USHER for children’s bulletins, audio-assist units, or anything you might need. Whenever possible, please help your fellow worshipers by exiting and entering the sanctuary at times other than during prayers or scripture readings.

CHILD CARE for toddlers and a nursery for younger children are always available during worship in the North Wing, located off Fellowship Hall (adjacent to sanctuary).  Please ask an usher for directions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for all children age 3-3rd grade only this Sunday are located in the North Wing. Ask the ushers or Christian Education leaders for help finding classrooms. Register your child(ren) for Sunday School by filling out a registration form, available from Mary Beckhusen, Director of Christian Education or downloadable at www.pcum.org


SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Library (off Fellowship Hall). Come every week or when you can. Learn and use Bible-reading techniques. Have fun. See you there!

STUFFING DRIVE(through Nov 10):  PCUM’s Deacons are collectingbags of stuffingfor the Human Needs Food Pantry! The goal is to collect 500 bags to help local friends and neighbors enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal.Can YOU help? Place your stuffing donations in the baskets in the Deacons’ Corner. Kids, please bring donations to your Sunday School classes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (grades 6-8) meets every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for dinner, fun, and faith.

MONTCLAIR MUSIC CLUB (MMC) hosts its second program of the season on November 11th here at PCUM at 7:30 pm. The program will feature Schubert Lieder by soprano Erin Persick; lute and classic guitar works by classical guitarist Daryl Hester; and Tchaikovsky, Bach and Bartok pieces by flutist Michael Alampi. All are welcome. Reception following. 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!  Calling all 4th & 5th Graders! Join in the fun and fellowship of this awesome youth group experience on Friday, November 15th, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. right here at PCUM!  The cost is $15.00 per person which includes dinner. RSVP to Mary Beckhusen at .

FALL BOOK GROUP meets on Tuesday, November 12th, at 8 p.m. at the home of Janet Lee. The group will discuss The Presbyterian Handbook, which provides historical and up-to-date info about our Presbyterian tradition along with fun facts and practical tips on being a follower of Jesus Christ. Please email to RSVP.

PCUM'S CHILDREN'S CHOIR MINISTRY (2nd-5th graders) teaches children to love music and lead their church family in worship. Kids not only learn the song, but they also learn how to sing. They also grow spiritually, grow in confidence and self-discipline, and grow to feel more at home in their church. Children’s Choir rehearsals are Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m., in the Choir Room with Julie Platte.  For more information, contact .  

HONOR OR MEMORIALIZE LOVED ONES by dedicating flowers for PCUM’s Sunday morning worship service on any Sunday throughout the remaining calendar year. The suggested donation for two standard bouquets is $80; dedications appear in the morning bulletin. Sign up using the Flower Calendar in the Deacons’ Corner or online at pcum.org.

HELP FEED & SERVE HUNGRY NEIGHBORS IN NEWARK: You are invited to be part of PCUM’s volunteer-driven program that provides and serves a hot lunch to 50-75 neighbors on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Contact for the Sign-Up Genius link or the Church Office for more information.

HELP FEED & SERVE HUNGRY MONTCLAIR NEIGHBORS: Dates are available for you (& your family) to serve at PCUM’s M.E.S.H. ministry, which prepares and serves the Saturday evening meal to hungry and homeless neighbors here in Montclair on the 1st & 4th Saturdays of the month. Volunteers are needed to prepare food, serve meals, and sing or play music for guests. Contact for the Sign-Up Genius link or the Church Office.

SUPPORT PCUM BY PURCHASING GIFT CARDS for Fairway, Kings, or Shoprite.  You get full value ($100) and PCUM gets 5%.   Purchase cards (by check or cash) during Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings or at any time by contacting Erika Cowan ( , 973-222-7186) or David Starr ( , 973-253-2155).