The Deacons host the annual SERRV Sale in the Social Hall during three Sundays leading up to Christmas. Tables full of beautiful crafts and many other gifts will be available for purchase. Stop by during Coffee Hour in the rear of the Social Hall from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Your purchase of these gifts enables artisans and farmers around the world to have steady work and earn a living wage. This mission project for the Deacons sends all money collected from the sale back to the artisans and farmers.
Christmas Day Dinner
The Deacons help to host an annual Community Christmas Dinner on December 25 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for fellowship, fun, and a good traditional home-style Christmas dinner — with turkey and all the trimmings!
If you would like to participate by helping to prepare items for the meal, look for sign-up sheets in December in the Social Hall. All are invited to attend!
One Great Hour of Sharing Dinner and Auction
Since 1949 Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through “One Great Hour of Sharing” to share God’s love with people experiencing need. One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities. Each February the Deacons hold the OGHS Dinner and Auction to raise money for this cause. The event features a tasty meal in the Social Hall followed by a live auction in Westminster Hall, along with a silent auction. Half of the auction proceeds go to the national One Great Hour of Sharing, and the other half stays in our church to support the work of the State College Presbyterian Church Deacons and Mission Ministry Unit. This is a fun event that should not be missed!
2016 OGHS Auction
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The annual One Great Hour of Sharing Auction is coming. What are you thinking about donating? Previous items include hand crafts from scarves to coffee tables, gigantic gift baskets from the Sunday School classes, time-shares and trips, gift certificates from local businesses, services like cooking lessons or dog-sitting.
Dinner will kick off the event on Saturday, February 20th at 5:30 pm. The live auction will begin that night at 7:00 pm and you’ll be able to begin bidding on silent auction items as well. The silent auction will finish in the Social Hall on Sunday morning February 21st, and bids will close at 11:00 am on the dot.
Please keep your eyes on the bulletin and emails for donation updates. If you would like to donate items to either the live auction on February 20th, or to the silent auction that lasts until the end of coffee hour on February 21st, please contact Katie Blume or Melissa Pike with your ideas or questions.
Deacon’s Palm Sunday Breakfast
Each Palm Sunday the Deacons serve a a delicious breakfast from 8:00 – 11:00 am in the Social Hall — join us for breakfast before or between the worship services.
Annual Summer Picnic
Each summer the Deacons host an All-Church Pot-Luck Picnic. Burgers, hot dogs and beverages are provided and members and friends are asked to bring a dish to share. Everyone looks forward to this inter-generational event with good food, fellowship, games and fun!