News at Mifflin


Advent and Christmas at Mifflin

posted Nov 7, 2017, 12:10 PM by Kathi Bubb   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 5:24 PM ]

Here are some of the upcoming holiday events and services at our church - all are welcome!
November 19 at 2:30-2:45 pm - 8th Day Puppets at Holiday Lights
November 19 at 3:00 pm - Mifflin Carolers at Holiday Lights
November 26 at 12:30 pm- Deck the Halls and Soup Lunch
December 3 at 10:30 am - Children's Christmas Program
December 5 at 6:00 pm - Women's Christmas Dinner
December 10 at 9:00 - Chancel Choir Christmas Program
December 10 at 3:30 pm - Blue Christmas Service for comfort and inspiration
December 17 at 11:15 am - Praise Team Christmas Program
December 17 at 3:30 pm - All-Church Caroling
December 24 at 10:30 am - Morning Worship
December 24 at 5:30, 8:00 (prelude at 7:30) and 11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Services

GIFT for Parents

posted Nov 1, 2017, 12:00 PM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

Growing In Faith Together

Join us for our GiFT for Parents (and grandparents) class this Sunday, November 5 at 10:20 am in the choir room. We will be address the latest updates on children and technology.

And don't miss this month's Parenting Newsletter.
http://www.mifflinpres.org/contact-us/Towerbell/2017-11%20November%20Parenting%20Newsletter.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Weekly Announcements - December 10, 2017

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:44 AM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 7:25 AM ]


Flowers

The flowers on the table are given by Al & Jo Keller in memory of Howard & Elsie King. The side door flowers are given by Jenny Block in celebration of her dad, Don Swift’s 94th birthday.

Per Capita Contributions

In December, Mifflin pays its annual Per Capita request. The Per Capita amount this year is $33 per member and Mifflin’s portion is $12,243. The Per Capita is allocated in support of the larger church, its operations, and its    missions. Of the amount above, $22 will go to Presbytery of Scioto Valley. PSV covers 23 counties in Ohio running from Marion down to Portsmouth along Rte 23 and as far east as Athens along Rte 33. You can imagine the needs are great in these regions. Mifflin always pays our full requested amount and that is budgeted. If you would like to help offset that cost, please consider offering your family’s portion using the rate given above. Please mark the check Per Capita and place it in the provided envelope. Thank you for helping us help the larger church.

myGroup

How important are the "gifts" we received last week? How do they help the "Body" function? Come tonight to myGroup to see how things work. myGroup begins tonight at 6pm with dinner, followed by our meeting from 6:30-7:30pm.

Advent Sunday School Class

Join us as we explore the history and relevance of several Advent hymns. This study reminds us that hymns have histories: written by particular people, often in response to particular circumstances in the writers' lives. More than this, hymns teach history. By paying attention to their back stories, we learn of joys and struggles that occupied our ancestors in the faith from biblical times to our own. David and Kathi Bubb are leading this class in room 10.

Friday Morning Bible Study - Open to All

Beginning January 12th, at 9:30am, in room 8, a new study - "Cloud of      Witnesses, the Community of Christ in Hebrews", by Melissa Bane Sevier. This study explores the nine major themes found in the book of Hebrews, how they relate to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community. Join us as we learn from the past and reach into the future as a community of faith, serving God's world. Books are $10 - please sign up at the Info Center. For more info, contact Hazel Riegler.

Adult Sunday School

Upcoming Adult Sunday School classes for January 7-February 11: Ed Ward will be leading "Mere Christianity" - Exploring the History, Meaning and     Relevance of C.S. Lewis's Greatest Book (Rm 5), and Teri Eriksen will be leading "Life and Ministry of the Messiah" by Ray Vander Laan (Rm 10). Stay tuned for more details about these two exciting classes!

Youth Retreat

Youth, "Save the Date" for the Presbytery Youth Retreat, February 23—25, 2018… details to come.

 

Blue Christmas Service

This afternoon we will have a Blue Christmas worship service at 3:30 pm.    At this service we will acknowledge the "blue" feelings that some of us have during this season because of loss or difficult life circumstances and offer them to God for comfort, healing and transformation. All are welcome.

Fa la la la la! 

We are excited about our caroling plans for next Sunday, December 17! We will sing at Brookdale Chestnut Hill Senior Living (5055 Thompson Road) at 3:30 pm, Three Creeks Senior Living (5435 Morse Road) at 4:00 pm and The Worthington (1201 Riva Ridge Court) at 4:30 pm. We may also visit a few individuals. We'll come back afterwards for cookies and hot chocolate. Join us to carol at one place or all three - all ages are welcome. Those who want can carpool from the church at 3:10 pm. Please sign up at the Info Center.

Upcoming December Worship Schedule

December 17—Two services and Sunday School at regular time

December 24—One service at 10:30 am with NO Sunday School

December 31—One service at 10:30 am with NO Sunday School

One More Special Music Program

The Praise Team will present their Christmas program next Sunday,          December 17th at 11:15am. (Regular Traditional Worship will be at 9am.)

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule

5:30pm - Family Service with Children’s Program

8:00pm - Traditional Service w/Chancel Choir (Prelude Music begins at 7:30 pm.)

11:00pm - Candlelight Service with Communion

Mifflin Book Club

We are watching a movie for December! On Monday, December 18th we will watch "The War Room", an inspirational story on the power of prayer. We will meet at 7:00 pm in the Youth Cafe - all are welcome.

Special Holiday Office Hours

In an effort to let the staff enjoy the holidays, we will be having limited office hours the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The office will only be open that week on Wednesday and Thursday, December 27th & 28th,      8am-4pm. Courtney will be checking voicemails and emails throughout the week, if you need to get ahold of someone. Thanks for your understanding.

2018 Flower Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor the communion table flowers one Sunday in 2018, please sign up at the Info Center. The cost is $30 and you can either take the flowers with you after the 2nd service or they can be delivered to one of our members who needs a pick-me-up. Contact Courtney with questions.

PIE

The Presbytery PIE Event (Partners in Education) will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 9:30am - 3:00pm at Hilliard Presbyterian Church. Classes are offered for church officers, as well as topics on church hospitality and older adult ministry. The Christian Education Cornerstone will pay the $10 fee (lunch included) - brochures are at the Info Center. Sign up by December 24 by turning your registration in to the church office.

Israel Trip

Plans continue for our church trip to Israel, May 1 - 10, 2018, with a possible 5-day extension to Egypt. Pick up a brochure at the Info Tower or talk to    David or Kathi Bubb for more information.

Bulletins

Fall at Mifflin

posted Aug 28, 2017, 9:31 AM by Kathi Bubb   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 1:38 PM by Mifflin Pres ]

We have exciting programming for children, youth and adults of all ages beginning Sunday, September 10th. Check out our Facebook page or our website for more details.

#FlatJesus

posted May 31, 2017, 1:35 PM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated May 31, 2017, 7:53 PM ]

As you travel, both near and far, take Flat Jesus along as a reminder that He is always with you.

Instructions

  1. Color your Flat Jesus and cut it out. (or cut out this one colored by Emily Cremean)
  2. Bring him with you.
  3. Snap a picture of Flat Jesus & you.
  4. Post to the church’s social media sites or email your photo to mifflin@mifflinpres.org using #FlatJesus .
Jesus is with you no matter your age.
This is for everyone!

Summer of Service

posted May 20, 2017, 1:53 PM by Kathi Bubb

Starting on June 11, all ages will gather together at 9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday to learn about and do a service project for the church, community or world. Projects will include setting up for VBS, writing to our missionaries, making lunches for the Summer Lunch Program, baking cookies for Open Shelter and much more. Check out our Facebook page each week to see what is coming up.

Katie Johnson Education Loan

posted May 2, 2017, 8:18 AM by Mifflin Pres   [ updated May 2, 2017, 8:19 AM ]

Mifflin can once again offer support to one or two graduating high school seniors or college age member for a limited number of low-interest loans up to $2000.

The Katie Johnson Educational Loan Fund was established over 20 years ago by Dr. Arnold Johnson in memory of his wife, Kate. Loans are granted for education at colleges, universities, advanced trade schools, nursing programs, and similar post-high school opportunities. Repayment is delayed until after the student leaves their educational institution. Application packages, including forms for two required letters of reference, are available here or as hard copies at the Information Center.

Applications are now being accepted through May 19. Electronic application is preferred, but not mandatory. All materials should be returned to office@mifflinpres.org or the church office. Awardees will be announced in June.

VBS at Mifflin

posted Apr 19, 2017, 12:58 PM by Kathi Bubb   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 12:16 PM by Mifflin Pres ]

"Hero Central" is the theme of our summer Vacation Bible School program, Sunday June 11 through Thursday, June 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. All children age 4 - grade 5 are welcome. Register online through the website.

Holy Week and Easter

posted Mar 20, 2017, 7:26 AM by Kathi Bubb   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

Please join us for our special celebrations during Holy Week:

- Maundy Thursday Service, April 13 at 7:00 pm
- Good Friday Prayer Walk, April 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
- Easter Party, Saturday, April 15 10:00 am - Noon
- Easter Sunday Worship 8:45am and 11:15am, with Easter brunch in between

Maundy Thursday

Come for worship at 7pm as we remember those last days of Jesus’ life.

Good Friday Prayer Walk

You will have any opportunity to participate in a Prayer Walk at Mifflin. Arrive any time between 10am and 1pm, and again from 5pm to 7pm. This walk may be done as an individual, with a friend or as a family. The Prayer Walk takes you through seven stations set up in our Sunday School classrooms, each with a scripture, a reflection and an activity that you do at your own pace. These stations typically take 20–30 minutes and are appropriate for elementary children through adults. There will be contemplative organ music playing in the sanctuary from 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

Easter Party

On April 15th we will have our annual Easter Party – so much more than an egg hunt! We will have crafts, snacks (coffee for the parents), games, and the 8th Day Puppets will be performing! Be sure and join us at 10am for a great time – children AND their parents or grandparents welcome - and don’t forget to bring the Easter baskets for those eggs. If you would like to donate toward this party there is a donation box at the Info Center.

Suggestions are: plastic eggs, candy that does not have any nuts or peanut butter in it, small toys, bubbles, or erasers that are small enough to fit into a plastic egg. Contact Kathi Bubb with any questions.

Easter Sunday

April 16th, join your church family in celebrating Jesus’ resurrection! Worship will be at regular times. Please join us at 10am in Fellowship Hall. The Deacons will be providing breakfast! If you would like to help with the set up, cooking, or clean up, the Deacons would welcome your help, just let them know.

Lenten Programs at Mifflin

posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:37 AM by Kathi Bubb   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 2:30 PM by Mifflin Pres ]

Upcoming Lenten programs include:

Ash Wednesday Service March 1 at 6:45 pm
"Shine the Light", weekly dinner and programs for all ages on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm starting March 8 through April 5
Maundy Thursday Service April 13 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday Prayer Walk April 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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