BAY SHORE AT FOUR PRESENTS JAZZ LEGEND RONNY WHYTE IN CONCERT THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
If you love the songs of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, then you’ll love what we have in store for you!
New York jazz legend Ronny Whyte will be featured in concert at Bay Shore Church this Sunday November 6, at 4:00 p.m. in an afternoon of song and story, sharing his experiences with the greatest song writers, musicians and luminaries of our time. Critically acclaimed as a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular song, Ronny is also an outstanding jazz pianist and an ASCAP award-winning songwriter. His lyric Forget the Woman was recorded by Tony Bennett, and his music for The Party Upstairs won the MAC Award for Best Song of 2006. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear real cabaret jazz by an outstanding performer. Free-will offering. CLICK HERE for a link you can share with your friends!
BORN TO RUN STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
Wear your Running Shoes this Sunday ( November 6th)!!
Scripture challenges each of to “run with perseverance!” Wear your running shoes to church this Sunday as we begin our three week Stewardship Campaign and Pastor Dave’s sermon series “Born to Run.”
Stewardship letters with pledge forms are being mailed this week. If you do not receive a letter and pledge form, you can download them here:
Alternatively, please contact Charlene Bennett in our office who will get a stewardship package to you.
Your Business Affairs Commission
BAY SHORE TREASURER POSITION
Do you enjoy working with numbers? Do you have a financial background? Would you like to provide leadership in the financial life of Bay Shore Church? If you answered yes to these questions, we’d love to hear from you. Bay Shore is currently looking for a volunteer treasurer to help with financial planning, monthly board reports and weekly accounting responsibilities. If this has your name written all over it, please contact Melanie Brossus for more information at 562-889-9300 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVEMBER 6 AT BAY SHORE CHURCH
Reminder Daylight Savings Time Ends:
Turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night!
Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School and Nursery Care
All Saints Sunday
Sermon Series:”Born to Run”
Our Born to Run Stewardship Campaign is centered on the focus scripture from Hebrews 12:1:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” God calls us to persevere in faithful discipleship just like a runner perseveres in running a race. Practicing faithful discipleship means improving the stewardship of our time, talent and treasure. It means caring for God’s creation and the people in it – including our own spiritual and physical health.
The Rev. Dr. Dave Clark’s Sermon: “Running with Perseverance”
If our spiritual journey is a long-distance affair, what does it take to build the spiritual conditioning necessary
to go the distance? How do we position ourselves for keeping faith during the times when it is most difficult?
Stewardship Speaker: Diane Donaldson
Scripture Lesson: Hebrews 12:1
Lay Reader: Tim Sams
Memorial Anthem: Pie Jesu
Shannon Miller and the Chancel Choir
Greeters: Jack and Judy Elder
Flowers on the altar are given by Ruth Hauser wishing a “Happy Thanksgiving to All.”
Flowers in the niche are given by David and Traci Reitz in celebration of their 26th wedding anniversary.
Lay Reader: Tim Sams
Tim has resided in Long Beach since 2010 and became a member of Bay Shore Church in 2012. His favorite church involvement is Sunday Worship Service. Tim and his wife, Dani, have two children, Charli (2 years) and Ryan (9 months). Tim is in Medical Device Sales and in his spare time enjoys family activities, healthy living and sports.
NEWS FROM YOUR MISSIONS COMMISSION
Alternative Christmas Market – This Sunday, November 6
Get your Christmas shopping done early this Sunday, November 6 after worship in the Fellowship Hall. The Alternative Christmas Market hosted by the Missions Commission is an opportunity to learn more about and support three of the organizations we, as a church, are excited to partner with.
Heifer International gives you the opportunity to purchase rabbits, chickens, pigs, goats and more that will go to families internationally to help them achieve a more sustainable way of life. This is an easy Christmas or birthday gift for that person who is so hard to buy for. Or, if you don’t need more stuff in your house, consider giving to Heifer and enjoy the holidays knowing this small act will make a huge impact on another family’s life. Visit: www.heifer.org for more information.
Church World Service offers you the opportunity to buy blankets, Hygiene kits, School kits, baby kits and more. You can imagine how essential all these items are, but unfortunately so many must go with out. What you buy will go directly into the hands of the most needy worldwide. Visit: cwsglobal.org
Habitat for Humanity has a long background of helping communities come together to build homes for people who otherwise would never have the chance to own their own home. The new owners work shoulder to shoulder with volunteers from the community to actually build their new home, hammering, painting, wiring and more. This year Habitat is very excited to announce that in the next few years they will be building at least 50 new homes in the Long Beach area. We will have information for you to see how you can be part of this exciting mission, whether it’s actually hands-on building or making a donation to help with construction costs. Visit: www.habitatla.org
CLICK HERE to download your order form or pick one up on Sunday.
October Pasta Drive a HUGE Success
Many thanks to all the incredibly generous church members who brought pasta sauce galore and every kind of pasta for our October “Food for the Flock” food drive. We collected FIVE large bins of food filled to the brim and overflowing! Our community partners – CSULB Christian Ministry, St. Mary Medical Center CARE Program and FoodFinders – will be picking up these donations this week to distribute to the needy students and families they serve. Thank you to each and every one who participated. There will be many full bellies in our city thanks to you.
Thanksgiving Shopping Bags Now Available
A beloved Bay Shore Church Thanksgiving tradition is the filling of grocery bags with all the items necessary for a Thanksgiving feast – (minus the turkey.) If you missed getting your grocery list and shopping bag after worship last Sunday, you can pick up your bag at church during the week or at each church service through November 20th. What better way to give thanks for the many blessings we receive all year long than making sure a needy family has a hearty Thanksgiving meal. Bring your filled shopping bag each Sunday, and if your generous spirit moves you, pick up another shopping bag to fill.
“He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.”
From your Missions Commission
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN ELLIOTT - NOVEMBER 12
Please join us for a memorial service for church member, John Elliott, on Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. in our sanctuary followed by a lunch reception in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be a viewing on Friday, November 11 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKenzie Mortuary (3843 E. Anaheim St. LB, CA 90804).
Your many prayers, cards and heartfelt thoughts during Burt’s last months and my recent surgery have lightened my heart and will remain with me always.
God Bless You All,
For the next couple of months all announcements in worship will be given by Pastor Dave or Pastor Susie because our services will be quite full with special speakers and special holiday events. If you have an announcement you wish to be made, please send the information to Dave and Susie. Thank you!
IS SOMETHING MISSING?
This Sunday you may notice some empty spaces in the pipework above the choir. The 8′ Principal stop was transported on Monday to the atelier of O’Neal Pipe Organ Service for re-voicing. They are expected back in place for their debut in 2-3 weeks.
SUNDAY COFFEE SERVERS
November 6: Rick and Joann Seebach, Jennie Acosta
November 13: OPEN
November 20: OPEN
November 27: OPEN
Please sign-up! The coffee sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside of the church office or you may call Charlene at (562) 433-0401. Four volunteers are needed each week.
TUESDAYS WITH THE PASTORS
If you haven’t joined Pastors Dave and Susie, fellow parishioners and friends for coffee or tea at Babette’s on 2nd Street, then your missing out on lively conversation and fellowship. They meet every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Drop on by!
NOVEMBER CHURCH MEETINGS
November 6, 13, 20: Business Affairs – 11:00am – Dining Room
November 9: Missions Commission – 4:00pm – Dining Room
November 13: Christian Education Commission – 8:30am – Library
November 13: Worship Commission – 12:10pm – Dining Room
November 22: Board of Stewards – 7:00pm – Classroom
November 27: Harvest Home Congregational Meeting – 10:45am – Sanctuary
CSULB Winterfest Annual Concert Ticket Update
Sunday, December 4 at 4 pm. First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
TICKETS for those who prepaid may be picked up in Bay Shore Church office.
CONCERT PARKING: Drivers may drop guests off in front of church. For Sunday only concert dates, on street parking (limited) is FREE. Library-Civic Center FEE Parking structure on Broadway near Cedar is a good choice for a nearby parking location. There are other FEE Parking lots in the area. (If not familiar with area, consult a map as there are one-way streets in this area.)
More than 20 tickets were purchased by Bay Shore members. If you did not pre-order, you may call the CSULB Ticket office at 562-985-7000 to find out what dates and times are still available. Church sanctuary has 1000 seats of which more than 200 will be the choirs and other musicians. For any other questions, you may contact Bay Shore member Barb Raymond, email@example.com or 714-625-0348. Enjoy the show!
Youth Group Lunch – This Sunday, November 6
All middle school and high school youth are invited to join us for lunch on 2nd St. this Sunday, November 6. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 and walk from there.
If you are not on Pastor Susie’s youth email list and would like to be added, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email list is how we share event details and make decisions as a group.
Community Forum on Human Trafficking – Friday, November 4
Behind drug smuggling, Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal enterprise in Southern California and affects every neighborhood including our own. St. Joseph ESTHER Ministry (End Slavery, Trafficking Humans & Effect Rescue), along with the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force, will be hosting Become a Shepherd – Stop Human Trafficking and Exploitation – Protect, Help, Empower and Restore Dignity to raise awareness and to fight against this growing epidemic. This community event will be at St. Joseph Church, 6180 E. Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90815 on Friday, November 4 from 6:30-8:30 in the gym. Special Guest Speaker, Jim McDonnell, the LA County Sheriff and former Long Beach Police Chief will speak about the different forms and trends in Human Trafficking, recognizing that it affects all walks of life, what is being done to combat it, and how we can help. Please register online if you plan to attend: become-a-shepherd.eventbrite.com
Christmas Greens on Sale – November 6
Members of our Boy Scout Troop #105 will be taking orders for Christmas wreaths and garlands in the Fellowship Hall after worship on Sunday, November 6. Greens will be available for pick-up on Sunday, December 4 and Sunday, December 11. Support our troop and decorate your house at the same time!
Do you need transportation to VOTE on November 8?
Would you like to vote on November 8 but you do not have a way to get to your polling place? If so, let us know. Every effort will be made to ensure that you are able to vote. You can request transportation by any of the following means:
Sign the transportation request form in the fellowship hall; Contact the church office at (562) 433-0401; or Contact Jeff and Darlene Gidley at (562) 597-5795
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like transportation so that appropriate arrangements can be made. YOUR VOTE MATTERS!
Titanic the Musical – Begins November 12
Come see our very own Jay and Micah Dysart in First Congregational Church’s presentation of the Tony Award winning musical, Titanic. Cole Brossus is playing in the orchestra too! There will be four shows on November 12, 13, 19, and 20. Please visit: http://www.firstchurchlb.org/titanic.html for details and to purchase tickets.
Serve Dinner at COA – Wednesday, November 16
We will be serving our monthly meal at COA on November 16. Our casserole is Chili Pasta Bake. Recipes are available in fellowship hall and online here: Chili Pasta Bake. We would also like some home made cookies if possible.
Thank you all for your continued support,
PRAYERS OF OUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
Janet & Peter Dorward. Rick Wallace. Mark Rasile. Jerry. Aunt Susie. Sonia. Carrie. Amanda. Andrew Lanz. Evie Keller. Deanne Mejia. Laura.
Souls of: John Elliott. Robert Scribante. And comfort for their families.
General: Safe travels for our son Paul and his family. Harriet Willis (99th) birthday! In memory of my mom.
To add concerns for our Prayer Chain please contact Jane Loper directly at 562-431-1943, email email@example.com., leave a prayer concern in the narthex box, or send an email to the church office through the contact form. Let Jane know if you would like to receive weekly prayer chain email.
UCC MISSION MOMENTS
Welcome the Refugee
In the world today, we are facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II. Those of us born in the United States cannot even imagine the experience of being forced to flee, or to choose what we may keep from our settled lives by how much we can carry on our back. Sometimes there is not even time to stop and take one last look at the village or city street where you grew up. Imagine having to leave everything behind in a hail of bullets and the sounds of people screaming. Imagine landing somewhere in a place where you don’t know the language and the customs and everything is different, strange, foreign to you.
Refugee resettlement is a ministry and mission of the United Church of Christ. We partner with Church World Service, a coalition of humanitarian and religious groups, working together to welcome refugees. If you want to support refugee families in your area, go to refugeesarewelcome.org to discover resources and ways your church can participate. Of course, gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing designated for refugee assistance will fund supplies like food, blankets and medical equipment, as that offering has always done.
Important things congregations can do are: be informed about the refugee crisis, keep the needs and plight of refugees in your prayers, and find ways to help, either through donating to One Great Hour of Sharing (ucc.org/oghs) or supporting efforts to welcome refugees in your community.
Oh God, whose love and presence knows no boundaries of race, or creed or language, we hold the hopes of people everywhere who seek safety for their children, shelter from the cold and food in hungry stomachs. May you protect the weak and assist us in finding ways to make your care visible. Amen.
Sermons Available Online
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