Strong and Steadfast in the Spirit, Chapter Ten: 2000-2010

2000

bits of bulletins

March 15, 2000.  Reverend Bonnie Habbersett was installed as pastor of Kingsville United Presbyterian Church. This note from Reverend Habbersett appeared in her installation bulletin.

“As long as the sun sets, we have to say goodbye to old ideas; as long as the sun rises, there will be new ideas to take their place…we needn’t be afraid or frustrated, for such is the goodness of God’s love…it’s a magical world; let’s go exploring!  Amen!  

The song in the bulletin insert was “Here I Am Lord” and the presiding Elder from Kingsville United Presbyterian Church was Rob Schimmelpfennig.

March 19, 2000.

The Board of Session

Bonnie Carr

Carol Glotzbecker

Chuck Leonard

Lauretta Lute

Norm Thorpe

Al Clemson

Joe Kray

Calvin Lewis

Rob Schimmelpfennig

bits of bulletins

Sunday, October 1, 2000.  Carla Joy Holcomb was baptized into the family of Jesus Christ at Kingsville United Presbyterian Church. Her mother is Carrie Faith Richter, and her father is Luke Allen Holcomb.

Sunday, November 5, 2000.

Worship leaders for this Sunday were Reverend Bonnie Habbersett in the Pulpit, Elder Al Clemson, Liturgist.

The announcements included sympathy for the family and friends of Al Rosenbrough, and the news that the Deacons would be packing food baskets for Thanksgiving and needed donations of canned and dry foods.

The October clothing drive was huge success, collecting two truck loads of clothing. Francis Clayman estimated the church had collected 730 pounds of clothes. Some were taken to the Chapman House in Ashtabula. The rest were taken to the Church of Christ in Conneaut.

The meeting and important dates for the month included Boy Scout Troop 11 meeting at the Fellowship Hall on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Monday, November 13 Session Meeting was scheduled for 6:30 in the Memorial Room.  Other activities included Candy Making, Basket Weaving, making a beaded Christmas Ornament, and adult Bible School, Prayer Partners and Choir practice.

2001

May 2001

I want to thank you so much for sending me The Messenger.  I lived next to the church for twenty some years and I enjoy hearing about the people.

I especially like Reverend Bonnie’s articles – Prayer Porch – and also Guppy II.

I miss Kingsville and enjoy reminiscing.

Thanks again,

Theodora Poros

Thanks to Bob Keller

I took my car loaded with baby stuff from seat, back seat to roof and trunk full to Birthcare and they were astonished. They kept saying “What church is doing this?”  They were so grateful. Keep up the good work all you wonderful people. There are lots of yard sales going on.

Thanks so much.

Jan Volk and the Deacons

June 2001

Calvin and Colleen Lewis are the proud new grandparents of a grandson, Jonathan Christopher Lyle Lewis born May 15, 2001. His parents are Christopher and Jessica Lewis.

Congratulations to Jane Silva at her retirement at the end of this school year from Buckeye Local Schools.  Jane worked at Ridgeview Elementary School.

Everyone is invited to the wedding of Kenton Lewis and Charlene Clemens. Wedding reception is on July 1, 2001 at Sheffield Fire Hall, 3616 Sheffield Monroe Road, 4-9 p.m.

Congratulations to the Graduates

  • Justin Daywalt, son of Kris and Cindy Daywalt
  • Jake Fenton, son of Dan and Melissa Fenton, grandson of Jan and Ralph Volk
  • Kenton Lewis, son of Calvin and Colleen Lewis, grandson of Gordon Bovee
  • Bryan Taylor, son of James and Sheryl Taylor, grandson of Iverna Doyle
  • Kylie Tompkins, daughter of Steven and Becky Tompkins, granddaughter of Ray and Ginny Simmons.

Thank you to our church family and friends for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary so great. Thanks for all the gifts, cards, and flowers. Bob and Bev Skarlinski

Thanks to everyone for your generous donations of clothes for the May clothing drive. We collected 1100 pounds of clothes. We took clothes to the Chapman Center and the Church of Christ.

Thank you to Francis and Lewis Clayman for delivering the clothing.

Deepest Sympathies go out to the Tim Moroski Family. Tim passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2001. Please keep Nadine and Larry and the Moroski Family in your prayers.

Congratulations to Doug and Carolyn Herl on the birth of their great grandson.

Karl and Shawn Brunell and their son Paul, 14 months, were here in Kingsville for a visit for 10 days. They came with their friend Aaron from Cheyenne, Wyoming. They will soon be moving to Florida. They had a great visit.

August 2001

Our church picnic on July 29 was a great success.  A beautiful day was enjoyed outdoors at the Fellowship Hall. The children had fun playing games and getting soaked with the water balloons. The big kids had fun playing a water balloon toss with the winners being Julie Artman and Janet Wiese. The candy guess games were won by Joe Webster and Gordon Bovee. The games were provided by Chip and Miranda Barker. The hotdogs were perfectly grilled by Norm Thorpe. Thanks to Bill Daywalt for buying the supplies and everyone who helped make it a fun day.

Special thanks to Bev Newbold for planning another wonderful Vacation Bible School. We would like to also thank all the workers who devoted their rime and energy to make the Polar Expedition a success.

Thank you to all the children who faithfully attended Bible School.  Thanks to Pastor Bonnie for being a part of the program each night.

September 2001

Congratulations to Becky Talso Taylor and James Taylor on the birth of their twin daughters on August 28, 2001 at 2:30 p.m.

Shelby Lynn …..6 lb 9 oz.   19 ½ inches long

Sidney Nicole….6 lb 13 oz   20 inches long

They have an older brother Tyler

Proud grandparents,  Richard and Judy Talso

Proud great grandmother, Frances Blenman

bits of bulletins, 2002

bits of bulletins, march 2003

  • The Deacons of Kingsville Presbyterian Church met Tuesday, February 18 at the Fellowship Ha.. The meeting was called to order with devotion read by Gail. Minutes of January were approved as written. Members excused were Carol Glotzbecker, Louise smith, and Betty Swanson.  All other members were present.
  • Communication:  thank You card from Lee & Ted Robishaw and family for dinner after Ralph’s funeral along with a donation. Thank you to the Robishaw Family for their donation.
  • Fund Raiser:  Jan Volk discussed a Hoagie Sale, possibly around June. Going ahead with Furniture Doctor- possibly November first Saturday. Also discussed selling Avon.
  • Old Business:  February 12. Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, severed about 96 people.  Thanks to the youth who helped serve and also all who helped make this annual event possible.
  • February 14th – Soup Lunch. Served approximately 70 people.  Took in $134.30.  Bake sale, $11.40.  Will no longer have bake sale monthly.  Only at end of year around holiday time.
  • February 15th– White Elephant Bingo. 12 people enjoyed good food, fellowship, and a great time.
  • ***Dinners after funerals will need a chairperson.  Deacon message board at Fellowship Hall will be changed by Julie Artman and Gail Urch.
  • New Business.  March 14th.  Soup lunch will be vegetable beef or split pea
  • Deacons picked months and discussed if anyone would like to furnish flowers for the altar. They may contact the Deacon of the Month or the church office.
  • It was suggested that we see that shut-ins get a copy of the bulletin weekly, to keep those who are unable to attend church informed of church activities and news.
  • March 15th.  Chicken and Biscuit Dinner. Cost $5.00.  4-6 p.m. It was decided to place on sign outside of Fellowship Hall in hopes of getting more people to attend.
  • Asked Bev Newbold to do the entertainment at the Mother and Daughter Banquet in May. She accepted.
  • Next meeting is March 17, 2003,  6 p.m. in the Memorial Room.
  • Deacon for March:  Julie Artman.
  • Communion is March  9, 2003.
  • Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. with the closing prayer by Jan Bennett.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail Urch, Moderator of Deacons

Attendance for KPC Church in the month of February

February 2………………84

February 9………………58

February 16……………..45

February 23……………..50

bits of bulletins, 2004

mother and daughter banquet
Welcome and Opening Prayer Gail Urch
The Star-Spangled Banner Tiffany Newbold
Dinner “Mary Did You Know?” Bev Newbold & Linda Laugen
Presentation Jan Bennett and Gail Urch
Entertainment Theo Puppet Skit
“A Gift from Grandma” Amanda Taylor and Bobby Taylor
Music Children’s Worship Youth
Linda Laugen-Music Director
Bev Newbold-Children’s Worship Leader & C.E. Superintendent
Special Thank You to the Men in the Kitchen
Closing Prayer – Gail Urch  

2005

letter from the past

Committee plans events to mark

Kingsville Township’s 200th

Anniversary

January 17, 2005

By Carl E. Feather, Lifestyle Editor

It was a most appropriate find, a belated Christmas gift to the Kingsville Area Bicentennial Committee from their predecessors from 50 years ago.

While poking around in the attic of Kingsville Public Library several weeks ago, employees discovered a framed copy of the articles of incorporation.

for the Sesquicentennial Committee. Attached to th e back of the frame was a yellowed envelope containing a letter that directed their successors to a box of memorabilia from that event.

Kathy Pape and Lori Stewart, co-chairs of the event, wasted no time opening th e time capsule of sorts. While they hoped that their predecessors had bequeathed seed money in th e form of stocks or bonds, they, were nevertheless pleased with the simple, brief letter from 50 years ago wishing them success on their efforts to celebrate the township’s 200th birthday. The letter was signed by Myrtle Crandall,

recording secretary; Coraline Stevenson, chairwoman. Dorothy Sherman, treasurer; and G. H. Myers, the Rev. John Eakin, Emily Miller, Claude Hawn, Altie Phillips and the Rev. Ralph Wagner.

“We, the Planning Committee of the Kingsville Township Sesqui-Centennial,

July 2, 3 and 4, 1955, hereby bequeath our Articles of Incorporation, a copy of our Souvenir Booklet, our Program, Guest-list and the reports of the Secretary and Treasurer,” states the letter. “In addition, we extend our Greetings and Best Wishes for the success of the 2005 celebration; and keeping in mind the words of the poet Kahlil Gibran; “Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow are today’s dream. And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with hope.’”

“Isn’t that kind of cool that they left us a message?” said Pape in describing th e find to committee members Jan. 3. The box contained literature pertaining to the 1955 celebration, including a pamphlet about the “Brothers of the Brush,” an organization of township men who gave up shaving for the celebration.

Now committee members are thinking about what they ’ll leave in a box or time capsule for the group that will celebrate the township’s next big birthday, in 2055. They want to make sure the capsule they choose will safely preserve whatever they select as artifacts.

“I think that’s a neat way to take a look at the past and what has happened in the area,” says Lori Stewart.

In the meantime, the committee is working hard to make the township’s bicentennial celebration one to be remembered by the youngsters who will, in 50 years, might plan that next big party. Stewart says the idea of holding a celebration was suggested by township trustees and Clerk Carole Vanek. Trustee Charles Page put out his phone number as a contact for any person interested in getting involved; Lori Stewart was the first to call.

A meeting was called in September and Kathy Pape, now director of the Kingsville Public Library, and Stewart, were elected to co-chair the event. Other officers are Cheryl Cliff, secretary, and Bill Daywalt, treasurer. Numerous subcommittees have been formed to plan and execute events and festivities and pre-festivities.

Pape says some of the advance activities being discussed include a golf outing, community baseball competitions, a booth at the Kingsville Public

Library Lawn Sale, a tour of homes, display of flags, school’s participation and an extreme sport event in June. The latter event is one of several in need of a chairperson and helpers to pull it off. Geared toward the youth, the extreme sports weekend event would feature appearances by Trevor Vines (Motocross), Tim Farr (quad ATV) and Kevin Santee (motor racing). A Motocross track would be built for Vines’ demonstrations and use by participants.

“We need people,” Pape says. “It’s a great idea, it is in the works, but we need someone to step in and coordinate it.”

A tour of Kingsville/North Kingsville homes and historical buildings are planned as well and is in need of a chairperson and homeowners willing to open their residences to the tour.

A Native American pow wow and encampment in the park are planned for the weekend prior to the celebration, said Bonnie Thompson of Ashtabula, who is heading up that project.

Big weekend planned for July

Pape says the weekend of July 15-17 has been selected for the focus for the celebration, which will be centered in the township park. A Kids’ Fest, sponsored by th e Friends of the Library is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. Planned attractions include a rock wall, inflatable obstacle course, magicians, jugglers, clowns, Jungle Terry, characters in costume, food, and a Scholastic Book Fair.

A pageant will be later in the day. Open to several age brackets, the contestants would wear patriotic everyday wear and be prepared to talk about why they love Kingsville/North Kingsville. The winners will preside over the weekend’s activities and be in the parade. A street dance with food vendors along Academy Street that evening will close out the first day of festivities.

The following day, a parade from North Kingsville to the park will symbolically tie the two communities together and get the activities off to a good start. A festival will be held in the park following the parade. “We need help with the festival, coordinating the parade, traffic control,” says Pape.

Although not part of the formal events, a wedding will be held in Kingsville Baptist Church that afternoon. Tia Mauro and Nick Rhodes are the bride and groom said Tia’s grandmother. Alma McConnell Page.

Events on July 16 will be geared toward the tourist who is coming into town for the celebration. Sunday, the focus will be providing a celebratory event for the residents, starting with homecoming church services and continuing with family entertainment, a community meal and old-fashioned games in the park that afternoon.

“Sunday, we’re hoping for a more down-home, neighborly feel,” Pape says.

September 29, 2005

2006

2007

2007

March 2007

Dinner was served to over 100 [ep[;e in the Fellowship Hall after the funeral for Ray Simmons. Friday, February 23, 2007.Thank you for all who set up, cooked, served and cleaned up.

April 2007

Kingsville Presbyterian Youth Group

Please bring a picture of yourself and favorite Bible verse for the bulletin board.

Senior Youth Group is making jewelry to be sold at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Concert at Edgewood Senior High on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  The money raised will be used to help send our youth on the 2007 Mission Trip to Saranac Lake, New York. The Youth will also be selling jewelry at the Library Lawn Sale on Saturday, May 19th to raise money for the 2007 Mission Trip. They want to make special jewelry to sell for Mother’s Day. Watch for announcements for the Mother’s Day sale.

Special Greetings from Doug and Carolyn Herl

Hello to everyone and miss seeing you all on Sunday mornings. We have a new address, 7913 Ashby Glen Drive, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078.  We are moving things each day and will be staying there on May 3fd. Telephone nos are the same.  If you are traveling south on 177, keep in mind that we will now be about 5 minutes from 177 at exit 25. Would like to see anyone who can stop by. There’s always an extra bed.

Take care and best wishes to all.  Carolyn Herl

guppy wisdom

Max Ehrmann wrote the poem Desiderata in the early 1920s. he Reverend Frederick Kates handed out about 200 unattributed copies to his congregation at Old Saint Paul’s Church, Baltimore during 1959 or 1960.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtues here is; many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is perennial as the grass.  Take kindly the counsel of the years gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune, but do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Read I over again…and then again.  Let it sink in.

Love to all,

Guppy II

2008

January 2008

Once again you have blessed me with your good wishes, prayers, and gifts for the Holy Days of Christmas. My heart is filled with gratitude and love for each of you. Thank you all for taking such good care of me. I thank God every day for all of you. I pray your Christmas was blessed and that the New Year will be filled with love, joy, laughter and peace.

God’s peace and grace,

Pastor Bonnie

February 2008

Pastor Bonnie’s Prayer Partner Program is wonderful. Try doing something for someone else each month which can be only 12 things, but you may get into it so much it could be much more. For instance, when shopping buy a little extra for the food bank at Church. Give away those clothes you will NEVER get into.  When cooking, make a double batch to share with your neighbor. Snowplow/shovel your neighbor’s drive, walkway. Write a note instead of emailing. Call someone on the phone you have not talked to in a long time. Tutor a child.  There is no end.

Guppy II

Jan Bennett has volunteered to take charge of refreshments at Lake Shore Park early services during the summer. Other deacons will help as needed. 

April 2008

Send congratulations cards to Patience Lewis for making the National Honor Society.

May 2008

Mother’s Day Banquet was held Saturday May 10 at 1 p.m. this year, with about 85 in attendance.  This was about the same as last year when it was held on Monday evening. 18 themed tables were set up and they were beautiful and very well done.  A big thank you to all. Gorgeous quilts adorned the walls.  Reverend Jeffrey Hollan’s program was very enjoyable. A contribution was made to him for his participation. Stacy Urch presented gifts to outstanding mothers and daughters. Jan Bennett gave the blessing.

Jan Volk delivered food to the Conneaut Food Pantry. We should encourage the congregation to bring in food, because the Food Pantry is very low.

We checked with Pastor Bonnie about the disposal of the bread used for Communion. She said to remind any that take it that it has been blessed. It can also be used for feeding the birds who are God’s creatures.

The following graduates will be honored in the church service June 1, 2008.

  • Amanda Taylor
  • Meghan Barker
  • Katie Schimmelpfenning
  • Lauren Schimmelpfenning
  • Rob Wiese
  • Karen Habbersett

While at the “Tap Out” ceremony in summer camp with Kingsville’s Boy Scout Troop 11, Bobby Taylor was awarded the prestigious Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouting. He still has some local community duties to performin what they call “Wapashui.” Congratulations Bobby.

The Kingsville Area Little League team of which Zach Laugen is a player, became the champions of District 1, which covers Ashtabula, Lake and Cuyahoga County, which entitled them to travel to State Competition in Cambridge, Ohio. They played two games and lost two games. However, this is the first time Kingsville Little League has gone this far and needless to say, Congratulations.  We are very proud of all of you.

A huge thank you to Rob Newbold for building the beautiful steps going into the Scout Storage Room in the Fellowship Hall.

September 2008

The Father’s Day Potluck Lunch was served after church service in the Fellowship Hall June 15th. Jeanette Newbold offered to chair the program and did a great job. She and her hubby Rob grilled hotdogs.  Communion was also served at this service and was set up by Jan Messenger.

October 2008

Attendance for Kingsville Presbyterian Church

September 7…..49…..19 Sunday School

September 14…..60…..Communion

September 21…..46…..15 Sunday School

September 28…..47…..18 Sunday School

Thank you goes out to Charlotte and James Dunne for generously donating a piano bench for the Fellowship Hall piano.

December 2008

Thank you to everyone who took a tag from the Giving Tree. With the generous help of this congregation, we furnished Sixty gifts for the Twenty children’s names we received. Thank you for once again helping with the thanksgiving baskets and Giving Tree Gifts.

The Fellowship Hall floor is finished. Step in and worship with us on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall.  Church will be in the Fellowship Hall for the next three months. The month of January will be inter-generational services. No Sunday School for the month of January. Bring your Bible to worship. Nursery will be open for families with small children.

2009

January 2009

Attendance for Kingsville Presbyterian Church

November 2008

November 23….65….Communion

November 30…..45….16 Sunday School

December 7…….41….17 Sunday School

December 14…..51….17 Sunday School

December 21……77…Children part of worship service

December 24…..124…Christmas Eve, Communion

December 28…..47….No Sunday School

Our deepest sympathies go out to Dick and Carol Glotzbecker. Hazel Glotzbecker passed away. Please keep all the Glotzbeckers in your prayers.

Kingsville Presbyterian Church Youth Group

The youth put on a play for worship service on Sunday, December 1, 2008. Thank you to everyone for all the hard work.  The play turned out wonderful.

Jeanette Newbold and Miranda Barker

Youth Group Leaders

July-August 2009

2009 Vacation Bible School – Noah Builds an Ark for God

For those who missed our VBS, you missed an amazing time. Our VBS program skits and crafts were completely designed by Bev Newbold. They learned many facts about who was on the Ark, now big the ark was, and animals who would have been on the ark. We had daily scripture passages from the Bible.

We had 16 children attend the VBS program on June 22-26. The children created some globes, made animal masks to wear, so they could be sure to be able to get on the Ark when the flood arrived. They made necklaces and enjoyed the outside atmosphere of the VBS  program. They played games and won prizes. On Friday night they watched Evan  Almighty, a modern day tale of Noah. Our Mission project this year was the Kingsville Animal Shelter. We collected $47.00 along with many wonderful donated items.

Workers this year:

Group leaders

Gail Urch with her helpers

Brittney Perry and Taylor Lute

Miranda Barker with her helpers

Tiffanhy Newbold, Bobby Taylor and Zach Laugen

Meghan Barker with her helper, Amara Brickell

Skits

Narrator:  Bev Newbold

Noah…..Chip Barker

Mrs. Noah…..Ann Pauley

Miscellaneous parts:  Norm Thorpe, Tiffany Newbold, bobby Taylor and Amara Brickell

Music…Linda Laugen

Crafts…..Bev Newbold and Jeanette Newbold

Market Place…Calvin, Collen and Patience Lewis.

The children got to sample different breads, cheese, fruits every night.

Pastor Bonnie was there every night answering questions about the story of Noah.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the VBS happen.

November 2009

Attendance Kingsville Presbyterian Church

October 4…..57….World Communion

October 11…..54….13 Sunday School

October 18…..72…..9 Sunday School

October 25……65

Jan Messenger would like to thank everyone for their cards and prayers.

Francie Clayman is missing her large print Bible.  Please let Francie know if you have found her Bible.

Thank you to all who made p those beautiful Shoe Boxes of Hope for children all over the world. They go out to 133 countries, including our own.  If you were unable to make up a box, November 23rd is the absolute deadline. Our congregation is such a wonderfully giving congregation and it is a satisfying thing.  Thank you again.  Jan Volk and Your Deacons.

Earl and Jan Bennett would like to thank everyone for all the cards and prayers they have received for Earl.  Please continue to hold Earl and Jan in your prayers.

Kingsville Presbyterian Church Youth Group

Cluster Youth Group met at North Kingsville in October. Our October 25th meeting we packed lunches to take to the Corn Maze on Route 6 in Pierpont. We had17 attend.  It was a lot of fun and we welcome Sarah and Jake from Orwell who have joined the Cluster Youth Group.  Our next meeting will be November 8 and November 22 at East Side Presbyterian Church- Noon – 1:3o p.m.

Thanks.  Miranda Barker, Youth Group co-advisor

Another year of Candy Making has come to an end. Jane and Lynn Silva would like to thank everyone who helped in any way make another successful year of candy making. Without the support and donation of those from the congregation, we could not have completed this project. Thank you everyone.

2010

May 2010

May 3, 2010

Dear members and friends of Kingsville Presbyterian Church,

We have a challenge before our congregation.  The congregation has done a really good job in the 1st quarter. Thank you for everyone’s willingness to dig deeper and give more money. Our goal is to find ways to keep within our budget, but at the same time pay Pastor Bonnie’s full time salary. We do not want to transfer any money out of our savings.

Session has taken steps along the way to help save money. Our first big step has been to replace the church secretary’s job with a part time church secretary. Instead of paying for 20 hours, we will now be paying for 10 hours. Ideas on ways to reduce the amount of paper printed for bulletins and newsletters. Reductions in numbers of newsletters mailed out during the year. Some money has been moved from special funds – example, activity and candy to the General Operating Fund.

The Deacons and helpers have done a wonderful job of raising money with the chocolate Easter baskets. The Deacons are in the process of planning a lawn sale at the church on the same day as the Kingsville Lawn Sale. Plans are also in the works for a September Swiss Steak dinner.

Session needs to ask the congregation for a second pledge drive. We need to get a better idea of what the giving will be in the final seven  months of 2010.  We have noticed an increase in pledges, not counting the money received from special fund raisers. We are trying to determine what our actual pledges are. If we notice a drop in our quarterly pledge, we will have to make drastic changes so we do not become insolvent. Our biggest drastic change would be to reduce Pastor Bonnie’s salary. Anything less than full time will mean less time that Pastor Bonnie will be available for pastoral care. That would include meetings, home visits, hospital visits.

Please present any suggestions of fund raisers to any member of the Board of Session. Any ideas are welcome. We need the help and support of the congregation to increase our Operating Fund. More importantly, we need ideas on ways to increase our church membership.

Session is proud of everything the congregation has done to support our church. God has plans for us.  We asked for blessings and they were given to us.

God’s blessing on each member and friends of the Kingsville Presbyterian Church

From the members of your Board of Session

June  2010

Pastor Bonnie’s prayer porch is so inviting with the comfy lounges and ice tea or lemonade, whichever you prefer. She even has some scones. Yummy! And the conversation is always enjoyable. BUT, can’t stay long, for there is work to do- church work.

Guppy II

September, October, November 2010

Session has voted to send the newsletter out quarterly

June, July and August

September, October and November

December, January and February

March, April, May

Thank You

I would like to thank the congregation for all the cards and prayers during my illness.

Thanks again,

Gene Moroski

Lake Shore Service

A special thank you for

July…………Jan Bennett, Bev and Bob Skarlinski

August…..Sheila Branch, Jan Bennett, Donna Hanson and Jan Messenger

Thanks to all who helped out.

Great job representing Kingsville Presbyterian Church

School Supply Donations

Thank you to all who participated in this Event.  Pastor Bonnie delivered many notebooks, folders, crayons, rulers, colored pencils, markers, pencils, glue bottles, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, boxes of tissue, disinfecting wipes, construction paper, pencil box, loose leaf paper, scissors, pens, erasers, and composition books.

Kingsville Presbyterian Church Youth Group

Youth group will begin on Sunday September 12 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of our church. It will meet the second and fourth Sundays of each month and for September will be at Kingsville Presbyterian Church.  Reverend Shane Nanney has agreed to lead the group in activities and study plans. All youth, grades 7 to 12 are invited to attend. A light lunch will be provided at each meeting.

November 2010

There is a combined worship service with North Kingsville Church at North Kingsville on Sunday September 19th.