News from the Hill
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday Nov 26 10:00 am Thanksgiving Service
Sunday Nov 29 First Sunday of Advent
Tuesday Dec 15 7:00 pm Vestry Meeting
Friday Dec 24 5:30 pm Christmas Service
Saturday Dec 25 10:00 am Christmas Service
CALENDAR OF REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Sunday 9:30 am Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 12:00 pm Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 7:30 pm Check-in via Zoom
Wednesday 8:00 pm Night Prayers via Zoom
You can watch our weekly service on Facebook Live or on YouTube by going to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGEwSmDVdmIVSrneZBPntKw
or by searching Church of the Resurrection - Hopewell Junction. The YouTube video will be available for viewing by 1pm on Sundays.
THE LATEST NEWS:
WEDNESDAY SERVICES—12 noon
We now have a simple service of Holy Communion at 12 noon at Resurrection. All are welcome to join us as we re-center ourselves to God during the week.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CHECK-IN AND NIGHT PRAYERS ON ZOOM
Please join us for our regular Wednesday evening check-in and Night Prayers! The Zoom invitation goes out each week with the log-on info and copies of the prayers we use.
THANK YOU to all who have given to Church of the Resurrection this year. It has not been an easy year and we really appreciate all that you have been able to give!
And, it is that time again when we look at our budget for the coming year. That means it is time for us to ask for your pledge. The vestry has sent out this years Stewardship Letter and Pledge form. Please pray and consider if/what you can pledge this coming year.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE—THURSDAY, November 26 at 10am
Please join us Thanksgiving morning as we give thanks to God for the bounty that God has given us. Our service will be at 10am.
ST. NICHOLAS PRESENTS (BRUNCH)
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 this year, we are not able to host our annual St. Nicholas Brunch. We can, however, provide presents for those children.
If you are interested in making a child’s (or 2) Christmas a little brighter this year, please let the church know as soon as you can. We need to let the agency (The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse) know how many children we can provide for this year.
Again, thank you for your wonderful generosity!
Something not new to us is roof issues. We have gotten one quote for putting on a new roof ($19,500). The vestry would like 2 more quotes. If you know a good roofer, please let us know!
Looking for gifts for that someone special (in particular that female someone)? The Thirty-One Fundraiser may be just what you are looking for. Thirty-One has many totes and various types of bags that would make a perfect gift. Please check out the items at: MyThirtyOne.com/MonicaFreer to learn more. Questions? See Dania Boss of Monica Freer (845-857-4742, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Orders due by November 25th
CHRISTMAS WREATHS FUNDRAISER
Our annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser is starting. We are again partnering with Mickman Brothers to order our wreaths. The advantage is, they will send them anywhere in the US you want—so you don’t even have to send them yourselves! To order online (no mail in’s this year!):
Go to giftitforward.com
It brings you to the page where you can select what to purchase.
Make your selection and go to the shopping cart.
Enter the fundraising code CHURCHNY003 in the labeled box.
You do NOT need to enter in name of referring member.
Fill out the other information requested...........address and payment........
Thank you! If you need help, please let me know. FYI—We get $8 for each gift purchased.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION (“SUNDAY SCHOOL”) FOR AL AGES
Sunday School is happening for our Elementary aged children.
Jr/Sr High—I have only heard from one person. Any other youth want to participate?
Adult—I have only had 2 responses. It seems everyone is busy doing things are their own.
CLOTHING BIN IS RE-OPENED!!!
FORWARD DAY BY DAY
Just a reminder, if you miss our Forward Day by Day booklets, you can read them on-line at:
You can also listen to the podcast of the meditation at: - Or wherever you get your podcasts.
Or, you can purchase the Forward Day by Day app for your phone at your app store.
VIDEO-TAPING SERVICES + FACEBOOK LIVE
I continue to video-tape our services. The videos are available about 1 pm. You can view them on our YouTube channel—
or search YouTube for Church of the Resurrection—Hopewell Junction
And please subscribe so you can easily find us!
I will continue to send out the link and the bulletin each week.
ALSO—we are now streaming the service LIVE on our Facebook Page. You can go there at 9:30 am on Sunday and watch the Service Live with us!
ADULT EDUCATION ON SUNDAYS—Suspended for now
LENTEN STUDY—DEATH AND DYING—POSTPONED
We have decided to postpone our Lenten Study on Death and Dying to a later date. This is such an important topic that we will be sure to return to it soon!
GALA—AGAPE BALL 2022 BENEFITTING EPISCOPAL CHARITIES—NOW COMING April 30, 2022
The Church of the Resurrection, located in Hopewell Junction, will be hosting for the first time a black-tie fundraiser: Agape Ball 2022! This gala will be held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and will feature dinner, dancing, an open bar, and many more surprises in store! Our MC is Tom Furci, radio personality on WHUD! The majority of the proceeds will go to Episcopal Charities of New York in an effort to support and expand its good works for our communities' most vulnerable. Individual and Group / Table ticket sales are now available. Just click on the Gala 2022 button below or visit our Home Page. Discounted room rates at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel pending availability. So buy your tickets NOW for a worthwhile cause and an evening you won't soon forget!
Got Sneakers? Got more sneakers than you can use? Donate your extra (old, but in good condition) sneakers to Church of the Resurrection. Karen Locke is chairing a fundraiser for us, collecting sneakers for distribution. If you have any questions, please see Karen.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization—Church of the Resurrection!—every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. For easy use, go to:
If you would like someone on the prayer list, please contact Rev. Jan (email@example.com) or the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or add the name to the prayer list sheet at the back of the sanctuary. We will place those persons on our prayer list for 4 weeks, unless there is a need for long-term prayers (please indicate in your request if it needs to be for longer than 4 weeks).