Addisville Reformed Church

Weekly Announcements



March 29 - Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM

March 30 - Good Friday Service 7:00 PM 

 Newtown Reformed Church 


               7:00 AM SonRise Service led by our youth

               8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (complimentary)

               9:00 AM Traditional Service

               10:45 AM Contemporary Service


SUNDAY SCOOL.  There are no Sunday School or Adult Sunday School classes at either service on Easter Sunday. 


VBS REGISTRATION.  VBS Registration is electronic again this year!  Invitations were sent home last week with instructions on how to register them.  This information is also available on the table outside of the Christian Education Office and on our website beginning April 1st.  Registrations begins Sunday, April 1st. If you have any questions, please contact me at


POETS AND SAINTS SMALL GROUP STUDY will meet Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00pm Room 310.  We will be discussing Chapter 8 of Pastor Jamie George's book Poets and Saints.


LOIS CIRCLE:  Join us tomorrow night, Monday, March 26 at 7:30 P.M. in the Lounge as we continue our study entitled "Twelve More Women of the Bible".  Donna Stewart will lead us in a discussion of Chapter 7.  Janet Schuch & Thora Williams will provide refreshments.  Come out and join us.  Questions:  Call Donna at 215-355-3584.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm in the Lounge. 

We will be discussing, Lessons of Grief – Part Two

Participants will discover:

1.    Who they are now that their loved one is gone?

2.    Why no one grieves perfectly?

3.    What grief can teach them about relationships.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Sigafoos

at  (215) 783-1253.

NEW MEMBERS CLASS:  Considering membership at Addisville? Classes to be held in April after Easter.



  • SHOW: JESUS—Jesus is the action-packed musical stage adventure that takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.
  • DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2018
  • PRICE: $120.80

                            4:30 PM DINNER AT BIRD IN HAND

                            7:00 PM SHOW




STATS FROM THE PANTRY:  In February, the Jesus Focus Ministry Food Pantry received 13,452 pounds of donated food.  In turn, it served 330 households (which included 488 children, 533 adults and 213 seniors).  Thank you for your continued generosity and support! 


A Loving Invitation


God loves you and He cares about the problems you face and the burdens you carry. If you have never trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior, receive Him today! Here is a simple prayer for those who have decided to receive Jesus:


Dear Father,  I believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, and that He became a human being, shed His blood and died on the cross to clean away my sin that was separating me from You. I believe that He rose from the dead, physically, to give me new life. Lord Jesus, I invite You to come into my heart. I accept You as my Lord and Savior. I confess my sins, turn from them and ask You to wash them away. I believe that You have come and are living in me right now. Thank you, Jesus!


If you have prayed this prayer, let a pastor or elder know.  We have helpful material to aid you as you grow in your Christian faith.


Awesome Addisville & H2o CAR WASH!

Time for a car wash? April 14th between 11:30 AM—2:00 PM the youth groups will be having their annual Car Wash in the church parking lot.  Donations accepted.  Proceeds go to both the Dorney Park end of year trip and the backpack/pizza party for the children of Christ’s Home.


JAMAICA MISSION TRIP 2018 is underway.  Look for information in the bulletins and announcers for ways that you can help out our mission.  We will keep you updated on our team, our mission and how you can serve from Addisville.  Thank you from the Jamaica Mission Team.


 CONFIRMATION 2018 SERVICE PROJECT: Thank you for helping us fill our Rice Bowls!  Please return Rice Bowls to Pastor Ryan or a member of our Confirmation Class by April 22th. If you would like a Rice Bowl, they are available in Fellowship Hall today.  If you would like to make a cash donation, please make checks out to "Rice Bowls" and give to Pastor Ryan.  Thank you for your support and help in our project! 2018 Confirmation Class


DAUGHTERS OF GOD CELEBRATION:  All women and girls are

invited to our first annual Daughters of God Celebration (formerly our

Mother/Daughter Banquet) on Saturday, April 14th, from 10:00 AM

until 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. 


Young or old or somewhere in between, married or not, with or without

      children, we are all daughters of God and are all valued and loved by       our Creator simply because we are His.  He celebrates us, and we would love to have you join us so that we can celebrate one another. 

We will enjoy brunch, fellowship and have a time of devotion and reflection.


 Tickets will be on sale between services in Fellowship Hall on Sunday,

      March 25th and Sunday, April 8th.  Adult tickets are $10 each, girls’       tickets for ages 5 through 10 are $5 each and girls age 4 and younger are free. For more information, please contact Donna Stewart at

      215-355-3584. We hope to see you on April 14th!


SAVE THE DATE:  Work Day Saturday, April 21st. Once again it’s time for our spring cleanup.  We hope you will join us for a day of work and fellowship as we spruce up our church and grounds.  More information and volunteer forms will be provided in the April Announcer and upcoming bulletins. 





This week: The journey of your spiritual life doesn’t mean that you walk perfectly in your faith, but rather that you would walk with a limp. This final session looks at what it means to be a disciple and how you can take the truths of the Word of God to affect the way you live by Living from the Inside Out.

Next week: Easter Sunday (no adult Sunday School)


Gary Edwards will be guiding our self-examining walk toward perfected discipleship.

Questions? Bob Proske at or 215-514-4282.


THANK YOU:  Many thanks and appreciation to the pastors and congregation.  Your prayers, support, and kindness during Gene’s long illness have touched our hearts. Gene & Barbara Schaefer


VBS MEETING: A brief lunch meeting will be held for all teachers and classroom assistants (and anyone else who would like to attend) on Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 PM in The Loft (Room 310).  We will review the program, distribute your classroom packs, choose class names and address any questions you may have. 


It is very important that you let me know whether or not you can attend so that I can plan for lunch and supplies.  Please drop this paper in the basket outside the Christian Education Office.



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Name ______________________________


          I will attend the VBS meeting on April 15th.


          I am unable to attend the VBS meeting on April 15th.


Natalie Kelly



The Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship Fund is administered by, and at the discretion of, the Christian Education Committee of the Addisville Reformed Church.  Scholarship money will be awarded in an amount to be determined each year by the Christian Education Committee. 


Please read the application requirements carefully.  Applicant must be a High School Senior who has been accepted at an institution of higher learning as a full-time student or a student who currently maintains full-time status at such an institution who has not previously received this scholarship.


Scholarship money awarded is based on active (current) participation in Addisville Reformed Church life including, Worship Services, Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth Group and/or Volunteer Service to the church.  Applications are available in the Church Office. 


Applicant must attach a brief essay entitled How Christ Has Changed My Life to this form as part of the application process and may be asked to read this essay to the congregation on Sunday, June 10, 2018 (at either service) if awarded the scholarship.  Reading your essay is not a requirement, but we would be honored to have you do so.


Said applicant must also meet one of the following requirements to be considered for the Hannah Overholt/Joe Benner Scholarship:


  • being confirmed in the church upon completion of  Confirmation Classes
  • becoming a member of the church upon completion of New Member Classes
  • becoming a member of the church through a letter of transfer from original church of membership
  • making a public affirmation of faith with the congregation of

            Addisville Reformed Church bearing witness


Completed applications and essays should be returned to the Church Office in an envelope marked Natalie Kelly no later than Sunday,

April 29, 2018.


ADDISVILLE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL IS NOW ENROLLING for the 2018-2019 school year.  The 3 year old and PreK classes meet 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Tuition is $135.00 per month.  The registration fee is $35.00 to secure your child's place.  If you would like to register your child, forms can be found outside the Christian Education office in the gray box on the wall.  For more information, call Susan Hoare (Miss Sue) at 215-901-3851 or 215-953-2072. 


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE: The collection item for March is stuffed animals!  I have read on the OCC website that many times the first thing that kids do when they open their boxes is hug the stuffed animal inside.  I would like to collect enough to give one to everyone except maybe the oldest boys.  They can range in size from beanie baby size to small teddy bear size.  Just make sure it won’t take up the entire box.  Little baby dolls are good too.  The Mission Committee thanks you for your generosity!  We will be collecting them through April 8th to give you (and me) time to hit the after Easter sales. 


I have cleared the donation basket of your generous donations of socks.  The Mission Committee thanks you for your generosity!  If you ever pick up something for the boxes that is not the item currently being collected, don’t hesitate to put it in the basket.  We appreciate all donations!!!


I will have material and patterns for little dresses for toddler girls by the end of April ready to hand out.  The toddler boys will be getting T-shirts.  I also am cutting little “blankies” out of fleece to be sewn together for the toddler boxes.  Let me know if you can help with any of these projects. 


The list of items we will be collecting through the year is as follows:  School Supplies, Hats, Soap and Washcloths and Toys (Toys for toddlers, toys for girls and toys for boys).  If you happen upon a sale of these items anytime through the year, please pick up a few and let me know so I can publicize it and pick up a few myself.   My email is or you could leave a message on my cell phone 215-219-1348.  Thank you very much from Barb Gonze!


VBS PLANNING:  Planning for Vacation Bible School is well under way. 

Christian Education is excited about sharing this adventure with the children of our church family and the children who live in our church neighborhood.

This year’s program runs from Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th.


If you are available to help with VBS, please take a moment to check all areas of interest.  Provide your name, preferred phone number, email address and days of availability so that I can catch up with you to see how we can work together for our children. Drop your completed form in the basket outside the Christian Education Office or hand it to Natalie.


□             Teacher’s Assistant or Teacher’s Helper                     

□             Sound Booth/Projection Assistant

□             Mission Team

□             Crafts Helper  

□             Games Helper                                                 

□             Nursery Care (for children of volunteers too young to attend VBS)




Phone Number:_________________________________________


Email Address:_________________________________________


Days Available (please circle):   M   T   W   Th   F     


 T-Shirt Size: ______________


All volunteers age 18 and older (who have not already done so) will be asked to submit to a security screening including, but not limited to, a

Pennsylvania State Police background check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance.  You will receive detailed information about these procedures when I receive your commitment to volunteer.  By law, I cannot allow anyone to volunteer who does not submit to this request.

Natalie Kelly