The Collier’s Creek Chronicle
The Newsletter of Collierstown Presbyterian Church
31 Church Drive, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-5918 – e-mail: email@example.com – web page: www.collierstownpres.org
Volume XVIV, Number 10 October 2012
Notes from our Pastor – CPC’s Mission Display at The Big Event – At the Presbytery’s Big Event
Educational Workshop on Saturday, September 15, CPC’s Mission Display won First Place in
design and content. I designed the display, but you, the members and guests were the content of his
display. Through the use of display boards, I shared with the Presbytery CPC’s work with Disciples’
Build homes, Back Yard Missions, Hurricane Katrina Work Trips, the Volunteer Farm gleaning
projects, Lauren & Mike’s work in Nicaragua, Emily RiCharde’s work in India, Suzanne Potter
O’Neal’s work with Friends of Barabbas, CPC’s Summer Seminary Interns, baking cookies and
goodies for the residents of the Mayflower and the other ways that CPC spreads God’s Word through
missions. All of the displays were great ways of sharing God’s missional love. Are we all done doing
missions because we won this award? Nope!!! We are going to continue our mission work and
increase it to share with more folks the saving love of God through Jesus Christ.
Thanks to all who have participated in our mission work in the past and to those who will be
participating in it in the future!
See you in Sunday School & Worship!
Community Revival Services
Sunday, September 30 – Wednesday, October. 3
* Sunday September 30 –7:00pm - Collierstown Baptist Church
Rev. Doug Mitchell
Romans 12:1-7 – “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” – CPC’s Choir
* Monday, Oct. 1 – 7:00pm - Collierstown Presbyterian
Rev. Greg Gertz
Matthew 9:1-8 – “Jesus’ Power Over Sin” – Meth Choirs
* Tuesday, Oct. 2 – 7:00pm - Union View Advent Church
Rev. Skip Hastings
Colossians 3:12-17 – “Our New Clothes” – Oxford Choir
* Wed, Oct. 3 – 7:00pm - Collierstown United Methodist
Rev. Dr. Horace Douty – Baptist Choir
Night Circle Meeting – On Thursday, October 4 at 7:00pm, the Night Circle will meet at the home of
Tammy Hamilton. Marilyn Dudley will be the leader of the Bible Study in the PW book Dispatches
to God’s Household – The General Epistles.
Our Youth Fund Raiser – On Saturday, October 6, from 7:00am-10:00am, our CPC Youth will be
preparing and serving breakfast at the Natural Bridge Speedway for the drivers. The sales from this
breakfast will be used by our Youth to purchase Angel Tree or Toys For Tots Christmas gifts.
Contact Donna V. Potter if you can provide parts of the breakfast – sausage, eggs, juice or bread and
if you can work in this project. A food sign- up sheet is posted on our hallway bulletin board.
World Wide Communion Sunday – The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on October 7 during our
morning Worship Service and in every other church throughout the world on this World Wide
Communion Sunday. You are cordially invited to join with us in this special sacramental
celebration. We will celebrate this sacrament through Intinction.
Union Seminary President’s Advisory Committee meeting – On Sunday afternoon and through Monday,
Oct. 7-8, Rev. Skip will be participating in the Union Seminary’s President Advisory Board
meeting in Richmond. The Board will be exploring new ways that the Seminary, her students and
her graduates can more effective spreading the Word of God in our new century through all the
means of communication that are available to us. Rev. Skip asks for your prayers for safe travels
and clear thinking at the meeting.
Session Meeting – Our October Session meeting will be conducted on Monday, October 8 at
6:30pm. Each Sessional committee chair and chairs from all of our other standing committees are
requested to have their 2013 budget requests into Linda Wilder by Oct. 8 or 9. Bring enough
copies of your committee’s report to share or send them out by e-mail to all Session members.
Lunch Bunch Gathering – Our Community Lunch Bunch will come together on Friday, October
12 at 11:30am, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church for their monthly meeting. Ella Bell
Clark and her kitchen crew of great cooks will prepare a hearty lunch for us and our guest speaker
will enlighten us on a timely subject. All members and guests over 60+ years are warmly invited to
participate and attend.
Maury River Mission Community Meeting – Janet Scott and Rev. Skip are CPC’s reps to the MRMC
meeting to be held on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30pm at Mt. Carmel; Presbyterian Church.
The work of the Mission Community will be discussed, the cuts in Presbytery’s funding will be up
for discussion, our continual funding of our Mission Community’s water wells in Central America
will be explored and up-coming Presbytery events will be discussed.
Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Boxes - will be delivered on the third Monday of each month.
In October, we will be making our deliveries on Monday, October 15 at 9:00am. Thanks to your
generosity through giving to our monthly food drives and your donations to our 4 Cents-A-Meal-
Monthly-Offering, neighbors in our own community are fed by your wonderful gifts of caring and
food and finances.
C&F Circle Meeting – On Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm, the C&F Circle will meet at the home
of Gatha Hall. Janet Scott will be the leader of the Bible Study in the PW book Dispatches to
God’s Household – The General Epistles.
CPC’s Annual Dinner Clean-up Days – CPC members and guests will be gathering together on
Saturdays, October 20 and 27 beginning at 9:00am to clean the church inside and outside for our
November 3 Annual Dinner. There is a list of tasks to be completed on the counter in the kitchen. If
you are unable to participate in these two Saturday work days and can work on different days, please
feel free to come to the church, look at the task list and complete a task or two. Thanks to all for your
time, effort and support of our church’s Annual Dinner & Bazaar.
The Annual Effinger Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Harvest Dinner – will be held on Saturday,
October 20 beginning at Noon and lasting until 8:00pm down at the Fire House. This fried oyster,
country ham and turkey dinner with all the fixin’s (sound familiar?) is a not to miss event! (this also
sounds familiar). JD will also be happy to sell you a quart of the Fire House’s award winning apple
butter or five. If you’d like to volunteer as a helper in any of the many areas of help needed, contact
JD at the Fire House at 463-7596.
Children, Youth & Families Picnic & Hike Around The Lake – CPC’s children, youth, parents and
guests are invited to participate in our Picnic & Hike Around the Lake on Sunday, October 21
beginning at 12:23pm. We’ll have hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and s’more makin’s and attendees
are asked to bring the rest of the meal. Following our meal, we’ll take a hike around the lake or rest
on the benches and watch the ducks swim on the lake or watch the clouds float on by. Welcome to all!
Mission Community Elder Training Workshop – Our Maury River Mission Community is sponsoring
an Elder Training Workshop for new and Non-new Elders on Saturday, October 27 at 8:30am-
2:45pm at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your new Book of Order
and learn more about being a Presbyterian Elder.
Trunk-Or-Treat Food Collection & Treat Giveaway – Our congregation will have an unique opportunity
on Sunday afternoon, October 28, at 12:15pm to participate in CPC’s 1st Trunk-Or-Treat Food
Collection & Treat Giveaway. The idea is that for those who wish to participate, you are asked to
bring canned food and paper items to the church on the 28th. Following Worship, your children &
youth will come to your open trunk (that way, the children & youth can see which cars to go to) and
collect the food items and then receive a Harvest treat from you. They’ll gather all the food in their
wagons, place them in a big truck and then deliver the food to the Rockbridge Area Relief
Association’s Food Bank on Monday.
Handbells & Choir - If you are interested in trying Handbells or joining the Chancel Choir for a
season, here is your opportunity. We are going to give Thursdays a try as a meeting day. Handbells
will practice at 6:30 p.m. up in the middle room, and choir practice will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall. We could sure use some more folks for both activities. Please consider joining us on
Thursday evenings. We have a good time together!
CPC’s Prayer Chain – The office is up-dating our Prayer Chain contact list. If you would like to be on
our telephoning list, please contact Pat Deacon at 463-6116 and give her your land line number and if
you have one-your cell phone number. We know that prayer does change things and is an aide in many
ways to bring comfort, support, strength and healing.
CPC’s Monday Morning Notes – If you would like to receive our weekly up-dates of activities, prayer
needs and other information, through our e-mail Monday Morning Notes, please send your e-mail
address to the office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPC’s College Student’s Addresses: Here are the addresses of our CPC members and grandchildren who
are attending college. They would love to hear from you through cards and care packages.
Katherine Cummings Kathryn Hartless
UVA – Wise 104-C Lancer Circle
Box 5256 Farmville, VA 23909
1 College Avenue (NEW ADDRESS)
Wise, VA 23293
Carter Goodbar Connor Fairburn
Radford University Bridgewater College
P.O. Box 5741 Wakeman Hall – F-6
Radford, VA 24142-5741 Bridgewater, VA 22812
Sam Leech David Leech
Longwood University Virginia Tech
Farmville, VA 23909 Blacksburg, VA 24061
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Our Annual Dinner will be held November 3rd. Start shopping the early sales – we need the
following staples: white sugar, crackers, margarine (stick), and Crisco - the 3 or 6 pound can. Look
for these staples when shopping in the coming week – our canvass sheets will be distributed on
September 29th and a member of our team will be calling upon you to ask for your help with the
dinner. Thanks so much – The Dinner Team
Where Do I Fit?
The Annual Church Dinner is Saturday, November 3. Most of us know what to do, how to do it and
what it takes to make the day a success. But some of us are new to the “dinner” day – we don’t know where we
fit in and who is in charge of what process. I thought we would take the time today to let you know who does
what and where we need your help physically, financially and artistically!
Below are some of the major areas of work:
Parking Bus tables –
Mark Fontenot – the mechanical end (electricity/hot Silverware stuffers –
Potato peelers (Fri. a.m.) –
Charlie Potter – purchasing the oysters
Sanctuary greeters –
Tammy Hamilton – purchasing the hams and overall
dinner coordinator Seating assistant –
Tonya Fontenot – mashed potatoes Church and Table Decorations – Janet Scott and
Martha Potter – green beans and dinner
communications (post cards) Tea/Coffee –
Geoff Goodbar – takeout orders Plate Scrapers-
George Dudley – takeout meals Dishwashers -running dish machine and at the sinks
Mary Jarvis – meals on wheels (to our shut ins) Bazaar Room – Robin Hostetter, Lynne Black, Elaine
Mary Jarvis, Debbie McCormick, Joan Potter -our
table chairwomen Trash Truck –
Jade Knick – sweet potatoes Ham/ Turkey Cookers-
Stevie Potter – purchasing veggies (potatoes and
cabbage), food transport between church/firehouse
Gay Lea Goodbar – dining room
Nellie Leech and Lillian Lawrence – Cake Room
Oyster Cooking – Mark, Clinton, Ellis, Stevie
Ham/Turkey Slicers –
Cabbage grinding (Fri. a.m.) –
A special note about the Bazaar Room –
Our church will not only be filled with the aroma of frying oysters, brewing coffee,
and potatoes and gravy but with the scent of fresh baked breads, cakes, pies, and cookies.
The Bazaar Room will open its doors in the Educational building at 10:00 am.
Everyone is asked to help fill the room and stock the shelves with baked goods, crafts,
sewing items, canned jellies, and fresh vegetables.
The Bazaar Room is a major attraction for dinner patrons looking to take home
gifts and other goodies to enjoy from the day in Collierstown. Please review the suggested
items for ideas and begin setting aside what you will bring. We hope to have 100%
participation from each church family as we reach out to our special mission projects (will
be announced on Sunday, September 30 th). Won’t you help make 2012 a record-breaking
year? Some of the favorites are:
Baked Goods - homemade Cakes (half or whole, Pies (Fruit, Pecan), Cookies, brownies,
(fudge, hard candy)
Breads (yeast, salt rising, whole wheat) – loaf or rolls
Specialty breads (zucchini, banana, cranberry, pumpkin); Cinnamon Rolls, coffee bars,
sweet breads, muffins
(all types) packages for families or singles
Canned Goods - homemade jams, jellies, pickles, salsa & cookies in a jar mixes
Sewing – aprons (holiday or traditional) – any style, placemats, bed and chair caddies,
plastic bag holders, baby
blankets, holiday vests, tablecloths, napkins
Knitted/Crochet Items – hats, sweaters, pot holders, holiday ornaments, booties, blankets,
Crafts - holiday ornaments, wreaths, centerpieces, bows, note cards, jewelry, pot holders
Vegetables – turnips, greens, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, ornamental corn, gourds
Potted Plants – herbs, aloe, spider, cacti
New/Slightly used Items – Cookbooks, candles, stationery, jewelry, vases, seasonal
We will have fresh country brown eggs as well as packaged country ham available for sale.
ITEMS SHOULD BE PACKAGED AND PRICED FOR SALE UPON ARRIVAL
LET’S MAKE THIS YEAR’S BAZAAR ROOM THE BEST!!
As you can see, it takes everyone to make the dinner a success. From the little ones to
the slightly older ones! Come out and enjoy the day with family and friends. Take the time to
visit with our friends who come back each year! They want to see us as well as to enjoy the day
If you see an area that you can help with – pre dinner work, dinner work, post dinner
work – please see Tammy/Marilyn/Martha or Skip! We are all one church family.
The Annual Dinner Team