NEW TO PCOG
We are glad you are here with us!  If you are a first time guest, I invite you to fill out a guest cards available in the seat back pockets. We don’t want to pester you, but rather be a blessing and provide you important information about our church, giving you everything you need to see if this place is a good fit for you! By filling out that card we will be able to stay in contact with you! We want to be a resource to you and for you.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children are dismissed to Sunday School after the opening portion of worship. 3 year olds through 5th grade are dismissed to the chapel for children’s worship and then taken to Sunday School classrooms. Middle/High School kids are dismissed directly to Sunday School in the youth room 101. Please sign up on the bulletin board or online at sign up genius.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Fill a shoe box for a boy or girl with small gifts for Christmas! Pick up your brochure in the lobby.
There is a few ways to help: 1.Donate money for shipping, now $9/box  2. Bring in a filled box. COLLECTION DATE IS NOVEMBER 12th.
 
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
A meeting of the congregation is called for Sunday October 29th. 10-minutes following worship (about 11 am) in the church Sanctuary. Items on the Congregational Meeting Agenda: Election of Officers (Elders and Deacons) To Amend the By-laws as follows ARTICLE VI SESSION – RULING ELDERS – MODERATOR
Section 3:  There shall be nine at least seven and no more than nine Ruling Elders elected to Session divided into three classes, each serving a term of 3 years.  There shall not be any limitation on the number of terms, whether consecutive or aggregate, that a person can serve as a Ruling Elder.
 
TAPAS PARTY
Sunday October 29, 7-9pm @ the Gestals’. Invitees: All Parents of Young Children. A relaxed time to gather and meet other parents of younger children...share stories, laugh and maybe build a friendship or two. Please RSVP to billgestal@pcogonline.org.
 
THANKSGIVING MEALS
Deacons are collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets.  Please see the sign-up board to see how you can help or online at sign-up genius.
 
IGNITE CONFERENCE-A CHURCH RETREAT
Friday night, November 3rd 7pm-9pm/Saturday, November 4th 9am-3pm. Practical and urgent topics will be discussed: How do we receive guidance from the Holy Spirit? How do I know that what I have received is truly from God? What about the manifestational gifts of the Holy Spirit? The emphasis of Ignite 2 is the "dance of cooperation" with the Holy Spirit in doing the work of Jesus Christ. Individual: $15/Couple: $20 includes lunch. Child care is available (Saturday 9-3pm) - reservations for childcare are required by 10/27. Cost for childcare: $30 for the first child, $5 per additional child. Registration link online at www.pcogonline.org on our calendar page.  A freewill offering will take place during the event.
 
2018 COFFEE SCHEDULE
A online sign up is now available for the 2018 coffee schedule.  If you would like to choose your dates please log on to sign up genius and look under the church email office@pcogonline.org. We would love to have everyone sign up November 26th for at least 2 dates during the year. If you do not choose dates we are happy to assign them.  Please see Marge Curtis with questions or email her at curtcorner@aol.com.
 NEW SUNDAY START TIME
Please spread the word that PCOG’s Sunday services will begin at 10am beginning November 5th. This is also Daylight Savings Time.
 
PRAYER TEAMS
Pastor Bill will make an announcement prior to the final worship set.  Prayers teams will be in the chapel.  No care or need is too small!
 
MISSED  A SERMON, ANNOUNCEMENT
Check out our website at www.pcogonline.org
 
DONATIONS THROUGH PAY PAL
You are now able to make church donations through our website www.pcogonline.org.  Just click on the donate now button and it will take you to Pay Pal a secure online donation site.  You are able to make one time only contributions without a Pay Pal account and recurring contributions with a Pay Pal account,  It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
 
AMAZON SMILE
PCOG will receive a donation from Amazon.org equal to ½% of the value of each purchase.  Registering to select PCOG begins at www.smile.amazon.com where you sign in  with your regular Amazon log-on/PW.  Then enter “The Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich INC” in the charity selection window.  Two names appear. Make sure our PCOG is selected. After doing that you are taken to Amazon.com to do your shopping.  Next time you order from Amazon, log-in through www.smile.amazon.com and you will be at the regular Amazon page with a notation at top of page identifying PCOG as the charity selected for support. If you log-in to Amazon without going through “smile” it does not work.  Give it a try!
 
A MUST HAVE FOR EVERYONE IN THE DIRECTORY
iPhone & iPad Member App. Now you can sync your church directory directly to your iPhones, iPads or iPad Minis! Members can search for a family or member, email, call or text -- right from their device. Plus the phone will update whenever changes are made by the church office.