WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
This section will be updated continuously with recurring events. Check back often!
Become a Part of the Archer Family
If you’re interested in officially becoming a part of the Archer Church family, please speak with Pastor Robb. New members will be welcomed into our fellowship during an upcoming service this spring.
Share Your Talents!
Archer needs volunteers to share their musical talents. If you play an instrument or sing or belong to a musical group, please consider sharing your talent(s). Contact the music director, Donna Dangler, and let her know your ideas. We would love to have you!
Purchasing Altar Flowers
Members and friends of Archer Church are invited to purchase altar flowers in honor of or in memory of loved ones throughout the church year. Simply choose an open date on the Flower Calendar in the Narthex and sign up there, indicating if the flowers are in memory or in honor of someone specific. You may bring in the flowers on that Sunday morning, or contact Kathy Shoaf if you are unable to pick up the flowers yourself.
Sponsor an Anthem
The Archer Music Committee offers the congregation an opportunity to purchase new music for the church through the “Sponsor an Anthem” program. Do you have a favorite that you’ve heard elsewhere? Or perhaps you have a much loved family piece that you’d like the choir to sing? For a $40.00 donation, the music will be purchased in memory or in honor of a loved one, with that person’s name (as well as yours) being printed in the bulletin every time the anthem is sung. In addition, each copy of the music will be labeled. For more information, please speak with the chair of the committee, Don Landzettel.
Sign-Up to Serve this Spring!
Spring is here! Why not consider signing up to serve in some way for our Sunday morning worship and fellowship? There are several ways to get involved. You can provide for our refreshment time by bringing something sweet or savory to share along with coffee and/or juice. You can also serve as an usher either by yourself or with another person in the church. And if you don’t know how to do something, we’ll show you how! So simply sign-up for any of these ways to serve at the Information Table located in the narthex – thank you!
"Shopping Cart" Gift Cards
Do you want to know of an easy way to help support the church? All it takes is a quick stop in the back of the church on a Sunday morning to purchase supermarket gift cards. These cards can be used like cash in to purchase your weekly groceries at SHOPRITE, ACME, or STOP AND SHOP – and the best part is that the church gets a percentage of every sale! So why not give it a try – see Linda Keet-Tillinghast in the back of the church every Sunday :-)
Give UMC Market a Try!
If you shop on-line, it’s easy to help Archer fund ongoing programs through “UMC Market” – and as with the Shopping Cart grocery cards, it costs you nothing more. Simply sign up, select Archer in Allendale NJ as your designated church, and proceed to choose one of their many vendors to do your online shopping. Major stores include Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. The video on the website explains it all. Go to https://umcmarket.org/engage/ to find out how you can sign up today!
Families with young children are invited to use our Community Room where the service is broadcast every Sunday of a large screen TV. If you need assistance, one of our ushers would be glad to help you.
This section will be updated continuously with upcoming annual and new events. Check back often!
CFA's Souper Bowl Fundraiser - Now through Feb. 2
Take a minute to donate your loose change into the CFA-branded donation containers in the narthex and/or donate cans of your favorite hearty soups. Last year CFA was able to raise nearly $8K, and this year the goal is to raise $9K!
NEXT SOLE HOPE SHOE PARTY...
Feb. 1, 2020!
Our first shoe-making party of the year will be on February 1st from 9:00AM-Noon. You can come and go as needed, and we will serve refreshments. It helps if you bring your own crafting/fabric scissors (ones strong enough to cut denim), but we will have ones on-hand to share as well. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archer Coop. Nursery School Tricky Tray - Feb. 6 @ 6:30PM at Trinity Lutheran Church
Please consider supporting our Archer community by purchasing tickets for the first-ever tricky tray fundraiser held by the nursery school. Prizes include membership to Valley Health Lifestyles in Mahwah, Disney Park Hopper tickets, Tiffany jewelry, 3 different family photo sessions, 2 Yankee games, Hand and Stone gift card, gift cards to local restaurants, toys, gyms and more! The basic entrance package is $25 (one sheet of tier 1 tickets) and $60 for the “convenience” package (2 sheets of tier 1 tickets, 2 sheets of tier 2 tickets, and 2 grand prize tickets). There will also be a 50/50 raffle, as well as the chance to purchase extra tickets at the event. There will be light appetizers & dessert at each table, but the event will be BYOB. For tickets, please send checks made payable to Archer Cooperative Nursery School (no later than February 3rd) and mailed to: Archer Cooperative Nursery School, Attn: Tricky Tray, 37 E. Allendale Ave., Allendale NJ 07401. Your name will be placed on a list at the entrance – no tickets will be mailed
AB&G Sponsors the Capital Campaign - February 10th!
The Allendale Bar & Grill will be hosting a sponsorship night for the Capital Campaign on February 10th. 10% of all food sales for the day will be donated to the campaign, and includes lunch, dinner, & take-out.
Cooking with Pastor Schuyler
Welcome to another season of sharing food and fellowship! Beginning on Sept. 5th, Pastor Schuyler will be hosting cooking classes at Archer on the first Thursday of every month. All are welcome – no experience necessary! Classes are in the kitchen from 4-6 pm.
It's Time for Apple Pies!
As we wrap up the fall season, we will be selling the last of our apple pies. Once they are gone, they won't be back until next fall, so get 'em while you can! Pies are currently available for purchase during thrift store hours or after worship on Sunday for $15.
Thrift Shop Opening & Celebrating 20 Years!
Yes, that’s right. The Thrift Shop first opened its doors in the fall of 1999, making this its 20th anniversary season at Archer. The store will be open for business beginning on Thursday, September 12 and will have the same hours as in the past: Thursday and Friday 10AM - 2PM and Saturday from 10AM-1PM. Please see the Ministries tab here on our website for more info regarding donations, etc.!
This season, please consider helping CUMAC. They are asking for not only help in volunteers, but are in desperate need of baby supplies (i.e., diapers, wipes, etc.) If it is written on your heart to help them out, any and all donations are greatly appreciated including your time. Please call 973-742-5518 or email at email@example.com.
Archer UMC partners with the Center for Food Action and has a box in the narthex for non-perishable food items. Please consider giving to this amazing organization that benefits families, seniors, and children in need.