WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
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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.
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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.!
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.
"Munch 'n Chat" with Archer Men's Group
All men are invited to come and "munch and chat" at Golberg's Bagels near the Allendale Acme on November 6, 2019 at 8:30 am. Pete Riddle had the idea for this new small group at Archer. Hope to see you there!
Allendale Community Christmas Concert
The Allendale Church Community Combined Choir will present a Christmas Concert to benefit Family Promise of Bergen County on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4 pm at Archer United Methodist Church in Allendale. We invite your support of this annual event. Sponsors will be listed in the Concert Program.
The concert will include sacred choral anthems and organ compositions, accompanied by flutes, trumpet and percussion. A chorus of 40+ singers from Allendale and neighboring towns will perform seasonal based anthems. Special music will include the Ramapo Valley Youth Chorus, piano soloist, Dmitri Kochtcheev, vocal soloist, Laura Van Orden, and a flute ensemble. An offering will be taken at the concert to benefit Family Promise of Bergen County, an ecumenical non-profit 501©3 organization that has provided shelter, counseling and support to homeless, working families with dependent children for the past 28 years. Churches around the County provide the sheltering. The Allendale churches host families four weeks each year.
Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution - CFA
This year, CFA hopes to provide more than 3,000 local families with food for Thanksgiving! Your financial/food donations are needed! Please consider bringing in the following items no later than NOV. 20:
Canned yams, cranberry sauce, gravy, fruit, & vegetables
Bags of carrots, potatoes, apples, & onions
Nuts, trail mix, raisins
Coffee, tea, & sugar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.