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ANNOUNCEMENTS (also see Opportunities)

CHURCH BULLETIN
Bulletin Our Weekly Bulletin contains pertinent information about the worship service and relevant individual assignments. It also contains our prayer concerns list, weekly meetings, mission outreach goals, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, financial stewardship, coming events, timely announcements, and contact information. Additionally, the online version is in beautiful color. If convenient, download it to your mobile device and save us the paper.
HAITI HEALTH KITS
Health Kits The team will be collecting items for health kits. We will be handing out the kits on our trip. We are doing some baby kits this year. PLEASE, only get items on the list. A box will be in the narthex to drop off items. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, boxes of band aids, antibiotic ointment, cortizone itch cream, bars of soap, gallon zip lock bags, cloth diapers, diaper pins, diaper rash cream, a small teething toy (like little sets of keys or a little gel type to chew on) a small travel size wipes( usually has 32 wipes in- dollar store has them for a dollar) infant tylenol (small bottle).
FULLY ACCESSIBLE FACILITY
Handicap Chair Bunkertown is a fully Accessible Facility. Explore our virtual tour to learn about the numerous innovations and compliance offerings that creates an enjoyable experience for everyone. This includes doors with levers, thresholds nearly flat, public areas on the same floor level, and wide unobstructed hallways.
WEATHER MCALISTERVILLE
Sun & Cloud weather.com/mcalisterville/17049 displays real-time weather status in a variety of reports including numerous maps, temperatures, predictions, forecasts, storm warnings, and your own customizable weather station. The radar map allows you to see weather for the past hour.
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COMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 11
Crop Walk Icon CROP WALK is an opportunity to alleviate hunger through the simple act of walking. Join with other participants in Juniata County on the walking track at Walker Township Park, located on the north side of Route 75, just west of the Route 322 Port Royal Exit. Make new friends with other walkers or enjoy reuniting with walkers you already know. It's also a great opportunity for you to improve your health.

The 48th Annual Juniata County CROP 5K Fun Hybrid Walk/Run will be shown live at Facebook.com/JuniataCROP. Masks must be worn when gathering, but may be taken off once the walk begins. Registration: 1:30 PM Walk Begins: 2:00 PM. The CROP Walk supports hunger ministries in the US and around the world through Church World Service. 25% of the monies raised stays in the county and is equally divided among the Juniata County Food Pantry and Juniata County Meals on Wheels.

This year due to Covid 19, the need is even much greater. If you are interested in joining Team Bunkertown or in financially supporting our team, or you just have questions, please speak with Team Co-Captains, Diane Spade or Hannah Bashore. Thank you.
October 24
Banquet HEARTBEAT COMMUNITY SERVICES invites you to join them for their Annual Fall Banquet at Family Life Center in Newport, PA , on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30 P.M. Our Keynote Speaker will be Kate Goehringer. She works as the Area Director for Young Life in Dauphin County. Young Life aims to train college and young adult leaders to be mentors to high school students, teaching them how to walk with high school students through the difficulties of their teenage years while teaching them about the Christian faith. Ty works as a middle school science teacher at the Milton Hershey School. Listen as she talks about her experience giving birth to her daughter who was three months premature.
Contact Heartbeat Community Services, Inc., P.O. Box 25, Millerstown, PA 17062. Please make reservations with our Brochure and Response Card.
OCTOBER 30
Hayride HAY RIDE will begin cookout and hay ride here at the church on Friday October 30th starting at 6:30. There will be hot dogs and snacks provided. All ages are welcome.
OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 27
Groceries Harvest Home items may be placed on tables in the narthex starting Friday, October 30. Bring your grocery items to benefit the hungry and suffering in our community. The items collected will be donated to the Juniata Food Pantry.
NOVEMBER 1
Remembrance Day REMEMBRANCE DAY During the service, we would like to take a mo-ment to remember those who have passed away this past year and to re-member those they left behind. If you lost a family member or friend this past year (October, 2019-2020) we would like to remember them and your relationship with them. To help us out, please provide a couple of pictures of them to Jen Hummel. Pictures can be emailed to her at hum-mel.jenn@gmail.com or they can be given to her at church no later than Sunday, October 11th. Please have your name with the pictures, so they can be returned to you. Also please take a minute to fill out the Remembrance Day form (located at the Welcome Table) to help with the presentation and give to Jen Hummel by October 13th.
CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTOS
Camera Information is being gathered for the new 2021 Church Directory. Photographs will be taken at the following sessions, family or individuals. Mark your calendars. Photo

November 13, 5-8 PM, Friday

November 14, 9-Noon, Saturday

Do not wear green colors as they will conflict with a removable green background. Free original photographs suitable for framing. Appointments unneccesary. Just walk in. See you in the church library.

NOVEMBER ??
24 Hours of Prayer 24 HOUR PRAYER VIGIL will begin in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, and continue until 7 p.m. on Sunday, November ??. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex, in half hour increments. You are encouraged to pray in the sanctuary, or feel free to pray while walking throughout the building. It is okay for more than one person to be praying in the sanctuary at the same time. Please see our worship bulletin for further details.
NOVEMBER 26
Happy Thanksgiving

2021

January 30 - Feb 6
Luggage HAITI MISSION TRIP Don't miss an opportunity to travel and serve! Volunteers needed to join a team headed to Haiti January 30th – Feb 6th 2021. We are looking to undertake an ambitious building project of a church or home. Pastor Seminar, orphan ministry and a hiking trip are also possible. Please pray that as we continue to follow Jesus where He calls us to go . Anyone interested should contact Pastor Wes & Vickie.


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SPECIAL DOCUMENTS (also see Christian Education)

Bunkertown
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WEB UPDATES

Web Development Check out the latest updates to our website. Changes might be minor or something of greater importance; something trivial or something great. Look here first to discover what we've recently done. Latest updates are usually at the top of the list.
  • YOUTH GROUP listed more upcoming events and a meeting to plan more. Also remember that Clearances are required for participation in Youth events and here is where you apply.
  • BUNKERTOWN CONSTITUTION (Interim Version, 9-29-2019)
  • WEATHER at McAlisterville has been added at the bottom of the Announcements section. If you do not already have a bookmark to this information then click there to avail yourself of all the many resource such as temperatures, radar maps, storm warnings andforcasts by the hour, day, or 5 days.
  • CHURCH APP was given a home of its own to better explain the content and satisfy expectations. There is also a list of other apps to better accompany your experience. Thus far we have seen over 240 downloads and very positive comments.
  • HOME INDEX now has a third tier of icon links to special resources and our more heavily visited areas of the website. Additional links have also been inserted into the other tiers.
  • DIRECTIONS has been given a more expansive MAP with more local businesses and in much greater detail. A new enhanced OUTSIDE PHOTO replaced the former one.
  • MUSIC has been added to the INFORMATION menu tab. Here you will discover all things related to the musical program of the church. Listen to each of our recorded cantatas. Acquire, schedules, documents, music symbols, and how to configure your system to play MP3 audio.
  • Image backgrounds for our web site are changed periodically. Each are selected with great care so that the graphic message corresponds to the beliefs and standards of our church. Normally they are hidden behind the blocks of text. To appreciate the full image, please just scroll to the very bottom of any page, and the many blocks of text will rise above the top.
  • MORE BIBLE APPS have been added to give you a greater selection of Bibles to reference during Sunday School, Bible Study, Worship, or at home research.
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION is a new web page to augment the educational interests and trainings of our congregation. Here you will find Brethren documents, Historical documents, Suggested reading, Topical Bible Verses, and new Membership information.
  • TOP MENU was restructured to accomodate a growing number of materials and new web pages. INFORMATION is a new entry which now comprises other former top menu pads such as Activities and History.
  • eBROCHURE is a sophisticated page flipping ebook provided for "First Visitors" to Bunkertown when a special friend is not available to prepare them for that first experience. Open it and learn how it can be helpful to someone that you would like to invite. Pages can be changed by dragging from the corners or by clicking the left and right arrows.
  • SPECIAL DOCUMENTS is a new section of our News area. Here you will find pertinent information, monthly calendars, and online fillable forms which can then be saved to your local computer or mobile device. Unfortunately, the Firefox browser started using their own PDF viewer, so filling and saving forms may not work unless you reconfigure to their plugin.
  • PRESCHOOL is a new section that has been added to enable parents to learn more about the Preschool ministry and how their child may benefit from the program. Information includes ministry introduction, registration form, photos, and hours of operation.


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OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED

Awana Club
Awana Youth meet every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. Awana is an international evangelical Christian nonprofit organization founded in 1950. Their mission is to assist youth and equip leaders to change the world for Jesus Christ. A.W.A.N.A. is an acronym derived from "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" which is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
Bible Study
Bible Study Join us every Wednesday evening for Bible Study in the Conference Room. We regularly offer inspiring studies that challenge and offer guidance. Discussions are uplifting and promote awareness to believers at different levels of spiritual growth. Please commit yourself to join us each week for this important part of Christian growth and living. Check the weel;y bulletin for time.
Children's Bell Choir
Hand Bell Children are invited to participate in the Bell Choir. When in session, practice is usually held in the Conference Room between morning Worship and Sunday School. Please ask the Church Office for information about schedules.
Choir Practice
Choir Do you like to sing, or generally enjoy music. This is an opportunity to let your joyfulness be heard. A seasonal cantata is often performed. Check the bulletin for times of practice. Contact Torie Susan or the Church Office if you are interested in joining or have questions.
Crop Walk
Crop Walk Icon Usually, held the first Sunday in October, Crop Walk is an opportunity to alleviate hunger through the simple act of walking. Join with other participants on the walking track at Walker Township Park, located on the north side of Route 75, just west of the Route 322 Port Royal Exit. Check our bulletin for time of Registration and when the walk begins. It's also an opportunity to improve your health while benefiting many others.
Donate Blood
Give Blood Contact the American Red Cross or check the list of places on the Bulletin Board. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group of people. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.
Fitness Class
Fitness Take this opportunity to get in shape, both physically and spiritually. They meet each Monday night for about an hour, followed by devotions. Please For question or details, see Mandy Brown, or the Church Office.
Food Pantry Challenge
Groceries The Juniata County Food Pantry is counting on you to donate non-perishable food items, house-hold goods, bathroom supplies, or personal hygiene items. Please check Sunday worship bulletins or monthly Newsletters to learn what is needed for the current month. Place items in the narthex Collection Bin.
Mission Offerings
Offering Learn about the several Mission Offerings that we receive to support various ministries both local and international. Each month we emphasize a different outreach ministry.
Offering Envelopes
Offering Envelopes Think about using a Church Offering envelope if you want a year-end report of your giving. It's also a nice way to keep your contribution a private matter. If you do not already use envelopes and would like to start, please inform the Church Secretary.
Small Groups
Small Groups The Men's Small Group will meet the first and third Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM; the Women's Small Group will meet the second and fourth Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM; the Couples Group #1 will meet the first and third Sundays at 6:00 PM; and the Couples Group #2 will meet the second and fourth Sundays at 6:00 PM. Any questions? Ask your small group leader.
Volley Ball
Volley Ball Everyone needs spiritual growth and physical exercise to maintain a good life. Over the Winter season, we offer both through the excitement of Volleyball and a quick biblical discussion. Please ask the Church Office about dates and times.
Volunteers Needed
Helping Hands Helping hands are always needed to set up tables and chairs, act as the Overseer of events, assist with Vacation Bible School, participate in a drama, decorate a parade float, sing in the adult choir, deliver Harvest Home goods to needy families, remove snow from sidewalks, plant flowers, or trim bushes. Most often, specific talents or skills are not as important as your willingness.
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