Ants and other insects have made their home underneath the carpet on the sanctuary steps and ramp. The carpet also retains moisture, which has led to issues with the railings and especially the columns that are supporting the portico. The carpet, therefore, has to go, and we will remove it next Saturday. We will also clean the wall along the ramp, where mold and moss have moved in, and there are weeds that need to be pulled.
So it's "all hands on deck" this Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until about noon.
Bring work gloves, buckets, brushes, and any tools you can think of we might need.
A new Presbyterian hymnal is being compiled and printed for the first time in many years. We would like to purchase 75 of these new hymnals for our church.
You may purchase a book or books individually. They are $15 each. Order forms are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary. You may attach the form to cash or a check made out to First Presbyterian Milton. In the memo portion of the check please write "new hymnal purchase" or something to that effect. If you would like to buy a hymnal in honor of or in memory of someone dear to you, please complete that section of the form as well. You may place your completed form in the offering plate as it comes to you.
The hymnals will not be available until June 2013. By doing this pre-order and sending it in by the end of December this year, not only will we get a price break but we'll also get free shipping. This will save us a considerable amount of money. Once the hymnals come in, there will be a dedication plate to put in the front of each hymnal that has been designated as such.
Remember, the new hymnals are not replacing the red hymnals, just supplementing them. Many of the songs that we currently sing from copies will be included in the new hymnal so we won't have to use as many copies.
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and we need your help!
This year we will be adding a Jesse Tree to our usual decorations. Please join us in the sanctuary on Saturday, December 1st, 9 a.m., to make ornaments for our new tree and to decorate the entire sanctuary for Advent. This will be a fun time of fellowship among friends.