Weekly Announcements

The ROCK would like to thank everyone so much for their donations to the ROCK Christmas presents!  They have reached their goal as of this morning!  Any further donations will just go toward the ROCK ministry.  

You still have time to sign up to participate in the church Christmas card!  For a $10 donation, you can pick an image (or email me your own image) and write a greeting to the entire church. These will be mailed and emailed out before Christmas and the digital version will also be shown before the pageant on December 18.  Your donation will go toward the Christmas giveaway here at 2nd Ave! 

Save the date!  Our Christmas Luncheon and Carol Singalong will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17th!  The lunch will be served from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (please sign up on the round table in the sanctuary or by filling out this online form). The carol singalong will take place in the sanctuary following the lunch.

Please note: Christmas offering envelopes are now available throughout the sanctuary; any monies in these envelopes will go to the non-profit Wycliffe Bible Translators.  See Pastor Brian for more information.  

Service times reminders!

• Sunday, December 11th: – regular times 8:15 am & 10:45 am

• Sunday, December 18 th – one service (pageant day) 10 am

• Saturday, December 24th: – 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

• Sunday, December 25th – one service 9:00 am

• Sunday, January 1st – regular times 8:15 am/10:45 am


The ROCK is in Dire need of volunteers. Some of the groups have almost 20 kids in them and Ashley is needing to split those groups up at this point into smaller groups. At this juncture the ROCK may have to begin turning new kids away or have to think about changing the age-range that the program is for. It’s becoming overwhelming for the volunteers and Ashley. This program is well-loved and needed by these kids; but it only runs successfully with the right amount of volunteers.
(clearances and trainings are needed; we provide this at no cost to you–please reach out to Ashley at ashleymiller1228@gmail.com if you feel led to work with the ROCK program)


We are currently taking sign-ups for the church Christmas card. For a $10 donation your greetings will be shared with your entire church family!  Your donation will go toward the Christmas giveaway here at 2nd Ave.

There’s still a few weeks left to support the ROCK Christmas!  At this point they are about $250 short from paying for all the gifts.  Envelopes are available in the sanctuary and can be placed in the offering baskets on Sundays if you’d like to help provide a gift for one of the ROCK kids!

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Happy Veterans Day to all those who served! We thank you for your sacrifices and service. 

We hope you can join us Sunday for our message “Grateful Generosity: Sow Generously” 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. Services at 8:15 & 10:45 am as well as Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am.

Beginning this Sunday, kids participating in the pageant will be dismissed right at the beginning of the service to allow them enough time to practice. 

The kids are also in need of snacks for during their practice time; small waters are needed, the kids are also asking for Fruit By The Foot and some other items which we have on the 2nd Ave Kids Amazon Wish List (linked here).

If you’d like to sponsor a ROCK Christmas Gift, please take an envelope from the bulletin board in the Elevation Room.  There are close to 100 kids registered for the year and we want to make sure to have a gift for each child! (The ROCK is still looking for volunteers to help on Wednesday evenings as the program is seeing their largest numbers ever. Please reach out to Ashley if you would like more information on helping)

Next Sunday from 8:30 – 10:30 am, The Youth will be holding a pancake breakfast in the social hall. All are welcome. Donations will be accepted.

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There is still some time to sign up for the Indoor Yard Sale being held Saturday, November 19th (you are responsible for set up, tear down and take away of any unsold items as well as your own money, etc.)  There is a $10 (or more) donation per table and these proceeds will benefit the ROCK.

We will need to begin decorating for Advent and Christmas the week of November 21st (it most likely will have to be in the daytime as the building is used in the evenings for various things)–if you are interested in helping, please reach out to Pastor Brian. 

Voting will be taking place in the Narnia Room tomorrow, November 8th.  If you need to come to the church for any reason other than if this is your polling place, please make sure to use the 2nd Street door so we do not interrupt the voting process for anyone.  

The church office will be closed Thursday, November 24 th, Friday, November 25th and Monday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The ROCK Christmas gift envelopes are located on the bulletin board in the Elevation Room. With the largest amount of kids at the ROCK ever, your help is needed to provide each child a gift as has been done for many years!  Please contact Ashley with any questions.

Just a reminder that poinsettia orders are due with payment to the church office no later than Sunday, Dec. 4th (no late orders can be taken). Order form attached!

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Join us Sunday as we continue our series “The Big Finish” with this week’s message Truth?  (Matthew 7:15-23)

This Sunday will be the last Sunday with Jr. Church being held at our 10:45 service until after Christmas. Sunday, October 30th Christmas Pageant practice will begin during this time. All kids age 4 – 5th grade are invited to participate. They will need to attend at least 5 of the next 7 Sundays to participate.  Please contact Ashley with any questions ashleymiller1228@gmail.com (or if you’d like to help with the pageant).  

Advanced Tai Chi for folks 60+ will begin this Wednesday at 9:30 (til 10:15) here at the church.  Open to the public.  

Friday, October 28th is our Food Pantry. If you’d like to donate any non-perishable items, please drop them off on the social hall stage on Sunday or call to make arrangements to drop off during office hours. 

The Youth Group will host a lock-in for kids in Jr/Sr High here at the church on Friday, November 11th.  Please contact a Youth leader for more information.  

There will be an indoor yard sale here in the gym on Saturday, November 19th. If you’d like to set up items to sell, there is a $10 per table donation requested, proceeds will benefit The ROCK. Please see Wendy Cornelius for more information or to sign up.

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Join us Sunday as we continue our series “The Big Finish” with this week’s message Where Are We Heading?  (Matthew 7:7-14)

Chiz Rider will be here at both services to share some special music following the message. (Please note, Pastor Brian will be here and be preaching. We’ve had some folks ask about this)

Chiz will be back here at 6:00 pm for a free concert, all are welcome.  The Youth Group will have a sloppy joe meal available for purchase and some fall activities in the social hall from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

This will be the last Sunday to purchase ROCK Spaghetti Dinner tickets, they will also be available to purchase in the office through Thursday, October 20th. The meal will be served from noon-2:00 pm (dine in or take out) on Sunday, October 23rd.

The monthly luncheon is tomorrow (Saturday, October 15th) from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  This lunch is free and all are welcome.

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We hope you can join us Sunday as we celebrate World Communion Sunday at both the 8:15/10:45 worship services. Each service will feature special music during the Communion time.

Our Food Pantry is today (Friday 9/30) beginning at 11:00 am, open to any Blair County residents in need.

Did you purchase your ticket for the ROCK Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser?!  Join us for a wonderful meal on Sunday, Oct. 23rd after the 10:45 service. Support the ROCK and have a great time with your 2nd Ave family!  $10 ticket must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets available during office hours or on Sundays.

Ron has a sign up sheet on the round table in the sanctuary for folks to prepare soups & also to help out at the October luncheon. Please see Ron if you have any questions.

Save the date! Chiz Rider will be here on Sunday, October 16th for a free concert in the sanctuary at 6:00 pm. The Youth Group will be having food available for purchase and some games, etc. in the social hall prior to the concert from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us Sunday at 8:15/10:45 am for this week’s message “The Joy of Submission.” 

Our Youth Ministries are back up and running for the 2022-23 year. Youth Sunday school for kids 6th – 12th grade is from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Youth Room (upstairs across from the balcony) and Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for 6th – 12th graders.

The ROCK kicked off on Wednesday with 41 kids the first night!  If you are looking for a way to help support the ROCK, consider purchasing a Spaghetti Dinner tickets. The fundraiser meal will be held Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  For $10 you will get spaghetti, choice of sausage or meatball, roll, side salad & dessert.  You can dine in following church or take your meal to go. Tickets available during office hours and on Sundays.

Save the Date! Sunday October 16th we will be hosting a free concert by Chiz Rider at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.  The Youth Group will also be hosting a small Fall Fest in the social hall prior to the concert from 4:00 pm – 5:30 PM. Food will be available for purchase.  Please see Pastor Brian for more information.

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The ROCK begins Wednesday!  4:30 pm – 7 pm.  All kids age 4 through 12th grade welcome for a home-cooked meal, age appropriate lessons, crafts, games, gym time and more!  Contact Ashley with any questions at ashleymiller1228@gmail.com

The ROCK will be having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 pm -2 pm.  Tickets are $10 and must be purchased ahead of time in the church office or on Sundays.  Dine in or take out. All proceeds benefit the ROCK.

This Saturday, September 17th is our monthly luncheon from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  All are welcome.

Sunday, September 18th is the clothing pick up at the Jaffa. Please plan to meet around 5:00 pm at the Jaffa to transport clothing back to 2nd Ave for the Hope Chest. 

The Food Pantry shelves are bare!  If you have any extra (in-date) nonperishables you’d like to donate, please bring them on Sundays or call the church office to set up a time to drop off.  

Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer to read scripture, be a greeter, communion server, or help in another way during Sunday services.

Just a reminder, we have Martins grocery gift cards for sale; 5% of your purchase gets donated back to the church.