Church at Work


The Church at Work

 The week of


October 1,  2023


Pastor Becky Cuddeback                                                              e-mail:

Rev. Ronald French                                                                                e-mail:

Every Member a Minister             1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg         Church Phone:  784-9271

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Our Vision – “Shining Christ’s Light with Worship, Missions, Education, Connections”


Blessing our Pets as worship to the Lord.  Do you view your pet as a blessing from the Lord?  Our pets are part of our families.  We provide for their needs and they give comfort, companionship, loyalty and love. 

            The pastors of the Bloomsburg Ministerium are hosting a Pet Blessing liturgy in Bloomsburg Town Park, Sunday, October 1, 1:00-3:00 pm.  Pastor Becky is one of the participating ministers.  Bring your pet(s) to be blessed.  All pets welcome; furry, scaly, multi-legged or without legs; mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles; if a pet has found a place in your home, all God’s creatures can receive His blessing. 


Tuesdays, through October 24, either 10:00 am or 6:30 pm: A study of Jesus and the Outcast, Outsiders and Outlaws as recorded by Luke.  Please read chapter 3(Church Building ground floor social hall)


Mon., Oct. 9, 6:30 pmThe Church Trustees meet to plan the best care of the grounds and buildings and to discuss any legal issues that may arise. Brian Snyder, Terry Dent, Frank Dent, Barb Savage, Sally Chamberlain, Rich Heim, Larry Creasy, Tom Gensemer, Donna Winn. (Church Building ground floor social hall)


Wed., Oct. 11, 6:30 pmStaff-Parish Relations meeting.  Please check your email; copies are in the SPRC mail cubby if you cannot open the attachment.  Terry Bogert (ch), Michele Chamberlain, Sally Matje, Elijah Klock, Michele Stout, Doug Sitler, Bonnie Sutton. (church building ground floor)


Sat., Oct. 14, 1:00 pmAnnual Charge Conference business meeting.  Yes, the meeting this year is on a Saturday in the middle of the day … but it is only once a year.  Please come to support your church leaders, and come to meet our new leader, Rev. Judy Walker.  Rev. Judy is the leader of our supervisory area, which has been revamped and expanded to include the churches of the Wilkes Barre and Scranton areas.  This is Lightstreet’s time with her.   



Sun., Oct. 15, 5:00 pm – Together Time – Chicken barbecue is the entrée.  Perhaps invite a friend or neighbor to join us.  Food to share is welcome but not necessary.  Together Time is a relaxed way to invite people to get to know us.


Sat., Oct. 21, 10 am – 1 pm“Feel the Warmth of Jesus” winter coat and clothing giveaway for children, babies through high school.  Like new children’s winter clothing, books, toys as well as household items are greatly appreciated by the families of the children. Deposit items inside the front entrance of The Lighthouse and at the side ramp entrance of the church building.  If you are donating when the buildings are locked, there is a container on the front porch of The Lighthouse.

Set up is October 18-20.  See Carla Travelpiece to help before, during and after.  A light lunch will be served to the families.    


Blessings Box weekly request:  Protein food items are in highest demand and the most expensive when you’re already on a tight budget. Please add a jar of peanut butter, jar of nuts, or pouch of shelf-stable pepperoni, chicken, tuna, or salmon to the cart this week.


ScripPro gift cards.  Links to lists of available cards: LUMC liaisons: Amy Dent or Pam Szilagyi. Give one day’s notice to pick up cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating.  Purchasing these vendor cards from us gives the profit-margin of the purchase price to the building fund.  Thank you. 


John Buck Food Bank serves about 90 families. This month we will provide juice boxes to our clients.  Pick up a few when you shop. Juice boxes are just the right size for older folks to take their morning medications and vitamins, and are great for children’s after-school snacks.  LUMC liaisons:  Donna Winn, Jeff Wolfe, Pastor Ron French, Carla Travelpiece.  The October giveaways are October 14 & 28. 8 am for volunteers, 9 am for patrons.  Please consider helping out. 



AA – Al-Anon – Alateen


Al-Anon is meeting in person in The Lighthouse Mondays, 7:00 pm.  Use the rear entrance.

AA is meeting in person Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00 pm in the church building lounge.


John Buck Memorial Community Food Bank Fundraisers

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends - October 18 @ any Boscov's.

Purchase a 25% discount card at the food bank.  Pay $5 for the card and use at any Boscov's on Wednesday, October 18th for 25% discount all day. Store hours are from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Register to win a $100 Boscov's Gift Card as well.

See one of our liaisons (Jeff Wolfe, Donna Winn, Carla Travelpiece, Ron French) or go to the Hazleton Boscov's this Sunday Oct. 1 from 11 am - 4:00 pm or Wednesday, October 18 (the day of the event) starting at 8:30 am. The Food Bank gets the entire $5 for each ticket sold.  


Food Truck Wars Against Hunger / Freas Winery Rescheduled - Sunday, October 29 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Food Trucks

            🧁 Nannycakes Bakery

                        🌮 Levan's Tacos

                                    🧇 Heier’s Home Cooking

Live Music

            🎸 Tim Johnson 12-2 PM

                       🥁All that Glitters 3pm-6pm

Cool Drinks

            🍷 Freas Farm Products

                        🍺 Berwick Brewing

                                    🥤 Slushies in six flavors

                                                🍹 Craft beverages from Revivalist

Awesome raffle baskets & 50/50 tickets. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to purchase tickets, you can use PayPal.  Contact the John Buck Food Bank. 





Save the Date

 Eos Therapeutic Riding Center invites YOU to join us for our 2023 Online Benefit Auction Monday, October 30 (5pm) through Saturday, November 4 (11:59pm)




For a sneak peek of items up for bid, how to register, and the auction bidding link, check out our website:

Go to “Support Us,” then click on “Online Auction”

We can’t wait to “see” you there!