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Denbigh Presbyterian Church

September 26, 2011

The Denbigh Digest is published monthly on the third or fourth Monday The deadline for items to be included is 9:00 AM on that Monday Comments or Questions? Contact the church office at 877-2048 or e-mail us at session@denbighpres.org

Volume 39 Issue 7

OCTOBER 15-16, 2011 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 10-3 PM Fall Festival. Food, games, entertainment for all ages on the church grounds (weather permitting) Worship Service of Thanksgiving. Outdoor service on the church lawn marking the official charter of the church (Rain plan service will be held in the Sanctuary) Reception and Dinner. Olde Port Cove Clubhouse, 116 Chinquapin Orchard, Yorktown, VA 23693, $25 per person. Reservations required.

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October 24, 2011
Our Church Staff
Pastor The Reverend Deborah Dail Director of Childrens/Youth Ministries Liz Marshall Director of Music Ministries Kelly Samarzea Administrative Assistant Wanda Hale Sexton Team Mark, June, Lauren and Nick Tessarolo Pre-Kindergarten Director Maggie Vincelette

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 Coffee Hour. Mingle with friends and view our DPC historical display. 10:30 AM Worship Service 12 NOON Covered Dish Luncheon. Denbigh High School Cafeteria. 9:15 AM

Inside this issue:

50th Anniversary Fall Festival Worship Outreach Facilities/Finance Session News/Pre-K Fellowship Children/Youth Stewardship Congregational Care Birthday/Thank you 1 2-3 4-5 5-9 9 10 11 12-14 14 15 16

The pumpkins are growing on the Peninsula and will soon be headed our way. Please spread the word that THE PUMPKIN PATCH at Denbigh Presbyterian Church will be open beginning October 12. Sandi Murawski is once again leading this fundraising effort and will be contacting you shortly with volunteer opportunities. Proceeds are marked for the Haiti mission trip fund.

The Fall Festival At Denbigh Presbyterian Church

Saturday, October 15, 2011 10 AM to 3 PM
FREE FOODFREE GAMESFREE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT DELICIOUS BAKED GOODSPUMPKINSAND YARD SALE This is your personal invitation to be a part of this fall outreach ministry for Denbigh Presbyterian Church and to help spread Gods Word into our community. Especially exciting this year is that the Fall Festival is in concurrence with the 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration of our church. As such, many past parishioners are expected to be in attendance. Please join us in extending the hand of fellowship and friendship to all. The food, games, and entertainment are free of charge. This year, donations from the Bake Sale will be used for the bag lunch program during PORT, our upcoming homeless shelter. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch and yard sale will go into the Haiti mission fund. So, start pricing and packing up all those unwanted treasures for the yard sale, dust off the cookbooks for the bake sale, and get the word out to your family and friends. October is just around the corner!


Now that fall is upon us, it is a good time to clean out your closets, attics, basements and garages for items for the churchs Yard Sale on October 15. The sale will be from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will benefit the Haiti Mission Team. We ask that CLOTHES be donated to another charity. Please ensure that all items are clean or have been dusted off and they are in good working order. Also, please price your items and label them for Yard Sale. Our storage space at the church is limited, so we encourage you to bring your items on Friday, October 14 if possible. The church will be open that day from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and in the evening from 6:00 PM 8:00 PM. If you need to bring your items to the church before October 14, please put them in the churchs storage shed located near the garden plots. You will have to get a key from the church office to get into the shed. If you have any questions about the yard sale, please contact Delores Fleming at 249-3574. Thank you ahead of time for your donations and please come check out the Yard Sale on October15!

Bakers Needed!
Will you help support our churchs community outreach program by baking some items to be sold at our Fall Festival on October 15? The Prime Timers will manage the Bake Booth and we invite our entire congregation to help fill the tables with homemade goodies. This years proceeds will be used to supply lunches-to-go when we host PORT. Thanks to your generous help, the booth was a huge success last year. Here is whats needed and how it should be packaged. Please put all items in plastic wrap or baggies and label them to show what the items are. You do not need to price anything.

Cookies 2 (3 if small) to a package Brownies, muffins, rolls, biscuits, cupcakes individual or 6 to a package Round pound cake cut in half, each half wrapped separately Loaf bread (banana, zucchini, etc.) - whole Yeast loaf bread whole Fruit tarts, cakes, pies whole Jams, jellies, pickles, etc.

Please do not provide anything that is gooey, will melt, or must be refrigerated as we will not have the means to keep those items cool and safe. Please bring your items to church anytime on Friday or Saturday morning before the festival begins. For any additional information please call or e-mail Elaine Minch at raym3@cox.net or 877-8322.

Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lords Supper

Please join us in celebrating the Lords Supper on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Please prayerfully prepare for the celebration of the Lords Supper. New Member Class October 2 Are you interested in exploring membership in Denbigh Presbyterian Church? We are having a New Member Class on Sunday, October 2. Please join us for lunch immediately following the worship service. The class will conclude by not later than 4 PM. We will provide childcare upon request. If you have questions, please contact Deborah at 877-2048 or via e-mail at ddail@denbighpres.org. Fall Sermon Series Windows of Our Faith Our stained glass windows in the sanctuary illustrate key Bible stories and themes. This fall we will look at each of our stained glass windows and study the messages each contain through our Windows of Our Faith sermon series. Our childrens and youth Sunday School lessons will also correspond with our sermon series. Join us as we explore: Fishers of People Creation Praise and Worship Holy Week The Ten Commandments Pentecost Stewardship The Presbyterian Seal Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus The Nativity of Jesus Advent 2011 Waiting Our theme for Advent 2011 is Waiting. We will provide Advent devotionals by Henri J.M. Nouwen titled The Lord Is Near. Advent begins November 27. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day Service Times Christmas Eve Services: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Christmas Day Service: 10:30 a.m. (no Sunday School, casual dress) New Years Day Service: 10:30 a.m. (no Sunday School)

Adults and teens interested in Bell Ringing for the Christmas Cantata December 11: We meet Wednesdays from 6:15 7 PM in the Bell Room. No prior ringing experience required, although helpful. Rehearsal Dates: October 5 and 19, November 2 and 16, Dress Rehearsal December 7. Please contact Kelly Samarzea at ksamarze@odu.edu or call 757-318-0816 if interested. You can also just show up! Teens interested in dancing with Cloud 6 for the Christmas Cantata December 11: We meet Wednesdays from 6:15 7 PM in the sanctuary. No prior dance experience required, although helpful. Rehearsal dates: October 12 and 26, November 9 and 30, Dress Rehearsal December 7. Please contact Kelly Samarzea at ksamarze@odu.edu or call 757-318-0816 if interested. You can also just show up!

In April, we began volunteering at the new Food Bank location at 2401 Aluminum Drive in Hampton. It is on the corner of Aberdeen and Aluminum Drive in Copeland Industrial Park. It is across from Wendys. High School Youth will volunteer on October 22, 2011. The telephone number at the Food Bank will remain the same: 757-596-7188.

September 2011 S.H.A.R.E. order can be placed the week of October 3-7, 2011. The order will be placed on Monday, October 10 at 10:00 AM and will be distributed in the Narthex area of Denbigh Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 22 from 7:00-7:30 AM. All orders must be picked up by 7:30 AM. Volunteers cannot be held responsible for orders which are not picked up.

Save-the-Date for this Hole-in-One Event! It is never too early to mark your calendars for an opportunity for camaraderie and relaxation combined with helping others in our community. Our gracious host, ELKS Lodge #315, has announced the date for its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the mission of Denbigh United Christian Outreach (DUCO). Plan to join us at the Hamptons Golf Course on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM (Elks contact # 757-877-0171; more info to follow.) Hope to see you on the Green!

The January 2012 Haiti Mission Team is busy fundraising and bonding spiritually through Bible Study. The team is as follows: Sandra Beebe Mason Murawski Deborah Dail Penny Norton Delores Fleming Dale Pennell Patti Hall Megan Spivey Dan Little Shannon Weaver Each team member is responsible for a portion of his/her financial commitment. The team will be having a pumpkin sale, garage sale, art auction and Brunswick stew sale, and other fundraisers. Here are a few ways each of you can help: 1. Prayers 2. Words of encouragement 3. Support the fundraisers. 4. Donate items for the garage sale (Please price the items and put them in the outdoor shed. Please donate all clothing to another charity.) 5. If you would like to financially support a particular team member, please write his or her name and Haiti at the bottom of the check. 6. If you would like to hire one or more of the team members for a particular job, please contact Sandi Murawski at 804-642-5613. 7. More Prayers


Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes stuffed with items to needy children all over the world. If you would like to put a smile on a childs face who probably will not have a Christmas, just follow these simple steps: Pick up one of the brochures in the narthex area at church and it will give you instructions on how to stuff the box with the gift ideas provided. Wrap the box if you would like, label the box for boy or girl and include a $7.00 donation to cover shipping. If you do not have a shoebox at home, the church has provided some plastic boxes to be used. Have your box/boxes at church no later then November 13. If you would like to help but dont have time to buy, stuff and label, we will gladly accept a donation to cover some or all items or help cover the cost of shipping. Help us show the love of Jesus around the world. For more information contact Debbie Ames at 757-833-3027.

The Fall Season is just around the corner and Christmas is peeking over the horizon. Now is the time to select the date(s) and location(s) your church would like to man a Christmas Kettle this year. We are in the process of installing a new phone system over the next few weeks so for now, the best way to get the date and location your group desires, is to contact me by my below email address. As a final note, the following dates and locations have already been taken: Saturday 11/12/2011 - Ruby Tuesday / Patrick Henry Mall (VA Peninsula Catholic School) Saturday 11/19/2011 - Super K-Mart / Victory Blvd (Huntington Middle School) Saturday 11/19/2011- Ruby Tuesday / Patrick Henry Mall (New Beach Grove Baptist Church) Saturday 11/26/2011 - Macy's / Peninsula Town Center (Temple of Peach Church) Saturday 12/03/2011 - Harris Teeter / Warwick Blvd (Warwick Rotary Club) Saturday 12/03/2011 - Wal-Mart (both doors) / Cunningham Driver (Morning Star Baptist Church) Saturday 12/03/2011 - J. C. Penney / Patrick Henry Mall (Menchville High School Robotics Team) Saturday 12/10/2011 - J. C. Penney / Patrick Henry Mall (Menchville High School Robotics Team) Saturday 12/10/2011 - Farm Fresh / Geo Wash Mem Hwy (York Ruritan Club) Thanking you in advance for helping The Salvation Army help those in need. Blessings, Jim Colston 757-838-4875 ext. 23 or jim_colston@uss.salvationarmy.org

The home renovation team is still hard at work trying to finish the renovation. With cooperation from the weatherman it should conclude by early October. However, funds are extremely low with some large purchases coming up. Please search your heart and consider making a donation to offset these expenses. A gift of $20, $50, $100 or more would go a long way toward covering the needed materials. Put cash donations in an envelope labeled Home Renovation or place the same designation on the memo line for check contributions. These may be sent to the church office or placed in the offering plate. Thanks to all who have given already or will be giving and know that God is using these funds to make for a safer more comfortable life for the family.

Share Your Faith Workshop

Saturday, October 29,2011 9 4:00 pm Hosted by Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church 830 25th Street Newport News, VA 23607

Cost - $25 per person plus $10 per person for lunch
SYFW includes workshop, and continental breakfast. Sign-in & breakfast start at 8:15 AM

A truly Hands On approach to easily share your faith.

Evangelism Explosion International has developed a Gospel presentation thats easy to learn and hard to forget. The five fingers of your hand become a simple memory tool you use to share a Gospel presentation that has proven effective in every nation in the world. Reserve your seat now! Send Form and Payment to: Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church 830 25th Street, Newport News, VA 23607 or Register online at http://www.syfonline.org/ Questions? Call 757-244-3893 -------------Check payable to Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church ---------------Name -------------------------------------------------------------------------Address ----------------------------------------------------------------------City, State, Zip --------------------------------------------------------------Phone --------------------------- Email: -------------------------------------Home Church -----------------------------------------------------------------Payment Amount enclosed ---------------------------------------------------(If paying for multiple attendees, please attach information for each)

Please Donate Your Used Devotionals After you finish reading These Days or other devotionals please consider donating them to Denbigh United Christian Outreach (DUCO). These devotionals will be shared with clients to offer spiritual hope and encouragement. Thanks for sharing!

Kitchen Update We are delighted that our kitchen renovation is very near completion. We are awaiting the installation of the island and some finishing touches on the cabinetry. Not only is our renovated kitchen very functional but it is also quite beautiful. As soon as all funds have been raised we will dedicate our kitchen. Thank you to our kitchen team and to everyone who has helped make this dream come true.

Actual Year to Date August 31, 2011 Total Income $ 187,347.52 Total Expenses $ 203,764.05 Net Difference $ (16,416.53)

Kitchen Building Fund Status September 25, 2011 $25,027.68

Church Treasurer Retires and New Treasurer Begins We are very grateful to Gail McLeod for her 11 years of service as our church treasurer. Gail has given numerous hours of time and much energy to the ministry of keeping our church financial records in order, paying bills, reporting to the Session and assisting church leaders with all budgetary matters. She has also been instrumental in our investment planning and management. Gail has done an excellent job and has gone above and beyond the call of duty throughout her tenure as treasurer. Thank you, Gail! As of September 15, Heather Schwarting became our new church treasurer. We are pleased that Heather has accepted this role and will be serving in this capacity. Welcome aboard, Heather!


Session spent first half hour of meeting in prayer for DPC ministries. Received report from Rusty Norton on the called Presbytery meeting on September 8, 2011 at which the Bow Creek Presbyterian Church was undissolved. Approved preliminary proposed job description for Ministerial Intern with intention of hiring Rusty Norton for this position once all details are settled. Approved celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper for wedding on September 16., 2011. Approved designating 25 percent of Peacemaking Offering for Menchville House.

Denbigh Presbyterian PrePre-Kindergarten

September has flown by, and our students are really starting to get into the school routine. Were ready to have some new experiences in October - chapel and music class, a visit from the police department and the fire truck, and our Halloween parade. There are lots of exciting things going on at DPPK! I would like to extend a special thanks to those of you in the congregation who have helped us get off to such a great start. Liz Marshall, Lisa Canaday, Lana Tuftie, and several members of the youth group helped with some of our annual play yard clean up. They even came out for a couple of hours on short notice after the clean up was delayed by Hurricane Irene. Don Harvey and David Canaday helped open and then replace a broken door knob on one of our classrooms. The aesthetics team picked a wonderful paint color for the Pre-K bathrooms. It is unbelievable what a difference it has made in brightening up those spaces. Bob Murphy replaced the ballast in a light fixture in our Pre-K office, with Rosemary there for moral support! Thank you to the Fellowship Committee for arranging the delicious cookie and dessert reception after Pre-K Sunday, and to the congregation for the gifts given to our families and staff. Finally, Wanda Hale is always there to help me with any question or problem that arises. Thanks to everyone specifically named here, and to everyone else who stops to check in, says hello, donates Campbells labels, or prays for the work we are doing here. I sincerely appreciate it! Maggie Vincelette DPPK Director


Thank you to all the wonderful bakers and helpers in our DPC family who helped pull off Pre-K Recognition Day. It was just right. We had plenty of cookies, and plenty of "eaters"; perfect combination. And.... to all of you who may be wondering just what we're talking about.... Our Fellowship Committee gets to feed our Congregation, care for the kitchen, entertain our guests for many events, among so many other opportunities! If you feel a calling to pitch in, even for one or two events, contact me, and/or use the Time and Talent survey to get your name on our volunteer list. Becky Skaar, Fellowship Chair

Reserve these dates on your calendar!

October 4 and 5, 9:00-1:00 AARP Defensive Driving Class in the Fellowship Room. Last reservations will be taken October 2 if there is room in the class. October 15, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM Work at Fall Festival Bake Booth October 26 Provide cars and candy for Trunk or Treat November, all month Collect socks and underwear for PORT. Challenge Not Ready for Prime Timers December 6 Spirit of Norfolk Christmas Lunch Cruise. Cost is $37.00 per person and includes buffet lunch with non-alcoholic beverage, show, cruise, tax and gratuities. Watch for more information on time of event and when to make reservations. December 31, 4:00 PM New Years Eve Open House at the home of Don and Charlotte Eason

On Monday, October 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM the Thank Offering and Least Coin Offering Dinner will be held at Denbigh Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Room. Sign-ups will be taken soon to ascertain the quantity of food and the number of child care providers needed. Please watch for additional information on this upcoming event through email and our regular Sunday worship bulletins.


We kicked off our new year of Sunday School on September, 11 with classes for all ages. We offer a light breakfast, which can be picked up at the kitchen counter on the way to class. Join us at 9:15 AM on Sundays for a great Christian Education and fellowship.

HELP! Calling all adults interested in helping our youth grow in their Christian faith. Faith Weaver Friends began Wednesday, September 21. We are in need of helpers to set up tables, set tables (plates, etc.), clean up after dinner and assist with checking in and checking out children. You can make a difference. Please contact Liz Marshall for additional information or to sign up to help. 757-877-2048 or email LizMarshall@denbighpres.org At Faith Weaver Friends, each child experiences an incredible, personal friendship with Jesus through opening celebrations, family-style dinner, Discovery Centers, Bible Study, recreation and journaling. The fall session of Faith Weaver Friends began September 21 and runs to November 30. Faith Weaver Friends is for children/youth entering Kindergarten to High school. We are also offering a Bible Study Class for adults while the kids are enjoying their activities. Wednesday evenings are for the whole family! The cost for the fall term is $20 per child or adult (this covers dinner). If you have more than one child involved, the cost for additional children is $15 per child, not to exceed $50.00 per family. Registration forms will be available on the youth board located in the education wing outside the office of the Director of Childrens/Youth Ministries. If you have any questions about the program or would like to help spread the love of Jesus on the childrens lives, please contact Liz Marshall at lizmarshall@denbighpres.org or call the church office at 8772048.

Attendance at Faith Weaver Friends

Date Children Adults 9/21 30 16 9/28 35 19


Wednesday, October 26
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hosted by the DPC Middle and High School Youth

What is trunk-or-treating?

The church parking lot with the back ends of cars, vans, and trucks decorated in a variety of fun themes. Treats! Treats! Treats! Fun Halloween activities and games Free Hot Dogs and Drinks Kids dressed up in costumesnothing scary or gory, please.

We invite you to join us for this safe and fun activity that is suitable for all ages to enjoy. Be sure to bring your friends and neighbors, too!


Lend your helping hands to the Food Bank

Middle and High School Youth are scheduled to volunteer at the Peninsula Food Bank Saturday, October 22 Meet at DPC at 5:00 AM to carpool We will finish by 8:00 AM and stop for breakfast on the way home. Sign up on the Facebook event page or see Mrs. Canaday for more information.

The Peacemaking Offering will be collected on World Communion Sunday, October 2. This is one of the four special offerings sponsored by our denomination. 25% of this offering will be designated to a local cause which this year will be the Menchville House. Please read the inserts in your bulletin for information about this offering. Time and Talent surveys will be on the kitchen counter this coming Sunday. Please pick up your copy and fill it out. After this week the forms will be mailed. This is the best way for the church to know in what areas you would like to serve, and it is the best way for you to know you are needed. Stewardship Commitment Sunday will be celebrated on November 6. Our church has had a wonderful 50 year history. Many of you have been asked to write memories from your life in this church. Others have been asked to find old members, identify people in old pictures, and you may see old friends. As you think back over the past 50 years, think about the opportunities for the next 50 yearscommunity involvement, missions, opportunities for our youth, and many more. The future will depend upon you.


Our Members and Friends

Joan Kiser Rhett Hickman Myrna Bickhart David and LuAnn Jusino Jerry Helms Amelia Britts daughter-in-law Dick Gray Carl and Lillie Gagliardi Jeanne Kent Amelia Britt Whit Mayes Michelle Ramdeholls mother and brother Trudy Bowmans husband Allen Vigilante Kathy Baldwins father Kelly Samarzeas father Leslie Maloney Jamie Eason Kay Atkinson Pete Buchanan Kelly Samarzea Sharon Shires Gay Goble Lorenzo Grant

Our Military
Tom Joyce Robert Depp Todd Hall Jennifer Lambert David Powers Jonathan Graebener Pete Marshall Bruce Baffer Caroline Joyce Lee Holfert David Baird Jacob Mayes Dan Barnhart Jill Miley Alisha Quinn John Quinn Pam Randall Kelly Keene David Burroughs

James OSuna

Our Deployed Military

Chris Rupp Mark Manoso Joel Silva Jacob Lindsay Ricardo Marquez Michael Shea Daniel Troyer Terri Minch Osner Daniel Jones (Grandson of Bill & Dee Jones) Jeff and Jennifer Hale Williams Rob Phelps

Our Missionaries in Haiti

Bruce and Deb Robinson

Serving in the Peace Corps

Kirk McCullough

We express our sympathies to the following families. May God bring comfort and hope to all who grieve.

Donna Hamadyk on the death of her father.


1 Dave Green 1 Deborah Dail 1 Steve Ruggles 2 Delores Fleming 2 Verni Saunders 4 John Ames 4 Kay Atkinson 5 Cheryl Barnhart 6 Al Ragsdale A6 Franz & Helen Thiessen 7 Don Bickhart 8 Eleanor Robinson 8 Trace Hall 8 Chance Turner 9 Grey Davenport 9 John McLeod 13 Liz Burroughs 15 Gerry Ellis 17 Rosemond Perkinson 18 Charlotte Eason 20 Todd Hall 20 Traci Stanford (formerly Hall) 21 Gary Bill 21 Marcia Bowers 23 Katelyn Canaday 23 Mary Blake Avery 24 Lillie Gagliardi 24 Stephanie Jusino 24 June Tessarolo 25 Leslie Maloney 25 Bill McCullough A26 Benjamin & Gerry Ellis A27 Robert & Jonelle Depp 28 Whit Mayes

Each day makes me realize how blessed I was on September 3. I thank our church family for prayer, phone calls, kind gestures, and cards. I feel well and everything else, aftermath from storm and accident, will be manageable in time.

Gratefully yours, Anneliese Collins Thank you to all who made donations and contributed school supplies for Pauls Ministry. Our church provided school supplies to 30 children in Pauls Mobile Home Estates. Thank you to Brenda Lamb who helped in the delivery of these supplies. Blessings, Connie Hunt

We praise God that Amari Troyer was born at 12:49 AM on September 2. She weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces and is 20 3/4 inches long. Amari is the daughter of Miranda and Daniel Troyer and sister of Curtis Troyer. Cards may be sent to: 1006 Woodbridge Dr. Newport News, VA 23608

The Reverend Esta Jarrett 49 Wesley St. Canton, NC 28716