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Sunday Worship - 9:30 AM
Wednesday Bible Study - 11:30 AM

Pastor Denise can be contacted at
Please note November Committee Meetings in Red below:

Thursday, October 31

Saturday, November 2
Church Conference - 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Calvary Korean UMC
572 Ryders Ln
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Sunday, November 3
DST Ends - 2:00 AM
(Clocks back 1 hour)

All Saints Sunday
Service w/Communion - 9:30 AM
Fellowship Time - 10:30 AM

Tuesday, November 5
Bible Study - 11:30 AM
Finance Meeting - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 6
Bible Study - 11:30 AM
Trustee Meeting - 6:00 PM

Sunday, November 10
Worship Service - 9:30 AM
Fellowship Time - 10:30 AM

Monday, November 11
Food Pantry Open - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 13
Bible Study - 11:30 AM
Thrift Shop Meeting - 1:00 PM
SPRC Meeting - 6:00 PM
Worship Meeting - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 17
Worship Service - 9:30 AM
Fellowship Time - 10:30 AM
Outreach Meeting - 10:30 AM

Wednesday, November 20
Bible Study - 11:30 AM
Church Council Meeting - 6:30 PM

Please remember to check the calendar on the church website for the most up-to-date scheduling information.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 AM

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 AM.  Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed on Saturday night.  This is also a good time to change the batteries is your smoke alarms.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
November Sermon Series
"Plugged In"

With school, sports and other activities, there’s a lot to do. We’re going to reflect about being “Plugged In,” and make sure that we’re filling our lives with Christ at the center of all we do in community, purpose and service to others.

November 3
Plugged into Community
Ephesians 2:19-22

The world has never been more connected, and yet feelings of isolation and loneliness are at an all-time high.   This Sunday we will talk about the importance of plugging into your church community in a deeper more meaningful way.  How Jesus intended for church to fill our souls with comfort and belonging. 

November 10
Plugged into Jesus
Ephesians 3:14-21

Christian community is different than any other group or gathering on earth because Jesus is at the center. We are rooted in God’s power and love. As fall programming ramps up and gets busy, this week we’ll learn how to be plugged into Jesus first.

November 17
Plugged in for Others
Ephesians 4:11-16

We are here for a purpose. When we plug in, Jesus fills our lives with meaning; but that’s not the end of the story! Jesus sent the disciples to go into all the world and sends us to do God’s work too.

November 24
Philippians 4:1-9

In Our Prayers

=== Week of 10/27
The Family of Betty Barrentine -  Betty passed away on Tuesday night. There will be a memorial service at DeBows UMC; details to follow.  Please hold Cheryl and the rest of the family in your prayers.

Jerry Shafran - (Ervin in-law) for his bladder cancer.

Eileen Schuck - (Ervin friend) for her bladder cancer.

PTL - Guy & Christine Raymond celebrated 37 years of marriage.

=== Week of 10/20
Donna Ridge - she has been struggling with back pain for sometime and now has surgery scheduled for November 22.

=== Week of 10/13
The Family of Marilyn Allerton - Marilyn, a very active member of DeBows for 46 years, passed away on October 10.

Alex - (Jess' friend) having a hard time.
Anita's daughter Linda - in process of moving and recovering from a dog bite.

Don Evans - has a blood clot in his right leg. 

=== Week of 10/6
Co-workers of Anita’s daughter that are still seeking employment.

Robert - (Ellen’s nephew) cancer, which was in remission, has returned and he will need to start chemo again.

Continued prayer for home-bound church members

Ann Giarratano; Rudy Iannacone; Paul Bartek; Cheryl Barrentine; Zach Cregle (deployed in Afghanistan)
Please help us keep this prayer list up-to-date.  To add or remove names from this list, please contact Pastor Denise at  All prayer requests go directly to the pastor.

Musical leadership in Sunday morning worship and Praise band is open to all. Participation in rehearsal and/or home practice by recording is expected. During daylight saving time, rehearsals will follow worship. Additional rehearsal may be scheduled as needed with Grayce by email Musical requests, original compositions and any instruments are welcome. DeBows has a very active music program, so please monitor the calendar on the church website often for music related events and activities.

Mark Your Calendars!
Libby Prison Minstrels
in Concert
Sunday, November 3, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Burlington County Library Auditorium
5 Pioneer Blvd. Westampton, NJ

Jim Kramer (on right in picture), member of DeBows Praise Band, also plays with the Libby Prison Minstrels.  Known for their historical songs about life on the battlefield and the home front during the Civil War era, the Minstrels include vocals, hand held percussion instruments, mandolin, guitar, banjo and other string instruments in their show. Enjoy a performance filled with humor, history and period impressions. An 1863 version of the Star Spangled Banner performed in three-part harmony is sure to entertain!  This is a free concert.  You may click HERE for more information.

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 8 at 3pm

DeBows is hosting a Christmas Concert, “Christmas Here and Now” on Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm.  The concert will be led by Peter Jay in the sanctuary, followed by refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Celtic recording artist Fiona Tyndall will be singing. This will be a family friendly chance to enjoy favorite Christmas songs and hymns and get into the spirit of the holiday season. If there are any children interested in singing or Celtic dance for this concert, please contact Grayce Armstrong by email at

Lessons & Carols Service
Sunday, December 22

At 9:30am on December 22, DeBows will present a Lessons & Carols Worship Service.  This is a service where scripture passages and hymns complement each other to help bring the story and message of Christmas to life.  If you would like to participate in the choir for this service, please contact Grayce and watch the church calendar for rehearsal times.

Wednesday Bible Study

The Wednesday Bible Study is led by Pastor Denise and meets from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM in Fellowship Hall. There is an optional prayer time in the sanctuary at 11:15 AM, prior to the bible study.  Everyone is welcome to attend and may join the study at anytime.  The current topic of study is the Gospel of Mark.

Following is a list of fundraisers for the remainder of 2019.  Watch for more information as each fundraiser gets closer.  Order forms and other pertinent information will be available on the table outside of Fellowship Hall at the appropriate times.

Yankee Candle
Notice: You can still shop online until 1/8/2020

For those who would still like to order items, there is an opportunity to order online until 1/8/2020.  DeBows will still receive 40% of the total order amount and additional items are available online. Use the following information to place your orders.  Items ordered will be shipped directly to your home address.  Visit and enter Group Number 990057414 in the "Start Shopping" box.  Then shop for catalog and online exclusive items.

Gertrude Hawk Candy
Now thru Sunday, November 10

Mason Jars - "Open Doors"
Now thru Sunday, November 24
Pick up a mason jar at the sign-up table.  Take it home and fill it with
spare change and bring it back by 11/24. 
Money collected will help offset the cost of the new front doors of the church.

Scrip Gift Card Order
Sunday, 11/3/19
In time for Thanksgiving

Scrip Gift Card 
Sunday, 12/8/19
In time for Christmas

Grocery Shopping Cards

Every week during Fellowship Time, you have the opportunity to purchase grocery store shopping cards for either ShopRite or Stop & Shop.  This is a convenient way to pay for the food you buy at the grocery store and at the same time support the ministries of DeBows UMC.  The church makes 5% of all shopping cards sold. You may see Sue Hayward or Karen Stillwell to purchase the shopping cards on any Sunday.

2nd & 4th
Monday Each Month

The next Food Pantry distribution is
Monday, November 11
The DeBows Food Pantry is open on the 2nd & 4th Monday each month from 6:00-8:00pm.  If you would like to volunteer time to support this ministry, please see the sign-up sheet outside of Fellowship Hall.  You may contact Deb Cregle for more information.
DeBows will once again participate in the Holiday Gift Drive in support of the Children’s Home Society of Trenton.  A list of children, with ages and suggested gift items will be available on Sunday, November 3.  You may contact Tom Hornak for more information.  If you are participating, please place gifts in a shopping bag (unwrapped) and bring them to church by Sunday, December 8. They will be delivered to the Children’s Home Society during the following week. They may be the only gifts some of these children will receive this Christmas. This is one way we share the love of Christ during this very special time of year with those less fortunate than ourselves.  Click HERE to see more information about the Children’s Home Society.
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