Carillon – Monthly Newsletter


The Carillon

United Church of Christ, Congregational, Arcade

(585) 492-4530

Editor:  Shannon King

October 2019


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events





1-                           Worship & Music, 6:30pm

2, 9, 16, 23, 30           Choir Rehearsal, 6 pm

6 –                                     Fall Fest Baskets due

6 –                               World Communion Day

6 –                        Neighbors in Need Offering

6 –       Outreach, immediately after service

7 –                          Women’s Fellowship, 1pm

15-                             Chowder donations due

19 –                                             Fall Fest, 11 am

22 –     Monthly Committee Reports due for


26 –                      Community Dinner, 4-6 pm,

spaghetti, Team Lowth

27 –                                           Annual Meeting,

                      immediately following service

29 –                                            Council, 6:30pm



3 –                         Daylight Savings Time Ends

4 –                         Women’s Felllowship, 1pm

5 –                           Worship & Music, 6:30pm

6, 13, 20, 27     –          Choir Rehearsal, 6 pm

11 –                                                Veteran’s Day

13 –                                   Workers Union, 1pm

17 –                 Thanksgiving Dinner following


19 –     Monthly Committee Reports due for


26 –                                             Council, 6:30pm

28 –                                           Thanksgiving Day

30 –                       Community Dinner, 4-6pm,

                                    spaghetti, Team GIles


October Greeters

6     Diane Szpak &                            20   Rich & Becky Snyder

Sharon Hawley

13   Jeff Mason &                             27   Helen & Gary Boling

Mike Tanner


October Worship Coordinators

6    Shirley Kriedeman                    20   Jo Sixt

13  Ryan Bechdel                              27   Liz Lowth


October Liturgists

6     Skip Tillinghast                           20  Lary Schaefer

13   Justin Romance                        27  Sheila Vrenna


October Acolytes

6     Payton Romance                      20   Brody King

13   Christian Lang                            27   Ellie Lang


October Birthdays

2    Michael Ferry                             18    Nick Tillinghast

9    Art Gilbert                                    19    Kylie Karpinski

9    Jeri Hobin                                     21    Liz Lowth

9    Nick Taylor                                   22    Deb Wood

12  Keith St. John                             23    Phyllis Pierce

16  Michael Sopic                             27    Roxanne Tuttle

18  Connie Roll                                  30    Darwin Anneler

31    Kristen Sledge


October Anniversaries

6 – John & Vanessa Adams – 12 years

6 –  Tadd & Shannon King – 12 years

6 –  Lee & Marilyn Pirdy – 68 years

14 -John & JoAnn Sixt – 58 years

23 -Mike & Bev Giles – 15 years


If you or someone you know would like to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion at home, please let Shannon in the church office know.  You may reach the church office at 585-492-4530 or via email at


Anyone from 9th grade up is invited to share with us in our music ministry.  Rehearsal is at 8:45am on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm.


October Bible Readings


6     Ps 137                                           20   Jer 31:27-34,

Ps 119:97-104

    2 Tim 1:1-14                                        2 Tim 3:14-4:5

Luke 17:5-10                                       Luke 18:1-8


13   Jer 29:1, 4-7,                              27    Joel 2:23-32,

Ps 66:1-12                                            Ps 65

2 Tim 2:8-15                                        2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18

     Luke 17:11-19                                       Luke 18:9-14


Arcade UCC has designated the 4th Sunday of every month to accept donations for the PAC Food Pantry.  Please bring in any non-perishable food items and place them in the basket in the narthex.  Thank you!


A portion of the proceeds from our Fall Festival will go to Roswell Cancer Institute in Gordon Comstock and Jay May’s names.  Thank you for your support.




We would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Josh and Cierra Taylor!  Josh and Cierra were married on August 23 at One Church in Akron, NY followed by a reception at The Brick Hall in the Hollow, Clarence, NY.  Congratulations to you both and we wish you both the very best in all that’s to come in your marriage! May God send you many blessings!


If anyone has good news they would like in the upcoming issues of the Carillon, please contact Shannon King in the Church office via email, or by calling 585-492-4530.


PAC News

Hope Lutheran’s Respite Program:

2nd Thursdays of each month

Hope Lutheran Quilt Show: Oct. 18 – 20

Chicken & Biscuits served each day!

Fall Fest, Arcade UCC, Oct. 19, 11am

Halloween Trunk or Treat, October 26,

4pm, Chaffee Community Baptist

Thanksgiving Dinner, November 24,

Noon, Chaffee Community Baptist,

Bring a dish to pass.  Turkey and

fixings provided.  All are welcome!

Next PAC meeting:  January 27, 2020,

11am, Arcade UCC



Fall Fest News!

Baskets, Baskets and More Baskets!

Hard to believe, but Fall Festival is right around the corner!  This year’s festival will be October 19, beginning at 11am.  We can really use more basket donations!  If you would like a list of theme suggestions, please stop by the church office and we’d be happy to provide one.  Basket donations are due by October 6.  We have received some beautiful and creative baskets already but could certainly use more!  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

*Fall Fest*Fall Fest*Fall Fest*Fall Fest*

If you are able to volunteer your time the day of the Fall Fest to help with this event, please sign up on the sheet in the back of the church or contact Vanessa Adams, Deb Wood or Shannon King.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Please consider helping by donating your time to make this year’s Fall Fest a huge success!  Your time is greatly appreciated and we couldn’t do it without you!

Our delicious chowder is a big feature of our Fall Fest as well!  A sheet is in the back of the sanctuary to sign up to send in ingredients or donations toward ingredients to help with this yummy part of Fall Fest!

 Quilt Raffle Tickets Available!

Quilt raffle tickets can be purchased from Margaret Homan or Shirley Kriedeman.  They are $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00.  The talents of Deb Scott and Kathy May are evident when you see this gorgeous quilt!  Thank you, Deb and Kathy, for your hard work on this!

Fall Fest Giveaway!

Arcade UCC is giving away a 26″ Huffy Trail-Rated Mountain Bike at their annual Fall Harvest Festival on

Saturday, October 19!

Raffle tickets are available now through the church office or see Deb Wood or Vanessa Adams. Tickets can also be purchased at the Fall Fest the day of the event. $5 each or 6 for $25. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win.


Sunday School Corner

Our Sunday School program is back in full swing for the 2019-2020 school year!


Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.

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 Godly Play meets at 10:30am every Sunday of the month except the fourth Sunday, which is “Worship with your Family.” All are welcome to join us!

Adult Sunday School

The adult Sunday School group meets each Sunday at 9am.  Sheila Vrenna leads the group as she reads from various novels throughout the year.  Come for thoughtful discussion, coffee and great people!  They are currently reading The Road Home, by Richard Paul Evans.  Everyone is welcome!


Thanksgiving Dinner!

Our Thanksgiving Dinner this year will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 following service.  More information to follow!


Beginning Tuesday, October 1,

Arcade UCC Sanctuary will be open for prayer each Tuesday from 9-11am.


Join us for hot coffee and good conversation!  Each and every Tuesday, beginning October 1, from 9-11am.  All are welcome!  Spread the word!


Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 27 immediately following service.  Please plan to attend. 



Our non-pass-through expenditures between September 1 and September 25 included $914.89 salaries; $500 cleaning; $468.93 elevator maintenance; $308 village utilities; $270 pulpit supply; $203 gas bills; $149 background checks; $135.39 copier leases; $104.30 phones; $103.67 supplies; $69.99 online service; $60 mowing; $55 stewardship mailing; and $43.40 postage.

Thanks to the generosity of our members, we were able to purchase another term note from the UCC Cornerstone Fund in September. This will help us greatly with the costs of a housing allowance and health insurance once we have a called pastor.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year—the Fall Festival—is coming right up on October 19. Baskets or other new items for the basket auction are due by October 6, and everyone’s help will be needed to staff the various stations.



INCOME Sept 1-25 $8,913.28
EXPENSES Sept 1-25 $3,385.57
INCOME    Oct 1-Sept 25 $122,878.74
EXPENSES Oct 1-Sept 25 $79,281.87


Neighbors in Need 2019-

“Love of Children”

 Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of this offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to UCC churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities. 

 Envelopes will be provided in the September 29 and October 6 bulletins.  They can also be found in the back of the sanctuary and at the church office.  Envelopes can be returned in the offering plate or to the church office.  Thank you for your donation. 


Keep in Touch!

Want updated information on what’s happening in your church?  Like to know what’s coming up?  Join us on Facebook, Arcade United Church of Christ, Congregational, or visit our website at for up-to-date information, pictures, calendar of events and more!


 Using Facebook to Spread the Word about Arcade UCC!

If you follow Arcade UCC on Facebook, when you see a post that is important or a post about an event, please click “like” and then click “share” to allow your friends and family to see it and consider attending!  This is how we are able to best spread the news about who we are and what we do to the wider community.  Also, when you see an event listing hosted by Arcade UCC, please click on “Going” or “Interested.”  This shares it with your friends and will allow others to see it.  Just another great way to spread the news about Arcade UCC!



No doubt you have been paying attention to Hurricane Dorian and have seen the devastating impacts in the Bahamas, the Carolinas, and up the East Coast.  As a reminder, UCC Disaster Ministries focuses on Preparedness and Long-Term Recovery. Long-Term Recovery is the most protracted response and the costliest.  Here are some ways we can help:

1.  Pray for all who have been impacted and those that remain in harm’s way.


  1. Donateto support disaster recovery, families and communities impacted by disaster.


  1. Volunteerto help families and communities recover.


  1. Buildrelief kits using the UCC Disaster Ministries Matching grant.


Food Collection

At Brass’ Arcade Market

Outreach will be collecting food at Brass’ Arcade Market (formerly Shurfine) on Saturday, November 2 from 10am-4pm.  Stop by with your donations – they are greatly appreciated!



Monthly Committee Reports

Council is asking that committees email their monthly minutes/reports to the church office by the third Tuesday of each month.  This allows Shannon to compile all reports into one consent agenda which is sent to all Council members in a timely manner before their upcoming meeting.  Thank you!


Religious Education

Ms. Esther will be heading up the Religious Education class through Arcade Elementary again this year.  She will be using Wetzel Hall on Friday afternoons beginning November 1.


A big thank you to Women’s Fellowship for being flexible with their scheduling to allow Chanderson’s to use Wetzel Hall on the morning of October 16! Please note the change: The women will be making and packaging chocolates for the Fall Fest on

Sat., Oct. 12, Mon., Oct. 14 and Tues., Oct. 15 at 9am each day.


Pastoral Care Available

Pastor Raquel Alston of Chaffee Community Baptist Church and Pastor Shawn Hannon of Hope Lutheran have both generously offered to assist us with pastoral care in our absence of a called pastor.  What is pastoral care?  In its most general sense, it is the ministries/services usually performed by a pastor.  These can include, giving communion, offering counseling and visitations.  If you are interested in receiving pastoral care, please contact the church office by calling 585-492-4530 or contact Margaret Homan.



 DATE                                     MEAL                                    CREW

OCT. 26                      SPAGHETTI                                   LOWTH

NOV. 30                    SPAGHETTI                                     GILES

DEC. 21                    SPAGHETTI                                     LUTZ

JAN. 25, 2020         SPAGHETTI                                     VOGT








Committee Reports

Workers Union Notes – September

The Worker’s Union met at the home of Lois Anneler on a very beautiful, sunny afternoon. The first meeting of the year was a pleasant

social time.  After prayers and concerns for our many friends, minutes were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report noted that mission allocations will be approved at the November meeting.  Two gift certificates ($25.00 each) will be given for the Fall Festival baskets.  No meeting is being held in October

because of the busy Festival.

Lois Anneler gave a program on biblical questions answered in the bible. Even though we could answer quite a few, a search entailed and Lois ended with answers for all questions. Fun with the bible was had by all.

The next meeting is November 13th at 1:00 in the church.


Worship/Music Committee Minutes – August

Worship and Music met on August 6 at 6pm.  Margaret Homan gave the opening devotions and prayer.  The July minutes were approved and the budget was reviewed.  A discussion was held about the possibility of applying for a grant for our Window Ministry from the WNYACIC (Western New York Area Churches in Covenant) Dept. of Community Ministries.

Worship service time returns to 10:30am on September 8 (Rally Day).  Pulpit supply was addressed.  The preference would be permanent pulpit supply (three Sundays per month) and some time for pastoral care.  Dona Roll was thanked for all of her work obtaining persons to fill our pulpit this summer and fall.

Dona has begun to look for our Christmas Cantata.  Ways of work was discussed: funerals, weddings, ushers, etc.  Should be a packet of “How to” for each of the things we do.

It was addressed that while we are without a pastor, it is critical that the Worship Coordinator for funerals is in contact with the family to arrange the details.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.  The next meeting will be held on September 3 at 6:30pm.


 Outreach Minutes – August

The Outreach Committee meeting was called to order by Chair Sheila Vrenna on August 4th, 2019 at 10:50 am.  Present were Wally Lowth, Liz Lowth, Sheila Vrenna, Jo Sixt, Dirk Norwich and Kim Common.  Shelia opened the meeting remembering Cares and Concerns as in today’s service.

REVIEW OF MINUTES:  Approved as written.  Dirk proposed and Jo seconded and all approved.


  • Community Suppers – We served 60 dinners in July and collected $72.00 in donations and spent approximately $53.61. August Community Dinner will be run by Team Lutz.
  • Shepherd’s Ministry –   Jo sent many get well
  • Back to School Haircuts for Kids – Jo reports that Lisa Kirsch wants to offer 3 weeks that families may phone her to make an appointment for a free hair cut for any student. Jo will check with Shannon about flyers to be put at all food pantries.
  • Visitations- Tabled until Sheila returns.
  • Gardner’s Surplus -Kim Common requested clear containers with lids.
  • “Open for Prayer” and Coffee House- Grant from WACM for $750.00.  We will determine hours and days to be open each week.  It was suggested 9:00 am to 11:00am on Tuesdays and maybe one other day.  We require 2-3 people for each day.  Wally and Kim will check other churches.
  • Church Picnic – August 25th at 11:00 a.m. service. Vanessa reported that Chaffee Baptist will join us and rev. Raquel Alston will preach. Wally and Dirk will take care of the hot dogs.  Sheila and Jim will pick up the tables and the coffee and tea pots.  Liz will bring paper plates and plastic spoons, forks and knives. Jo will bring napkins, and Dirk will bring coffee cups.


  • Budget – We would like to expand Line 620 to $240.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 am.   Our next meeting will be September 8th, 2019 at Sunday coffee hour.

Respectfully submitted,

Liz Lowth, Secretary


 Outreach Minutes – September

The Outreach Committee meeting was called to order by Chair Sheila Vrenna on September 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  Present were Liz Lowth, Sheila Vrenna, Jo Sixt, Dirk Norwich and Kim Common.  Shelia opened the meeting remembering Cares and Concerns.

REVIEW OF MINUTES:  Approved as corrected.  Dirk proposed to accept as corrected, Kim seconded and all approved.


  • Community Suppers – We served 68 dinners in August and collected $55.00 in donations and spent approximately $42.20.  September Community Dinner will be run by Team Vogt.
  • Shepherd’s Ministry –   Jo sent get well cards to Paul Sanio, Ginger and Gordon Comstock, Edie Holmes, Carol Abel, Penny Rutledge and Harvey Roll and many others.  Shannon sent a thank you.  We also received a thank you from Plymouth Crossroads.
  • Back to School Haircuts for Kids – Jo reports that 15 children received haircuts. Liz, Sheila and Jo covered this item.
  • Visitations- Raquel Alston has offered to do visits for pastoral care, along with   Pastor Shawn Hannon and Dona Roll.  Pastor Hope Harley-Mold will be with us for Advent Season.
  • Gardner’s Surplus – Kim Common suggested that we advertise in Sunday bulletin for sharing vegetables and fruit.
  • “Open for Prayer” and Coffee House- We will begin October 1st.  9:00am to 11:00am every Tuesday.  We will offer coffee and donuts and free Bible and/or praying in Sanctuary.
  • Church Picnic – Sheila and Dirk worked hard retrieving tables, hot dogs, etc., but it was still a success.


  • Submit Annual report to Shannon.
  • Fall Festival Basket from Outreach – We gave some money to Dirk to purchase a Crock Pot for use as the basket. We will bring soup mixes and crackers, etc. on Sunday October 6th at our next meeting.
  • Food Collection – Wally will contact Brass for November 2nd. Jo and Dirk will cover 10:00 am to Noon; Liz and Kim have Noon to 2:00 pm; and Jim and Sheila have 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.   Our next meeting will be October 6th, 2019.

Respectfully submitted,

Liz Lowth, Secretary


Mary Hosford Fisher Women’s Fellowship Minutes

 The Mary Hosford Fisher Women’s Fellowship held its meeting on September 9th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  There were twelve (12) members in attendance.

Suzanne Norton, Chairman, opened the meeting with cares and concerns.

Gwen St. John led devotions from “Leaning on Jesus”, stressing giving Thanks to God.

Secretary’s report was not available.


Thank you from Shannon and the Hobin Family.

Financial Report was given by Shirley. Sheila moved to accept as written, seconded by Helen.  All approved as written.

PAC NEWS:  Meeting September 16, Monday night.


  • Coffee Hour – Signups were passed around.
  • We have a new catalog from Rada.


  • Candy-making will be October 12, 14 and 15. Sharon and Suzanne will be getting the supplies for candy-making.  Helen motioned that we charge $4.50 per half-pound.   All approved.  We will meet at 9:00 am each morning.
  • Helen motioned that we have at least two more fundraisers, i.e. soup/chili in January, and pie social in March. All agreed this was a great idea.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  Meeting adjourned at 1:55 pm, and motion by Helen to adjourn and seconded by Karen was approved.

Respectively Submitted,

Liz Lowth, Co-Secretary


Council Corner

Council met on Tues., September 24 at 6:30pm.  Following celebrations and concerns, the consent agenda was approved.  Vanessa Adams reported for the Search Committee.  They are working closely with Rev. Ferner, who has been very helpful and encouraging.  The committee hopes to have the church profile complete in approximately two months.

Dirk Norwich and Kim Common reported on the Coffee House and Open for Prayer days that will begin October 1 and run every Tuesday morning.  They need volunteers to staff this – two people to serve coffee and visit with guests, and one person to be in the sanctuary.  There will be signs out for the public and Shannon will make laminated fliers to have on tables at the community dinners.

Pulpit supply was discussed and Rich Vogt thanked Dona Roll for her help with scheduling this.  Rev. Hope Harle-Mould will be covering Advent for us.  Pastor Shawn Hannon and Pastor Raquel Alston have offered pastoral care for us while we are without a called pastor.  Dona Roll and Margaret Homan have been compiling a list of those who may desire pastoral care and is organizing the list by area and priority of need.  Pay for pastoral care was also discussed.  Vanessa will speak with Rev. Ferner regarding this.

Suggestions were given for the best use of the donation given by Lois Yauchzy.  This was discussed at length but a decision has not yet been made.

Dona Roll will work on the sexual harassment policy which is mandated by the state and will send it to Council members in advance of next meeting so it can be voted upon.

Debi Lutz will take care of creating a basket from Council for the Fall Fest.  Council members will chip in and give money to her.  A portion of the proceeds from the Fall Fest will go to Roswell Cancer Institute in Jay May and Gordon Comstock’s names.

Everyone agreed that our Tentative Budget Hearing went well.  After two more Sundays, Jeff Mason will check with Amy Tillinghast and be able to fill in the blank spaces on the budget.

Women’s Fellowship agreed to change the date for their chocolate making/packaging for Fall Fest so that Chanderson’s could use Wetzel Hall for a luncheon.

Thanksgiving dinner was decided on for November 17th.  The sign-up list will be out after Fall Fest.

Debi Lutz has created sign-up boards for committees and officers.  This will be out on Sunday with an open invitation for all to sign up.

The week of October 7-11, the church office will be closed.

Jeff Mason asked if we could re-work the Council agenda/packet and deadlines.  A tentative agenda will be sent out the Tuesday before the Council meeting.  At this time, members can contact Shannon if there are any further items to add.  Committees will be asked to submit their monthly reports/minutes to Shannon by that third Tuesday as well.  Shannon will send out the final agenda and complete packet on the Thursday before the meeting.  Any committee reports received after that third Tuesday will be saved until the following month’s meeting.

Snowie of NY has submitted their business proposal, permit and insurance information and will be set up during out Fall Fest.  50% of their profits will go to our youth.

The next Council meeting has been moved to October 29, following the Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 27.

Following the closing prayer given by Rich Vogt, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50pm.


Reminders from PAC

Food Truck is available to ALL the 2nd Fridays of the month at 10 am at the Methodist Church of Arcade.


The Pantry is asking for turkeys or monetary donations for Thanksgiving by November 14, 2019.

Thank you!

Please be sure to see the Nomination Committee’s sign-up boards in the back of the sanctuary to sign up for committees and officer positions.  Your church and church family thank you for your time, dedication and love that you give to Arcade UCC and your community!


Harvest Donations!

Outreach has organized a harvest exchange! As you begin to harvest your gardens and fruit trees, any extra produce in the form of fruits or vegetables may be brought to the church each Sunday and placed in the narthex area. Anyone who might like them may take what you would like. If you wish, you can make a donation towards the Heifer project although this definitely is not required. Any produce not taken on Sunday will be delivered to the food pantry. Those of us who can’t garden or don’t care to would very much like the opportunity to have fresh homegrown food! Those who garden won’t have to worry about what to do with the extra produce. It seems like a win-win!


The Carillon

The Carillon is being compiled, printed and mailed by a committee of three – Audrey Erick, Margaret Homan, Shannon King.  Please continue to watch for the deadline date for your articles and reports and give them to any of the above members.  We hope to produce a quality newsletter.  Any suggestions are welcomed.  The deadline for the November issue is October 21, 2019.

We welcome articles and written pieces from our congregation! For this reason, we need to add the disclaimer that the views written in the Carillon are not necessarily the views of the Arcade United Church of Christ, Congregational, but are those of the individuals who write the submissions.


The Carillon

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Worship Schedule:         9:00am Choir Rehearsal

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