Church at Work


The Church at Work

The week of


September 24,  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”


The altar flowers today, September 24, are presented to the glory of God in honor of the 63rd wedding anniversary of Bob and Edie Witchey. The arrangement on the organ is given by all of their children.  Praise God for their love, their family and the blessings they have been to Lightstreet UMC. 


The rose on the altar celebrates the birth of Juliet Harmony Parko, daughter of Aaron and Sarah Parko, granddaughter of Norm and Tawna Parko.  Juliet was born September 21. Praise God for the blessings for this family. 


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 2(Church Building ground floor social hall)


Christian music and worship at The Bloomsburg Fair:  Tonight is the Zach Williams concert, 7:00 pm, on the Grandstand.  Lindsay Pensyl has the honor of singing the national anthem tonight, so whether or not you are worshipping at the concert, if you are on the grounds, pause to give thanks when you hear Lindsay’s clear voice. 


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. 


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.    


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. 


Help neighborhood children “Feel the Warmth of Jesus” by donating gently used winter clothing.  Like new children’s books, toys and 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.

Coat giveaway is October 21. Help is greatly appreciated the day of the giveaway, helping children find coats that are just the right size and serving lunch to the families.  Set aside time now and plan to assist with set up in the days prior to the giveaway. 


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.


Blessings Box:  With school back in session and the weather turning cooler, our neighbors will be depending on our Blessings Box to supplement their food and hygiene needs. Donations have been down over the summer while the local need has risen. We are working hard to keep the box stocked and need your help! These specific items (listed below) are in high demand and are not otherwise subsidized by other community resources. Please consider picking up a few items the next time you are shopping, see something on sale, or have a BOGO item available to you, but don’t need two. You may place items in the lower basket of the grocery carts in both the Lighthouse and lower level of the church. No time to shop? The Blessings Box team will be happy to shop for you and welcome cash and/or gift card donations (Dollar Tree or Dollar General preferred, since we can stretch our monetary donations further at these stores, but we also welcome cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Giant, or Weis).

Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues

Personal: feminine pads/tampons, incontinence products, baby wipes, all sizes of socks for winter

Hygiene: both child and adult toothbrushes (new and individually wrapped please!) and toothpaste, bars of soap, shaving gel, men/women’s deodorant, bottles of shampoo/conditioner

Household: dish soap/scrubbers, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent and dryer sheets, box of tall kitchen garbage bags, AA batteries, school supplies (like pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks—NO SCISSORS)

Medical: Box of Band-aids